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Three more Emory Entrepreneur awardees

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma Email Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma
February 2019
Three more Emory Entrepreneur awardees


(Left) Vivek Garipalli.

Four Indian-Americans were among the eleven 2018 recipients of the Emory Entrepreneur Awards for alumni. Those winners, to be honored at The Gathering Spot on February 7, 2019, were Vivek Garipalli, Ashish Mistry, and Rohit Malhotra, along with Kanchana Raman, who was included in our January Community Newsmakers column. As the Emory Entrepreneur Network points out, each of the eleven honorees demonstrates the highest caliber of innovation and is a founder of a rapidly growing organization.

Vivek Garipalli is the CEO and cofounder of San Francisco-based Clover Health, which relies on data insights and analytics programs to help caregivers and nurse practitioners do their job better. As a result, patients who are seniors get more benefit from programs like Medicare.



Ashish Mistry. Rohit Malhotra.

Ashish Mistry’s Atlanta-based KontrolFreek has enhanced the user experiences of millions of gamers. Its innovations have drawn the attention of industry leaders like Blizzard and Bungie.

The Center for Civic Innovation, also based in Atlanta, was founded by Rohit Malhotra, who focuses on civic entrepreneurship, especially among women of color. The issues addressed include food security, education, art and culture, criminal justice reform, and community engagement. 




Kanchana Raman (photo, left), TiE Atlanta’s past president and current charter mentor and board member, was noted in our January Community Newsmakers column as a recipient of the 2018 Emory Entrepreneur Awards, Technology category, for her success with Avion Networks, Inc. and the work she has done to foster entrepreneurship in the local community. The award was presented by the Emory Entrepreneur Network and Office of Alumni Engagement.

Website Bonus Feature

Vivek Garipalli 00B: 2018 Emory Entrepreneur Award Acceptance Speech
Emory University
Published on Feb 8, 2019
The Emory community met at The Gathering Spot for the 2018 Emory Entrepreneur Awards, celebrating business owners from a diversity of fields such as media and healthcare.

[This report was updated with the video on Feb 11, 2019.]

Emory Entreprenuer Awards 2019 Recap
Emory University
Published on Apr 4, 2019
The Emory Entrepreneur Network annually recognizes outstanding alumni entrepreneurs who demonstrate the highest caliber of innovation. Each of our honorees is a founder of a rapidly growing organization.
To celebrate the winners, EEN hosted an award celebration at The Gathering Spot on February 7.
To find out more about our winners and how you can nominate, visit: http://www.alumni.emory.edu/awards/een-award-recipients.html

[This report was updated with the second video on Apr 5, 2019.]

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