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Kaustav Mitra

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Kaustav Mitra is an avid student of entrepreneurship and its role in the creation of new ecosystems and economies. He is the founder and Global Vice-President of SAP Startup Focus, SAP’s worldwide initiative to engage with data-focused startups. In the two years since its launch in 2012, the Startup Focus portfolio has grown to 1,700 enterprise software startups from 55 countries. Prior to this he was a member of SAP’s Chairman Projects team where he led a variety of board level strategic initiatives. Mitra joined SAP in 2011 after ten years of experience as an entrepreneur launching, growing and selling a managed IT services firm. He has a Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from BITS, Pilani and a Master’s degree in Economics from USC. He is a science fiction enthusiast; a fan of inclusive, high performance teams; a kabab aficionado and a very easy-to-convince dad. You can follow him on Twitter @KaustavMitra