Gyan R. Parida, Ph.D.,
President/CEO, SAEC Ventures
Chairman, Global Venture Congress™
Finalist 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
Of The Year Award
of Entrepreneurship Award
As founder and president of SAEC,
Dr. Parida has grown the club from one person to 36,500 members
making SAEC the fastest growing such organization in the country.
Over the last four and half years, and with a tea of 8 associates,
Dr. Parida has evaluated more than 2000 business plans and
presented more than 400 companies to venture capitalists and
angel investors. Dr.Parida has helped hundreds of NY-tri state
area entrepreneurs in their start-ups without any financial
compensation. He is one of the most highly networked person
among the investment community and is well known for his philanthropist
activities for helping entrepreneurs. Dr. Parida's contribution
to the entrepreneural and investor community in the country
and particualrly to New York tri-state area has been profund
to say the least. For his work and leadership Dr. Parida was
choosen as one of the three National Finalist for the "2002
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The
Year Award", "Kauffman Supporter of Entrepreneurship
Award. Dr. Parida an academician and scientist by profession
has been an educator, speaker and moderator in many entrepreneur/investor
has demonstrated thorough knowledge of the Internet revolution
that has been changing people's lives and businesses. Dr.
Parida is also the president of a privately held think-tank
and a Digital Research facility that focuses on consumer centric
internet business opportunities. Dr. Parida also publishes
a news letter that covers various strategic issues faced by
researcher and scientist, Dr. Parida has written and published,
several articles in international peer reviewed journals and
made significant contributions to many innovations, including
the development of a new minimally invasive treatment for
prostate cancer which is under human trial. He also discovered
the first co-existing cyclic voltammogram that started a new
front of research in understanding electrochemical behavior.
During his doctoral and postdctoral career Dr. Parida has
worked on various research projects in Fuel Cells, Environment
Pollution, Pollution protection on oil spills, Non-linear
dynamics, Chaos theory, biochemistry and biomedical engineering
at various US Universities including Southern Methodist Univerisy,
University of Iowa and Rutgers University. Dr. Parida has
also advised and mentored many Ph.D. and MS candidates.
Parida's additional expertise includes advising Internet and
e-commerce companies on business and technology strategies.
He was a key member of the team that developed the $200 million
trade management system at the New York Mercantile Exchange.
During 1999-2000 he managed a fund of over $4 million of technology
and biotech stocks. Dr. Parida is also a private investor
in start-up companies since 1999.
Dr. Parida graduated "Beta Gamma
Sigma" with an MBA in Investment from the Henry B. Tippie
College of Business at The University of Iowa. He received
his Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Chemistry from the
University of Delhi. He also completed a program in International
Business from the University of Manchester, England and an
Executive Management program in Internet strategy from Sloan
School of Management at MIT.
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