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Gyan R. Parida, Ph.D., MBA
Founder/President, SAEC
President/CEO, SAEC Ventures
Chairman, Global Venture Congress™

Dr. Parida's Publications

National Finalist 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
Kauffman Supporter 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 conferences.

He 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 high-tech corporations.

An accomplished 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.

Dr. 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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