Suresh Bhagavatula
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Suresh Bhagavatula is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). He is the Chairperson (Entrepreneurship Ecosystem) at the NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIMB. It is one of the earliest incubators in India having started 15 years ago. Suresh’s research interests are in two overlapping domains – entrepreneurship and social networks. In entrepreneurship, he looks at both low and high technology firms in India. Within the social network domain he is interested in understanding the influence of social capital on performance of entrepreneurs and teams. He was one of the co-founders of the organisation HeadStart, which runs a monthly event called Startup Saturday, which is now spread across 20 cities in India.