Prof. UT Rao is a passionate academician and an entrepreneur. Currently he is the chairperson of MICA Incubator (India’s only Communication Technology focused incubator supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India). He has nearly 18 years of experience including 7 years as senior management/leadership role specifically education and healthcare. As an early stage investor and mentor in start ups, he has invested in several early stage start ups. He is widely recognized for his work on promotion of entrepreneurship in India and felicitated with several awards and honors.