Startup Doctor – Transforming startups in India through workspaces
Listed in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list 2016, Dr. Ritesh Malik’s passion of startups and entrepreneurship has created Innov8, India’s best (and fastest growing) co-working spaces.
Buzz words pop up in business jargon with great regularity – disruptor, game changer, thought leader – but oftentimes when they’re dropped into a discussion or presentation, they’re just those, buzz words which sound catchy without really meaning anything. However, in the case of Dr. Ritesh Maik, an India based doctor, entrepreneur and innovator, these words accurately describe him, his work and what he’s achieved so far. Dr. Malik at only 27 is the co-founder of Innov8, India’s hottest co-working space which has in the course of only 2 years spread to 13 locations – 4 already active and with 9 under construction.
Hailing from a family of doctors, Dr. Malik himself graduated from Dr. M.G.R Medical University in 2013 but his keen interest in all things entrepreneurial led him to take courses at London School of economics and Harvard University. His first start up kicked off even while he was still studying to become a doctor, when he started an augmented reality startup called Adstuck in 2012, which has since been acquired. Since 2013 under the aegis of Guerilla Ventures which he founded and is CEO of, Dr. Malik has started angel funding and mentoring startups.