Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa is a Fellow at Stanford University’s Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, the Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and a Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University.

He is author of  “The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent” and was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech.

Wadhwa oversees research at Singularity University, which educates a select group of leaders about the exponentially growing technologies that are soon going to change our world.  These advances—in fields such as robotics, A.I., computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials—are making it possible for small teams to do what was once possible only for governments and large corporations to do: solve the grand challenges in education, water, food, shelter, health, and security.

In his roles at Stanford and  Duke, Wadhwa lectures in class on subjects such as entrepreneurship and public policy and leads groundbreaking research projects.  He is an advisor to several governments and mentors entrepreneurs. Prior to joining academia in 2005, Wadhwa founded two software companies.