Laura Parkin: Detailed bio
Laura A. Parkin
Chief Executive Officer, NEN
Laura is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship Network, India's largest, most vibrant entrepreneurial community. NEN is India's leader in entrepreneurship education, creating and supporting the country's next generation of high-growth entrepreneurs. In addition, NEN runs the annual Entrepreneurship Week India – the country's largest campaign to build awareness and support for entrepreneurs.
Laura is a serial entrepreneur, having founded four companies, and a former venture capitalist. In the early 90's she helped established a merchant bank in Moscow. Just prior to co-founding NEN, Laura was a Vice President at Ashoka, an organization that identifies and supports social entrepreneurs across the world.
Currently, she is on the Advisory Boards of Acumen Fund’s Water Portfolio; Proto.in, a non-profit supporting product-based startups in India; and the SIDBI Business Incubator at IIT-Kanpur. Laura holds a B.A. from Harvard University.