Vijay is the Managing Director of Techstars Dubai Accelerator. Techstars is a worldwide network that supports entrepreneurs through its mentor-driven accelerator program. Backed by Techstars Ventures, it has invested $300MM in over 1,600 start-ups over the past 10 years, now has a current portfolio valuation is estimated $13BN.
Prior joining Techstars, he was the former Global CEO and Chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) based in Washington D.C.; with its extensive global network in over 60 countries. At EO he has led the growth of 13,000+ leading entrepreneurs whose combine revenue of $600billion, through world class peer-to-peer learning programs and resources.
As a serial entrepreneur, he founded several start-ups such as in helmet manufacturing, association management and events production. Early in his career Vijay served in senior executive roles namely in fashion retail and clothing manufacturing. Throughout his career, he has taken up leadership and boards roles on several non-profit entities, such as the Young President Organization (YPO International Board), Richmond University (U.K.) and the 16th Commonwealth Games.
Vijay has previously lived and worked in Washington D.C, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. Now based in Dubai, he remains proactive in the international entrepreneurial ecosystem as an investor, mentor, and speaker.
Connect with Vijay on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijayktirathrai/