Mr. Ravi Gupta is a leading innovation commercialization, Intellectual Property (IP), entrepreneurial finance, and private sector development strategist with decades of experience. As the co-founder and COO of TIV, he led the company from a pioneering idea to an intellectual powerhouse firm playing a vital role in helping shape the contours of thinking and action on innovation-led sustainable development through engagements with multilateral such as UNIDO, OECD, Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, the World Bank Group, as well as local and national governments, and the private sector. Mr. Gupta mentored several firms in emerging economies through the AAAS’ (American Association of Advancement of Sciences) and the US State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship program. He is a Senior Member of the Cornerstone Angels, a Chicago-based angel investment club.
He also mentored inventors of the US Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, helping bring disruptive inventions to market. He serves as an advisor to the Chicago-based Center for Healthcare Innovation, an independent, non-profit research and educational institute that brings the best and brightest healthcare leaders from all over the world together to share their ideas and expertise on innovation in healthcare.
Ravi earned his Master’s degree in Economic Policy from the University of Chicago. He has an MBA in Finance with doctoral-level coursework in economics and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. His past experience includes working in tech transfer offices at US universities, founding and scaling firms, and technology consulting.