An entrepreneur-turned-academician & Innovation evangelist Dr. Dhargalkar has been a speaker at TEDx platforms and also founded three companies in the domain of Machine tools and automation. He also has learnt Yoga at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sanstha, Bangalore, Kaivalyadham, Lonavala and later at Bihar School of Yoga, Rikhia-Jharkhand.

Later he plunged into academics & research and has mentored 100+ startups since
then. Currently, Kaustubh consults large corporates on ‘How to Enhance their Innovation Quotient’ and trains executives in Design Thinking. He is a visiting faculty at well-known Business Schools & a Guest Speaker at various Educational Institutions. As a passion, he works with Startups helping them scale by building robust business models. He is a mentor at Center for Innovation Incubation & Enterprise – IIM-Ahmedabad, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and other such platforms.

His core areas of interest and expertise include: Design Thinking & Innovation, Emerging Tech & Disruptive Business Model Creation, Scenario Building, Corporate Training & Consulting and Entrepreneurship Mentoring.