Mahesh Pratapneni, Executive Chairman

Mahesh Pratapneni specializes in incubating product companies in the education, healthcare, and data/analytics sectors. He is focused on helping launch, re-engineer and support small and mid-sized technology driven businesses. He is known for building outstanding global teams and creating value by leveraging his experience in product visualization, development and management; and his expertise in building global delivery models. Mahesh serves as Managing Director of Singapore-based EmergeOut Ventures and as Board Member of Impelsys. His previous experiences include serving asEVP of CalSoft Group; SVP of OneWest Bank and IndyMac Bank; and CTO of Ocwen, Financial Services. Mahesh earned his undergraduate degree in electronics and communications from IIT Madras, and his MBA from IIM Calcutta.


Prof. Stephan Schuster, Scientific Chairman

After receiving an initial degree in organic chemistry, Stephan C. Schuster moved into Biochemistry and Microbiology during his graduate studies, at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. In his postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, he continued his work on Bacterial Motility and Signal Transduction. Professor of SBS (School of Biological Sciences) in NTU and Research Director of SCELSE (Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering).