Vijay Tirathrai

Managing Director

Techstars Dubai Accelerator

Vijay is the ​Managing Director of Techstars Dubai Accelerator. Techstars is a worldwide network that supports entrepreneurs through mentor-driven accelerator program. Backed by Techstars Ventures Fund, it has invested $300MM in over 1,200 start-ups over the past 10 years, now has a current portfolio valuation of $12billon plus.

Prior joining Techstars he was the former Global CEO and Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) based in Washington D.C. where he has ​led 13,000+ leading entrepreneurs whose ​combine revenue of $600billion worldwide, to ​learn and grow through access of world class resources with its extensive global ​network.​

Vijay has founded several start-ups and had previously served in senior leadership roles in mid size retail and manufacturing firms. ​He has been active on several non-profit boards such as the Young President Organization (YPO) International, Richmond University, U.K. and the 16th Commonwealth Games. He remains ​proactive in the entrepreneurial ecosystem as an investor, ​mentor, and speaker. Prior to being based in Dubai Vijay has lived and worked in Washington D.C, London, HongKong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

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