Director at Global Business Accelerator
Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka Mentor
Ryan Baidya is a Fulbright specialist, an entrepreneur, an educator, and a mentor. He has 25+ years of experience in executive roles in industry and academia. He has started multiple start-up businesses in high-tech, biotech, and education areas. Concurrently he was engaged with academic institutions and brought his experience to the academic setting and worked and/or taught at various academic entrepreneurship and business programs, such as the University of California Berkeley extension program, National Singapore University, and International Technology University. Currently, he is an international mentor for the Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (Mahatma Gandhi University) Kerala, India.
Dr. Baidya conducts entrepreneurship boot-camps, workshops and related activities internationally. Independently, he also gave numerous lectures and training on entrepreneurship, management, and high-tech -business topics, primarily in the USA, India (funded by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala) and Japan (funded by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)).
He has been involved with incubation and acceleration programs where he helped start-up businesses in launching and propagating their businesses. In the past he worked as an external business consultant with Silicon Valley Business Development (SVDC) Center, San Jose (Funded by SBA), California. Currently he serves as an advisor to a handful of start-up companies in Silicon Valley.
He received an MBA at the San Jose State University; a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the University of California, Santa Cruz; and a Master Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He was a fellow of the Damon Runyon Walter-Winchell Foundation. He authored patents, books, articles, and commentaries.