30 Indian-Origin Men, Women In Forbes List Of Super Achievers

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NEW YORK: Over 30 Indian-origin innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders have been featured in the 2017 edition of Forbes' list of super achievers under the age of 30 who seek to break the status quo and transform the world.

The Forbes list has 30 game changers in 20 industries including healthcare, manufacturing, sports and finance.

It says the 600 in the list are challenging the conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, entertainers, educators and more. They are the passionate and formidable bunch and for good reason. Their goal is nothing short of breaking the status quo and transforming the world.

The group has over 30 men and women who are of Indian-origin and are making a mark in their fields.

The list includes 27-year-old Vivek Kopparthi, co-founder of NeoLight that has developed a phototherapy device that is portable for use at home for jaundice.

The company is also working on a second tool to treat infant hypothermia.

Prarthna Desai, 27, left her Harvard graduate school programme to use drones to get medication to people in the developing world.

In her operations role at the healthcare company Zipline, she is leading efforts to integrate the medicine- delivery-by-drone service with the healthcare system in Rwanda.

Shaun Patel, 28, is the orthopaedic surgery chief resident at Harvard Medical School and has dozens of scientific publications in surgery journals.

His company, OrthoNinja, aims to streamline communication between doctors by creating a mobile app that allows doctors to consult with one another.

Rohan Suri, 17 is the founder of Averia Health Solutions and has developed an improved concussion test.

In the law and policy, category is 27-year-old Varun Sivaram, Acting Director: Energy Security and Climate Change in leading think tank Council on Foreign Relations.

Sivaram completed his PhD at Oxford University and is on the advisory boards for Stanford's energy and environment institutes.

He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching "clean energy innovation" and previously, he advised Hillary Clinton's campaign on energy policy.

In manufacturing and industry, Neha Gupta, 28, played a role in the sale of Beats by Dre to Apple.



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