The Reluctant Entrepreneur: The Road Less Traveled

The trials and tribulations of a decision and an unplanned journey can be quite nerve racking. And going from being a language professor to the Co-founder of a Silicon Valley EdTech startup can be equally unpredictable. But does one jump off a moving train? What makes an entrepreneur stay the course? 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Duleep Deosthale (PhD, UCLA) is co-Founder & Vice President of the Silicon Valley based Admission Table.

Dr. Duleep Deosthale

Admission Table (AT) uses Artificial Intelligence and mobile technology, to provide real time counseling while recruit international students for over 500 universities partners worldwide. AT has a monthly reach of over half a million prospective students. AT is funded by Mountain View, CA based 500StartUps (the worlds largest venture fund) and NYU’s Steinhardt StartEd and Microsoft Ventures and several angel investors.

Dr. Deosthale is also the Dean for Entrepreneurship and Academic Programs for the Brooklyn Education Innovation Network ( Previously he was Dean and Professor of Humanities & Interim Dean School of Business at Manipal International University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and also served as Vice President for International Education for Manipal Global Education (India) and oversaw all international education initiatives of the Manipal group of universities in India, Dubai, Malaysia, Nepal and Antigua. He served as President of the New York based study abroad company KEI (Knowledge Exchange Institute) and before that was Associate Professor and Dean, International Programs, Marist College, New York. He was an Asst. Professor (Languages) and Director International Programs, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and spent several summers as a visiting professor (MBA program) at the Fachoshule Tecnik Esslingen, Germany.

He has received several awards including the 2016 EAIE President’s Award from the European Association for International Education for his contribution to International Education. In 2008 he received the Rutenber Award from the US based AIEA (Association for International Education Administrators) for his contribution to the organization and to International Education. He was recognized with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 1992.

He has worked in the US, Malaysia, Italy, Germany, Spain, Mexico, and India and has traveled to 106 countries. 



February 27, 2017 at 6pm - 7:30pm
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
1 University Plz
Pratt 110
Brooklyn, NY 10021
United States
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