About Rohit Shukla

Rohit Shukla is chief executive officer and founder of Larta Institute, an internationally-recognized technology accelerator he founded in 1993 to focus on transforming ideas into enterprises that “feed the world, fuel the world and heal the world.” An internationally-recognized thought leader on innovation, commercialization and enterprise- and technology-led economic development, he has written extensively on venture capital, sector-led innovation in wireless, telecommunications and the life sciences, and on entrepreneurship, research-based enterprises, commercialization and government policy.

2016 Annual Report

By | February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

We are proud to share our 2016 Annual Report with our Vox readers. 2016 was marked by continued success for Larta Institute, and further underscored our mission to energize innovations in [...]

Larta Institute receives prestigious Tibbetts Award

By | January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Some economists contend larger companies are more productive than small ones. Further, that the mantra of small business being the “engine” of the economy is overblown. That far from being [...]

Ag’s Big 6 mergers – reflections and opinions

By | August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Our CEO and Founder, Rohit Shukla, got together with two Larta friends, to capture their thoughts and opinions about the pending big ag mergers. Vonnie Estes and Ron Meussen, both [...]

Mythbusting GMOs

By | July 5th, 2016|1 Comment

At Larta, we want to help the science community take the OMG out of GMOs. The myths around GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and consumer confusion over the battle against them [...]

California is Clean Energy Central

By | July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Among the many innovations Larta and Ag Innovation Showcase helps foster, sustainable energy companies are near and dear to our heart. This just released report from Next 10 lauds California’s [...]

Micronics Technologies one of four to win General Electric Statoil of Norway Open Innovation Challenge

By | February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

I was first introduced to Karen Sorber, CEO of Micronics Technologies, when I facilitated the USDA CATP workshop in DC in March of 2015. Karen was an eager, passionate, expressive [...]

A lull in innovation, or a preoccupation with the next big thing?

By | January 25th, 2016|1 Comment

Lack of breathlessness. Boredom even. “Same old, same old." These characterizations of the current environment for the offerings of technology seem to be commonplace. Writing in The Washington Post, for [...]