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.

Silicon Silliness

By | January 15th, 2013|2 Comments

Recent pronouncements about the growth of “Silicon Beach”, the new moniker provided to L.A. and environs, have been making headlines recently. The LA Times, not known for embracing any boosterish [...]

Silicon Beach: Where sun and surf meet start-ups

By | October 19th, 2012|0 Comments

For years, I have been advocating that Southern California, with LA at its heart, should ignore the "me too" branding that has created a feeding frenzy among cities and regions [...]

Where Ag Investors and Strategics Connect

By | September 27th, 2012|1 Comment

As the 4th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase loomed, we anticipated that it was going to be a special event. The themes, the panelists, the presenting companies, all seem to “gel” [...]

Global Innovation Summit – San Jose, July 16-18

By | July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

This was a stimulating, 2-day event at the Marriott San Jose. It brought together participants from some 40 countries. There were many attendees from multilateral agencies like the World Bank, [...]

Supporting Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries using the Network Centric Approach

By | June 19th, 2012|0 Comments

For developing countries looking to “move up the food chain”, whether in an attempt to sustain or generate economic growth, the hope and promise lies in and among innovation and [...]

Working in a Network Centric World: Opportunities, Challenges & Adventures

By | June 8th, 2012|0 Comments

I was honored to be asked to keynote the dinner at the Annual Monte Jade conference in Santa Clara on May 20th. Apart from the fact that this was one [...]

Kazakh Kindling

By | May 29th, 2012|1 Comment

Recently, I was recruited by the World Bank to prepare and conduct a training module on Partnerships and Networking for an audience that comprised "project leaders" of research ideas which [...]