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Meet Fast Pitch 2016 Judge Shirish Nadkarni

Posted by Sujata Agrawal

Shirish Nadkarni is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of proven experience in creating and growing new businesses. He is the Coach and Mentor Lead of Fast Pitch 2016 and currently serves on the Fast Pitch Outreach Committee. Shirish was most recently co-founder and CEO of Zoomingo, a top rated mobile shopping application.

He was the co-founder of Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning site with 15+ million registered members. Livemocha pioneered the concept of social language learning and was later acquired by RosettaStone. Prior to Livemocha, Shirish was the founder of TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless e-mail pioneer that was acquired by Research in Motion in 2002. The TeamOn technology served as the core foundation for Blackberry Internet E-mail which is currently in use today by over 50 million BlackBerry users.

Shirish began his career at Microsoft, where he established MSN as an industry leading Web portal and successfully lead the acquisition of Hotmail and a partnership with Inktomi, a leading search provider. Shirish earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BS in Electrical Engineering at University of Michigan. Shirish serves on the University of Michigan CSE National Advisory Board and the board of TiE Seattle.