Originally from a small city in India called Madras (now Chennai) – Ashwin is an Interactive Designer/Developer, specializing in UI/UX and product growth. After studying a Bachelors in Computer Science, Ashwin joined the bandwagon of high innovation by joining Honeywell. Two months later, he switched to startups and has never looked back.
After consulting for startups for three years, working in every vertical possible – Ashwin understood Psychology, Economics and Impact by taking a year off to study Liberal Arts. In 2014, Ashwin started traveling the world consulting for startups.
In July 2015, Ashwin began as a tech fellow at MEST in Accra, Ghana working with 60 entrepreneurs on how to build sustainable tech startups. He joined MEST in 2015 as a Technology Teaching Fellow and has since served as the Incubator Manager for MEST Accra, Director of Portfolio Support, Country Director of Ghana and is now the Managing Director of MEST Africa. He attained this position due to his incredible value and support which was evident in his invaluable mentorship in the career paths of the Entrepreneurs-In-Training and fellows. Ashwin is greatly inspired to nurture and guide the African entrepreneurship space with a talented team so that these entrepreneurs can take on new challenges.