“The Power of Connection – Bridging the Divide”
Guest Speaker: Vikas Narula
Vikas is an entrepreneur, blogger, speaker and adjunct professor. In this talk, we will see how human networks form, how silos are created and why bridging these divides is in our best interest – personally, professionally and societally. After spending 15 years in the start-up world, Vikas stumbled-on his own business idea (Keyhubs), while completing an MBA at Duke University. He nurtured the idea for a couple of years before quitting his job in 2009 to pursue it full-time. Keyhubs is a software-enabled management consulting company specializing in the power of human connection.
He is also founder of Neighborhood Forest – a social venture dedicated to giving free trees to schoolchildren every Earth Day. Neighborhood Forest has given away over 18,000 trees in 9 states, which have been planted by thousands of children and families in mostly residential, urban settings.
He is passionate about purpose-driven entrepreneurship and teaches on the subject, as an Adjunct, at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He lives with his wife and two boys in Minneapolis.