Nawaz Dhandala



Founder at HackerBay | Passionately Curious

Profile

"If something's important enough, you should try.
Even if the probable outcome is failure." - Elon Musk


About

I'm an entrepreneur and founder of CloudBoost and Genosyn. I love learning new things and usually spend most of my weekends experimenting and building products. I love working with passionate people who dream big and are passionate enough to change and make this world a better place to live in. Does this sound like you? If yes, I'd love if you drop me a line.

NawazDhandala

One more thing...

HackerBay:
We're working on ways to automate most of software development and empowering anyone to build software.

Genosyn:
We're on a mission to treat age-related disease by targeting aging damage & by improving longevity.

Experiences

Do not go where the path may lead
...go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.


Career

HackerBay

August 2014 - current

Founder and CEO We're working on ways to automate most of software development and empowering anyone to build software. New York, NY. | http://www.hackerbay.io

GUID

October 2012 - August 2014

Founder and CEO We built a local social networking app which helped you to discover and connect to people and their activities around the city every single day. We also helped local businesses market themselves on the platform and helped them attract customers. Bangalore, India.

Microsoft

Aug 2010 - October 2013

Student Partner Evangelized Microsoft to the student community, Participated in and won Imagine Cup 2013. Technology speaker on Cloud, Web and Mobile application development. Hyderabad, India. | http://www.microsoftstudentpartners.com/


Honors and Awards

Imagine Cup 2013

July 2013

Worldwide Winner : Connected Planet Award We built a local social networking app which helped you to discover and connect to people and their activities around the city every single day. We also helped local businesses market themselves on the platform and helped them attract customers. St Petersburg, Russia. | http://www.imaginecup.com/

Imagine Cup 2013

July 2013

Worldwide Winner : Windows Azure Challenge We built a local social networking app which helped you to discover and connect to people and their activities around the city every single day. We also helped local businesses market themselves on the platform and helped them attract customers. St Petersburg, Russia. | http://www.imaginecup.com/

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, BASES, Stanford University

April 2014

Delegate : India Among one of the 60 Delegates in the world to participate in the E-Bootcamp at BASES, Stanford University. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA | http://bases.stanford.edu/

Thiel Foundation Summit

Nov 2014

Delegate : India Among the 250 "Under 20" entrepreneurs around the world. Pitched CloudBoost.io at Thiel Summit in Las Vegas. Las Vegas, United States. | http://thielfellowship.org/

World Business Dialogue

March 2014

Delegate : India Among one of the 300 Delegates in the world to participate in the World Business Dialogue at University of Cologne in Germany. Cologne, Germany | http://www.world-business-dialogue.com

South American Business Forum

August 2013

Delegate : India Among one of the 100 Delegates in the world to participate in the SABF at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires, Argentina | http://www.sabf.org.ar/

Eureka! - Business Plan Competition

Feb 2012

Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs One of the Top 5 Young Entrepreneurs at Eureka! - International Business Plan Competition. We built a Local Social Networking App that connects to people around you who are interested in what you're interested in and let's local businesses gain visibility by marketing on the platform.
Eureka! is an international business plan competition which aims at encouraging people from across the globe to flesh out their ideas and form global enterprises that combine technology, vision and business acumen.It has been independently recognized as Asia’s largest Business Plan Competition by Thomson Reuters and CNN.
Mumbai, India | http://ecell.in/eureka/


Education

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

Aug 2010 - May 2014

Bachelor of Technology- Computer Science There was a whole bunch of things happening when I was in college. I was a Student Ambassador at Microsoft, We won Imagine Cup 2013. I've traveled to over 9 countries and participated in various student conferences and competitions like World Business Dialogue. Hyderabad, India.

University of Los Andes (Summer School)

Jan 2014

Leadership, Economics and Politics To experience studying in a new country and to build my skills in leadership and economics which will later help me out in building teams & products. I was in a summer school at University of Los Andes. Great School, awesome people and yes, beautiful country. Santiago, Chile

Abilities

You don't learn to walk by following rules.
You learn by doing, and by falling over. - Richard Branson


Skills

  • Cloud Platform
  • Big Data
  • Containers
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genomics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Energy

I contribute to few open source projects too, Please check me out on Github

I'm on GitHub

Languages

  • English (I think in English)
  • Hindi (I'm Indian)
  • Spanish (I've lived in LatAm)
  • French (I'm on a learning spree)

Interests

Here's what I love doing
...to blow off steam.


Algorithms

Flying

I love being at an airport and staring at the aircrafts all day. I always wanted to be a pilot, but then turned into an engineer and an entrepreneur. Flying an aircraft is still one of the unfulfilled dreams of my life. I'll be an hobbyist pilot someday. Very soon.

Cooking

Cook

I love to cook things from different parts of the world. Travel and learn from people directly or watch Youtube to whip something delicious out.

My Cats

Tennis

I hate sports, but to keep my body and heart working, I play tennis. That's one game that I love playing every morning. I'm a hacker, I stay up on my computer all night and all day, but that's a couple of hours in my day where I go out, workout and play - for fun.

Read

I read a lot - usually non-fiction. Some of my favouraite's are Mindset by Carol Dweck, The Gene by Siddartha Mukherjee, Malcom Gladwell (any book of his), Sir Ken Robinson (any book of his), Capital in the twenty first century and more.

Travel

Travel

I love to meet people, experience and dive into different cultures. I don't travel to sight-see usually, I travel to explore the culture, be with and talk to locals around.

Contact

Drop me a line and say "hi". I reply. I really do.