A Storyteller is Born
Mauktik is a neuroscientist, backpacker, author, entrepreneur, public speaker and a film maker. While he is still passionate about technology and startups, things changed a bit when he stumbled upon the world of backpacking. After crisscrossing the world and hitting more than 50 countries, he has become a storyteller and tells tales of neuroscience, entrepreneurship, traveling, creative writing, film making and other adventures in life. Featured in several prominent media outlets, including the National Public Radio, All India Radio, BBC Marathi, National Geographic, LiveMint, Times of India, The Hindu, he has authored two books and routinely writes for various news organizations in English and Marathi. He has seen successes and failures in healthcare, e-commerce and media ventures, and often consults with start-ups and related organizations. Before becoming a storyteller, he got a bachelors in Electronics & Telecom Engineering from the Univ. of Pune, masters in Biophysics & Computational Biology from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and another masters in Neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins University.