Manoj Sinha Mentor 2012....

Living in: New York, NY — United States

  • - Co-founder of Husk Power Systems
  • - Invested in by Acumen Fund and Draper Richards
  • - Holds 10 Patents
  • - Named (with team) "Social Entrepreneurs of the Year"...
  • - MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Amherst
Impact: Energy & Clean Technology
Geographic Interest: South Asia
Expertise: Business Strategy / Planning, Engineering, Entrepreneurship,...
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"Electrifying Rural India"

Describe yourself briefly.

Manoj Sinha is the Co-Founder of Husk Power Systems, an organization’s whose objective is to electrify rural India. Husk Power Systems converts rice husks, an abundant waste product for Indian villagers, into biogas. This biogas can then be captured to produce affordable electricity. By the end of 2010, Husk Power Systems will have successfully electrified 125 villages and hopes to expand its services to over 5,000 villages, providing electricity for over 20 million people. He received an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Amherst and completed his MBA at the University of Virginia. Manoj and his founding team were named “social entrepreneurs of the year” by Fast Company and Husk Power Systems was named “top student innovation” by the New York Times in December 2008. Manoj has secured investment from the Acumen Fund and the Shell Foundation and won the Draper Fisher Jurvetson – Cisco Global Business Plan Competition. He is an alumnus of the Global Social Benefit Incubator program, previously served as a microprocessor designer at Intel, and holds 10 U.S. patents.

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