Meet Hemant Taneja, Your Guide To Global Entrepreneurship

April 2, 2021 – Kalya Nuñez

Defining Your Entrepreneurial Journey

When starting out as a young, aspiring entrepreneur, the best way to learn the ropes quickly and efficiently is by sitting down with those who have already been through the process and asking as many questions as humanly possible. There is a limit to what you can learn from reading books and watching a few videos on the internet, which is why networking and looking for experienced mentors is so popular and important.
But, how do you do that? How do you begin to figure out what you have to do to be successful? How do you find out if you are following the right path, or even how to decide which path you should follow?

Creating Change In Our Local Community

There are so many aspects to consider when starting your own business or developing a great idea, both personally and professionally. We want our community of local entrepreneurs to have the opportunity to sit down with seasoned entrepreneurs and be able to learn from globally-experienced professionals who understand what you are feeling and what it is like to be in your shoes.
This is why we are sitting down with Hemant Taneja, a managing director at General Catalyst with extensive investing experience and an eye for successful startups, who began his journey just like you.

Meet Hemant Taneja

Taneja began his career as many of us do: looking for experience through college internships. In fact, he became the first summer intern for Dr. José Melendez, who now owns and manages DRMTES, LLC and its non-profit incubator & accelerator program, Perspectivas Globales!
With the experience he gained as a young professional, he became managing director at General Catalyst after founding the firm’s Silicon Valley operations, where he partners with startup founders to help build sustainable companies. He is a big believer in mission-driven organizations, which is why he became an early investor in companies such as Digit, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo, Mindstrong, and more.
Taneja is also the founder and executive chairman of Commure, where he works with major health systems to modernize the software infrastructure of the healthcare space. In addition to this work, he is co-founder of Advanced Energy Economy, an organization that is seeking to transform energy policy in America.

Advocating For Responsible Innovation

Taneja’s work in the technology, healthcare, and energy sectors have inspired multiple articles and books about corporate accountability and responsible innovation such as “Economies of Unscale”, “The Era of Move Fast and Break Things is Over”, and “UnHealthcare”.
The entrepreneur is also big on innovative education, which is why he is a Founding Board Member of the Khan Lab School, a non-profit K-12 school, and sits on the Board of Fellows for the Stanford School of Medicine, where he teaches a course on A.I., Entrepreneurship, and Society.

Take A Step In The Right Direction

Taneja is an entrepreneur, investor, and educator with years of experience under his belt, which he is more than happy to share with other young entrepreneurs (like you!) who are still finding their path.
Take a step in the right direction and join us on April 15th at 11:00am AST to learn more about Hemant Taneja’s successes, lessons learned, and plans for the future that can help YOU become a better entrepreneur. Get your free ticket here.
Inspired from information provided by Danielle Stevens, John Wayne & the General Catalyst website

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