Dr. Parida is a policy thinker, with interest in startups, entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital, private equity, and investment.
Dr. Parida is one of the most highly connected professionals with a network among thousands of investors, C-level executives, Nobel Laureates, and political leaders. He is often credited for creating the tech startup hub in New York City.
Dr. Parida is currently the Managing Partner of SAEC Venture Advisors and an Adj. Professor at Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, where he teaches the MBA, Entrepreneurial/Venture Finance program.
He has focused the last 16 years of his career in entrepreneurship and innovation. His interest covers a wide spectrum of fields such as Technology, Social Media, Mobile, E-commerce, Sharing Economy, 3Dprinting, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Drug Development, Medical Devices, Alt-energy, Clean-tech, and Space technology.
He has advised political leaders, states, cities, and universities across the globe on empowering entrepreneurs and in setting up startup eco-systems and accelerators.
He is the former Chairman of Technology and Life Sciences Global Venture Congress, an International Conference held twice at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He is the founder and President of Silicon Alley Entrepreneurs Club (SAEC) of New York, which he grew from 1 to 44,000+ members making it the largest such organization in the country. He personally bankrolled most of the SAEC operation since its inception in 1999, providing "free" help to entrepreneurs. His passion for helping young entrepreneurs runs dip.
For his work at SAEC, Dr. Parida was chosen as 1 of 3 US National Finalist for the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award, Winner, Kauffman National Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award.
Long before technology accelerators were hot, he developed and used the first such model in 1999 while building SAEC.