Six Indian Americans Make to the Boston Business Journal’s 25 Under 25 List of Young Achievers

Pooja Chandrashekar

BOSTON—Three Indian Americans have made to the list of the Boston Business Journal’s 25 Under 25 young achievers in the Boston area.

They are: Abhishek Balakrishnan, 23; Pooja Chandrashekar, 22; Rohan Kapur, 18; Anjali Palepu, 16; Priten Shah, 24; and Nikin Tharan, 21.

Abhishek Balakrishnan is Chief Executive Officer at IDEA: Northeastern University’s venture accelerator. At NU, Balakrishnan is a senior and wants to work in an accelerator.

Pooja Chandrashekar is founder of ProjectCSGirls. She is a first year Harvard Medical School student. She is working to instil a love for technology in girls.

Rohan Kapoor is founder of Myxtape. He is a senior at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA and the founder of Myxtape, a music data company.

Anjali Palepu is co-founder of Pinpoint Donation, She is a junior at the Winsor School. Pinpoint Donation connects donors with charities to make the act of donating easier.

Priten Shah is CEO at United 4 Social Change and Co-founder of DryErase Ventures.

Nikin Tharan is CEO of Medsix, a medical device start-up that is revolutionizing patients’ postoperative recovery.


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