Bala Girisaballa


Bala Girisaballa

Bala Girisaballa

Bala has over two and half decades of global experience in technology & business. An entrepreneur and an author himself, he has founded three startups and is an advisor to many startups and venture funds for over 10 years. He has also contributed to many books.

Until recently Bala was the President of Techstars India - the world’s leading platform for startups & innovation, Prior to that Bala was the Managing Director at Microsoft Accelerator India, Microsoft’s flagship startup program. His previous experiences include leading innovation at Yahoo, enterprise products at Oracle, and a partner in a global management consulting & research firm.

Bala keynotes at events on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, business disruption, innovation, and building startups. He has contributed chapters in the books “Wiley’s Black Book Enterprise 4.0” and “Do More Faster” India edition. Bala also talks about Indian History & Culture in his YouTube channel.

Bala has a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and a B.Tech from Osmania University. He lives in Bangalore with his family. In his leisure time, he loves coding, reading, writing and traveling.

Select keynote speeches are available here