Innovation and Partnerships Director , San Francisco
Vijay is director of innovation and partnerships at 500 Startups. He has been supporting founders since he was a 19-year-old student interning in a venture leasing firm in Boston in the late 90s. Previously, he developed partnerships with startups and worked directly with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at global bank BBVA in San Francisco. Previously, he was a management consultant and also founded a gourmet ecommerce company, Hungry Globetrotter. Vijay grew up in 5 different countries. His passion for entrepreneurship is cross-border too. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon where he worked in microfinance. Vijay received a BS in Business Administration from Boston University as well as a MS in Foreign Service and a MBA from Georgetown University.