Dr. Venkat Korada is a successful entrepreneur, technologist, and educator passionate about inculcating the spirit of innovation and developing entrepreneurial skills among youth. Dr. Korada gained wide ranging experience over the past forty years in research and development, technology commercialization, creating innovative programs for business development in global corporations, operations management and reducing risk across enterprises.
Dr. Korada has expertise in chemical technology, biotechnology and information technology. He founded Symmetric Systems LLC, a US based biotechnology company. He is an angel investor and an adviser to several startup companies in Connecticut.
Dr. Korada is a recipient of grants and fellowships from UNESCO, the Department of Science and Technology, and the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India. He was associated with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in technology development projects. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Delhi University and a master’s in Computer Science from the University of New Haven, Connecticut.
He was a Visiting Professor in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Prof. Thomas A Steitz at Yale University School of Medicine and worked in the field of Structural Biology. He was a member of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. At the New England Biomedical Research Center, as the Director of Research, he developed proprietary technologies for protein crystallography and commercialized them. Prior to leaving for US, he was a Professor of Chemistry at Delhi University for over a decade.
He volunteers his time for many nonprofit organizations such as ASHA for Education; ACM, Association for Computing Machinery; ASNNE, the Astronomical Society of Northern New England; AOPA, the Aircraft owners and Pilots Association; and SPIC MACAY, the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth.
After working in the US for nearly two decades, Dr. Korada relocated to his native place Tirupati in 2016, and joined the XLr8 AP Technology Business Accelerator. He is a dedicated business coach and mentors entrepreneurs to be globally successful.