Jubin Mehta, 24
Co-founder, Infinity, Dharamsala An NIT- Surat graduate, Jubin Mehta gave up his content writer’s job at YourStory.in, Bangalore, to shift to Rakkar in Dharamsala last year to launch Infinity. It unites urban and rural communities for projects devoted to promoting organic farms and homestays, and organising education as well as skill training workshops. He says, “Geeks can live, work and experiment in our ‘hackerspace’ and share their expertise.” FREE SPIRIT Infinity took off after it conducted a hackathon jointly with Wikipedia in Dharamsala, that was attended by tech enthusiasts from across India and local school children. They also landed a grant for their work from Wikimedia Foundation. BIG DIVIDE “Initially, we didn’t factor in our urban biases and took things about the local community for granted,” he says. FIELD DAY Mehta represented Gujarat in football, and has now taken up farming as a hobby.
“Jubin and his team
will help create entrepreneurship by combining their knowledge with skills of locals.”