Ju­bin Me­hta, 24

SO­CIAL EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR

India Today - - YOUNG YEARNERS - by Son­ali Achar­jee

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.”

Kulin Shah

Co-founder,Wishberg

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