Founder and CEO, INKtalks
Lakshmi Pratury is an entrepreneur, curator, speaker, and self-described "people collector". She is the founder and CEO of INK, India's foremost platform for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas and inspiring stories. INK is known for events such as the annual INK Conference, INK Asia, and INK Salons, as well as for programs that transform imagination to impact, such as INK Fellows and INK Makers.
Video releases from on inktalks.com have garnered more than 22 million views. Lakshmi speaks widely on the topic of storytelling that is, the vital role that stories play in our families, businesses, and institutions. Her other pursuits including serving as director and co-host of the SingularityU India Summit in association with INK and as host of "Talk at 12 with Lakshmi Pratury" on Radio One, 94.3 FM in Bangalore.
In 2009, she co-hosted the TED Conference in Mysore, India. Prior to this, Lakshmi spent two decades in the US in leading roles in technology, venture capital, and non-profit organizations including the American India Foundation, Global Catalyst Partners, and Intel.