Formerly Design Director of Product Development and Strategy at IDEO and co-founder of fitness startup Starters, Arvind brings over a decade of experience in helping startups and Fortune 50 companies launch new tech products. He plays a pivotal role in providing purpose-driven design expertise for startups globally. In addition to driving the Leap accelerator program, Arvind invests in and mentors hardware and software startup companies in the Bay Area and China. A former equity options Market Maker, TEDx speaker, author and recipient of numerous international design awards, Arvind is also an experienced BASE jumper. He holds a degree in Genetic Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masterâ€™s Degree in Industrial Design from San Francisco State University.