N.B. Patil has been in the US for more than 21+ years and is originally from Dharwad. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and held various roles within Bose and worked across many divisions. He is currently working as Head of Corporate Concept Group responsible for developing new product concepts across different divisions/incubations and working with venture groups to support startups. He has 32 granted patents in his name and many patents in pending state. He loves to solve real world problems with technology that makes a difference in people’s lives and is looking forward to bringing new technologies to help Samarthanam. He has been actively involved in many non-profit organizations and held leadership roles in bringing new culture and ideas. He was a secretary for Navika, President of VSNE and has many other roles in NEKK and other organizations. He is currently working as Vice President of International Basava Center. He is living with his wife Vidya and two kids Soham and Stuti.