A 4th generation Mechanical Engineer in her family and born with a rebellious streak, Pranoti always wanted to be an inventor. In her junior year at college, she built a prototype for an ironing machine, a warm-up to the 8 years long Rotimatic journey she would embark on soon after graduation.
In her current role as a Co-founder & Co-CEO of Zimplistic, she oversees the scaling efforts in the 20 markets Zimplistic operates in. With 37 patents under her belt, she is a frequent panelist at technology entrepreneurship events. A champion for female entrepreneurs everywhere, she believes in setting big bold goals and then going after them one tiny step at a time. A person with a spiritual core, when she is not working or chasing her energetic 5-year-old around the house, she is an avid reader of literature which inspires gratitude & simplicity in life.
This is a keynote session and Pranoti will talk about her vision on how our kitchens will evolve with the advances in robotics and what it would mean for the food-tech landscape. She will share the framework she uses to choose the problems to focus on and why the food challenges facing the planet will be the next frontier for entrepreneurs.