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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs

The Legatum Center supports entrepreneurs all around the world through the fellowship, seed grant, Zambezi Prize and Open Mic programs.

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Sahil Joshi

2019 - 2020
From:
United States of America
Sector:
IT/Telecom
Location:
Mexico
Degree:
MBA, Sloan School of Management

Sahil’s venture, RiskBoard, uses machine learning to help multinational companies operate more sustainably. His team is building a software-as-a-service platform that uses aggregated data (from local news sources, social media, and political / economic indices) to conduct political and human rights risk analysis. This analysis helps companies rapidly understand, anticipate, and address these risks within their emerging market-based supply chains. Therefore, companies will be able to fulfill regulatory requirements, protect their reputations, and meet consumer expectations and demands, which are increasingly socially-oriented.

Sahil grew up in Boston, Massachusetts but moved to Juarez, Mexico when he was 15 because of his father’s diplomatic assignment. In Juarez, he was exposed to the human consequences of large political and economic forces. This exposure led him to focus his career on finding new ways to address seemingly intractable public and social sector challenges.

Previously, Sahil was a Senior Consultant and XPRIZE Innovation Fellow at Monitor Deloitte, where he was focused on helping organizations partner across sectors and utilize disruptive technology to create economic opportunity and promote human rights. More recently, Sahil worked at Bridgewater Associates and KKR, where he continued building his experience in digitization and sustainable investment.

Sahil graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, receiving a BA in Honors Government. He is currently pursuing an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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