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Kaushik Kappagantulu

Co-Founder & CEO, Kheyti;
2022 Earthshot Prize Winner

Kaushik has spent the last 15 years building scalable social enterprises building rural livelihoods in India. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Kheyti, an organization helping smallholder farmers battle climate change through its "Greenhouse-in-a-Box", a low-cost greenhouse bundled with end-to-end services that protects crops from environmental risks and grows 7 times more food using 90% less water. Along with the greenhouse, Kheyti offers farmers hands-on services, creating a seamless path towards doubling farmers.

Before launching Kheyti, Kaushik spent five years as a leadership team member of B-ABLE, a social enterprise that connects school dropouts to mainstream careers through high quality training and placement services. He was the first employee at B-ABLE and helped the company scale from its first training center to 200 centers across 14 states training more than 50,000 school dropouts yearly. He is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and has an MBA from Columbia Business School. Kaushik is a winner of the prestigious EarthShot Prize and the Elevate Prize. He is an Acumen India Fellow and a DRK Foundation Entrepreneur.