Sharad Sagar, a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Bihar, has been invited by the US President Barack Obama to the White House to attend a special gathering of world leaders. The Founder and CEO of Dexterity Global is also the first person from Bihar to be listed in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 List.
Sharad is one of the very few innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers to be attending the special event hosted by President Obama. The event titled “South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art and Action” will be held on October 03, 2016.
The White House had earlier received thousands of nominations from global leaders who are creating an impact through their innovative approaches. Of these nominations, a few were selected and invited. Sharad, according to a press release, is the only Indian who has received this prestigious invitation.
According to the official White House statement, “the event will bring together creators, innovators, and organisers who work day in and day out to improve the lives of people around the world. It is a celebration of the great work these people have already accomplished.”
Earlier this year, Sharad had become the first ever person from the state of Bihar to be listed in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 List, alongside the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Malala Yousafzai. Sharad is also the highest-ranked Indian on the List of the World’s Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs, and was listed among the "100 Next Century Innovators" by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013.
Sharad founded Dexterity Global in 2008, when he was just 16. Today, Dexterity Global impacts over 1.2 million children annually in India and other parts of South Asia through its ecosystem of educational platforms.
"Dexterity Global was founded the same year President Obama assumed office and he has had a great influence on me as a leader. It’s a great honour for me to be invited for this special gathering at the White House and meet the world’s most powerful leader personally," Sharad said.