Vinay Dora

Addressing entrepreneurial challenges through 'wisdom of the crowd'
Vinay Dora is the Founder of Crowd Product, which helps conference organisers, attendees, and sponsors to get much more out events, workshops, and other offline engagements. Vinay loves innovation-led communities, the crowd economy, open source, and distributed ledger technologies, all which he believes help people solve problems better. He has more than 14 years of experience in events in roles such as organiser, exhibitor, moderator, speaker, panelist, media, sponsor, and online facilitator. He has worked with crowdfunding pioneers and investment platforms, helping them with networks, knowledge, market access, and resources. He has even pursued crowdfunding research at Stockholm School of Economics. In his spare time, he plays squash and indulges in standup comedy.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019
Vinay has a global perspective and is up to date on emerging trends in the world, as well as the challenges that they present. In his writings, Vinay advocates the 'power of the crowd' and how people can leverage it better to get much more out of everything. He extensively shares his takeaways from ecosystem events for those who missed them or could not become part of. For instance, he shared what India witnessed during Chandrayaan 2’s hard landing on the lunar surface. He gave readers a glimpse of the spirit at ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, during the Startup Yaan summit. He also likes to write about how collaboration of various players in the startup space can lead to mutual growth.