Origin of River

Our founder’s note

In less than a year, through my pregnancy and maternity, I have built an accelerator and an ecosystem for Industry 4.0. I mapped the unmet needs of industries, and onboarded startups and innovations from tech transfer offices to address the needs. 

Through the journey, I realized the ultra-lean representation of women and other representative minorities in the industry4.0 space. None of the startup founders I had worked with were women or from other minority communities. Moreover, I very rarely saw women in leadership positions inside MNCs that promote Industry 4.0, except for HR and Finances. 

As a pregnant woman walking the factory floors, mapping the unmet needs, I was so out of place and that shouldn’t be the case. After delivering my baby, I didn’t find a lactation room to be able to pump milk for my baby, while the rest of Singapore is empowered with lactation rooms (from malls to research institutes). 

I also realised the lack of empathy for humans and the environment as we focused on digitalising and automating the world. Women and minorities cannot be eliminated from designing, developing, innovating and commercialising industry 5.0 ventures, as every perspective matters. 

Moving forward, I decided to address the gap myself and that’s why – the Inclusive Industry 5.0 Venture Studio.

- Dr. Viveka Kalidasan, PhD

Founder-CEO, River Venture Studio

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Vision & Mission

River’s Vision:

Inclusively empower humans to lead the future through impactful innoventures

River’s Mission:

Create awareness and support women and minorities to innovate and build industry 5.0 ventures

People of river
Core Team

Dr. Viveka Kalidasan, PhD

The Visionary who will spearhead the whole ‘movement’

Founder-CEO, River Venture Studio
Founder-CEO, The Edify Project

MIT 35 innovators under 35
SG Top 100 women in Tech
NUS Outstanding Young Alumni

Mr. Adam Juhasz

Strategic Founding Partner

Founder, HiQ
Co-Founder, imago Venture Studio

Dr. Viveka Kalidasan, PhD

The Visionary who will spearhead the whole ‘movement’

Founder-CEO, River Venture Studio
Founder-CEO, The Edify Project

MIT 35 innovators under 35
SG Top 100 women in Tech
NUS Outstanding Young Alumni

Founding Advisor

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Call for startups to be a part of our River Venture Studio-Schnell LiFi partnership. A Fraunhofer- River initiative that ensures every startup will be empowered by Li-Fi-as-a-Service (LaaS), opening up new use-cases, business and market opportunities. This flagship partnership will not only power your technology with LaaS but also, hand hold you to enter in global market, get access to funding, create new IPs and products and mass produce your products. Watch out this space for our next global event. We have one event a month across the world, and you cannot miss us.

Board of Advisors

Advisors

High Profile leaders, who are experts in their field,
whose voice makes a difference

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (50-60)

High profile talents, who are ready to sweat with our startups and empower them with their knowledge and commitment

Dr. Viveka Kalidasan, PhD​

Founder – CEO, River Venture Studio

Dr. Viveka Kalidasan, PhD​

Founder – CEO, River Venture Studio

Dr. Viveka Kalidasan, PhD​

Founder – CEO, River Venture Studio