Mr. R Abhilash

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    Founder MD & CEO
  • Company
    Bloombloom Dreambiz (P) Ltd

R Abhilash
Entrepreneur, Visionary, Innovator, Startup Advisor, Business Evangelist, Speaker, Musician, Artist.

R Abhilash had an eye for business right from his school days. A winner at the State & National level science championships during school days including Eureka, he became an entrepreneur soon after his graduation in Mechanical Engineering, from NSS College of Engg, Palakkad. His creativity combined with his passion for technology helped him create many of the globally recognized social innovations he is now known for. He began his professional journey in 2000 when he founded Rain Concert, a Techno park (Kerala) based web-electronics Convergence Company with focus on transformational initiatives. The company has served hundreds of start-ups world-wide, especially in the US. Some of their path breaking ventures such as E-Toilet, She Taxi, inE and Safe-StandardTransport Network.

Abhilash has also been instrumental in developing unique models in the health sector in Africa; in association with USAID, RTI, UNDP, NIMR and the Government of Tanzania. These transformational initiatives have been recognized with many International accolades such as CNBC Young Turk Award, NASSCOM Award, Sankalp Forum Award etc. E-Toilet has won more than 40 awards worldwide for its intervention in health care, sanitation clean-tech sector, including the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation Award.

Abhilash attributes all these awards and recognition to the lessons he has learned from his many failures. He believes that a good idea makes only a part of entrepreneurship. For him, entrepreneurship is a mind-set that makes an entrepreneur excel, is his refusal to give up, a strong passion for innovation, unconventional thinking, perseverance against all odds, firm belief in collaboration and the power of synergy. Abhilash is someone who inspires others with his transformational vision, high voltage passion, unwavering conviction, absolute clarity and single point focus. From a young entrepreneur to a successful CEO, consultant and international mentor, Abhilash has done it all. One of Abhilashs key fortes is his ability to build from scratch. The formative years of a startup are very critical in the success of any organization. Aligning people, processes and technology to achieve the big idea can be very tricky. Here is where the mans greatest focus and strength lies in helping the start-ups in their Zero to One phase. He has been instrumental in the evolution and growth of more than 100 start-ups in US & Europe at various levels and discipline, since 2006.

Currently, he advises Federal Bank’s startup initiative Launchpad, he also supports more than 15 start-ups and several incubators across India. His latest is his best offering to the socio-economic spectrum around him. Aptly named Bloombloom, the new venture is an Online-Offline global marketplace of stakeholders within the Business ecosystem, connecting Innovations and Startups with potential partners and resources. It is a global business Networking & Engagement platform bringing together, Sellers like Small to Large Business opportunities, Buyers such as Investors, Corporate houses and Business enablers & Service Providers. Bloombloom is a reliable Business Ecosystem that will help its subscribers verify the credentials, authenticate functional prowess, track record etc of prospective partners and resources before they enter into business associations. The Online platform will be ably complemented by BHubs, a series of Business & Activity centers coming up across the world. The BHubs will provide a face to face opportunity for Stakeholders within the ecosystem while also creating opportunities for other Enablers to exhibit their ware, interact with experts, be part of interest groups etc. Abhilashs professional pursuit is complemented by his passion which includes Playing the Drums, Guitar, among other percussion. He is part of a music band named Bflat 7th, Aathma, formed by a passionate bunch of amateur musicians.