From his early days growing up in India to his present day as CEO of Merger Tech Nitin Khanna has always focused on the essential and key elements of his success: innovation, philanthropy, creativity and entrepreneurship. When recently asked why he became an entrepreneur Nitin Khanna quickly answered by outlining the events which led to his current success. Nitin Khanna was born in 1971 in India.
Family of Entrepreneurs
Nitin Khanna credits much of his success as an entrepreneur as having come from the his family’s influence as entrepreneurs. Nitin Khanna was able to take part in many of his family’s entrepreneurial plans at an early age. Even before he left India to pursue his degrees in Industrial Engineering, he learned alot about how entrepreneurs plan and execute their ideas for a successful business from his family.
Move to United States and Education
His Father was an Army man, while his family was primarily made of entrepreneurs. He was exposed to the life of the entrepreneur from within his family. However he came to the United States to purse degrees in industrial engineering at Purdue University. While he obtained his undergraduate degrees he left Purdue Ph.D. program in Robotics in order to immerse himself in a business with his brother who had come over from India to join him.
Big Plans and Execution
Just as he had learned form his family and his Uncles to plan big so Nitin Khanna and his brother began their own software business. Saber Software grew tremendously from 1999-2009, until he sold Saber Software. DUring Saber Software’s growth he and his brother had developed a prototype and first interations of election software, which later went on to help government official win 21 States in the elections. After seeing the success that arose from their early efforts Nitin Khanna an his brother set their sights higher and executed another set of bold plans to develop software to help the other government agencies needing communication between citizens and their government: child care, child support, DMV systems, retirement systems.
Nitin Khanna and his brother sold Saber Software and Nitin Khanna turned his attention and his proclivity for execution into a new venture. While he began doing some Angel Investing he also became interested in helping young entrepreneurs develop their Mobile Technology Upstarts and this led to his founding Merger Tech, which had its sole purpose of assisting Mobile Technology startups develop into their full potential.
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