Prasad Balakrishnan Nair has an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Calicut University. Heis known for Entrepreneurial abilities in diverse domains, parading proven ability for Initiation and Implementation of Innovative Business Models. He has worked with Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited, Kolkata at its various subsidiaries and units across the country with cross functional responsibilities. Currently, he is heading Makers Village, the Electronic Incubator funded by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and piloted by Government of Kerala, as its Chief Executive Officer. With the current strength of 57 start up companies, Maker Village has become the largest hardware incubator in the country in terms of the facilities, number of start ups and the quality of the start ups.