In this presentation, the nascent Indian entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem for the sector is covered, and the regulatory and business challenges and opportunities in this space considered.
Varun Deshpande, Managing Director, Good Food Institute India (GFII)
Varun Deshpande is Managing Director at GFI India, which builds the alternative protein sector in the country across science, business, and policy. Varun has been deeply immersed in healthcare and technology from a very young age, and is a leader in the effective altruism movement, which seeks to investigate and target the world's most pressing problems. Varun has been named a leading young voice for climate solutions by India Climate Collaborative, and one of India’s 25 most influential young citizens by GQ. He has spoken at conferences and universities all over the world ranging from the Indian Institutes of Technology to Harvard University, and his writing has featured in media including The Hindu, FirstPost, and The Daily Guardian. In dedicating his work to the future of food and combining his duty to human and planetary health, Varun aims to help build a more healthy, sustainable, and just global food system, particularly across the developing world.