ScaleUP USA Founders

Nitin Pradhan | CEO

Nitin Pradhan has 25+ years of experience in delivering results-focused innovation, transformation, and business expansion for organizations. Nitin is currently the CEO of Launch Dream. Launch Dream is a business growth accelerator for the USA and international firms. 

Nitin was a first term Obama administration appointee and the award-winning, nationally recognized federal CIO for the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) where he provided IT leadership, vision, strategy, policy and oversight for US DOT’s more than $3.5 billion annual IT portfolio and for over 3,000 IT employees -- the 6th largest in the federal government. 

Earlier, Nitin was the IT Executive at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the 10th largest school district in the USA. Nitin has also been the Managing Director of the prestigious Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), which is focused on the technology-based economic development and the CEO of a wireless startup, TechContinuum. 


Rohan Pradhan | CTO

Rohan is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Launch Dream, where he focuses on helping instill transformative visioning, strategic, disruptive and continuous transformation within organizations.

Rohan is also the lead and founder of ScaleUP and HedQTR, online platforms focused on helping local businesses grow revenues and profits and build thriving communities with companies, jobs, and competitiveness. These platforms will utilize cutting-edge deep learning techniques, like neural networks, to match supply and demand amongst businesses globally.

He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the top-ranked McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He plans to follow this degree with a Master’s in Applied Technology. His current areas of research interest include artificial intelligence and systems engineering. Rohan also authors publications for the McGill Student Business Review in the areas of Venture Capital, Technology, and Innovation. 

ScaleUP USA Experts

Technology & Innovation

Kundan Joshi
Mobile Technology | Innovation
The App Labb

Arun Gupta
Technology Strategy

Anup Metha
Startups | Venture Capital
Z Nation Lab

Jayant Joshi
Digital Supply Chain

Development & Investment

Linda Green
Economic Development
Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

Ajay Sujanani
International Investment
Commonwealth of Virginia

Todd Taskey
Investment Banking | M&A
Potomac Business Capital

Shashank Randev
Seed | Early Stage Investments
Z Nation Lab

Eliot Norman
Foreign Direct Investment
Williams Mullen

Amit Jain
Mergers & Acquisitions

Purvi Dedhia
Investment Funds Management Synergetic Ventures

Business Development

Sanjeev Javale
International Business Development
Percept Consultants

Shashank Pradhan
Indian Business Development

Saurabh Elgebra
Talent & Growth Management
Growth Vector

Chandra Sekaran
International Development
The World Bank

Keith Boswell
International Attraction
Commonwealth of Virginia


Professional services

Peter Stratos
International Tax & Accounting
Stratos & Associates

Lloyd Pinto
US & International Tax
Grant Thornton

Kevin Learned
M&A Attorney
McMahon, Welch, & Learned

Pat McMahon
Government Contracting Attorney
McMahon, Welch, & Learned

Scott Dondershine
Business Law Attorney
David, Brody & Dondershine LLP

Harsh Pradhan
Strategic and Investment Advisory
Synergetic Ventures

ScaleUP USA Partners

Here are the current corporate and non-profit partners of ScaleUP USA.