scaleup 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. 

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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.