At Escape Velocity we aim to introduce new ideas in entrepreneurship, technology and dig into existing ones, in a way that is accessible and fresh. Each fortnight on the Escape Velocity podcast we speak with one person who is making a living making a difference through their enterprise.
Hrishi Ballal is a Mechanical Engineer with Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Systems Design from the University of Michigan and MIT. He has worked all over the world, but is currently at Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. Hrishi has a passion for technology that can address both engineering challenges and complex social issues. He is currently building Urbanflow Engine. Meet Hrishi on Twitter @hrishiballal or via his personal website and blog, at www.hrishikeshballal.net
Benoit Curdy is a Computational Linguist based in Dublin, Ben recently escaped from Google to start up, Vocalytics, a venture where he works with language, public speaking and emotions. As well as Switzerland, Ben has lived in Mexico and the US. Ben is an experienced podcaster, who also currently hosts Niptech, a french language podcast about technology. Find Ben on Twitter @bcurdy.
Despite being a devotee of the Opera browser, Producer Sergey Slashchev is the technical mastermind behind Escape Velocity. Sergey has a degree in Business and IT and is in the process of writing his dissertation for the MSc in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing at Trinity College Dublin. Reach him on Twitter @Sergey5.