Aakash, CEO of Design Everest, has been an entrepreneur since 2005. Starting with Design Everest originally as a side project in 2005 with his dad who is an experienced structural engineer, he went on to study engineering at UC Berkeley College of Engineering and helped launch a couple of venture-backed technology startups. After that, he wanted to combine the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry with technology to create something disruptive in an industry that has been slow to innovate, and that has led to Design Everest in its current form. Outside of growing Design Everest, he is passionate about fast cars, travel, and social good.
He says, "Mt. Everest is a symbol of Nature’s most impressive structure – we must ensure a sustainable planet through our hubs, technologies and building designs to preserve the future of our planet."