Ravi Ramkeesoon is the founder and CEO of FindMyFans.co, a music technology startup incubated at MIT, focused on mapping musicians' fan bases. He is also the founder and convener of TTMG, a music industry think tank that focuses on solving problems facing the global music industry today.
At his position at the Rauch Foundation, Mr. Ramkeesoon manages the technology infrastructure and is on the technical committee for the Foundation's think tank, the Long Island Index project.
Mr. Ramkeesoon has been deeply involved in diaspora financing and entrepreneurship initiatives and is linked closely with various diaspora groups in the United States. His past clients include The World Bank, CARIRI and the Rockefeller-Aspen Diaspora Program.
Mr. Ramkeesoon has liaised with regional and world leaders in business, government and philanthropy for the past 13+ years. He is a graduate of the Global Entrepreneur bootcamp at MIT and has earned a B.S. in Management. Mr. Ramkeesoon has studied IT at Harvard University, business at St. John's University and music business at Berklee College of Music-where he was a teaching assistant under John Kellogg. He is also a strategic advisor for the Caribbean based music streaming app Chune.In 2016, his team placed first runner up in the MIT Global Entrepreneur Bootcamp Startup Pitch Competition in Seoul, South Korea.
How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?
Over the past several years I have volunteered time to mentor and advise young entrepreneurs in several industries at various times from Trinidad & Tobago in entrepreneurship and access to finance strategies.