Siddhartha Parmar is a visionary entrepreneur, founder, and chairman of Zambia’s first space company, IgnitoSPACE. Mr Parmar has substantial know-how in building startup hubs and ecosystems, matchmaking companies, and providing capacity building for accelerating growth and creating private sector development.
As country director for the Zambia Business Angels Network (ZBAN), Mr Parmar can bring people together no matter the circumstance. He has directed presidential digital marketing campaigns in Zambia and co-founded an online p2p marketplace with over 1,000,000 active users in Zambia.
He is experienced in developing and implementing pitch training for startups and youths and has conceptualised and managed co-working spaces for entrepreneurs. Mr Parmar has spoken and pitched in several venture/seed funding events, including SLUSH Helsinki, CES Las Vegas, UNICEF Innovation Summit, BYND 2015, and recently, Vivatech 2021 in Paris and the Africa Earth Observation Challenge. He is a newly conferred Halcyon Fellow.