Mesh Kumar

An Entrepreneur's Journey


The musings and background of Mesh Kumar, a social and serial entrepreneur, innovator, philanthropist, and hustler! 

I love to keep busy and I take on as many exciting projects as I can. I run an innovation consultancy, a nationwide hackathon programme, write an entrepreneurship blog, have worked for a range of technology focussed accelerator programmes, co-founded a charity, mentor at various organisations and I am also a freelance consultant. In my spare time I love to meet new people at networking events in London and I am always looking for new opportunities to get stuck into home or abroad.

Startups, charities & projects I have worked on:

Co-Founder at Pace Ventures

Pace Ventures is an innovation consultancy based in London that bridges the gap between the corporate and startup worlds. We run provocative innovation/ideation workshops, design hackathons, and build accelerators for our corporate and governmental clients.

Please visit for more information.

Co-Founder at UniHack

UniHack is a nationwide university hackathon programme. We believe in a world where students leave university equipped with entrepreneurial skills.

Please visit for more information.


Founder and Advisor at Pi Labs

Property Innovation Labs (Pi Labs) was founded by entrepreneurs Faisal Butt and Umesh Kumar and in partnership with global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield & property venture capitalists, Spire Ventures.

Pi Labs is a 13-week intensive mentor led programme that accelerates the growth of exciting property start-ups.  Our mission is to source, filter, identify, mentor, and accelerate high-calibre start-up ventures who have the passion and ability to create scalable businesses that will disrupt the property sector.

Please visit for more information.

Business Development Associate at Techstars

Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world. 

TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator founded that holds 13 week programs for startups in Boulder, New York City, Boston, Seattle, Austin, Chicago and London.

Please visit for more information about the various programs.

Entrepreneur In Training at Oxygen Accelerator

Oxygen Accelerator is a 13-week intensive mentor led bootcamp for technology startups.

The accelerator is designed to nurture groups or individuals and create workable companies that will produce marketable and innovative technology solutions of the future.

Please visit for more information about the various programs.

Co-Founder and Trustee of Future For Jaffna

We are a UK registered Charity (1150107) empowering people affected by the civil war in Northern Sri Lanka to set up their own, entrepreneurial businesses. 

Please visit for more information about the work we do.

Founder of

100-Million is an internet magazine fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and inspiring budding entrepreneurs to reach their potential and encouraging them to create start ups that impact the world we live in. 

Please visit for interesting articles and content about startups.

Enactus UK Alumni Judge and Team Mentor

Enactus is an international non-profit organisation that encourages university students to undertake voluntary projects across the world using social entrepreneurship as the framework.

Please visit for more information.

Online Coach and Mentor

Horsesmouth is a social networking site with a social purpose. It enables individuals to share their wisdom and knowledge with others in a safe environment.

I was a life coach and mentor to young people advising them on a range of issues from university life to helping write business plans for new start ups.

Please visit for more information.


School Mentor and Business Advisor

Young Enterprise is the United Kingdom's largest business and enterprise education charity. Every year we help 220,000 young people learn about business and the world of work in the classroom under the guidance of volunteers from 3,500 companies.

I mentored at 2 schools in Nottinghamshire and run part of the business and enterprise programme. I was also a business advisor as part of the Young Enterprise Company Programme.

Please visit for more information.

Copyright © 2017 Umesh Kumar. All Rights Reserved.