It is certainly a ‘dream come true’ moment for Sharad Sagar, a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Bihar. Wondering why we’ll tell you. Sagar has been invited by the US President Barack Obama to the White House to attend a special gathering of world leaders. The Founder and CEO of Dexterity Global is also the first person to be listed in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 List. He is one of the very few innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers to be attending the special event, titled “South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action.” It will be held on October 03, 2016.
According to the official White House statement, “the event will bring together creators, innovators, and organisers who work day in and day out to improve the lives of people around the world. It is a celebration of the great work these people have already accomplished.” On its website, Sagar’s Dexterity Global says it aims to power “the next generation of leaders through educational opportunities” and connect the remotest child with the best opportunities”. Founded in 2008 when he was just 16, today they serve over 1.2 million students.
Earlier this year, Sharad had become the first ever person from the state of Bihar to be listed in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 List, alongside the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Malala Yousafzai. Sharad is also the highest-ranked Indian on the List of the World’s Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs and was listed among the “100 Next Century Innovators” by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013.