Prateek Mahalwar is a co-founder of two start-ups ' BodyTime.Health' and 'Cellulosic Technologies'. BodyTime's innovative genomic test helps to measure precise circadian rhythm timings for individual interventions. Cellulosic Technologies is replacing the plastic microbeads in our personal care products with biodegradable microbeads.
Before co-founding BodyTime and Cellulosic Technologies, He worked in Strategy Consulting at Ernst & Young (EY), where he helped clients for building new digital businesses, portfolio management, analytics strategy, change management, commercialization, R&D processes, and pre- & post-merger activities. He held several leadership roles including the leading teams at Max Planck Alumni Association, Ernst & Young, PhDnet of the Max Planck Society and ECR board at eLife. He had also served as an independent consultant for EU projects.
He received his PhD in Life Science from the Max Planck Society, Germany, where he worked under the supervision of Nobel laureate Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. His research was published in high impact journals like Science, eLife, Nature Communication, and Dev Cell. He has lived and worked in Germany, France, USA, India, Croatia, and the UK. In his free time, he enjoys reading and running.
 'India and Germany are two strong economics. Via IGYLF, my efforts are to connect India and Germany better to create a better living and working world for current and future generations'