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Our Story

Pure serendipity, a father-son initial team and a focus on engaging the young minds with two big trends- Sustainability & Skills of the Future

The Lumi Team



Helped conceptualise Lumi & developed its first two innovations

Nikhil Raizada

Jr. Co-Founder

Voice of the Young



Former Headmaster of King's College Junior School 

Global Ambassador Head of Schools

Dr. Gerard Silverlock


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21+ year track record in 5  startups, incl. a $2bn exit. Recognised leader in global Ed-Tech, Ex-McKinsey

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Prashant Raizada

Founder & CEO


20+ year track record as Tech. leader, ML expert, Ed-Tech entrepreneur

Head of Technology

Savitra Sirohi
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23+ years as VC, academic, design thinking and innovation expert 


Head of Innovation Curriculum

Dr. Christopher Shen


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15+ year track record in design thinking, content development & training

Pushkar Ingale

Head of Content Innovation Process

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Current Facilitators


An entrepreneurial and energetic undergraduate at Minverva KGI in San Francisco. From Kenya, he is currently pursuing a double major in Social Sciences and Business. Calvin runs our Shaping the Cities of Tomorrow and Zero Food Wastage quests, He is also closely involved in Lumi's curriculum enhancement programme.

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Michelle Kim

 An experienced facilitator and academic, who is currently pursuing her Masters at Harvard University while also working at University of Alberta in Canada, to introduce sustainability into every aspect of student life.


Michelle comes from South Korea and has also helped establish Lumi's first school partnership in South Korea

Agustin Perzben

A self confessed budding tech entrepreneur, currently pursuing Computer Sciences at Minerva KGI. San Francisco. Originally from Paraguay and is currently working as one of our lead technical facilitators helping shape luminary projects into working prototypes.

Austin is also closely involved in shaping the Lumi journey in more advanced stages of the quest

Hannah Prytherch

An Arts and Science undergraduate student at University College London, who comes from the UK and is deeply passionate about working with young people. She is also a budding Reg-tech entrepreneur


Hannah is one of our general facilitators, leads Shaping the Cities of Tomorrow quest and also helps coordinate activities involving all facilitators e.g., training and certification

Aly El Shefai

A highly entrepreneurial and experienced engineer who is currently pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University College London.


Aly comes from Egypt, has worked with Dell EMC. He currently works with luminaries across all quests to refine, shape and bring their ideas to life. He is also leading the charge to introduce Lumi to schools in Egypt


A vibrant Computer Science & Engg student at Minerva KGI, San Francisco, who comes from Nigeria and has extensive  experience of working in hackathons.

"Dodie" works with luminaries across all quests to refine, shape and bring their ideas to life. She also manages some crucial aspects of Lumi operations

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What We Stand For


Love as a state of being and for everything we do, with everyone we work with and serve. Love for the planet.


We are current/future leaders committed to serving a culture that pulls diversity and evolves according to the needs of the community and the planet


No negativity or criticism that is not constructive and maintaining this attitude towards each other regardless of our differences at times


Enjoying life and having fun are essential components


Being bold, not afraid to try, experiment, think big and carry an inner strength to speak our ideas and address any differences in opinion or style directly and respectfully with those in question regardless of position or role


We empower each other to thrive

and demonstrate our full potential by being empowered.

We create a culture of autonomy and trust


Safeguarding Statement

Lumi Network believes that participants in our quests have a right to grow in a supportive, caring, and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from abuse and other safeguarding concerns.


Lumi Network is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of our participants. 


We expect all Lumi Network personnel (administrators, facilitators, experts, volunteer), and invited guests to share this commitment. 


Lumi Network’s standard operational procedures contribute to a safe online ecosystem for our participants, including:

  • Only authorised persons are admitted into our Zoom sessions. Unidentified participants are removed.

  • All Zoom sessions are recorded with explicit consent, and are used for quality and safety control purposes.

  • Facilitators are pre-vetted (identity and security) and recruited from reputable higher educational institutions.

  • Participants are strongly encouraged to communicate exclusively utilising invitation-only and moderated platform established by Lumi Network.


Lumi Network personnel are vigilant for signs of any young person in distress and are confident about applying the appropriate processes to intervene where necessary.

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