Founder & National President, MSME & Startups Forum

Public Life

Technopreneur and committed social worker Mr. Manoj Kumar Shah has done exemplary service in the fields of healthcare, girls’ education, and women’s empowerment before taking on the mantle of Founder & President, MSME &Startups Forum.

Education and Career

Mr. Manoj Kumar Shah graduated with a BE (E&C) degree from MIT, Manipal, after which he went on to complete his MBA & FIE.
In the course of his career, Mr. Manoj Kumar Shah dedicated his time and efforts to uplifting lives through education. As Secretary and Manager of Balika Shiksha Vikas Parishad, an education society with 55 years of standing, he blazed new trails in the field of girls’ education. Around 2000 girl students from underprivileged backgrounds attend the Gopi Radha Primary School & Girls Inter College, which is run by the society. He also pioneered the Gopi Radha Academy that provides low-cost computer classes and helps prepare school students for Medical, Engineering, and University entrance tests.

Mr. Manoj Kumar Shah’s company, Mastel Healthcare, has been running a Medical Diagnostic Imaging Centre at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Benaras Hindu University, since 2008. Mr. Manoj Kumar Shah also serves as Director at CHAHAT Helping Hands Foundation, a not-for-profit company that contributes to the cause of women’s empowerment by means of micro and cottage industries.

In addition to this, he serves in various capacities in the following bodies:

  • Mentor and Angel Capital Facilitator for Startups at the Technology Business Incubator, IIT (BHU)
  • Student Advisor & Guide at the School of Biomedical Engineering, IIT (BHU)
  • Invited Member, Monitoring Committee, Centre of Telemedicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU
  • Advisor & Mentor with SIDBI Centre for Innovations in Financial Inclusion, IIM, Lucknow Achievements


Mr. Manoj Kumar Shah’s dedication to the cause of education led him to be an invitee presenting his views on the subject Transforming Education: From Vision to Reality at a NITI AYOG-organised event in Delhi in February 2019. Some of his other notable achievements include:

  • Hosting and Co-ordinating the Varanasi visit of the Norway Ambassador to India in 2008
  • Organizing a Round Table on Clean Ganga for the US Ambassador to India in 2015
  • Organizing the Investor Summit of NRIs with People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2019
  • Helping to organize the Howdy Modi mega event in Texas in 2019


Mr. Manoj Kumar Shah hails from Varanasi, India, and also serves as Co-Convenor of the Foreign Affairs Department of the Bharatiya Janatha Party from Kashi Kshethra.