Vipul Kant Upadhyay

Vipul Kant Upadhyay is a serial entrepreneur and business incubator. He is the founder of : India's 1 st & the largest Citizen generated news platform. merinews is also ranked amongst world's top 10 participatory news portals.


Vipul Kant Upadhyay is also the CEO of IAP Group which has business interests in the field of ICT, Training, Media and E- Commerce.

An India – Japan cross border business expert – Vipul, has experience of working closely with various mega Japanese corporate like Sojitz Corporation (formerly called NISSO IWAI), Mitsui Group, NEC Group, Nikko Cordial Group, Pasona Inc. (Japan.) etc. and various government departments & entities from India and Japan. Vipul has served in senior positions at several Japanese companies and steered their operations for India. He is a member of the Executive Board of India Japan Global Partnership Summit and also founding member of India Center Foundation.

He holds a bachelor degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Allahabad and a Masters in International Business from Symbiosis University, Pune.

Vipul has been key note speaker at various national & international forums including OCED SME Conference (Tokyo), FIEO Seminar (New Delhi), AMIC Annual Conference (Manila & Brisbane), Asian Digital Conference (Singapore), Supercomm India (New Delhi) to name a few. Various magazines in India and abroad including Dataquest, PC Quest, etc have published articles written by him.


Serial entrepreneur & business incubator with diverse experience in the field of setting and rolling out ventures and building midsize organizations with operations in India, Japan and Europe.

Founder of India's first Participatory Journalism News Portal(, introducing the concept of open source media and citizen journalism.

Lead Incubator @ e - tailing venture offering B2C services through Point of Presence (POP), focused towards tier 2, 3 cities and rural India.

CEO of IAP Infotech: An IT Solution & Services Company, (;

Served as Managing Director & Director of Team Pasona - Subsidiary of one of the largest HR companies of Japan.

Specialties: Business Incubation, Participatory News Media, Information Technology, Consulting, Web 2.0 (News 2.0). E- commerce.