Ritwik Pavan is an entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and student at UNC Chapel Hill. He is a junior double majoring in Business Administration and Computer Science.

In 2014, Ritwik created a viral game that hit top charts on the app store, which soon caught the attention of the local community. People and companies began asking him to turn their ideas to apps. Ritwik slowly began to build his portfolio by responding to their requests. Not too long after, Ritwik founded Linker Logic Technologies, a software development company specializing in app development and various IT services.

As a philanthropist, Ritwik strives to give back to the community in any way he can. His most recent effort involve donating $5,000 and fundraising over $15,000 for the UNC Lineberger Cancer Treatment Center.

Moving forward into 2019, Ritwik's primary focus will be to work with two other partners to further expand VADE, his latest startup whose mission is to make parking simple and painless. Their goal is to secure $1 million in funding from venture capitalists and are now transitioning into the test phase of their startup. Over the course of the next year, they will be thoroughly testing their smart parking technology, starting in Philadelphia, and gradually branching out to more cities.