i am aUmair Khan’s mission in life, it seems, is to help budding entrepreneurs. “At Folio3 Software, I help entrepreneurs build out their products. At Mentors Fund, I invest in entrepreneurs. At Berkeley, I teach entrepreneurs. And at Zareen's(link is external), the restaurant which my wife established, I feed entrepreneurs.”
Umair’s connection to UC Berkeley began through outreach from the Institute for South Asia Studies(link is external). These discussions and interactions motivated Umair to take entrepreneurship out of business and engineering schools and into the College of Letters & Science, empowering “the social scientists, the humanists and the artists and poets” to be entrepreneurial.