He, himself, has been on both ends of that spectrum, having had early experiences of near-food-insecurity, then building up to having the privilege of studying and working in top institutions.
Today, he credits his incredible career start at Google to both his personal effort and, more importantly, his resilient support system. He compares the experience to riding a bicycle, where one wheel signifies his effort and the other, his support system. If either wheel is off, he would stumble and fall (or be an exceptionally skilled unicyclist ;)).
Changing the World
Although impactful, Manish also realized that the 1:1 mentorship model was not scalable. After having been at Google for 5 years, he took the plunge and created a scalable mentorship solution along with his brother, who experienced the same ups and downs along with him.
Corpversity (a meld between corporate and university)
Together, they started Corpversity (a meld between corporate and university), put their thoughts into action and built a self-serve assessment kit that helps students realize where they stand in terms of vital skills, and guide them in the areas they need improvement on.