Hersh Tapadia Hersh is the lone representative of the fairer schools at Triangle Tech Talk. An engineer by trade but he spends the majority of his free time dreaming up new business ideas and fantasizing about being a professional race car driver. Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Hersh has been involved with medical device and pharma startups, medCount and CertiRx, and worked with Foundation Capital. Currently he spends a decent bit of time mentoring new companies on strategy and financing while hoping that people get his humor. Hersh has a BS in Electrical Engineering from NCSU and an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke.