Pulkit K. Agrawal, S.B. '15

We're celebrating Engineers Week by spotlighting some outstanding Harvard SEAS engineering alumni.

Name: Pulkit K. Agrawal

Graduation year and concentration: 2015, mechanical engineering

Employer and job title: Founder and chief executive officer, The 5th Ingredient

What is unique, special, or interesting about your job?

As founder and CEO of a startup, I love the necessity to wear numerous hats! I am no longer just working as an engineer and project manager who coordinates between numerous teams, as I am now required to actually execute and address the needs of all aspects of the business.  This has forced me to develop new skills in the realm of branding and marketing, sales to potential clients, meetings and on-site visits with current clients, accounting practices, legal documents, and insurance paperwork, and finally - software development and brewery process engineering. My Google Calendar is certainly my best friend! 

The four ingredients in beer are water, malt, hops, and yeast. The 5th Ingredient, as important as the other four, is Data. T5I has developed a proprietary software, called Beer30, for brewery data management and also provides breweries with consulting services.

Share your story with current SEAS students, faculty, and your fellow alumni.

Just email the following information to azewe@seas.harvard.edu and we may share it on this website and the SEAS social media channels.

  1. Name
  2. Graduation year and concentration
  3. Employer and job title
  4. Answer one (or more) of the following questions:
    1. As an engineer, how are you making an impact (for individuals, customers, the public, the world, industry, the environment, etc.)?
    2. What do you love about being an engineer?
    3. What is unique, special, or interesting about your job?
  5. Please include a recent photo.