What is Omdena?

Omdena is a collaborative platform and social enterprise where a global community of changemakers builds innovative and ethical AI solutions to real-world problems. Our platform enables end-to-end AI development where organizations submit a problem, which is then addressed by up to 60 AI experts, data scientists, and domain experts.

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Omdena Inc.

449 Hawthorne Ave #3

Palo Alto, California 94301, US


Since our founding in May 2019, our platform and community has grown from zero to more than 1,700 collaborators from +85 countries. Through the power of collaborative and diverse teams of up to 60 technology changemakers, we’ve completed +30 projects, ranging from detecting wildfires, to fighting sexual harassment, predicting climate change, and preventing gang and gun violence. 

Considering the low representation of Women in Technology, we are delighted that more than 30 percent of our Lead AI engineers are women. We are determined to create an environment where people from around the world can thrive. 

How Omdena was born


In late 2018, after more than 10 years in AI and entrepreneurship, Omdena Founder Rudradeb Mitra had the opportunity to work with a cleantech startup in his home country India. The mission was to build an AI-powered solution that can identify houses that are most suitable for solar panels. 

Within a couple of weeks 50 AI engineers, partly from remote areas in India, came together in an online environment to build a solution to a problem they deeply cared about: clean energy. 


India AI Community

Members of the community

Using AI to identify shadow-free rooftop space


Collaboration among the diverse group of motivated people proved to be very powerful. Inspired by the success of the project, Rudradeb founded Omdena on May 22nd 2019 to bring Collaborative AI to many more organizations and communities around the world. 

The Team



Rudradeb Omdena

Rudradeb Mitra


Rudradeb is a serial entrepreneur with more than 10 years experience in AI.

He is a mentor at several institutions such as Google Developers, ImpactHub, EFMA, and spoke at more than 90 events about AI, entrepreneurship, and product development.

Rudradeb believes in a minimalist way of living and talking less but doing more.


Michael Burkhardt Omdena

Michael Burkhardt

Founding Member, Head of Marketing & Community

Michael has been working in several countries from the west to the east in roles of Business Development, Innovation Management, and Public Affairs.

Beyond AI he teaches meditation and mindfulness.

Laura Clark Murray Omdena

Laura Clark Murray

Founding Member, Head of Partnerships & Operation

Laura worked in product leadership with Apple and Electronic Arts, and counts 20+ years in business management, development and communications across diverse industries including AI and software development, entertainment, and non-profits.

Lucie Schnitzer

Head of Community

Lucie has a background in technology consulting ranging from Big Data Analytics to Pharma-Tech mainly in North & South America, having most recently gotten more involved in the impact space.

She is a strong advocate for diversity and believes it is one of the driving factors of success throughout all areas of life.

Tim McQuillin

Tim McQuillin

Head of Business Development

Tim brings 20+ years of global business and development experience driving client success with product marketing strategy, analytic insights, and account leadership for tech startups, leading global companies, and social impact organizations. 

His goal is to help organizations responsibly understand, prove, and improve performance through data-driven solutions.

Dr. Karina Alexanyan

Dr. Karina Alexanyan

Head of Research & Learning

Karina is a social scientist and communications professional with 15+ years of experience managing international programs and research initiatives at the intersection of media, technology & education. Her diverse career is united by a focus on global citizenship, the impact of technological change on society, and project based learning.

Her passion lies in understanding and leveraging emerging technologies for social benefit.

Noemie Aschenbroich

Noemie Aschenbroich

Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

Noémie has been working (for the past 5 years) in marketing for dynamic startups and Fortune 500 companies. It is her mission to work with brands to help them meet their goals with a thoughtful, data-driven strategy.

She is looking to get involved in the heart of our world’s challenges and build robust solutions that will help businesses and individuals thrive in this fast-paced environment. 


Bhushan Chougule

Sales Representative

Bhushan brings in 3+ years of experience in Marketing, Community Building, and Partnerships. He loves to make friends globally, and build good connections. He believes that collaboration is the way to solve problems, as it provides a platform to learn and grow, for every individual possible.

Along with this, he is passionate about gully football, and is a musician by night!

Nina Mirhabibi

Nina Mirhabibi

Marketing & Growth Strategist

Nina is an artist and technologist with more than 10 years of experience in advertising & marketing. Throughout her entire career in the USA she’s worked with early to mid-stage Startups from Gaming industry to Environmental Services, Technology and AI. 

Currently she’s developing her own Startup, LinkInsight AI, and helping Omdena to achieve strategic growth within new market segments.



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