Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, was raised in Portsmouth and now lives near Leicester. Mitu founded the independent games studio, The Tiniest Shark Ltd, whilst continuing her PhD in Creative Technologies, looking at novel game controllers. As part of her PhD, Mitu has spent six months in the US on a fast-track entrepreneurship program, spending time at Harvard Business School, the Kauffman Foundation, and taking part in a design and business internship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Education Arcade initiative, designing educational game concepts. In 2013, Mitu was named as one the UK’s emerging talents in the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits 2013. Since Breakthrough Brits, Mitu’s career continues to go from strength to strength. In March 2014 she spoke at several Games Developers Conference sessions in San Francisco. She is also writing a book on independent game development and successfully launched her latest game Redshirt, a comedy sci-fi sim about social networking aboard a space station.