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GoUP Approved Mentors

Sr.No Name Designation Profile
1 Mr. Saurabh Srivastava Chairman, India Operations, CA Technologies Inc. and Co- Founder, Indian Angel Network

Saurabh Srivastava is an Indian entrepreneur, investment professional, institution builder and a former chairman of NASSCOM, a non-profit trade organization for the promotion of Indian IT industry.

A master's degree holder from Harvard University, he founded Infinity Venture, reportedly the first venture capital fund in India and is a recipient of Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award, the IT Industry Award from the Prime Minister of India and Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to trade and industry.

2 Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma Founder & CEO, Paytm

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an Indian entrepreneur, founder of mobile payments company Paytm and India’s youngest billionaire.

He was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He started college at Delhi College of Engineering at the age of 15. In 1997, while in college, started the website indiasite.net and sold it two years later for $1 million.

In 2000 he started one97 Communications which offered mobile content like news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. One97 is the parent company of Paytm, which was launched in 2010.

3 Mr. Ritesh Agarwal Founder & CEO, OYO Rooms

Ritesh started his entrepreneurial journey when he was 17 years old. He dropped out of college and launched his first start‐up Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2012. Oravel was designed as a platform to enable listing and booking of budget accommodation. Being an avid traveler, he soon realized that the budget hospitality sector lacked predictability. Therefore, he pivoted Oravel to OYO Rooms in 2013 with the key proposition of offering affordable and standardized accommodation.

According to a research carried out by CB Insights for The New York Times, OYO Rooms is among the companies that may be the next start-up unicorns.

Ritesh Agarwal was selected for the “20 under 20” Thiel Fellowship in 2013. The Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program wherein fellows receive $100,000 and mentorship from the foundation’s network of tech entrepreneurs, investors and scientists.

4 Mr. Ashish Hemrajani Founder & CEO, Bookmyshow

Hemrajani, the founder and chief executive officer of Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd that owns the website Bookmyshow.com, which offers ticketing for cinemas, plays, concerts and live events.

5 Mr. Harsh Kaul Former Chief General Manager & Country Head, SIDBI

Mr. Harsh Kaul, MA (Eco.), has been an Independent Director of S.S. Infrastructure Development Consultants Ltd since December 26, 2017. Mr. Kaul is Director of Sicom Investments & Finance Limited; Ckers Finance Private Limited; Empower Pragati Vocational And Staffingprivate Limited.

He has served as Chief Executive Officer of SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd. (SVCL) until 2011 for about 35 years at SIDBI. Chief of Credit at SIDBI, CEO of SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd. specialize in MSME credit delivery, Risk Capital and Startup assistance and cash flow based financing.

He has served on the Boards, Advisory Boards and Investment Committees of Gujarat State Financial Corporation, SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd (SVCL), Gujarat Venture Finance Ltd., Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund, Blume Ventures Fund, Agri Business Fund and a number of Investee Companies of SVCL.

He currently is working as Advisor to Centre for Innovation, Incubation and entrepreneurship at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Serving as a member on the investment committee of GVFL’s start up fund

6 Mr. Antony Thomas Group CIO, GE Global

Anthony Thomas is CIO (Chief Information Officer), Global IS/IT Nissan.

Thomas had joined GE Global in 2015 as the Group CIO, where he managed IT for GE outside the US-market with a primary objective to drive business growth. He is also assigned to drive the company’s IT & talent transformation and leadership pipeline in India.

7 Mr. Vikram Gupta Founder and Managing Partner of IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited

Mr. Vikram Gupta is the Founder, Managing Partner and Managing Director at IvyCap Ventures. Mr. Gupta served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer at India Venture Advisors.

He has managed all the aspects of the Private Equity business including Fund Raising, Investors Relationship Management, Deal Sourcing, Deal Evaluation, Deal Closure, Fund Portfolio Management, Value Creation, Risk Management and Exits.

8 Mr. Pankaj Jain Former Partner, 500 Startups

Pankaj Jain is a Partner at 500 Startups, a California based seed fund and accelerator program. Pankaj focuses on investing in early stage startups across New York City, India, South Asia and has led investments in over fifty companies at 500 Startups across 6 countries.

He has been investing in Indian startups for 4-5 years.

9 Mr. Vaibhav Agarwal Founder & CEO, Inc. 42

He is founder of Inc42 Media, India’s No.1 new age tech media platform fostering entrepreneurship and the source for digital culture & innovation for the connected generation.

It create and curate India specific stories and are dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products and breaking tech news.

10 Mr. Naveen Tiwari Founder & CEO, InMobi

Naveen Tewari is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of InMobi, a global mobile advertising and technology platform. He is the Board member of Paytm. Tewari grew up in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Naveen completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT) in 2000. There he met Amit Gupta and Abhay Singhal who would later go on to be co-founders of InMobi along with Mohit Saxena.

Recently in 2015, Naveen Tewari along with IDG Ventures invested $1.2M in Nestaway, which is considered as India's largest home rental network.

11 Mr. Sanjay Vijay Kumar Chairman, Startup Village

He is the Founder & Chairman of Startup Village, India’s #1 Incubator. Startup Village India’s first Telecom Incubator in PPP mode promoted jointly by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Technopark and private sector


He is also the Co-Founder & CEO of MobME Wireless Limited, India's leading startups in the Used Network Services for Photos and Videos Space in India. MobMe has been rated as one of India's 100 Innovative Startups, Youngest of the Nasscom 100 IT Innovators and a Wall Street Journal - Live Mint - 10 exciting startups to watch for

He is an Advisor to the Rajasthan government's Startup Council.

He is also the advisor to the Kerala and Andhra Pradesh governments

12 Mr. Srijan Pal Singh Founder & CEO, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre for Creating Livable Planet Earth

He is an Indian author, public speaker and social entrepreneur who has worked with  Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

He has co-authored a bestseller book with Dr. Kalam titled, Target 3 Billion which recommends innovative solutions towards sustainable development of the rural areas of the world.

He is the Founder, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre for Creating Livable Planet Earth at AKTU.

He has also worked in the corporate world as a Management Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group

13 Ms. Shradha Sharma Founder & Chief Editor, Yourstory Media Pvt. Ltd

Shradha Sharma (born 6 July 1980) is the founder, CEO and chief editor of YourStory, a media technology platform for entrepreneurs. Before starting YourStory in 2008, Sharma served as an assistant vice president at CNBC TV18 and also a brand adviser at The Times of India

YourStory has received investments from Ratan Tata, Vani Kola, Karthee Madasamy and T V Mohandas Pai. Sharma earned a bachelor's and master's degree in history from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and an MBA from MICA, Ahmedabad.

14 Professor Bharat Bhasker Professor, Information Technology and Systems, IIM- Lucknow

Prof. Bhasker is the Professor & Chairman, I.T. & Systems Management at IIM-Lucknow.

Previously, he has been the Director and Dean at the Institute.Prior to joining IIM Lucknow, he was working as an adjunct Faculty at University of


He has been the Visiting Professor at SSEC Business School, Paris, France; Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea; University of California, Riverside, USA; University of Texas, Dallas, USA etc

He has had previous industrial experiences in Tata Steel, McMillan’s Molecular Design Limited and Sybase Inc.

He is the recipient of ASIA’s Best Professor of Information Technology 2010 CMO Council, Singapore and Wall Street Journal, Business School Awards in Singapore, Best Professor of Information Technology 2008 Dewang Mehta Business School Awards at Asia Brand Summit;

15 Professor P.K. Mishra Chief Coordinator, Malaviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship (MCIIE), IIT- BHU

Prof. P. K. Mishra has B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT- Roorkee in 1986; M. Tech from IIT Bombay in 1988 and PhD from IIT BHU in 1996.

Prof. Mishra joined Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT (BHU) in January 1997 as Lecturer and currently working as Professor. His area of teaching and research include: Membrane Separation Processes, Extraction, Bioremediation, Bioenergy and Nano-materials.

In addition to his teaching and administrative contribution, he initiated and convened number of activities for the students. Some of those are Opulence (2004-2009) the entrepreneurship festival for the Institute, E Cell (2005), addition of recording facility to CET (Centre for Education Technology) (2001), TED Talks (2012-14) etc. He also initiated various training programs with EDI (Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India) Ahmedabad, MSME (Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises), Deshpande Foundation, IIM Ahmadabad etc.

16 Professor B.V. Phani Coordinator: SIDBI Innovation Incubation Center (SIIC), IIT- Kanpur

He is the Professor, Finance and Entrepreneurship, Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (DIME); Dean Resources & Alumni (DoRA): Office of Resources and Alumni (R&A) Coordinator: Syndicate Bank Entrepreneurship Research and Training

Center (SBERTC) Faculty in-charge: Motwani Incubator & Accelerator (MIA) Chairman:

Investment Committee (IC) Faculty Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Cell (E Cell) at IIT-K, He has received several awards like National Stock Exchange Research Initiative award for Research, Copenhagen Business School’s Aage & Yelva Nimb Foundation award for doctoral research, PD Agarwal-TCI award of doctoral research, London Business School’s

A.V. Birla award for doctoral research, and Government of India’s National Merit Scholarship

17 Professor Raghunandan Rajamani Executive Director, ISBA - Indian Science And Technology Entrepreneurs Parks And Business Incubator Association

Dr. Raghunandan Rajamani is currently serving as the Executive Director of Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association (ISBA) and has been associated with the JSS group since 1989. He is Mechanical Engineer by profession with a Doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

He has served as both faculty in Engineering and in the Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Parks at both Mysore and Noida. He has more than a decade of experience in Technology Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship & Competency development. He has been instrumental in establishing the IT Business Incuabtor, the first incubator to be setup under the umbrella of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (DST). He is Director and the lead player in the setting up of a Global Incubation Services, another incubator at Bangalore.

Dr. Rajamani was also responsible to conceptualise and implement the Product Lifecycle Management Competency Centre (PLMCC) in collaboration with Govt. of France and Dassault systemes and the and the establishment of a Centre of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies with support from ICICI Bank- Technology Institutions programme. He has been active in the skilling of youth for employment and implementing several programmes in vocational training including a project titled “SKILLS” with the support from UNDP and DST, GOI.

18 Mr. Kiran Hedge Founder, DOC&U Healthcare and Iris Interactive Communications

Co-Founder of start-up, DOC&U Healthcare, involved in connecting care, which includes capturing health records. He is working alongside Government of Health Dept in Rural


Co-Founder of start-up, Iris Interactive Communications, which provides strategic marketing directions. Currently, ITC Infotech and Allergan Healthcare are some of the long standing clients He was the Director & Marketing Head, Growthbox Consulting,Bangalore. Provided consultancy Services for clients like Astra Zeneca, Crestor & Seloram and Manipal Education.

19 Dr Apoorv Ranjan Sharma Co-Founder, Venture Catalysts

Catalysts - Asia' first integrated incubator. He is a PhD in Incubation from Amity University, Noida and is an engineering graduate from HBTI, Kanpur. He also holds a diploma in Mentor Studies from Berkley Institute of Management, University of California, USA

Dr. Apoorv has been associated with the startup ecosystem in India since early 2000 after his return from Europe. Since then, he has been instrumental in establishing over a dozen incubators I accelerators in India. Before founding Venture Catalysts, he has played vital role in establishing and nurturing incubators / accelerators / incubation funds and family office funds like VentureNursery , Amity Innovation Incubator, Somaiya Incubator (RIDDLE), Mata Vaishno Devi University Incubator, Indian Angel Network Incubator, JSS Incubator. He has been awarded the prestigious Best Incubator Award by President oflndia for outstanding performance of JSS Incubator.

Dr. Apoorv has wide experience in curating, incubating and mentoring more than 100 startups in varied sectors. He is also known for generating good returns and generating exit opportunities for investors by raising next round of investments for the incubated startups. Some very successful startups like OYO Rooms, Beardo, PeeSafe, Coutloot, Innov8, SUPR, Fynd etc have been curated, mentored and seed sourced by Dr. Apoorv.

Dr Apoorv has been rated as one of the top 10 angel investors in

20 Mr. Vinayak Nath Co-Founder, Venture Catalysts

Shri Vinayak Nath is MBA, NLP Master Practitioner, Balanced Scorecard Expert, Extended Disc Physcometric Assessor, Behavioural and Leadership Skill Development Expert. He has more than 15 years of experience as a Strategist, Turnaround Expert, Educationist, Angel Investor & Business Mentor and Philanthropist who has worked on the betterment and upliftment of education and society.

Currently he is

1. Managing Partner Venture Catalysts - India’s Biggest Early Stage Investor

2. Co-Founder - Venture Catalysts Uttar Pradesh

3. Managing Director - Unicorn Group

4. Advisor and Mentor Venture Nursery, India’s biggest Venture fund for media

5. Charter Member - TIE

6. Founding Member BNI

Permanent Member Trustee K.P. Trust, Allahabad, Asia’s Biggest Education Trust

21 Dr. Abha Rishi Chairperson Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development, BIMTECH, Greater Noida

Chairperson of Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development (CIED) at BIMTECH & an Associate Professor in International Business. She has 23 years of experience in the field of international trade- in industry and academics. She is an EEC Honors, STVP, Stanford University, PhD, M. Phil, PGDIBO, MFT and MIB. She is a CRISP 2014 (Chevening Rolls Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme) scholar at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She is also a Fulbright Research Fellow from India at Rutgers University, Newark, USA for 2009-10. She has also been selected for the 10 K Women Global Programme under the aegis of Goldman Sachs- London Business School, held in India with NEN. She was the Programme Director from BIMTECH for UP and Orissa for the BIMTECH ISB Goldman Sachs 10000 Women global project.

She has published and presented papers in various domestic and international forums. She has

been selected as one of the semi- finalists in the GDN Japanese Award for Outstanding Research in development work. She has traveled extensively in Zambia, Russia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Colombia, Dubai and USA as part of her work and also for research. Her areas of interest are International Retailing and Entrepreneurship. Her hobbies include reading and quizzing. She has also won the Championship Winners Trophy in 2008 in the All India Women’s Quiz conducted by AIMA.

22 Ajay Batra Director, Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE), Bennet University

Ajay has worked extensively on issues of educational quality and advocacy with the Azim Premji Foundation, co-founded three companies and has trained over a thousand corporate executives. He has had engineering, computer science and management education in India and USA.

He has co-founded QAI Global, International Educational Exchange and Lutyens Startups. He has been a consultant / trainer to stellar corporations like Accenture, IBM, Sony, Wipro and TCS; and has worked with the highly-respected Azim Premji Foundation on issues of systemic changes in education. His professional experience spans diverse

work and social cultures across geographies – India, USA, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, the UK and Sweden, to name a few countries.

With a strong background in technology, entrepreneurship and education, Ajay brings unique skills to the fore. Through Lutyens Startups, he has been on a mission to develop and support young entrepreneurs in India. He is an evangelist in the use of Capability Maturity Models (CMM) for building great organizations. He has published a highly acclaimed book titled “Startups and Beyond: Building Enduring Organizations”.

Having studied and worked in the United States, Ajay brings with him a rich exposure to global culture, ecosystems and practices.

23 Mr. Chittransh Verma AVP, AIC BIMTECH

He is the AVP of an incubator with support of NITI AAYOG, BIMTECH.

A one of a kind academic , industry and government collaboration to create impact by creating companies. Experience Atal Incubation Centre BIMTECH

24 Mr. Mohammad Sirajuddin founder, Creator's Gurkul

He is co-creator of Gurukul, Inspired, open, farm style chain of Co Working Spaces. The first centre is 500+ seater being launched in Gurgaon.

He also serves as Director in Company Name Catapooolt.com

Catapooolt is Asia's leading crowdfunding platform to support early stage startups and products. Given below are some unique features of Catapooolt

•  Catapooolt is the Pioneer of Crowdfunding in India

•  Organised India’s some of the unique and biggest start-up events

•  Have partnerships with over 100 prominent organizations

World's only crowdfunding platform bringing together benefits of over $30 Million Dollars via our global partners.

25 Mr. Nandan Mishra Founder Stockbay Partners

He is Founder of Sockbay Partners which focuses on creating Centre of Excellence for supporting startups for AI, Data Analytics and Disruptive technologies.

He is an alumni of Iit- Kanpur

26 Ms. Ulla Koivukoski Head, Avanto Venturs India

He is head of  Avanto Ventures India

Avanto Ventures Oy has built a proven method for corporate venture building helping corporates explore new territories by working like and with startups and connecting startups with new customers and markets.

For India, the first industry cluster is e-mobility. Transformation of the mobility from owning to sharing and from petrol- and diesel- to electric vehicles, as of India's plan, requires a complete system thinking. We have taken the role in building the ecosystem of relevant players. Education is part of of all initiatives to ensure the competence building is always part of any new initiatives.

27 Mr. Subhodeep Dutta Founder, Capitall partners

Subhodeep has over 20 years of experience across diversified sectors such as assessing business risk, strategic placements, evaluating business scenario and designing the fund deployment structure. He is actively involved in providing strategic inputs on industry sectors, priority clients, Brand and thought leadership for organisations at startups, mid corporate & evolving large corporates.

He was involved earlier in setting up India operations for large MNCs from UK, US and Europe over a decade. His clients include a number of companies in Consumer services, manufacturing, E-commerce, Analytics, Infrastructure, Health, Pharma, Auto, Medical devices, Financial Services, Chemicals, Electronics, FMCG and Logistic industries. Strong network with fund houses and strategic investors (Domestic & International).

28 Mr. Utkarsh Amitabh Founder, Network capital

He is founder of Network Capital and has forte in strategic initiatives such as national plan, government engagement strategy, avenues for new business development and sync with industry bodies

29 Mr. Shivam Ahuja Founder, Delhi Startup

He is founder of DelhiAngels, and invested $100,000 in one of tech startup through our group of investors. He is an active member in nurturing startups in Delhi/NCR Region

30 Mr. Tarun Singhal Founder,Director Business Development, Marketing & Comm., Sopra Steria

Tarun demonstrates strong entrepreneurial spirit as he established multiple European Product vendors in the Indian / SAARC market, achieving over 80% market share within first 18 months of operations. These were executed as Joint Ventures with major Indian IT players or 100% subsidiary establishment(s).

31 Mr. Abhinay Tiwari Founder, Capitall Partners

He is founder of Capital Partners.

( Capitall Partners- an Associate of JPIN Ltd, UK) Debt, Private Equity, M&A, Structured and stress asset, Project Finance & Real Estate Funding of International Standard uder SPV & JV

32 Mr. Avelo Roy Founder, Kolkata Ventures

He is founder of Kolkata Venture and has speciality in managing Idea-to-market life cycles, Venture Capital, digital marketing and Entrepreneurship education. Experience

Kolkata Ventures provides investment, mentors from around the world, carefully crafted startup courses, networking events and business plan competitions for our entrepreneurs to learn, lead and succeed.

33 Mr. Kinnar Khokhani VP - Strategy, HSBC

A seasoned professional with 12 years of experience in leading and managing transformational projects to deliver target operating model and achieve strategic objectives, with expertise in global projects, cross-functional processes and multicultural teams.

34 Mr. Vineet Arya Founder, Outsourced CMO

Vineet Arya has over 23+ years of experience in communications, brand building and 360 degrees marketing.

He has worked with some of the most-sought-after MNCs, including AMD, SanDisk , Tata Power Solar at senior marketing positions. During his career span of 2 decades he has managed entire marketing bouquet right from brand building and PR to ATL, BTL and Digital marketing.

After almost 19 years of stint in the corporate world and helping MNCs grow, Vineet decided to quit his full-time job to help budding start-ups in managing their marketing functions. He has utilized his vast experience in marketing to help start-ups scale faster with limited resources; and grow with the right set of Go-To Market strategies.

He is an entrepreneur himself and is currently heading a marketing venture – ‘Outsourced CMO,’ which helps start-ups to work with a low-cost virtual CMO and offer plug n play marketing planning, support & implementation services to start-ups and SMEs. He himself takes charge as a virtual CMO for multiple start-ups at a time and helps whole start-up ecosystem by optimizing the marketing budgets in the shortest span of time and scale up faster. With ‘Outsourced CMO,’ he has successfully helped various start-ups in the manufacturing, e-commerce, edtech, and service industries.

35 Mr. Nishish Jha Managing Partner at Unigrowth Canada Inc.

A proven business leader with extensive experience in international business development, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, P&L, turnaround strategies of underperforming assets, startups, seed funding and mentoring. Currently on mentoring.

Played a pivotal role in building's India's information technology leader HCL, now a $6bn group to its number one position and an undisputed leader of Govt business.several technology & social boards, transforming startups from concept to leadership stage through seed funding.

36 Mr. Ravi Teja D COO, iBHubs

He is COO of iBHubs which has a strong foothold in 40+ countries covering major business regions across the world like USA, UK, Singapore, Australia, Dubai and China, iB Hubs enables Indian startups to access foreign markets and foreign startups to enter into Indian markets.

37 Mr. Abhinav Pandey VP, Startup Strategy, iBHubs

Abhinav Pandey, VP — Startup Strategy, UP, iB Hubs.

He helps the budding entrepreneurs were unique and outstanding and the insights from Abhinav Pandey added fuel to their journey on how to take their ideas to next level.

38 Manideep M Resource Manager, iB Hubs

Over 4+ yrs of progressive IT recruiting experience in the Human Resource Field.

•  Possess extensive experience in recruiting, maintaining customer relationships, understanding the client's business needs and delivering timely results.

•  Good understanding of IT technologies, IT skill sets & ability to screen candidates.

•  Good knowledge of the IT requirements as per skill set, salary trends etc.

•  Have good experience in sourcing consultants for contract, contract to hire and permanent positions

•  Strong knowledge of using various job boards effectively to source profiles.

•  Have ability to work with deadline and timeline pressures.

•  Decent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

•  Successfully identified & presented candidates for a wide range of IT positions including Software Architects, Team Leaders, Lead Developers, Project Managers, Program Managers and Project Planner etc.

•  Worked extensively on skills like .Net, Java, Sharepoint, Data Warehouse, SAP, Siebel, Web Methods, Web sphere, Java, Oracle and Oracle Applications etc.

•  Responsible for screening the applicants through general Screening and Technical screening in interviews and shortlist the right applicant for the right job.

•  Validating the candidates short-listed after initial mapping and responsible for screening the applicants through arrangement of interviews.

•  Ensuring feedbacks from the clients and the candidates and providing the best service.

•  Highly self-motivated, independent, resourceful & good team player.

Involved in End to End Recruitment Process in Contract Staffing,Permanent Staffing,contract to hire staffing.

39 Ankit Bhatia Manager, iB Hubs

He is Manager at Ib Hubs and specialises in organizing startup events across the States to create awareness about startup ecosystem

40 Narayan Singh Rao Co-Founder & CEO - The Indian Iris

He is Co-Founder & CEO - The Indian Iris and is Designing & Building the products & service at The Indian Iris. Managing day to day operations, building the product and offerings, marketing and sales. He is an alumni of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

41 Deepak Singh Corporate & Retail Branch Banking , Wealth Management ,Insurance and IT E Commerce.

He is talented, motivated and experienced software engineer with vast knowledge of Java/J2EE technology and having expertise in building massively large scale distributed Internet systems across E-commerce, investment banking and telecom projects

42 Jatin Srivastava Partner - Seth & Associates

Jatin is a seasoned professional possessing ~15 years of rich and diverse experience of providing consultancy and growth solution to MSME, Government Departments, Social Sector entities and Startups across India. A serial entrepreneur himself, Jatin has successfully run and exited ventures in his early career. Jatin is currently serving as Partner with Seth & Associates, a renowned Chartered Accountancy firm in Central India.

He shares strong passion for start-up ecosystem and has been actively involved in its evolution in North and Central India Region. As a startup expert, he has also been associated with numerous early stage and growth stage startups in various capacities as Mentor, Advisor, Board Member and CFO. Some of these entities have been incubated, accelerator or funded. He is also consultant to various incubators across North and Central India such as Biotech Park, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Jaipuria Lucknow, E-Café Ventures, Indore, Startup Glocal, Delhi etc. He also advises several Research Institutes of National repute for research commercialization of their IPRs.

His expertise in the area of Finance and Entrepreneurship has made him a sought after speaker at reputed B- Schools/Universities/Colleges of the country.

He also supports various causes such as education, healthcare, financial inclusion and livelihood for socially underprivileged. CA. Jatin’s Activity

43 Komal Prajapathi Founder & CEO - FABULYST Alumnus of IIT Madras.

Komal Prajapati is an IIT Madras Alumni is CEO at Fabulyst. He is also a director at a healthcare startup called Doctl. Raj Parakh is a CSE Alumni from Jaypee University was a Business Analyst at Accenture and cognizant. He is currently the CMO of Fabulyst.

To create a personalized experience to women in the shopping, Fabulyst with its AI-based platform helps the customer to discover the best shopping experience in clothing by providing a premium service where your shopping is curated based on your profile.

44 Sanjeev Kosaraju CEO - Vaave Networks

Mr. Sanjeev Kosaraju, CEO of Vaave (Coherendz India Private Limited), an entreneur engages the students by sharing their startup experiences and the best practices they follow. Their insights ranged from how to startup, designing revenue models to facing crises and enjoying success.

45 Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar President - Aeris Communications

Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar is an established Thought Leader in the Internet of Things and Digital Space. He brings over two decades of industry experience, working for Information Technology companies.

Currently, as President, Aeris India Dr Bhatnagar is leading the Aeris business in the Indian subcontinent, MEA and the APAC region. Aeris in APAC and MEA is enabling telecom operators and enterprises jumpstart IoT services through an integrated end-to-end IoT platform and solution.

He has co-authored the best seller “Enterprise IoT” along with a team from Bosch and Machina Research, which covers IoT project management frameworks, and the methodology. In addition, Dr. Bhatnagar is also the Chairperson of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - IoT Panel in India, a 146 years old UK based institution. It is a neutral collaboration platform for IoT thought leaders. Dr. Rishi is a member of NASSCOM Smart Cities Task Force and the Startup Core Committee as also the Confederation of Indian Industry for National Committee on Technology and the IoT Core Panel.

46 Chandrashekar Kupperi Founder Director - ANOVA Corporate Services Private Limited

Shekar has almost two decades of experience in renowned multinationals across diversified sectors – FMCG (Lornamead Group), Life Insurance (AMP), Audit & Assurance (KPMG) and Oil & Gas (ExxonMobil) sectors. He is an active Angel Investor and serves as non-executive director in mid-size companies, both in India and abroad.

Shekar has rich experience in the FMCG - M&A space, having lead / been part of over 11 Acquisitions and 4 Divestments, including 100% divestment of UK headquartered Lornamead Group to Hong Kong-based consumer goods group Li & Fung. He has handled many acquisitions as well as divestments, besides re-structuring and re-financing transactions in North America and Europe. In India, he was involved with divestment of Yardley brand to Wipro Consumer Care, and Tura Brand to Godrej Consumer Care.

His deep knowledge and expertise in M&A lead him to establish his own Investment Banking and Advisory Firm – ANOVA Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. As an advisor having an optimum mix of professionalism and rich experience, he also closely works with Start-ups, bringing in a fresh perspective to the business with his in-depth process knowledge and a focused, methodical approach. ANOVA’s recent M&A deals include OYO Rooms’ acquisition of Novascotia Boutique Homes (now OYO SilverKey), and Megadyne Group acquiring majority stake in Helicord.

47 Satish Kataria Co-founder - Catapoolt

Abhay Tandon, Program Manager at Target Accelerator, took an interesting session on ‘Fundraising’. In addition to sharing his personal knowhow of the topic, he conducts demo pitches with the young founders and helped them understand what makes most investors tick.Satish Kataria, Founder of Catapooolt, one of the largest fundraising platforms in India, took a session on crowdfunding for startups.

48 E. Rahul Reddy Co-founder - Centaur Automotive

He is co-founder of CENTAUR AUTOMOTIVE into development of Electric vehicle technology and are working to change transport from fossil fuel based to Electric not only by our products but by creating an electric vehicle ecosystem .

49 Jagdish Chaturvedi Director - Clinical Innovation and Partnerships InnAccel

He is Director - Clinical Innovation and Partnerships InnAccel Since 2010, he has co-invented and developed 18 affordable medical devices addressing the unmet needs in the Indian healthcare system, many of which have been taken over by indigenous companies, while some have formed startup companies for further development and commercialization. Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is currently Director, Clinical Innovations and Partnerships at Innaccel Technologies Private Limited. He continues his clinical career as a Sinus Specialist by running his private evening ENT clinic and carries out surgical procedures at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore as Visiting Consultant in Ear nose and throat surgery.

He is recognized as one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 by the MIT technology review 2016. He is also a stand-up comedian, popularized by his YouTube channel “Jagdish Chaturvedi” and is the author of the best selling book on medical device innovations called “Inventing Medical Devices – A perspective from India”, ” The benefits of failing successfully” and “One year of Stand up comedy”.

50 Vikrant Sankhe Executive General Manager - Siemens

Vikrant Sankhe, General Manager – Key Accounts, Siemens Limited, is a multifaceted leader with over 20 years of Industry experience in Automation, M2M / IoT, and Analytics. He has had diverse roles across the value chain including Engineering, Consulting, Project Management, Sales, Business Development and Business Management. At Siemens, he advises strategic customers on their journey from Automation towards Digitalization. In his previous stints, he was associated with Tata Power, ABB and IBM.

Vikrant is a Post Graduate in Business Management from Mumbai and successfully completed Executive Management from Singapore Management University. He has completed Under Graduation and Graduation in Electronics Engineering from V.J.T.I., Mumbai and Pune University, respectively. He is also a qualified Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council of UK, becoming one of the youngest Chartered Engineers from India. He has achieved Fellowship of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, (one of 100 globally and only from India to achieve Fellowship at the age below 40 Years) and is a member of the IoT India Panel.