Our Mentors
Vishal Gondal
GOQii, Founder and CEO
Best known as the Father of the Indian Gaming Industry, Vishal founded IndiaGames which was acquired by the Walt Disney Company in 2012. His passion for technology, fitness & gaming led him to his next venture GOQii which is focused on helping people make a change towards a healthier lifestyle and be the force for good. He brings his knowledge and love for interviewing people to a whole you platform by hosting a new podcast series ‘Beneath the Force: The Vishal Gondal Show, he has conversations with personalities from various walks of life providing a sneak peek into their fascinating lives while in his own style.

Varun Pattiwar
Shemaroo Entertainment
Strategic sales and marketing specialist with 13+ years of cross-cultural experience in Sales & Marketing, Channel Management, Operations Management & Business Dev., Vendor Management, customer Relationships, Strategy, Excellent Leadership & business skills involving planning & development of business plans; designing and implementation of successful sales & marketing strategies. Consistent success in maximizing corporate performance Driving growth, generating revenues, capturing market share and enhancing the value in markets.

Rajeev Dhal
Zee5
Experienced at Revenue Generation, Rajeev has worked in leadership position across a wide range of media and consumer internet companies- from Zee5 to ShareIt and Dailyhunt. As the CRO of Zee5 he is responsible for driving common vision across sales, ad tech & data enrichment practice to offer innovative, sharply targeted and scalable ad solutions to brands

Nikhil Arora
GoDaddy
Nikhil leads strategy, business growth, operations and customer care for GoDaddy in India as its Vice President and Managing Director. In his role at the world's leading platform dedicated to small businesses, Nikhil is passionate about helping small businesses and entrepreneurs establish and grow their ventures. His Specialties include Operations and business scale up in emerging markets, P&L Management, Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Market Entry Strategies, Strategic Planning, Digital Marketing, Innovation and Business Development.

Jyotsna Tyagi
HT Media Ltd
Jyotsna has 15 years of experience managing revenues of businesses across industries (a) luxury goods and services (b) media & advertising. A result oriented, business leader, digital marketer & strategic partnerships professional with cross- cultural work ethic, analytical, organizational and people management skills across geographies. She was conferred with The Indian Achiever award for 35 under 35 in 2020.

Siddharth Banerjee
Pearson
Siddharth Banerjee is an experienced consumer & technology global business leader, a digital evangelist and an award winning marketer with over 21+ years of international business experience. He has lived & worked across India, Singapore, the UK & Sri Lanka. He is a bestselling co-author of Speechless and 52RedPills, a regular at Marketing Jury Panels & a top-ranked Keynote speaker at industry conferences across APAC Siddharth is the Managing Director for Pearson, with a mandate to strengthen Pearson’s direct-to-consumer (D2C) strategy and digital proposition in India, and to build a direct relationship with the Higher Education ecosystem across the Asia region.

Karan Gambhir
Google Play
With 17+ years of sales, business and strategy leadership experience, Karan presently runs Google Play's global strategic programs to drive strong business results for developers. Prior to this, Karan has led the Google Play business for India, as well as one of Google's biggest Ads sales businesses. Before Google, he led Paytm's (>US$40 million) mobile platforms and content business working closely with, and striking large commercial deals with all of India's largest telecom operators.

Bhavesh Kotak
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Over a decade of experience in Medical Services function in Pharmaceutical industry coupled with Regulatory, PV & Clinical Trial experience. Prior to this qualified and worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in India and in the UK.

Sairaj Dhond
Wakao Foods
He is constantly working with great vigour to achieve his goals of making Goa a Green State and creating a global footprint for his company. Outside of the professional world, Sairaj is involved on the social front and is invited to various forums and colleges to inspire and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs to achieve their goals.

Sumit Mittal
PayTabs
Accomplished seasoned professional with over 19 years of experience in Payments industry turned Entrepreneur. Sumit's knowledge spans across countries in South Asia, Middle East and Africa with assignment within GCC countries and work experience cover top financial services multinational companies such a Mastercard Worldwide and GE Capital. Sumit brings a deep understanding of the payments industry, helping organizations scale up, enter new markets, create and execute market penetration strategies, develop strategic markets from ground up. He has passion for sales and hunger to win, Hustler, and can-do attitude.

Priyanshi Shah
Torque Communication
Priyanshi is a skilled professional holding specializations in the field of Marketing Communications, Brand Development and Management, Public Relations, Digital Marketing, and B2C Marketing holding 5+ years of experience in the same. Her interpersonal skills, customer interaction and relationship has successfully aided the organizations she has worked at. Apart from her profession, Priyanshi has a passion for the social sector, including Animal welfare and she is a part of the Rotaract Club.

Meher Patel
Neon Digital Media
Meher is a Performance Marketing Coach, Faculty Member at SACAC; a Delhi University College. He founded Neon Digital Media which is a Full Funnel-based Performance Marketing Agency which helps Clients like Bata, Country Delight and many more to grow vertically and horizontally in their niche.

Sahil Chawla
Tsecond Inc
Mr. Sahil Chawla is an Innovator by personality and an Entrepreneur by profession. He has extensive experience in Embedded Systems, Product Development & Vendor Management. He developed an innovative fluid-gauging system named E-Funnel. He has won customers like Vodafone, American Tower Company, HDB, Bharti Infratel, etc. in a very short period of time. He was Awarded Best Start-up – by Annual Global Nagpur Summit 2017. His latest achievement includes expanding Tsecond wings to Silicon Valley, California USA with the mission to reform the global data-sphere with technologies that increase the speed, volume and efficiency with which data travels to workplaces and homes across the world.

Prabhu Ram
Payswiff
Entrepreneur with 15+ years of Hands-on experience in Digital Payments. Co-founded Payswiff, servicing 200000+ Digital Merchants in India and 15+ Banks in Asia, CIS and Middle East. Passionate about Payments, IOT, AI and ML. Works closely on Product Design and Development, Sales & Marketing and responsible for the Overall Balance sheet and Profitability.

Ankur Jain
Sunstone Eduversity
Apart from being Founder of HostelFund, a platform to mentor and fund student startups, India's only student focused fund, Ankur has also worked with Amazon, Airtel and YourStory in Sales and BD roles for more than 13 years. He now spends his time with entrepreneurs in helping them execute their vision either as a mentor or an investor. He had an opportunity to work in start-ups and established companies. He has worked in roles where he built products, started sales from scratch, ran projects and successfully completed them. He is National Startup Council Member of CII and also a mentor with Founder Institute and Jabalpur Smart City Incubation Centre.

Abhishek S Chauhan
The FarmPURE
Collaboration is the key to success - Abhishek and his executive team exercise collaborative cross-functional team leadership, ability to build and empower diverse teams — driving high-performance levels through leadership that not only emphasizes quality execution of strategy but also stresses treating people with respect, to find common solutions and create targeted plans to achieve aggressive benchmarks.

Agnelorajesh Athaide
Inspiring Conversations
Global Citizen, Serial & Social Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer, Educationist, Angel Investor, Motivational Speaker. As chairman of St. Angelo's VNCT Ventures, Agnelo's goal is to develop properties and get affordable luxury housing to the reach of the common man. Beginning with a single computer in data processing, he moved on to creating St. Angelo's Professional Education - India’s first largest network of computer institutes in Maharashtra wherein more than 4 lakh students have achieved computer skills. He is now an inspirational speaker, helping startups grow their businesses through webinars, videos and more.

Aishwarya Biswas
AULI Active Ayurveda
A well known face today, in the beauty and fashion products’ industry, Aishwarya is a trained image consultant from the iconic ‘Fashion Institute of Technology’, New York and has left a significant global footprint, having lived in 5 countries and having worked at senior management levels for over a decade for top corporate houses. She has spoken at Summits organised by various mentoring and entrepreneurship platforms like Entrepreneur India, Indian Chamber or Commerce (ICC) and CII being a few. She has also been written about alongside many industry stalwarts in the likes of India Today, The Telegraph, Millennium Post, Entrepreneur India and many local dailies.

Ajit Nawalkha
Evercoach by Mindvalley
Author of Live Big and The Book of Coaching. Co-founder of Evercoach and Global Grit Institute. He works with select companies who believe in creating positive change in the world, while building wealth and living a sustainable life.

Brig Bhasin
Professional Speaker, Thought Leader, Trainer and Author
As a Transformational Coach, Master Trainer, Educator, and Author; Brig is passionate about making a difference and strives to achieve and contribute to outcome-focused results. A TEDx and keynote speaker, he has spoken at the first National Convention of PSAI (Professional Speakers Association of India) and is serving as a member on its Board.

Chirag Katira
All India Motor Transport Congress
A core visionary, Mr. Chirag Rajesh Katira along with his brothers has been instrumental in restructuring SNGT (SHREE NASIK GOODS TRANSPORT CO PVT LTD) and starting new ventures like 3X CARGO CAB, SNGT NEXT, NASIK KING COURIER, SNGT WAREHOUSING. He is actively involved in different business start-ups and consults young entrepreneurs in their ventures. Mr. Chirag has been an active member of many trade bodies and has been instrumental in shaping the direction of the logistics industry of the country.

Dhruv Bogra
Forever New Clothing
During a career spanning 30 years, Dhruv has been at the forefront of the launch of new brands and companies in India across specialist categories like fashion apparel, watches, personal accessories and performance sportswear. He has been intensely involved in the brand launches , development and execution of strategy, setting up Own Retail, Franchise Retail, Key accounts, field sales operations in companies like 3M, Levi Strauss, Titan Industries and Bestseller India. Today, he leads an organization, pursues adventure coaching and adds value to others through transformation coaching and mentoring, including accepting speaking opportunities.

Divyansh Mathur
Eden Smart Homes
Divyansh is a recipient of the Amit Garg entrepreneurial excellence award and has started has started multiple ventures while in college, two of them being in clean energy and higher education space. He is highly passionate about entrepreneurship and is a strong believer in the power of technology to change lives. He has been a speaker at St. Stephens college, Global governance initiative among other platforms.

Jatin Kataria
We Group
GloCal Serial entrepreneur, Innovation & Reinvention specialist active in the global startup ecosystem for 10+ years. Founder & CEO of InMeSta: Investors, Business influencers, Startups & Startups enablers' Hand-holding & Know-How building and own portfolio of 15+ startups like Drone & EV motor manufacturing, Smart street kart, Challenge based hiring and more. He is/was been as Mentor or Advisor of Founder Institute Sri Lanka, Watson Institute USA, Impact Collective Earth South East Asian Countries, Hult Accelerator UK etc.

Marva Allen
Wordeee
A thought leader, technologist, author, publisher, bookstore owner, and Business School University Professor, Allen brings pedagogy, vision, and experience to leadership teams. As a noted book subject matter expert, Ms. Allen has been the go-to person for books for NPR, NBC, and has been featured in the NY Times, NYSE Diversity Magazine, Time Out and more. A national speaker and lecturer on entrepreneurship, Allen's influential footprint spans multiple disciplines.

Melinda Bush
Hospitality Resources Worldwide LLC
As Founder & CEO, Melinda's work lies in Investment and Market Development Activities in Hospitality and Tourism Industries.

Naina Parekh
EUME
Shortlisted for Shark Tank Season 11, Naina launched the World’s First Built-In Massaging Backpack. She is Very passionate about her dreams and leaves no stone unturned to reach out for them.

Prasoon Gupta
Sattviko
Prasoon is on a mission to create the Global FoodYoga Revolution by reinventing the Superfoods of India

Preksha Kaparwan
Alphaa AI
An accidental entrepreneur and a reckless marketer. A chef who learnt coding and AI for pursuing a new career path. She has a vision to enable enterprises to transform into real data-driven organizations. The simple mission was to make analytics accessible to everyone through conversations.

Rohit Adlakha
Zscaler
Rohit has 25 years of experience in Wipro, where he was the Chief Digital & Information Officer and Global Head, Wipro HOLMES™, the forefront of Wipro’s digital journey. Enhanced user experience, security, business-alignment with operational rigor are the mantras he believes in. Currently, Rohit is working as an Executive Advisor helping Zscaler build relationships with CXOs and thought leadership.

Surashree Rahane
Yearbook Canvas
Surashree Rahane is the founder and CEO of Yearbook Canvas- India's no.1 yearbook company. She is a TEDx speaker and has been invited to talk on various platforms like UNESCO, Josh Talks, University of Pennsylvania and ISB Hyderabad. Her experience includes sales, marketing, strategy and business development in organizations like HP Inc (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh education head) and PepsiCo (India, Thailand sales).

Suresh Mansharamani
Business Coach
Suresh is a Business Coach and OKR Expert based in Gurgaon India, helping entrepreneurs to grow and scale exponentially using OKR systems. He helps individuals and businesses achieve their Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) in 90 days using OKR systems.

Uma Mansharamani
Tarjuba Intl.
Co-Founder of Tajurba Business Network P. Ltd. & Co-founder of Tajurba International providing business & personal growth environment for entrepreneurs and professionals through our Trainings and Networking platform Tajurba. Uma is also a TEDx Speaker, a Motivational Speaker, a Certified Trainer & Coach. She guides, mentors and trains business owners, professionals & women entrepreneurs on business growth and positive goal oriented mindset in life and business. At Tajurba, she organizes Tajurba Talks; Tajurba Trainings, Workshops and Seminars focused upon business & life growth for entrepreneurs and professionals.

Vanshika Mehta
Brand and Communications Strategist and Consultant, Self Employed
Vanshika has worked in eCommerce, Fintech and, Design using her skills to build their brand and strengthen communications. She is one of LinkedIn's Top Voices of 2021, which influences the next generation.

Vibhore Sharma
Science and Tech Venture Investment
An engineering & Product leader with over 20 years of experience in building and leading teams engaged in software and systems engineering. Was amongst the earliest team members of InfoEdge India, and played a pivotal role in scaling the company’s technology and products. Currently, scouting for emerging Science and Tech startups to invest in and also helping organisations scale their tech and product capabilities.

Ajit Sorap
Hua Xia Bank Ltd
16+ years of hands on deep, lateral & global experience in building highly adoptable solutions in Banking to optimize TCO and grow Revenue in Bn ¥ Annually. Ajit's specialties include: 1. Banking Product Development & Management. 2. End to End Core Banking Product Implementation in China & India. 3. Business relationship management with Greater China Customer. 4. Played crucial role for end-to-end FIRST implementation of BaNCS product in Greater china, result into solid establishment of retail banking solution in Greater china Region.

Amarnath Mysore Lakshman
Heptachain Blockchain Technologies
A storyteller and writer, Amarnath was inducted into the Leo Club at a young age, went on to become the President of the club. His strong organizational ability led him to juggle in more than three start-ups at the same time. His successful businesses verticals are: 1. Leo and Capri: A graphic novel from his cartoon animation company, A&A.com. 2. Chocolate Junction: A passion that led us to make 470 different varieties of chocolates – a first for Bangalore. 3. Enlightlife: Plant-based fortified foods. 4. Anu And Amar Foundation: Providing nutrition for deserving women & children. 5. Aakarsh Industries: Excels in making high-quality woven labels for all the leading brands of the world.

Amitabhh Siingh
Trantor
Currently having Leadership and strategic positions with several organisations into diverse domains like market entry solutions, precious metals, medical devices, Family offices and Wealth management and preservation portfolios.

Amol Vidwans
Diverse Industries
Amol has been able to drive increased levels of productivity, profitability & internal / external customer satisfaction & problem solving. Logical thinker & strong communicator noted for Quality & Innovation driven solutions to enable business alignment & transformation & enabling support to reduce TCO & deliver a strong ROI & managing large teams. He has 18+ years of experience (total experience of 25+ years) as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) across diverse industries

Anamika Pathak
Re-Charge
Experienced Strategy Consultant with 14 years of experience in Fashion, Retail, Training & Human resources. Expertise in areas ranging from Business Management to sales, marketing, brand building, sourcing, manufacturing & merchandising experience.

Anubhav Jain
UK India Tech Hub
A savvy magnate, ventured into areas of Management Consulting, Information Technology and services as well as Retail. Anubhav Jain founded the Australian IT Domain in Sydney, successfully generating key support contracts with Infrastructure partners like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, Acer, IBM and many more. His extensive international experience with corporations like Synoptic Consulting, Solentive, Orange IT and Online Center have lent him the opportunity to showcase his innate acumen for business process management, infrastructure management, operational excellence and business development.

Avinash Deshpande
MBK Consultancy
A serial networker, Avinash helps people connect with influential leaders in the local Qatar market , regional GCC space and across international and Global industry leaders. He supports entrepreneurs and startups to connect with Angels and VC's and established industry players to gain access to local and global markets for starting businesses in Qatar and for market expansion in the international arena. He has 24 years of experience connecting people working with CXO's , Executive Board Members , Ministries of States , Diplomats and International Embassies and Ambassadors.

Deepak Ghadge
Dhool Dhoop Dhakka Entrepreneurship
A best-selling author on Entrepreneurship, Deepak is a seasoned management professional with a successful career spanning over 20+ years working with Fortune 500 companies; spearheading & managing large projects and programs in the financial services domain. Managed critical roles successfully such as Transition, Vendor Management and more. His current objective is to drive entrepreneurship in India and on global platforms to create 100,000 new entrepreneurs or Intrapreneurs who can create sustainable and path breaking solutions.

Deepak Kapoor
RateGain
Deepak builds planet-scale platforms, complex integrations and brand-new SaaS products from scratch. He has improved formula for American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Head of Engineering at RateGain - Transformed and modernized global crawling network. Architected overall Cloud strategy, and owned implementation roadmap. Successfully built Data Platform, Microservices, APIs and new SaaS products for travel and hospitality industry. Built high-performing engineering teams.

Dirghayu Kaushik
TruckBook
Dirghayu has been extensively involved with entrepreneurial organisations and has worked with multiple startups. He comes with product management and data science skills with sound business acumen and a passion for early-stage ventures. Along with his peers, he founded the Entrepreneurship-Cell in his institute and is the Vice President of the E-Cell, IIT BHU. He has worked closely with startups and helped them in the ideation phase and in scaling up. During this founding period, he worked on introducing new policies, taking novel initiatives, and encouraging students to work on their startup ideas. Dirghayu also looked after newer collaborations with different organisations, incubators & accelerators.

Dr. Sachin Wadikhaye
Eaton
Startup mentor and angel investor with keen interest in Deep tech, health tech, SAAS, Agri-tech startups. Over 14 years of experience as Innovation Manager, People Manager and Technology Leader. Worked across diverse industries and their value chain to build new products based on the organization’s core competencies, customer value propositions, competitive intelligence, technology trends & effective business models. Career Highlights: • Intrapreneurship • Inclusive Leadership • Innovation Management • Multi-Industry Experience • Result Oriented • Change Management

Gautham Sivaramakrishnan
Headstart Network
Building India's largest startup community @ Headstart Network | Driving Corporate innovation, Venture Capital and Private Equity partnerships at Microsoft.

Gitesh Agarwal
Commonwealth Enterprises
A business strategist, with 23 years of experience across the Australian Government and Corporate. Cross-cultural dynamics navigator, with roles in bilateral trade, international marketing, alliances, business development, corporate strategy, and P&L. Championing partnership and collaboration, Gitesh is known to curate and nurture mutually respected relationships across industry leaders, academia, investors, Ministerial offices, and bureaucracy, across countries. Currently, he consults on International Trade and CWEIC as their first India Director.

Inbarajan Palanisamy
Verse Innovation
A passionate business leader, had the advantage to build and scale ‘2’ consumer internet brands from ground up. Brings over 22 years of rich, hands on & diverse experience with core competencies being building brands from ideation to scale, driving high growth, impact top & bottom line. Inbarajan has been actively involved in multiple forums as speaker, moderator, curator, jury cut across genres including HR Analytics, Leadership, Hiring Trends, Disruption, Best Practices, Talent development, scaling up etc. and on board as mentor for a few NGO and social setups.

Karuna Ahuja
Chorm Consulting
A result oriented global HR leader turned entrepreneur with 18 years of experience. Karuna has successfully performed global projects in senior HR leadership roles in organizations like Bose, Evalueserve, Eaton and Arvato Bertelsmann. Being passionate about maximising human potential, she has empowered organizations to accelerate their growth by building conscious cultures through mindful leadership and individuals to build conscious careers.

Kavita Agarwal
WICCI West Bengal Homepreneurs Council
Founded Career After Family Enterprise (Cafe) as a support platform for fellow women who wish to start their entrepreneurial journey. A networking platform for like minded women who support each other. They conduct courses and workshops on various aspects of running a business A social initiative supported by Indcap Advisors and several mentors, where our mission is to create 20 new women led brands each year.

Mahesh Bharatula
Mars Inno India
Mahesh's entrepreneurial journey to provide electronic solutions for budding problems to those observed around the locality with innovation as the approach. He fetched 10+ clients for the first product within a month of inception. After many iterations, Mahesh and his team were able to find the completely customized solution for the emerging problem of globe in agriculture sector; giving rise to GROWHITHA.

Mani Rangarajan
Elara Technologies
A seasoned executive with extensive global experience in the internet and financial services sectors. Mani's experience spans finance, operations, strategy, business development and corporate development in 25+ countries. Mani worked with Yahoo! for six years where he reported to the CFO and was involved in corporate development, corporate finance, business operations etc. For the last five years, Mani has been a CFO and executive at several leading start-ups in diverse verticals such as search / SEM (Kosmix, Media Boost, Efficient Frontier), payments and payment processing (Evergent, Boku, Mobibucks, Rewards Pay), local (Virtual Paper) and more.

Manpreet Singh Chhabra
Lets Venture
Highly motivated analytical problem solver & experienced Vice President with a demonstrated proven history of working for 10+ Years in IT/Retail/Consulting/Ecommerce/SAAS/PAAS/Fintech industry. Skilled in New Market Expansion, Start-up Ventures, Alliances, Strategic Partnerships, Enterprise Sales, Consultative Solution Selling, and International Business Development.

Meenu Suri
Business Development Consultant
A qualified and experienced senior sales, marketing and business development professional with thirteen years in office automation, real estate, luxury couture and corporate wellness industries. Currently self employed as a consultant, Meenu successfully juggles the roles of business developer, market researcher, digital strategist and content auditor, image consultant and paper crafter. She has also been actively involved in volunteering for India Lost and Found social media content and Angels Network fundraiser events.

Mohit Miglani
TripOff Beat.com
Founder of TripOffBeat.com, a holistic multifarious lean venture in Off-beat Travel Experiences space - an upcoming travel and adventure platform. Additionally, Mohit has delivered technology solutions in Mobility, Software, Telecom, Networking and Energy Management space for 20 years.

Mohit Singh
EdTech Startup
The process of running a startup as a solo founder gave Mohit a rich experience in eCommerce, SEO, Analytics, Technology, logistical process, and finance. Kickstarting his second startup during his undergrad, it secured two rounds of funding in a short span. The startup was recognized under 'Startup India' Program. Currently, he is working on a proprietary algorithm using Ebbinghaus forgetting curve to make the test-preparation/exam model more intelligent, fast & reliable.

Mohit Thukral
Integrated tech 9 labs
Marketing professional with 11 years of experience in multi-dimensional projects ranging from brand launch, product launch, setting up sales channels, product / service approvals, brand collaboration, etc. Having served in various MNCs, Mohit has been consulting firms on marketing activities like ATL, BTL, Film making & Digital space. Mohit's past exposure & experience has turned him into a responsible professional where he understands the roles for the development of the organization along with team members.

Nitin Mirchandani
APAC
Business leader with MBA & 25 years of rich experience, technology consultant transforming to lead S&M organisation, building cloud business & turn around SAAS business. Transitioned to be the CEO of a global technology startup for APAC region. Consistently recognized & awarded including the most distinguished Platinum Circle of Excellence award at WW level. SPOC from India with Redmond, USA HQ in Microsoft for Azure & leading SE Asia countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia at Yalo.

Nooruddin Ahmed
Certero Business Corporation
Nooruddin believes harnessing human energy has what has been driving him for over 25 years across a range of industries and geographies (UAE, Singapore, India, Malaysia and USA), There are people at all levels across the globe and his experience of working with different cultures across the east, west and in-between has convinced him that despite its flaws, technology, is the common language that can unite us, if leveraged with ethics and responsibility.

Pallav Nagar
Television one entertainment, Mediakonnects and Ananta Outdoors
Pallav has 20 years of qualitative experience in overseeing large operations encompassing Television Channel Launches, Distribution, Subscription, Syndication, Broadcast, Strategic Sales Planning, Project Implementation, Budgeting and driving Sales & Subscription through various Channels which encompass Direct/DSA/Corporate. A people’s person with a keen eye to maximize and leverage growth through large teams, efficient processes and better negotiations. Specialties: Distribution, Subscription, Syndication, Broadcast & Sales, Television Channel Launch, Channel Management, Start Up Projects, Man Management and Business Strategy.

Parth Nadkar
PAnorm Investment
Experienced Investment Banker having a successful track record in Corporate Financing and Mergers & Acquisitions dealings. Passionate about creating ideas and execution. Core strengths include Financial Modeling, Valuation, Fund Raising & Risk Management.

Prasad Jaladi
Suraksha
Prasad helps his clients to achieve the best, with solutions for their business success. The foundation of his services is exposure to multiple industries. Innovation with sustainability is his passion. He is instrumental in transforming start-up companies to global players In IT, I have business management and consulting experience in the areas leveraging Emerging Technologies, ERP, Business Intelligence and more.

Prashant Deshpande
Expert Global Group
Prashant is passionate about mentoring teams which deliver innovative Engineering and Digital Solutions that meet customer expectations qualitatively....on time...every time. He is currently an active member of NASSCOM and part of Engineering R&D council and SME council. His firm has received prestigious “Maharashtra IT” award from Maharashtra Government in year 2007 & 2018 and is a solutions partner for leading IT tech companies such as IBM, SAP, Microsoft & CISCO.

Prayas Chutani
Jumper.ai
In his role as Head of Sales & Partnerships at Jumper.ai, Prayas works directly with some of the leading brands globally to help them steer their Digital Transformation efforts. He operates as an external advisor to CXOs helping them strategize and accelerate their growth using a headless omnichannel approach towards Conversational Commerce.

Radhika Gupta
Raaha
As an entrepreneur and consultant, Radhika has worked at the intersection of Business & Social Impact. She is passionate about working with brands and enterprises that are driven by purpose. A decade long career in fashion and working with emerging designers led her to become an advocate for sustainability, circularity and people first business models. As a consultant, she has a strong record of deploying sustainable business growth, sales & marketing initiatives, strategic partnerships and outreach programs, events and fundraising strategy for clients in the Profit and Non-profit sector.

Rahul Chute
Dnnovate
A result-driven professional with over 18 years of experience in Branding, UI Design, Product Design, Web Design, Digital Marketing, Game Development, Augmented Reality. A passion for fresh and original creative solutions combined with a level headed and rational approach has led to an impressive portfolio of high concept and award-winning projects. A hands-on approach to the entire creative process means that each project is curated with the utmost attention from inception to final delivery.

Rajit Bhattacharya
Data Sutram
Following a global interest in data, Rajit began to dabble into its potential and by the time he was 19, was already involved in creating unique data-driven solutions for social and commercial sectors. Naturally good at organisation and leadership, with a desire to actually create a change, Rajit belongs to the larger group of millennials ready to fix the world. Recognized under Top 15 Entrepreneurs from Eastern India by Youth 4 Business - an initiative by US Consulate and Contact Base, he can be found working overtime at his quest for change.

Rashi Khanna
Kyaa Matlab
A seasoned business professional with over 18 years of experience both in a corporate setup and as an Entrepreneur. Rashi has expertise in Product Launches, Brand Management, Start-up Incubation, Re-positioned exiting brands. She is a dynamic, clear, assertive thinker, marketing expert both in B2B and B2C environment with critical awareness of national and international trends in the respective categories.

Ravi Rao
The Albex Group
Leadership/COO, Developing the Vision, Strategy & Growth oriented Direction for Retail, Empowering Retail for the Future with Smart Retail Solutions/Retail Dynamics/Brand Management/Principal Relationships/Retail Operations/Retail Finance & Analytics/Omnichannel & E Commerce Adaption, Consult, Advise and Mentor Organizations.

Sakshi Tyagi
The Socio Story
A vigilant Digital marketer and strategist with hands on experience and a knack for Social Media Strategizing and branding. Sakshi believes there's a lot more to a brand than what catches the eye, and the brand story must reach to the potential customers and that is why ‘The Socio story’ was born. She has been a part of Marketing & Branding industry for 5 years and has worked closely with top brands from FMCG, Travel, education, Medical & Lifestyle industry as a Social Media Marketer & Marketing Manager. After gaining experience by working with startups & Corporates, she began her entrepreneurial journey.

Sandeep Prakash
Herbs NutriProducts
A professional with immense organizational skills, clear thought process, creative and analytical skills with over 24 years of experience in Building and executing strategies that has helped organizations expand, diversify, move into new spaces, adapt and innovate to evolve and become Industry leaders. Sameer has experience spanning across General Management, Business Strategy, P&L Ownership, Sales and Distribution, Territory Management, Commercial Operations, Key Account management, Channel management, Store operations, Customer Services, Team management & Public Affairs.

Sanjay Guha
Acquist Marketing and Informations Pvt. Ltd.
Experienced Sales Leader with hands on experience in setting up high performance Sales teams on a pan India basis. Veteran Direct Marketing professional with specialty in managing programs for ultra high net worth individuals for all top private banking, wealth management and ultra luxury real estate developers in India. Specialties: Negotiating High Value deals, Retention of key performers, Training and goal orientation of Sales Teams.

Sanket Gawade
Upbringo
Upbringo aims to empower Educational Institutes in order to strengthen the bond with their Students. Through Upbringo, Institutes can run ONLINE the same way they used to be OFFLINE! Sanket strongly believes that opportunity lies at the place where people complain. So he started his first venture "CleanIt", a visionary idea which merged two major initiatives of the Indian government, 'Digital India' and 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

Santosh Kotnis
Springup Capital
An experienced global business executive with a solid track record of IT and business management experience that involves strategic planning, operations & financial management. Santosh has been very active in the startup community and advises/mentors startups of different stages. He believes in building the ecosystem and network which enables different stakeholders. Santosh takes keen interest in VC/Angel activities.

Santosh Talaghatti
Digital Transformation
He is wonderful visionary, leader & Social Impact Influencer working on various international and National initiatives, mentor of hundreds of startups through Startup India and founder of EdTech, HealthTech social Innovation Startups, awarded & guided by respected Dr. APJ Kalam. He is engaged in developing the Global Innovation Hub to empower 1000 Social Innovation Entrepreneurs in EdTech, HealthTech, Climate Change, Space Tech, InfoTech, AgriTech startups for Social Innovation.

Sharon Lobo
Quirky Writers Media
Being passionate about startups, Sharon helps them grow from scratch to large organizations by enabling the right communication. She has worked with over 20 startups to market their products and services the right way. Additionally, she also consults various companies to establish and achieve their Marketing & Branding goals.

Shivaji Shriram Dhawad
InFed
Shivaji specializes in forging strategic partnerships, facilitating linkages, and program management. An MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in Commerce, he is passionate about the promotion and development of entrepreneurship. Selected by the Government of Berlin to participate in the Startup-Asia Berlin week 2019 as a delegate, he also attended the Program Designers’ Lab, a workshop for CEOs of Incubators and Accelerators promoting female-entrepreneurship in India.

Shivam Sharma
Confederation of Indian Industry
Dr. Shivam carries over 10+ years professional work experience in various domains of Agriculture, Rural Development and Biotechnology with a proven background in branding, customer acquisition, and relationship management, project management, lead generation, and business development and consulting while advocating about the integration of innovative technologies in Agriculture viz. AI, ML, Robotics, Drones, Blockchain, etc.

Shrishti Sahu
Hustle Hard Ventures (HHV)
3rd generation entrepreneur building her second company - Hustle Hard Ventures and family-office to invest in early stage startups. Shrishti has built startups from scratch, worked in private equity and also at Facebook - these experiences combined have enabled Srishti to get a deep understanding of diverse sectors & how to scale and grow companies. She will always go out of her way to champion and help women entrepreneurs.

Sindhu Shanta Nair
Consultancy Services - HRM | Research Projects | Management | Academic Writing & Reviewing
Experienced Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Industry and Academia. Skilled in Consultancy (Research, HRM, Management), Academic writing, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Research Analysis. Reviewer in Elsevier Journals. As a Certified Zone Trainer (JCI) accomplished effective training for HR, Personality Development, Public Speaking, Soft Skills/Life Skills, Induction etc.

Smriti Bhargava
Saiesta
A seasoned creative mind with experience in international fashion and retail industry and her career can be best described as a kaleidoscope of creative direction, production, marketing and management. She has rich experience, sharp entrepreneurial skills, commendable vision, team leadership, managing time line, organizational skills and extensive knowledge of the industry.

Somvir Yadav
MyScoot
A 3x entrepreneur and a Y-Combinator alum, Somvir has been building startups since his first year in college. Somvir is also a full stack growth professional with a 7+ years experience in getting business to double digit growth rates from scratch. He is always interested in talking about things around product, growth, and user psychology.

SubbaRaju Pericherla
S P A Enterprise Services Ltd.
He is a leader who is currently working in three business environments of Food, Manufacturing and Assisted E-commerce all managed and harnessed through KLCP holdings. He also founded CrossBorders with a vision to support visionaries at their early stage. As an entrepreneur he was capable of raising 5 M $, and in his current avatar his business has potential to grow 3X in less than 24 months. Subbu is a familiar face in all big public forums like ET as a Keynote speaker. He has been supporting tirelessly various start-up initiatives and is mentoring Start-up(s), accelerator programs and incubators, SLP (Startup Leadership Program) flourished under his able leadership and brought glory for Hyderabad Chapter in 2015-2016, at Asia level.

Sumedha Khoche
KinderPass
Sumedha is the Founder / CEO at KinderPass, an early years baby development and care platform. She is an award-winning marketer and business leader with 16+ years of leading million dollar businesses at P&G and Pepsico. She is an alumnus of Shri Ram College Of Commerce and IIM Indore (where she is also a visiting faculty in marketing & consumer insights). Sumedha is a long distance runner, a voracious reader and an avid traveler. She is married and has two children (aged 9, 5.5)

Sumit Srivastawa
Startup Chaupal
In January 2017, Sumit stepped into grounding and guidance and started his firm to train entrepreneurial mindset at the grassroots level. More than 20 startups are incubated and working from across India with him under his supervision and guidance where he is supporting them from ideation to execution to funding. With a belief that competition is always looking back, collaboration is looking forward, he started liaising and supporting startups in all domains. He has been hand holding with promising entrepreneurs, not as a mentor, rather as a team member and in order to make it more conducive he has joined hands with Multiple Ventures from the ecosystem & has invested in few startups.

Sunaina Jairath
Perfect Relations
18+ years of experience in communication consultancy, Public Relations and media management. Specialties: Policy communication, Crisis communication, Entry strategies, Corporate Reputation Management , Project Planning, Issue Management, Public Affairs and Government Relations, D&I.

Suneel Hegde
Mentor Ally
Suneel helps ambitious people to create their own world class business and careers with results, influence & affluence through his advisory services which includes investments, digital marketing, coaching & mentoring, strategy development and career growth. A strategy consultant and an investment banker turned entrepreneur with 12+ years of experience in investment banking, consulting and operations. Currently running two online ventures that are making waves in the entrepreneurship world.

Suzaina Basheer
Mavericking
An Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, People, Technology and Design enthusiast with over 17+ years of experience. Through her venture Mavericking, she enjoys working on solutioning projects which involve building ground-up or are geared for process re-invention and digital transformation. Her core experience is in Strategy, People Experience Design and Human Capital Management. As an Executive Coach, she helps entrepreneurs transform their visions and ideas into profitable business stories via 1:1 coaching and bespoke business interventions.

Tanvi Bhatt
Tanvi Bhatt International
As the Pioneer of Personal Branding in India, Tanvi empowers Leaders to become Thought Leaders, and Thought Leaders to become ICONS at Tanvi Bhatt International – India’s Premier Personal Branding Company. The go-to speaker and authority on Personal Branding in India, Tanvi is recognized as the ‘Personal Branding Expert’ for the CXOs by Branding in India, Tanvi is recognized as the ‘Personal Branding Expert’ for the CXOs by The Economic Times-Corporate Dossier, where she writes on all things personal branding under her signature column ‘Brand YOU’.

Taqui Haider
National Commentators Academy
More than 11 years of experience in both industry and academics. Taqui is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Inspiria Knowledge Campus. He is an author, actor, singer, writer, poet, and radio storyteller. He has interviewed many eminent personalities from the field of Politics, Sports, Business, and Theatre. Apart from this, he is also a fashion entrepreneur, working as a bridge between Indian Ethnic Clothing and its end users.

Tarun Chaurasia
PE Partners
Tarun has spent 10 years with a well-known Institutional Private Equity Fund i.e. Rabobank PE Fund India (Rabo Equity Advisors), with high pedigree International LPs on Board. He has participated extensively as a mentor and educator in various courses, conferences, and events with an unwavering keen focus on subjects relating to Private Equity & Venture Capital. Previously, Tarun worked with Fidelity Fund Management, Citi Financial Consumer Finance, BHW Home Finance.

Tarun Jami
Green Jams
GreenJams are the Indian pioneers of hempcrete, an innovative building material that is comprised of the hemp stalks. Some of their accomplishments include being featured on the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 2019; Winning Clean Energy Challenge and; Action for India Best Social Enterprise 2019. Tarun is an INK Fellow 2018 and a PhD Scholar (Civil Engineering) as well.

Teja Gudluru
UDo- Now
An International Trainer, Leadership Development Consultant, Author and an Entrepreneur. Teja’s niche training competencies include various Behavioral, Leadership and Management development workshops using a multitude of Learning Technologies and has to date trained and coached over 25,000 individuals across the spectrum of industries and hierarchies. During his career as a trainer and behavioral coach, he has conducted as many as 2000 sessions for many IT, ITES, Government and Educational institutions.

Vaishali Neotia
Merxius
Founded and ran a technology startup for the last decade. Vaishali was invested in by The Boeing Company and was a part of Facebook's AR/VR Startup Garage (India innovation Program). She is involved in serving on relevant committees and boards, speaking at business & technology conferences and youth summits and mentoring students & aspiring entrepreneurs. Vaishali has engaged with organizations like Nasscom, TiE, Women In Tech, US State Dept., British Deputy High Commission, AIESEC etc. to mentor and speak with the youth around tech, entrepreneurship, DEI etc.

Vanditta Malhotra Hegde
Singh & Singh and Malhotra & Hegde
Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Joint Ventures, Arbitration, Intellectual Property, and Private Equity. Strong business development professional with a LLB focused in Law from Government Law College, Bombay.

Vertica Dvivedi
Surfaces Reporter Magazine
Vertica Dvivedi is an entrepreneur, leader, influencer, community builder, and speaker. A story of her entrepreneurial struggle was published in "Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul at Work" written by Jack Canfield for Westland publishing. She is the Co-Chairperson of the Women Entrepreneurs Committee at the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI) and speaks at various forums as a motivational speaker for students, rising entrepreneurs, women-led organizations, and startups.

Vijay Talele
COEP's Bhau Institute of Innovation
Competent and dynamic IT Project Delivery professional offering a distinguished and insightful exposure of over 31+ years across high-growth environments related to global IT delivery, customer satisfaction, P&L of division, resource management, infrastructure management, growth of the existing accounts and new business. Vijay has expertise in managing large offshore and multi-year contracts in application development, maintenance and testing services and product development, life cycle management.

Vinay Solanki
Napino Auto and Electronics
Vinay has 16+ years of experience across business development, strategy, partner management, sales and technology development within domains such as Digital Transformation, IoT, Wi-Fi, Fintech and Trading. He is the founder of the world’s 3rd largest community IoT-NCR with 7800+ members, recognized as global top 20 thought leader in IoT, AR/VR and Analytics and most viewed author on Quora. He is a TEDx speaker and member of NASSCOM, DoT TEC and other industry bodies.

Aditti Agarwaal
Purple Blocks Design Studioz
Aditti has completed 3 years as a Founder and Creative Director at Purple Blocks Design Studioz and specializes in Interior Design, product design, Management consulting, Project management, estimation, Vendor Management and sourcing, and budget management.

Abhishek Gupta
Hult Prize Foundation
Abhishek is the Campus Director at Hult Prize Foundation while pursuing his graduation at IIT Madras. Hult Prize aims at solving real-life problems and inspiring an entrepreneurial mindset among students.

Ayushri Mishra
Excel Range Media
Ayushri is a marketing professional with skills ranging from Digital Marketing strategist, social media marketing to Content marketing, social media optimization (SEO) and online advertising. Her zeal and passion for learning helps her bring fresh perspective to her field and become collaborative.

Dr Rizwan Ahmed
Delaplex Software
Dr. Rizwan has close to 2 decades of professional experience as innovative, hands-on technology executive with a proven track record of leading the design, development & program/project management of high technology projects & solutions, while continuously improving the processes & procedures. He has worked with multiple Fortune 100/1000 Enterprises, MSMEs and cutting edge technology startups in variety of industries as FinTech, Retail, Healthcare, Broadcast, Hospitality, EdTech, Energy, etc. He is recipient of multiple Global Technology awards for his professional contributions. He is regularly invited as Speaker/Evangelist at National & International Conferences, Events, Panel Discussions & Webinars in India and abroad. He has delivered more than 200+ talks so far.

Meghna Kaushik
Vanto Group
Meghna specializes in various aspects of the Business Operations such as Transformations & Turnarounds, High performance Culture, Organizational Change Implementation, and Organizational alignment and holds over 10 years of experience in the same. She strives to achieve unprecedented business results for her clients while also producing an exceptional quality of life for the people at their work.

Nitya
Admantium Crypto Advisors
An alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Nitya gained varied experiences as an analyst both in startups and organizations such as KPMG, and built a niche in Consulting; currently adding value with her presence at Admantium Crypto Advisors.

Prashant Kulkarni
Pick me Foods and Beverages Pvt. Ltd
Describing himself as an Ideator and Executor, Prashant has gained 11+ years of experience in scaling food businesses across the country. His specialization lies in Food Scaling, Growth Hacking, Franchise Consulting, Business Development among others. His case study on food scaling has been published by prestigious universities like Harvard, Yale, Princeton and others.

Rashmi Dharmadhikari
Metwiz Materials Pvt. Ltd.
Rashmi is an alumna of IIT Kharagpur with an experience of over 4 years as a Director at Metwiz Materials along with specializations in the fields of Material Science, Powder Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Production Planning and Research & Development.

Shivjot Cheema
One Street Capital Advisors
With 10+ years of experience as a Director in One Street Capital Advisors along with varied experiences in several organizations including ICICI Bank, Shivjot specializes in Business Development, Investments, Business Strategy, Real Estate Development, Portfolio Management, Asset Management, Private Equity among several others.

Srikant Iyengar
QA Ltd.
Currently a MD and member of Executive Committee at QA Ltd, Srikanth has over 24 years of experience in his field of work such as Business Development, Financial Services, and Global Sourcing. As a professional, he has worked as Global Sales Officer, Chief Executive, Regional Head, Global Head of Global Outsourcing and as Vice President in organizations such as Infosys, IGATE and Conduent.

Srikant Ranjan
BrownBag
An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, Srikant launched his own startup Brownbag after gaining over 6 years of experience. His strategy through his e-commerce tech startup is to make business sustainable and scalable by integrating a customer-centric approach with local sellers.

Sudarsan Ravi
RippleHire
Sudarsan's job as a first time CEO is to build an authentic organization. An organization with a judgement free culture where people are free to be & do their best. He enjoys making things exponentially better than what they are - be it people, process or technology. Passionate about talent acquisition, parenting, framework level thinking, Manchester United and about creating a better future for the ecosystem around me. He speaks at conference events on his professional work and ideas.

Sunil Biyani
Star Export House
Sunil is the Head of Export at Star Export House owing to his 13+ years of experience in fields of Business Development, Operations management, Supply chain management, Export Consultant, Turnaround Strategies and Global Joint Ventures.

Minal Bhagat
Director
Ensonic Computech Pvt. Ltd. Minal’s experience spans for more than two decades around end-to-end account management -specially for Government large global accounts and SMEs, partner management, and relationship management and has a high Acumen in developing & nurturing Sales Teams. Minal is currently a seasoned Startup Entrepreneur in the field of Education Technology-Digital Smart Class Room. with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. She is also a trainer & speaker for organisations as well as Individuals and help them increase their performance levels through workshops and trainings.

Jaineel Aga
Co-founder
Planet Superheroes. Jaineel Aga is the Co-founder of Planet Superheroes, a Direct to Consumer Omni-Channel brand that sells a range of licensed character merchandise. He has built and scaled the company to create a Pan India network of stores as well as fully integrated e-commerce operations. He has also partnered with a listed Japanese gaming company to launch its Indian operations to bolden the "Make in India and for India" program in the content and merchandise space. Jaineel is passionate about the startup ecosystem and via his venture studio, "Aga Ventures", he advises and incubates early-stage SaaS founders who are solving problems focused on the Indian consumer space.

Shilpi Singh
Executive Coach & Co-founder
The Unhotel Company & Studio4. Shilpi Singh is an Executive Coach & Co-Founder, The Unhotel Co (a boutique travel and experiences company) & Studio 4 (specializes in Digital communication) She is an alumnus of official Voices, the world's largest not-for-profit organizations working in space of women leadership. Her leadership practice in the last 11 years has focused primarily on Inclusive leadership with most work done in space of Women leadership. She has worked with senior women leaders, women entrepreneurs both in the profit and social sectors. She has conceptualized and has been running a successful mentoring program - L.E.A.P ( Leadership Advancement program ) along with BD Foundation

Ritish Reddy
Co-founder
Zluri. Ritish is one of the cofounders of Zluri, the SaaS management tool for IT teams. He leads the Marketing and Partnerships as part of his role. Before Zluri, he was part of the founding team at KNOLSKAPE and Co-Founder at Cranium media. Ritish is an MBA graduate and is passionate about building, and scaling businesses ground up. He is an avid reader and loves exploring book stores and libraries in different parts of the world. He loves painting with his 4-year-old daughter.

Dheeraj Mirpuri
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
LEAD Business Growth LLP A go-getter and a motivator, having successfully led multiple engagements and large teams across continents. Key solutions (delivered simultaneously) include process modelling, risk assessment, internal control assessment, compliance to Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), customer life cycle assessment and internal audit. Participated and led a number of global initiatives with experience in conceptualising and delivering solutions for a large number of marque corporates across Manufacturing, Information Technology (semi-conductor), Aviation and Telecommunications sectors. Committed to help business owners with strategies and tools to achieve multiple growth and negate any risk, through implementation of structures and processes. The idea is to help small and medium enterprises develop effective operating and governing structures for fast and healthy growth, through skill sets developed over the years, having been associated with large size entities.