CHUNAUTI

“CHUNAUTI” – NextGen Startup Challenge Contest

Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS) is STPI’s comprehensive incubation scheme which has a vision to drive the rise of India as a Software Product Nation so as to make India a global player in development, production and supply of Innovative, Efficient and Secure Software Products thus facilitating the growth across the entire spectrum of ICT sector as envisioned in the National Policy on Software Products (NPSP) – 2019.

NextGen Startup Challenge Contest (CHUNAUTI – Challenge Hunt Under NGIS for Advanced Uninhibited Technology Intervention) is a challenge under NGIS to find the products & solutions to address the issues/challenges faced during and post pandemic situation. CHUNAUTI is looking to identify and support the solutions which can support Government, industries & public at large for their seamless operations and enabling them to face the varied difficulties & bottlenecks during and post pandemic situation.

Key Domains:

  • Edu-Tech, Agri-Tech & Fin-Tech Solutions for masses
  • Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation Management
  • Infrastructure & Remote Monitoring
  • Medical Healthcare, Diagnostic, Preventive & Psychological Care
  • Jobs & Skilling, Linguistic Tools & Technologies

Key Focus Areas:

The products/solution can be proposed keeping in view the focus areas including but not limited to following:

  • Edu-Tech products/solutions enabling Schools for Online Education, Training Teachers, E-learning, E-Assessments, Online collaboration, etc. Specific solutions focused on Government/Municipal/Tier-II/Tier-III/Rural Schools where there may be resource constraints (low bandwidth, limited digital infrastructure) and/or lower cost of adoption may be essential given that significant portion of users may belong to under privileged section of the society.
  • Agri-Tech products/solutions & technology intervention focusing on better supply chain management for agriculture produce including storage, monitoring, packaging, movement and sale via various channels.
  • Fin-Tech product/solutions enabling Peer to Peer funding App for Individuals MSMEs, other financing options to tide over the pandemic crisis by leveraging the power of JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhar Mobile), Digital Payment Infrastructure (UPI BHIM), Business Continuity Financial Aid, etc.
  • Products/solutions & technology intervention for supply chain management to cater to increase in demand & supply of essential goods, medical supplies during crisis or disasters and thereafter.
  • Product/ solutions using technologies like GIS, Big Data, AI, Drone, CCTV, Robot, etc. for contactless and remote surveying, quality assurance, monitoring, reporting etc.
  • Products/ solutions for healthcare, diagnostic, sanitation and medical services to augment trust-based health care systems and to  promote contactless delivery of healthcare.
  • Products/solutions to support needy people with essential supplies and complete support to Senior Citizens through Market access & logistics.
  • Jobs & Skilling – Products/Solutions to make unskilled, semi-skilled & skilled manpower employable by adequately skilling them viz. skilling fresh engineering graduates with latest global contemporary industrial tools & technologies, skilling semi-skilled & unskilled labour class with mechanical / employable skills.
  • Linguistic tools & technologies – Products/Solutions focused on local languages & dialects for varied purposes viz. extending eGov services to citizenry in local languages, multilingual domestic BPO/KPO/LPO services, teaching regional languages as part of educational curriculum etc.
  • Any other software product for handling the new normal due to the pandemic.

Stages :

CHUNAUTI will be conducted in single stage. The Start-ups submitting the proposals/applications can be in any of the following stages.

  • Ideation Stage: An individual or team of individuals has an innovative product idea and wish to focus on developing that idea into a business.
  • Prototype Stage: A validated proof-of-concept exists in a way that the prototype is anticipated to be ready in the foreseeable future. Alternatively, the prototype is ready and awaiting testing and validation.
  • Pre-revenue Stage: The product has been validated and the start-up needs support in establishing itself as a business.
  • Revenue Stage: The start-up has initial revenue from customers and needs support in scaling its business & product portfolio.

Timelines & Duration :

  • Application Submission Start Date: 10th August 2020
  • Application Submission End Date: 07th September 2020
  • Evaluation of Application: IN PROGRESS
  • Announcement of Shortlisted/Selected Applicants: 4th Week of October 2020 [ TENTATIVE ]

Note*: Changes in dates, if any, shall be made public on all relevant portals and social media channels well in advance.

 

Stakeholders

Who can apply:

  • The challenge invites the proposals/applications from Indian Start-ups who are working in domain related to software product development.
  • Start-ups registered with DPIIT under start-up India programme are encouraged to participate in this programme.
  • Individual Academicians, Researchers, Educators, Entrepreneurs, partnership firms, LLPs may also participate, however, if they are selected then they will have to register as private limited company in a stipulated time (preferably within 3 months).

Offerings:

  • Ready to work Plug-n-Play incubation space along with high speed internet access within the constraint of lockdown & thereafter.
  • Mentoring support.
  • Networking opportunities/Industry connect and Go-to market support for exhibiting/showcasing products/solutions through various National/International events/workshops/exhibitions.
  • Full-fledged security & vulnerability testing of Software Products through the dedicated Software Product Security Testing (SPST) facility.
  • Access to VCs for funding support.
  • Advisory Services such as HR, Legal, Accounting, IPR/Patenting and other support services.
  • Facilities and services including mentoring, networking/industry connects, marketing support, etc. of the pan-India domain specific CoEs of STPI may be leveraged.
  • Mentor, experts, industry network of STPI and MSH.

Shri Kalyan Kar

Shri Kalyan Kar

Chief Mentor - NGIS Agartala, Co-Founder & Director, InQube Innoventures
About

Mr. Kalyan is the Co-Founder & Director of InQube Innoventures, which incubates “Innovative Inclusive Initiatives”. Kalyan firmly believes that innovative and effective utilization of technology can lead to Equitable, Inclusive & Sustainable growth for the society at large.

Currently, Kalyan is involved in incubating several start-ups in the areas of Technology, Education, Healthcare, BPM, Skill Development, Data Analytics and Agriculture.

Earlier, Kalyan Co-Founded an US based Healthcare Services company which was finally acquired by the World’s largest employee benefits organization for US$ 140 Million.

His ventures have won “Great Place to Work” award in India for 3 continuous years, as well as “Exciting Emerging Companies to Work for” by NASSCOM and was the All India Finalist for “NASSCOM Innovation Awards”.

Kalyan graduated from St. Xaviers’ College and is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Cost Accountant by Profession with All India Merit Rank in both the examinations.

He is a regular Speaker in various Forums and is known for his business and social views and opinion in the Press, Electronic, Digital & Social Media.

Mr. Kalyan is currently in the Executive Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, IT Committee of Bengal Chamber and Innovation & IT Committee of CII. He is also the Governing Body Member of Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) & Vice President of the Sector V Stakeholders’ Association. Kalyan has served as the Jury for the CII Industrial Innovation Awards, Bihar Startup Ideathon as well as WEBEL BCCI Tech Incubation Initiative. Currently he is a Mentor to the WEBEL BCCI Tech Incubation Center and is a Trustee of Sahaj Path, an initiative towards “Inclusive & Quality Education for All” & “The Boston Pledge – Asia”, which is an initiative to promote “Bengal” Globally.

Mr. Kalyan has also been a part of Government and Business Delegates to overseas countries promoting the “Make in India” & “Bengal Global Business Summit” initiatives.

Mentorship Location

Agartala

Prof. Rajat Moona

Prof. Rajat Moona

Chief Mentor - NGIS Bhilai, Director, IIT Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
About

Prof. Rajat Moona heads the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai, which is one of the six new IITs established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Prof. Moona is also a Professor of Computer Science at IIT Kanpur and has supervised several postgraduate theses. He along with his students and colleagues has authored 10 patents, several research papers and books.

He had been instrumental in defining applications such as smart card driving license, vehicle registration, e-passport, electronic toll collection, mobility card, etc. The research area of Prof. Rajat Moona spans over embedded computing, computer security, VLSI design and Operating Systems.

In the past Prof. Moona was the Director of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in capacity of Director General. Prof. Moona is recipient of several awards and recognitions, including Indo-US Science and Technology Fellowship, Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professorship, VASVIK Award for the year 2010, IESA Techno-visionary Award 2014, fellowship of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences 2015 and National award of Election Commission of India 2016 for the best electoral practices.

Prof. Rajat Moona is an active member of the technical committee of Election Commission of India for EVMs and has been instrumental in defining the EVMs and VVPAT. He has also been instrumental in defining national voter service portal and national electoral search for the voters.

Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

Embedded Computing, Computer Security, VLSI Design, Operating Systems

Mentorship Location

Bhilai

Shri Nemesh Singh

Shri Nemesh Singh

Chief Mentor - NGIS Bhopal, Founder & CEO, Appointy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
About

Mr. Nemesh Singh, after not being able to find a job post completing his graduation, founded Appointy and today it has grown to become a force to reckon with. Being used by more than 19,000 businesses in over 78 countries, Appointy helps SMBs to get new clients and keep their appointment books full.

His vision is to create a platform for small and medium sized businesses that would help them grow without much effort. His belief is that one should always focus on the value of the product offering rather than money.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

SaaS, Bootstrapping, Hiring in tier 2 cities, Building Culture, Product Scalability, Tech Scalability, Tech Architecture

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Shri Pankaj Gupta

Shri Pankaj Gupta

Chief Mentor - NGIS Dehradun, President, Industries Association of Uttarakhand, Dehradun
About

Mr. Pankaj Gupta is a BSc in Electronics. He is the Co-Founder of Satya Industries. He has association with industrial / trade association like Industries Association of Uttarakhand, State Udyog Mitra Uttarakhand, MSME Board GoI, etc.

He has compiled various books like MSMED ACT – 2006, Labour Laws Companion, Book on Fire & Safety, Study Report on “Development road map for Uttarakhand”, Report on Organizing the Unorganized Sector in Uttarakhand, VAT act, DUN & BRAD Street, Book on MSME Financial Literacy & Education Workshop.

Honors

  • “Certificate of Achievement” from the Economist in May 2006
  • “Rashtriya Udyog Ratan Award” in the year 2008 for Excellence in Entrepreneurship
  • “Honor of Uttarakhand” in the year 2010
Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

Policy Drafting, Market Analysis/Access.

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Shri Kumaran Venkatesh

Shri Kumaran Venkatesh

Chief Mentor - NGIS Guwahati, AXLERATE Now, Guwahati, Assam
About

Mr. Kumaran Venkatesh has over three decades of work experience in consulting, business development, sales management, marketing operations and executive leadership roles across IT, Semiconductors & Software at MNC’s and Indian companies at Hong Kong, Boston and India. He is a partner at AXLerateNOW focusing on scaling IOT Startups. Prior to his current Startup, he was a Senior Director of Business Development at ARM (Softbank Group) developing IOT, AI/ML, Security, HPC & cloud datacentre market. Prior to ARM, he was with an Industry body on Electronics and Semiconductors where he passionately worked to grow the Electronic System Design & Manufacturing industry as well as created an IOT ecosystem in India. He curated 16 IOT Startups across MedTech, Wearables, Spacetech and mentored, coached and advised them on Execution, Market and funding capital.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Venkatesh was spearheading Intel’s Wind River India business as India Country Manager. He passionately worked to open Wind River India Design Center, which helped Indian customers design world-class embedded solutions for Aerospace, Defence, Networking, Industrial and mobile market. Prior to Wind River, Mr. Venkatesh was Regional Manager (US East and Canada) with Tata Elxsi in the US.

From 1987 to 2003, he held various senior management positions in India and overseas at Modi Olivetti, On Mobile, Motorola, and others.

He is also a well-known personality in the media. His article and opinions are often published in leading technology and business publications. He was also featured in “Next Big Thing” on NDTV Good Times channel as a thought leader.

He is the co-chair of IOTNEXT, TiE Bengaluru board member and founder member of NETRA Accelerator Foundation. Mr. Venkatesh is also a corporate faculty of the ART OF LIVING and has taught to various sections of the society.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IoT Startups

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Bhubaneswar

Dr. Ajay Data

Dr. Ajay Data

Chief Mentor - NGIS Jaipur, Managing Director, Data Group of Industries, Jaipur, Rajasthan
About

Dr. Ajay Data is a techno commercial Founder & CEO of multiple technology companies. Dr. Data also became the first Indian to be nominated for ccNSO Council of ICANN where 170 countries are members. He was also the first Indian to become Chairman of Universal Acceptance Steering Group having 450+ members globally.

Professional Affiliation

  • Certificate of Excellence for outstanding services, achievements and contribution, presented by Hon’ble Minister for Communications, Govt. of India
  • GUNEEJAN Award given by Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan
  • Distinguished Leadership Award and has been selected for worldwide recognition in the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership for outstanding contribution to the field of Information Technology by American Biographical Institute, USA
Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

Software Products, Turnkey IT Solutions and Mobile Technologies, Technology Innovation, Patents & Copy Rights.

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri Saurabh Srivastava

Shri Saurabh Srivastava

Chief Mentor - NGIS Lucknow, Successful Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder and former Chairman of NASSCOM, Indian Venture Capital Association, TiE NCR, NASCOMM Foundation and founder IAN

 

 

About

Mr. Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and institution builders, widely acknowledged as one of the architects of the Indian IT Industry and as leading the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial eco system in India. The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has presented him an Award for contribution to the Indian IT Industry and the President of India has awarded him the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours.

He co-founded and Chaired key institutions of modern India focussed on IT and entrepreneurship: NASSCOM( Indian IT Industry body); Indian Venture Capital Association; TiE NCR ( the world’s largest organization focussed on entrepreneurship with 15,000 members across 14 countries); Indian Angel Network, now the world’s largest angel investor group with over 150 portfolio companies, 500+ investor members globally and operations in 8 locations, including London and Israel).

After a successful stint in the US and India with IBM and Unisys, he founded several successful IT companies including one which was ranked amongst the top 15 companies in India and was listed, post merger, on the London Stock Exchange with revenues of $800 mill. He also founded India’s first private sector VC Fund which created companies like India Bulls and Avendus. He has been involved in investing in around 100 start-ups and has personally mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs. He serves/has served on the boards of reputed public companies in the US, UK and India.

His public service commitments have included the National Innovation Council, SEBI Committee on Alternative Investment Funds, Software Technology Parks of India , Investment Committee of the Indian Government’s Fund of Funds, Bombay Stock Exchange Hi-Tech Advisory Panel ,Telecom Centre of Excellence, Railway Expert Committee, PM’s Empowered Committee for Awards on Excellence in Public Administration and the National Expert Advisory Committee on Innovation, Incubation and Technology Entrepreneurship.

He is a co-founder of Ashoka University, served on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, London and was adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at IIT Mumbai. He has a Masters from Harvard University, a B Tech from IIT Kanpur. Other Awards include “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from IIT, the Data Quest Lifetime Achievement Award for IT, Patrick J McGovern Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from the University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Mentorship Location

Lucknow

Shri Sameer Jain

Shri Sameer Jain

Chief Mentor - NGIS Mohali, Founder & CEO, Net Solutions, Chandigarh
About

Mr. Sameer is graduated from NIT, Kurukshetra and has over 20 years of professional experience in technology services sector. His company Net Solutions serves businesses across 6 continents. A company that builds omni-channel digital experiences by converging technologies like Web, Mobile, Social, Cloud and IoT. Net Solutions works with startups and enterprise clients globally and is recognized as one of the top technology services company from India.

Mr. Sameer is also an active angel investor and one of the founding members of Chandigarh Angels Network.

He has led many software teams involved in building software products in the consumer Internet, financial, retail and healthcare domains.

He has won many awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year from Software Technology Parks of India. Net Solutions has also been featured in magazines and journals of international repute, including Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Inc magazines.

At present, he is the President of TiE, Chandigarh, Co-Chair for the Chandigarh chapter of NASSCOM, a member of NASSCOM’s National SME Council as well as a member of CII’s National Committees on IT & ITeS.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Product Design and UI, UX Expertise

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Dasari Ramakrishna

Shri Dasari Ramakrishna

Chief Mentor - NGIS Vijayawada, CEO, Efftronics Systems Pvt.Ltd & Chairman, CII AP State Council, Vijayawada, AP
About

Mr. D. Ramakrishna did his MTech (Electrical Engg.) from IIT Madras. He is the founding CEO of Efftronics Systems Pvt. Ltd., established in 1985 in Vijayawada. He is instrumental in Efftronics growth and in positioning it as one of India’s smart solutions company. Backed by rich R&D, Efftronics is now a leading provider of smart solutions for railways signalling, smart cities, smart buildings and industries.

He is the architect of one of India’s largest IoT network built for Indian railways with more than 6 million things connected across 9000 locations. It reduced the accidents & improved the punctuality. He is continuous learner & thought leader. Under his leadership Efftronics has innovated more than 50 solutions for different domains.

By continually growing Efftronics, Mr. Ramakrishna has proved to Indian Industry that “With Right aspirations and sincere effort to deliver value to customers, it is possible to be successful and location doesn’t matter”. He is involved in various social development activities for improvement of academics and Industry.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Internet of Things, Smart Cities

Mentorship Location

Vijayawada

Shri Dilip Kumar Thakur

Shri Dilip Kumar Thakur

Chief Mentor - NGIS Patna, Ex-CTO, Wipro and Founder Director, DeltaLeap Pvt. Ltd.
About

Mr. Dilip Kumar Thakur is a strategist and entrepreneur with 35 years of leadership experience in product and business development in Software Services and IT industry. He has successfully founded two startups in the domain of product development and design & implementation consultancy. He has remarkable ability in assimilation of technology, market/industry trends to building customer focused technology strategy and roadmap for the organization, visualize future needs and conceptualize innovative products and services.

He has been instrumental in setting up and operationalizing Incubation and Growth of new engineering businesses (Design Services, Product/IP Licensing); Management of Innovation programs and projects; Creation of strategic Centre of Excellences cutting across multiple business groups and providing Mentorship/leadership to engineering teams during Requirement and Architecture development.

He has earned Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communications from Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru in 1982 and BSc Hons. in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi in 1978.

He has authored a white paper on “Secured Intelligent Devices” for IESA.

His current focus is on bringing impactful transformations in domains such as HealthCare, Industrial Automation and Intelligent premises/buildings by contributing in solution development leveraging new technologies such as Internet of Things, Real time data analytics, Event Processing, AI/Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Augmented reality and Systems of Engagement.

Previous engagement:

  • Technical Consulting – IESA (2019)
  • Founder, CTO – DeltaLeap Pvt. Ltd. (2016-2018)
  • Founder, CTO – Early Stage Startup Company (2008-2010)
  • Chief Technology Officer, R&D Services & Telecom Solutions, Wipro Technologies, Bengaluru (2001-2007)
  • Engineer/Scientist – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Satellite Center, Bengaluru (1982-1985)
Mentorship Location

Patna

Shri Rajesh Ram Mishra

Shri Rajesh Ram Mishra

Chief Mentor - NGIS Bhubaneswar, Ex-President, IESA, Ex-CTO, Wipro, Advisor & Mentor

 

About

Mr. Rajesh is a business leader having over 34 years of global experience in IT and high-tech industries across multiple domains. Since beginning of 2020, Rajesh is advising startups, social ventures and incubators. His areas of interest include Medtech, Agritech, SAAS, HPC, AI and Intelligent Electronics.

Prior to it, as President of India Electronics and Semiconductor Association, he worked towards enabling India to be the leader in Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) through successful collaboration of industry, academia & government, building a vibrant ecosystem for startups and right skilling of technical workforce. He was board member of ESSCI and committee member of Karnataka Vision Group on IT. Rajesh helped establish SFAL, a fabless startup incubator in collaboration with Govt. of Karnataka and Electropreneur Park at Bhubaneswar in partnership with STPI.

In his long career stint with Wipro, Rajesh held many senior management responsibilities. He was CTO of telecom and product engineering division, Business Unit Head for different verticals namely Computing, Storage, Software Products, Peripherals, Semiconductor, Industrial Automation and Avionics, VP Operations & Competency and VP strategy. He established ARISE labs, a new initiative to develop affordable products and solutions for India in collaboration with global eco system partners, leveraging smart devices, mobility, cloud and analytics. Assure Health, an end to end tele-health platform developed in ARISE labs for remote cardiac disease management, received Golden Peacock award as most innovative solution at the 24th World congress of Total Quality.

He has been executive council member of India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and member of Core Advisory Group for R&D in electronics to Government of India, NASSCOM engineering forum and board of governors for IIIT, Bhubaneswar. His research interests include global innovation networks, role of IP for emerging market multinationals and social innovation.

He has completed his B.Tech in Electronics and M.Tech in Computer Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Subsequently he has done his MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Dr. G S Darbari

Dr. G S Darbari

Chief Mentor - NGIS Prayagraj, Founder, Darbari Industries Prayagraj
About

Dr. G S Darbari, having well over 50 yrs. of academic and industry experience, received M.Sc.in Electronics & Ph.D. degrees in Physics from University of Allahabad in 1966, about 4 years Research & teaching experience at Brooklyn Polytech ( now renamed as Polytech University of New York after taking it over by New York University), as Post Doctoral Research Fellow under the sponsorship of US Air Force office of Scientific Research, carried out Research in the area of materials & taught in USA and University of Allahabad.

Founder and Partner, Darbari Industries, managing the manufacturing and R&D unit at Prayagraj, involved in development and production of energy saving Electronic and Electrical equipment, won prizes on presentation of papers and hold Indian patents.

Sr. Member Instrument Society of America(USA), Life Member, Acoustical Society of India(ASI), Fellow Institution of Electronics & Telecom Engineers (IETE), Fellow Indian Society of Lighting Engineers(ISLE), Past President, Eastern U.P. Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Allahabad, Past chairman I.E.T.E. Allahabad Center, Member, sectional committee of Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.

As part of stakeholder meet organized by UNCTAD in connection with the Indo-EC and South East Asian countries free trade agreements, Member Advisory Committee of Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Finance , Govt. of India and various committees of Govt. of U.P, Addressed various National Conferences in India on the subjects of Industrial and Infrastructure Growth like Inland Waterways, Growth opportunities in Allahabad and Eastern UP region through Information Technology, Horticulture and Food Processing Industries, Member of Apex committee of UP Government on Electronics & Communication.

Represented Chamber of Commerce as Member of Airport Advisory committee at Allahabad.
Member of the Board for IEDC Centre at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.

Mentorship Location

Prayagraj


Dr. Omkar Rai

Dr. Omkar Rai

Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), New Delhi
About

Dr. Omkar Rai is Director General, Software Technology Parks of India(STPI) which is the premier government organisation working for the promotion of IT/ITES/ESDM industry in India. Dr. Rai has contributed immensely in re-positioning STPI with focus on Innovation and dispersal of IT/ESDM industry beyond metros. He brings over 25 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector having unique distinction of working very closely with government and IT/ESDM industry. He has been instrumental in formulating an appropriate interface among Industry, Academia and IT/ESDM Industry. He is working for the formulation of Incubation program for IT/ESDM sector to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country.

Prior to joining of STPI, he served National Informatics Centre (NIC) in various capacities. He is serving as Chairman, AIC STPINEXT INITIATIVE and Director on the Board of Directors of MTNL-STPI IT Services Limited (MSITS),National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) & Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON). He has been contributing immensely in shaping up programs and policies of these entities. He is a member of Governing Body of School of Open Learning (SOL), Delhi University (DU) and also a member on the Board of Governors (BoG) for the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) University, Bhubaneswar. He is the member in the vision group/advisory group for the Electronics and IT Department, Government of Odisha and also a member of IT Advisory Committee constituted to assist the DIT, Government of Goa. Dr. Rai has been educated in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) from where he earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D in Statistics.

Shri Devesh Tyagi

Shri Devesh Tyagi

Senior Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – HQ, New Delhi
About

Shri Devesh Tyagi is Senior Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). He has more than 26 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector. He has been actively involved in the promotion of IT/ESDM sector and also working for the promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country. He has also been involved in various policy formations for IT/ESDM sector. Prior to joining STPI, he served National Informatics Centre (NIC) in various capacities. He has a wide range of experience in Project Management and Software development. He possesses strong technical capabilities and delivered lot of remarkable projects during this period. Shri Tyagi has earned his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Marathawada University and Masters Degree from BITS, Pilani.

Dr. Rajeev Tripathi

Dr. Rajeev Tripathi

Director, MNNIT Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
About

Prof. Rajeev Tripathi completed his B. Tech in 1986, M. Tech. in 1992 and PhD in 1998 from the University of Allahabad. He joined MNNIT Allahabad as a faculty member in 1988 and is currently a Professor since 2005. He was faculty member at The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad (WI) from 2002 to 2004. He was Visiting Faculty at School of Engineering Liverpool John Moorse University U.K. in the year 1998 and 1999. Besides vast teaching and research experience of around 30 years, he also has a vast administrative experience at MNNIT Allahabad. He worked as Vice-President Gymkhana from 1998 to 2000, Faculty In charge Communications from 1996 to 2013, Coordinator, Quality Improvement Program (QIP) from 2005 to 2016, Chairman, Senate Post Graduate Committee from 2005 to 2009, Dean, Academic Affairs from 2009 to 2011, Head, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering from 2011 to 2013, and Professor In charge, Training and Placement from 2011 to 2016.

Prof. Tripathi has made pioneering research contributions and has solved a number of open problems. He has published more than 160 papers in international journals and conferences of repute and supervised nineteen Ph.D. students. He has worked closely with Government as well as industry on various problems and has successfully led and completed large projects and programmes at national and international levels. Important among them include sponsored project by Govt. of India and British Govt. under Indo-UK Science and Technology Research Fund and project sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He is a well-known teacher and mentor who has not only graduated a large number of students and developed well appreciated teaching modules but has also motivated and mentored many student innovation and entrepreneurial activities which have achieved unique successes.

Prof. Tripathi has pioneered personnel and Institute level research collaboration with foreign universities and visited several countries in this regard. Important among them include Liverpool John Moorse University, Liverpool, U.K., The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad (WI), Barbados campus of University of West Indies, Moncton New Burnswick, Canada, University of Waterloo (UoW), Waterloo, Canada, Spain, U.S.A., etc.

Prof. Tripathi worked as reviewer of many International journals including IEEE Communication Letters, Adhoc Networks, Elsevier, Wireless Personal Communication Springer, International Journal of Electronics, Taylor and Francis, IETE Journal of Research, Taylor and Francis and West Indian Journal of Engineering. He has organized many international conferences in the capacity of conference chair and co-chair and served as program committee of several international conferences of repute in the area of wireless communication and networking.
Prof. Tripathi is a senior member of IEEE, USA, Life Fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India, Life Member of Institution of Engineers (IE), India, Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), India and Life Member of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), India.

Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

Electronics & Communications, Wireless and Mobile Communication

Mentorship Location

Lucknow, Prayagraj

Dr. Arun Mohan Sherry

Dr. Arun Mohan Sherry

Director, IIIT Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
About

Education

M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), MTech (Computer Science -IIT Kharagpur), PhD

Experience

  • Director, IIIT Lucknow 2019 – Present
  • Chief Academic Officer, NMIMS 2018 – 2019
  • Dean and Head of Academics, HCL 2015 – 2017
  • Chief Academic Officer, India Education Services Pvt. Ltd2013 – 2014
  • Director (IMT-CDL) & Chairman (Joint Admission Committee) IMT Ghaziabad, Nagpur, Hyderabad & Dubai 2006 – 2013
  • Professor (Information System), Chairman (Admissions), Chairman (Research), Chairman (Student Affairs) 2000 – 2006
  • Head Department of Computer Application, University of Allahabad & Post Graduate College Rishikesh (Dehradun) 1995 – 2000
Latest Achievements

  • Anand Swarup Bhatnagar Gold Medal Presented by Chancellor of the University for securing highest marks in Post Graduation Examination
  • Indian Achievers Award for Education Excellence, by Indian Achievers Forum
  • Indian Icon Award For outstanding accomplishments and excellence in the field of Education
  • Maulana Azad Puraskar on the occasion of National Education Day at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi by Dr. Bhishama Narain Singh, former Governor
  • Rabindranath Tagore Samman for contribution in the field of Technical Education
Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

“Cyber-Risk Management, Application of Analytics to Cyber-Risk Management, Quantitative Techniques for Cyber-Risk Modelling, Cyber-Risk Insurance, Healthcare IT, IT Governance, E-Governance”

Mentorship Location

Lucknow, Prayagraj

Dr. C M Pandey

Dr. C M Pandey

Ex-professor & Head, Biostatistics & Health Informatics Department, SGPGI Lucknow, UP
About

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Sc. 1975 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • M.Sc. (Stat) 1977 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • Ph.D. (Stat) 1986 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Experience

  • Res Officer/Statistician 1979-89 Inst of Med Sciences and Dept. of Statistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • Sr. Research Officer 1989-90 Bhopal Gas Disaster Research Center, Indian Council of Medical Research, India
  • Assistant Professor 1990-93 Dept. of Biostatistics, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
  • Associate Professor 1993-98 Dept. of Biostatistics, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
  • Additional Professor 1999-2007 Dept. of Biostatistics, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
  • Professor 2007-2018 Dept. of Biostatistics and Health Informatics, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
Latest Achievements

  • Consultant 2002-03 Dept. of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, USA
  • Visiting Scholar 2004 Dept. of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, USA
  • Temp Advisor 2007 Division of Evidence and Statistics, WHO South East Asia Regional Office, India
  • Visiting Professor 2009 Centre for Biostatistics, Dept. of Environmental Health, Cincinnati Medical School, University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Visiting Professor 2010 Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Present Assignment

Chief Coordinator DST- FIS Project Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow -226014, India

Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

Stochastic Models for Human Reproduction, Survival Analysis, Clinical Trials, Statistical Computing, Large-Scale Sample Surveys, Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Demography, Health Systems Research, Health Care Evaluation, Database Management and Health Information Systems

Mentorship Location

Lucknow, Prayagraj

Shri Ramesh Kumar Sudhanshu

Shri Ramesh Kumar Sudhanshu

Secretary, IT, Science & Technology & Biotechnology, Govt. of Uttarakhand
About

Mr. Ramesh Kumar Sudhanshu is a 1997 batch IAS officer of Uttarakhand Cadre. Currently, he is Secretary, Information Technology, Govt. of Uttarakhand. Previously, he was Joint Secretary, MeitY, Govt. of India.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Formulation of Policies/Schemes.
Manangement of various departments in the State and Center viz, Medical Health, Technical Education, IT, Currently looking after Information Technology, Science & Technology, Biotechnology, PWD

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Dr. Arunabha Mukopadhyay

Dr. Arunabha Mukopadhyay

Professor and Dean, IIM Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
About

Dr. Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, is a Professor of Information Technology & Systems Area at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow). He has obtained his Ph.D. and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta), in the area of Management Information Systems. He was awarded the Infosys scholarship during his Ph.D.

He has published in various referred journals and conferences including Decision Support Systems (DSS) Information Systems Frontier (ISF), Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM), JIPS, International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management (IJISCM), Decision, IIMB Review, Computer Society of India–Conference (CSI-C), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Pre- International Conference On Information Systems (ICIS) workshops, Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA), Conference of Information Systems and Technology Management (CISTM), International Conference on E-Governance (ICEG) etc.

He is the recipient of the Best Teacher in Information Technology Management in 2013 and 2011, by Star-DNA group B-School Award and 19th Dewang Mehta Business School Award, in India respectively. He is also the recipient of the IT & Systems elective for 2017-18 from the student’s council of IIM Lucknow.

He is a Member of IEEE, AIS, ISACA, DSI, ITS, IFIP WG 11.1 and a Life Member of Computer Society of India (CSI), Telemedicine Society of India (TSI), Indian Insurance Institute (III), Actuarial Society of India (ASI), All India Management Association (AIMA), System Dynamics Society of India (SDSI) and, Operations Research Society of India (ORSI).

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Computer Networks, Internetworking Technologies and Wireless Communications

Mentorship Location

Lucknow, Prayagraj

Dr. Dharmendra Singh

Dr. Dharmendra Singh

Professor & Head Dept of Computer Science and Engg, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand
About

Dr. Dhamendra Singh is PhD from Dept. of Electronics Engineering, Institute of Technology BHU (now IIT (BHU), Varanasi, with over 22+ years’ experience in the areas of Academic/Research. He is coordinator for RailTel-IIT Roorkee Centre of Excellence in Telecommunication Microwave Imaging and Space Technology Application Lab.

His area of specialization include Wave Propagation, Optical and Microwave Remote Sensing, Polarimetry and Interferometric applications, Image Fusion, Image Processing/Image Analysis, ICT, IoT, Cloud Based Solution, Microwave Imaging, ThroughWall Imaging, Ground Penetrating Radar, Terahertz Imaging, Radar Absorbing Materials, Stealth Application, Radar Cross Section Reduction.

Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

Area of Specialization: Wave Propagation, Optical and Microwave Remote Sensing, Polarimetry and Interferometric applications, Image Fusion, Image Processing/Image Analysis, ICT, IoT, Cloud Based Solution, Microwave Imaging, Through Wall Imaging, Ground Penetrating Radar, Terahertz Imaging, Radar Absorbing Materials, Stealth Application, Radar Cross Section Reduction

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Dr. Ing. Jyotirmay Mathur

Dr. Ing. Jyotirmay Mathur

Professor, Mechanical Engg. Dept. and Head, Innovation and Incubation Centre, MNIT, Jaipur
About

Dr. Mathur works in the field of energy planning and modeling, building energy simulation, energy conservation in buildings, and life cycle assessment of renewable energy systems. Current activities include studies on adaptive thermal comfort, modeling of passive and low energy cooling systems, development of standards and codes for energy efficiency, long term energy system modeling penetration of renewable energy.

Professional Affiliation

  • Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Member of ISHRAE
  • Board Member of ASHRAE India Chapter
  • Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Board Member of IBPSA-India
  • Affiliate Director of IBPSA-World
Awards & Honors

  • “DAAD Research Ambassador” for Promoting Indo-German research collaboration given by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) Year – 2014
  • “Fellow of IBPSA” for Award of Fellow status given by International Building Performance Simulation Association Year – 2019
Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

Energy Planning & Modeling, Building Energy Simulation, Energy Conservation in buildings, Life cycle assessment of renewable energy systems, Affiliate Director of IBPSA-World

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri CVD Ramaprasad

Shri CVD Ramaprasad

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – Hyderabad
About

Mr. Ramprasad is Director at Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)- Hyderabad under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India, He is responsible for promotion of IT/ITES/ESDM units covering the states of AT & Telangana.

Mr. Ramprasad had started his career with NTPC Ltd; where he was associated with core team who developed one of the earliest Corporate Networks in the country for NTPC in 1987. He served in NTPC Ltd. At various capacities before joining STPI in 1999.

Mr. Ramprasad has done his B.Tech in ECE from College of Engineering, JNTU, Hyderabad and MBA from Osmania University. He had held responsibilities in STPI Chennai and Noida as Director, before taking charge of STPI Hyderabad, in 2014.

Shri Rajneesh Agrawal

Shri Rajneesh Agrawal

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – Noida
About

Sh. Rajneesh Agrawal is Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Noida whose jurisdiction comprises of 10 States of Northern India. He is contributing immensely in repositioning of STPI with focus on innovation and dispersal of IT/ESDM industry in the northern part of India. Along with the statutory responsibilities with regard to STP and EHTP schemes, he is profoundly contributing for growth of High Speed Data Communication services, incubation services and setting up of Centre of Excellences (CoE) for new & emerging technologies like Block-Chain, MedTech, FinTech, ESDM, AI, Data Analytics, etc.

Shri Sanjay Tyagi

Shri Sanjay Tyagi

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
About

Dr. Sanjay Tyagi is posted as Director of “Software Technology Parks of India, Chennai jurisdiction under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India and responsible for catering the needs of IT/ITES/EHTP/ESDM units covering Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry & Andaman Nicobar Islands under the ambit. He is an Information & Communication Technology (ICT) professional with 25 years of experience, including consulting, strategy development, policy formulation, evaluation and performance measurement, budgeting & resource mobilization, project management, public outreach etc. in Mission Mode implementation of projects. He was the key person in setting up the dedicated Wideband High Speed Data Communications Network at Noida and Chandigarh Centres.
Commendation certificate awarded by Govt. of Chandigarh Punjab for the Meritorious Services in making Chandigarh a favorite IT destination on Republic day function in 2005.

Instrumental in supporting 528 software exporting units with a total exports worth Rs. 37,100 Crs and creation of 3.23 lacs direct employment opportunities.
Presently, contributing effectively as a member in the Board of Directors of Tamil Nadu State Government (TIDCO / ELCOT) initiative “TIDEL Park Coimbatore Ltd.,”and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), MeitY for nurturing the IT Sector.
Actively participating in the various initiatives / policy decision making in the State of Tamil Nadu.
He has done Ph. D in Semiconductor Electronics from the University of Delhi.

Shri Manas Panda

Shri Manas Panda

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Shri Manas Ranjan Panda is the Director of Software Technology Parks of India,(STPI), Bhubaneswar under Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India which is responsible for promoting exports of Software & Services from the State of Odisha, Bihar & Jharkhand.
Graduated in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering and backed by MBA, he is associated with STPI and served in various capacities at STPI-Noida and STPI-Kolkata in past. Shri Panda is instrumental in bringing blue-chip IT companies to Bhubaneswar and played phenomenal role in the growth IT exports from the State which recorded more than INR 4000 Crores during 2019-20. He is one of the most visible and popular face of Government near IT Industry.

Under his dynamic leadership, STPI-Bhubaneswar and the IT sector have grown manifold and attained new heights in terms of revenue, exports & Infrastructure fronts and achieved many more accomplishments.
He is the main architect of creating High Speed Data Communication Network of STPI-Bhubaneswar which caters more than 100 Corporate with Bandwidth more than 1 Gbps capacity today.

He is in member of Boards of OCAC, Special Single Window Clarence Committee for IT Investment, Odisha Startup Council, IIIT search committee and various High Level Committees constituted by Govt. of Odisha & Govt. of India and has contributed significantly in drafting and implementing various policies like State ICT Policy, Startup Policy, Right of Way, IT Park, e-Governance and SEZ etc. He is continuously working on Promoting bilateral trade relation with other countries like USA, Japan, Germany, UK, Australia, UAE & Ethiopia in IT/ITES sector.

Under his visionary leadership, STPI-Bhubaneswar has taken up number of new initiatives in recent days like Preparation of DPR for Bhubaneswar City Wi Fi Project which has been a major tool in SMART city initiatives, Setting up of Semiconductor Characterization Lab, Electropreneur Park, Setting up of Data center, Next generation Incubation facility, FAB Lab which will bring revolutionary effect and change the IT/ESDM landscape of the State.

Shri PK Das

Shri PK Das

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – Guwahati, Assam
About

Shri Prabir K Das, Jurisdictional Director of Software Technology Parks of India, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India for Northeast & West Bengal did his Masters in Information Technology from USA and worked with Government of Assam as a Police Communications Officer. He has also served as Managing Director of Assam Electronics Development Corporation, Director of Centre for Electronics Design and Technology of India, Director of DoEACC (Now NIELIT), Co-Chairman of ER&DCI (Now CDAC) Extension Centre and Development Commissioner for SEZ (IT/ITES). He has publication in the proceedings of IEEE.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Gupta

Shri Sanjay Kumar Gupta

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – Pune, Maharashtra
About

Shri Sanjay Kumar Gupta is Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Pune whose jurisdiction is Maharashtra and Goa. He is contributing immensely in repositioning of STPI with focus on innovation and dispersal of IT/ESDM industry in Maharashtra and Goa. Along with the statutory responsibilities with regard to STP and EHTP schemes, he is profoundly contributing for growth of High Speed Data Communication services, incubation services and setting up of Centre of Excellences (CoE) for new & emerging technologies.

Shri Shailendra Tyagi

Shri Shailendra Tyagi

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – Bengaluru, Karnataka
About

Shri Shailendra Kumar Tyagi, Jurisdictional Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)- Bengaluru, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India. He has more than 25 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector. He has been actively involved in the promotion of IT/ESDM sector and also working for the promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country. He has also been involved in various policy formations for IT/ESDM sector. Shri Shailendra Kumar Tyagi possesses strong technical capabilities in the areas of Digital Image Processing & e-Governance.

Shri S. K. Tyagi has been closely working with Govt, Industry & Academia. He is member of IT Vision Group, Govt of Karnataka and also serving as Director in the board of STPI Next Initiatives, Karnataka Information Technology Services (KITS), KEONICS and Venture Capital Fund KITVEN, Govt. of Karnataka, He is also on STPI Incubation Advisory Board, Executive Committee of SMART Lab & Executive Committee of Centre for e-Governance, Govt. of Karnataka.

To boost innovations among start-ups, Shri S. K. Tyagi has taken initiative to create platform such as STPI IoT OpenLab, Atal Incubation Centre on Healthcare etc.
Prior to joining STPI, he has served National Informatics Centre (NIC) in various capacities. He has a wide range of experience in Project Management and Software development.
Shri S. K. Tyagi has earned Master’s degree in Electronics and MS in Systems Software from BITS Pilani.

Shri S.R. Subramaniam

Shri S.R. Subramaniam

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)- Thiruvananthapuram
About

Shri S.R. Subramaniam is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics & Communications from the Madras University. He started his career as a Testing Engineer in Electronics manufacturing industry followed by few years of Research and Development work in the area of Power Electronics.

Shri Subramaniam joined the Software Technology Parks of India and worked in the Bangalore centre from the year 2000-2012. A hardcore Communication Engineer with a flair for Satellite Communications. He has strong expertise and vast experience in setting up of Network Operations Centre, Rooftop Satellite Earth Stations, DVB Internet Gateways, Communication System Monitoring stations, Captive Networks, Internetand International Private Leased Circuits etc. He is a diehard optimist and a forwarding looking individual.

He has moved to STPI Rajasthan as Head of the Centre for couple of years where he has contributed significantly to the growth of IT/ITeS exports, incubation and Data Communication Service in the state of Rajasthan. Later he had a brief stint in STPI NOIDA centre where he was instrumental in bringing FM Radio Broadcasting service in STPI NOC Noida.

Shri Subramaniam took over charge as Director of the Software Technology Parks of India, Thiruvananthapuram centre in May 2015. He was able to implement fiber-based internet gateway and NOC operation at Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi to promote Technical services of STPI. He has made significant efforts in implementing Tape vaulting services at STPI NOC Trivandrum. He also took initiative for construction of STPI incubation buildings at Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi to promote the growth of IT/ITeS industries in the state of Kerala.

Shri Subodh Sachan

Shri Subodh Sachan

Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – HQ, New Delhi
About

Shri Subodh Sachan, Director STPI Head Quarter and CEO of STPINEXT INITIATIVES, is heading pan-India startup initiatives of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) including establishment of domain specific Centres of Excellence in emerging technologies like IoT, AI, BlockChain, AR/VR etc. An IIT Roorkee and IIM Bangalore alumnus, is a senior professional from the Industry who has joined STPI as Director after working in the Industry at Global level in various capacities. He has worked in diversified areas of the technology industry, a major portion of which is into telecom & related fields. In particular, he has been part of start-ups in leadership role, right from inception to successful listing of the company (IPO). On the other side of the industry spectrum, he has also been part of senior management in MNCs and global telecom behemoths like Motorola and Nokia. He has successfully headed the Bangalore chapter of IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE).

Shri Amit Kumar Sinha, IPS

Shri Amit Kumar Sinha, IPS

Director, Information Technology Development Agency (ITDA), Govt of Uttarakhand
About

Mr. Amit Kumar Sinha is a 1997 batch IPS officer of Uttarakhand Cadre and BE, Civil from IIT Roorkee. Presently, he is Inspector General of Police and looking after Fire and Vigilance of Uttarakhand Police. He has also in-charge of Director, Forensic Science of Uttarakhand.

He also holds the post of Director, Information Technology Development Agency (ITDA) for State Government of Uttarakhand. He is responsible for driving business & citizen specific digital transformations leveraging state wide area networking, IT operations, IT application consulting and facilitating, adherence to information security, state datacenter as a part of Digital India goals laid down for the state of Uttarakhand.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IT Operations, Application, Consulting & facilitating, Information Security, Data Centre . Drone Application & Technologies. Surveillance & Forensic.

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Shri Rishirendra Kumar

Shri Rishirendra Kumar

MD, Uttar Pradesh Electronics Corporation (UPLC), IT & Electronics Department, GoUP
About

Mr. Rishirendra Kumar is 2011 batch IAS officer and currently posted as Special Secretary IT & Electronics Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and holds the position of Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Electronics Corporation. He is actively involved in the development of IT Parks, formulation of IT policies and IT/Startup promotion.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Startup support through Govt Policy & Incentives

Mentorship Location

Lucknow, Prayagraj

Shri Praveen Kanda

Shri Praveen Kanda

Director, M/s Innodeed Systems Pvt. Ltd, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
About

Praveen Kanda is the Founder of Innodeed Systems. A technology services company that helps its clients converts their ideas into reality using the latest software technologies.

He has witnessed the evolution of mobile technology since last decade and has been part of the transformation and changes in mobile space.

He has previously worked with leading product development companies like Autodesk and GlobalLogic. He was one of the founding members of Lambent technologies a leading offshore development company in central India which was acquired by GlobalLogic. A technocrat at soul and entrepreneur at heart Praveen loves technology and transformation it brings.

Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

Mobile Technology

Mentorship Location

Bhilai

Shri DSN Murthy

Shri DSN Murthy

Chairman & Managing Director of Dhanush InfoTech, Hyderabad, Telangana
About

Mr. DSN Murthy, Chairman & Managing Director of Dhanush InfoTech, a Gold Medalist Graduate in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University, a Post Graduate in Business Management from NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering) an extreme innovator and a strong believer and Investor in the strengths of the Emerging Markets and the potential it can offer to the world.

Mr. Murty has founded Dhanush InfoTech, a Global ICT Products and Services Organization providing niche ICT Services to Fortune 100 Customers in various verticals like Telecom, healthcare, education, e-Governance, Aerospace and Consulting, with Offices Spread in 8 Countries, operations in 35 Countries and a Headcount of more than 3000 Healthcare and IT Professionals.

He has been Honored as “Business Ambassador “for his efforts in formulating the Tri-City-Sister partnership with Brisbane (Australia)-Ipswich (Australia)-Hyderabad (India) and creating conducive Business ecosystem between these cities from Australia and India for Trade & Business improvement. He has been instrumental in creating and stabilizing the framework for bringing the Australian Skills for empowerment of the Indian and African Youth in the Vocational Training space.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Healthcare Solutions, Medi-Tech

Mentorship Location

Vijayawada

Shri Sumanpreet Singh

Shri Sumanpreet Singh

Director & Head, Uttarakhand State, Confederation of Indian Industry(CII), Dehradun

 

About

Mr. Sumanpreet Singh is a Director & Head of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Uttarakhand. He holds master’s in Public Administration, BE in Instrumentation Technology, Diploma in Business Management.

He has 30 years of experience which include 10 years in education field and 9 years in entrepreneurship. From last 11 years, he is in Confederation of Indian Industry.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Networking of People, Market Analysis/Access.

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Shri Vijyendra Chauhan

Shri Vijyendra Chauhan

Director/CEO, Evon Technologies Pvt.Ltd., Dehradun, Uttarakhand
About

Mr. Vijendra Chauhan is an alumnus of IIT Delhi (B. Tech. Computer Science) and JNU (M. Tech. Computer Science). Mr. Chauhan co-founded Evon Technologies in 2006. He is an expert in Team Building – Built Evon Technologies from 2 to 300 people. He has been responsible for growing the team and developing new business opportunities for Evon. He is also CTO of KOBYBO Learning, KOBYBO is a startup in Education Domain.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Team Building, Growing the team & Developing new business opportunities.

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Shri Amit Sachdeva

Shri Amit Sachdeva

CEO, Liveweek Business, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
About

Mr. Amit Sachdeva is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur and an expert on Business Sustainability and Corporate Social responsibility, having founded many social initiatives across spectrum with more than two decades of experience working closely with many leading corporations and nonprofit organizations globally on the subject matter of sustainability, ethics, social responsibility, impact investing and corporate governance.

Mr. Sachdeva is well known for his efforts to push for passing of CSR Bill in India, which was passed by the government of India in 2013 as legislation and came into effect from April 1, 2014. He strongly advocated for mandatory CSR (corporate social responsibility) spending for companies.

Currently, he is CEO Liveweek Business, an Asia’s leading media & marketing firm in the field of Market Research, B2B Global Exhibitions, Highly content led Conferences, Digital & Web Media Solutions, Publishing and serving customers in different domains, from Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Charity, Development, Alternate Power, Steel & Mining, Cleaning & Sanitation, Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Media and Technology.

He also founded Charitnation, a not-for-profit global venture that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve social problems; started with two initiative, education and women empowerment.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Market Research, B2B Global Exhibitions, Highly content led Conferences, Digital & Web Media Solutions, Publishing expert on Business Sustainability and Corporate Social responsibility

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Shri Udit Handa

Shri Udit Handa

CEO, Cynoteck Technology Solutions Private Limited, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
About

Mr. Udit Handa holds post graduate diploma in Computer Application. With more than 18 years of evolving experience in software project management, software development life cycle, leadership and team development across multiple technologies. Mr. Handa has significantly contributed to the progress and development of businesses he has been associated with. He has always provided value to clients through his strategic planning & analysis skills leading to enhanced productivity and growth in revenue & profitability. Possessing strong technical background, he has built robust reporting systems for management and grew from a 5 members team to sturdy 50 members team.

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Shri Neehar Ranjan

Shri Neehar Ranjan

CEO, Econurture Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., Dehradun, Uttarakhand
About

Mr. Neehar Ranjan an astute professional with over 24 years of cross cultural experience in diverse areas of Program/ Project Management, implementing highly complex solutions like eCommerce sites, Big Data Applications, Banking solutions, ERP/ CRM Implementation, business process definition and Software (Product) Development and Deployment with reputed organizations.

He has set up his own enterprise on New Age Solutions like eCommerce application, Big Data Solutions and has been actively involved in building Next Generation Travel Technology to enable paperless travel experience both for FIT and Groups. The technology has been brand named as “Travelexic”. He possesses experience of working across global development environment across 32 countries.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Program/ Project Management, implementing highly complex solutions like eCommerce sites, Big Data Applications, Banking solutions, ERP/ CRM Implementation, business process definition and Software (Product) Development and Deployment

Mentorship Location

Dehradun

Shri K V R Rao

Shri K V R Rao

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
About

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Specialization in Condensed Matter Physics (High Energy Spectroscopy)

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Prof. Edara Sreenivasa Reddy

Prof. Edara Sreenivasa Reddy

Dean, University College of Engg. & Tech. Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, AP
About

Prof. Edara Sreenivasa Reddy, Dean, University College of Engg. & Tech., Acharya Nagarjuna University. He did M. Tech & PhD in Computer Science & Engg. from Acharya Nagarjuna University. He is having 28 years of teaching experience and 12 years of experience in research. He has worked as Head of Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Vigna’s Engineering College and Nalanda Institute of Engineering & Technology.

He has worked as Chairman, Board of Studies, CSE & IT, Acharya Nagarjuna University and designed the structure of syllabus, syllabus framing, syllabus quality checking etc. He has worked as expert committee member of APSCHE – Education Quality Up-gradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP). He has worked as Chief Information Security Officer and Coordinator for Online examinations in Acharya Nagarjuna University.

He has conducted more than 50 personality development and career counsellor camps for college students. He has written textbooks for engineering subjects and personality development books. He has written 50 papers, which are published in Scopus journals. He has guided many PhD & MTech students.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Processing, Edu-Tech, E-learning

Mentorship Location

Vijayawada

Shri S.K. Surana

Shri S.K. Surana

MD, Compucom Software Ltd. Jaipur and Editor-in-Chief, JanTV, Jaipur
About

BE (Hons) EEE, BITS, Pilani, Graduate Studies, Computer Science, North Dakota State University, USA. Worked in USA as IT professional and returned to India in late nineties to start a software export venture. He founded Compucom Software Ltd. (CSL). CSL is the first exporter in STP, Jaipur. CSL went public and is listed in NSE and BSE.

He started an Engineering and Management college (www.ciitm.org). He is also running satellite news channel JanTV (www.jantv.in). He is philanthropist, sports enthusiast and singer.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IT, Software, Management

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri Akhilesh Sharma

Shri Akhilesh Sharma

Founder and CEO, A3logics (I) Pvt. Ltd, Jaipur, Rajasthan
About

Mr. Akhilesh Sharma is the founder and CEO of A3logics (I) Pvt. Ltd, a global service provider for IT consulting, offshoring, Product Engineering, and next-generation professional services. A Certified Project Manager from PMI UK and Masters in Computer Applications, Mr. Akhilesh plays multiple roles as a First Generation entrepreneur, a Versatile IT Professional, a Visionary, An Inspiring Mentor and a Dynamic individual. Mr. Sharma is also managing the business operations as Director at TeemWurk, a young start-up based in Folsom, California. He is also an active director for A3logics INC that provides IT Staffing Solutions and Consulting services to companies in the US. He was hailed for Outstanding Entrepreneurship efforts with a National Award, by the then Honorable President of India.

Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

IT Staffing Solutions & Consulting Services

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri Ashish Kaul

Shri Ashish Kaul

President, TiE Chapter Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
About

Mr. Ashish started his first venture at 20. His current company, Diya Technologies, provides specialized assembly equipment and turnkey solutions in manufacturing engineering, IIoT & Industry 4.0. It serves leading automotive OEMs, Railways and general industry from four locations in North India. Diya Technologies focuses on leveraging technology to create differentiators and spur growth.

He always knew that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. His passion for entrepreneurship led him to be a part of the core team that initiated the local chapter of TiE, the world’s leading entrepreneurship organization based out of Silicon Valley.

Apart from looking after his own enterprise and volunteering at TiE, Ashish is always keen to mentor entrepreneurs looking to startup their own ventures, especially those with innovative products and disruptive business models.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Leveraging Technology to create differentiators and spur growth.

Mentorship Location

Lucknow, Prayagraj

Dr. Neetesh Saxena

Dr. Neetesh Saxena

Assistant Professor, Cardiff University, UK
About

Dr. Neetesh Saxena is an Assistant Professor and Lead – Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security Lab in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Prior to this, he was associated as an Assistant Professor with Bournemouth University, UK, and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and Stony Brook University, USA. He earned his PhD on authentication protocols and message security from IIT Indore, India.

He was awarded as a DAAD (Germany) Scholar and a TCS (India) Scholar. He is a recipient of the ComSoc YP and WICE Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC (2017) and the Young Researcher Award by IIT Indore for the President of India Meet (2013).

He is an Academic Panel Adviser for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK. He was a draft committee member for IEEE Standards, USA (IEEE SA 1912 and P2795). He has published several high-quality papers in IEEE/ACM Transactions and other Journals, as well as in peer-reviewed IEEE/ACM conferences. He has secured more than $1.8 million USD research funding and contributed to several projects by international bodies including in the UK, USA, and India. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the ACM. His current research interests include cyber and communication security, cellular network security, IoT security and privacy, and cyber-physical system security (smart grid, healthcare, manufacturing, and intelligent transportation/electric vehicle).

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Cyber & Communication Security, Cellular Network Security, IoT Security & Privacy, Cyber Physical System Security

Mentorship Location

Lucknow, Prayagraj

Shri Tejinder Pal Singh Jassal

Shri Tejinder Pal Singh Jassal

CEO/Director, M/s Pilot Technology Development Ltd
About

Mr. Tejinder is graduated from IIT Delhi. He is result-driven professional with over 39 years of experience in the areas of Product Design & Development, Value Addition/ Engineering, IT Infrastructure and Quality Assurance. He has authored six books of Computer science. He is highly experienced Telecom/IT professional for Designing, Project Planning & Implementation, Team Management and Business Development.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IOT Applications in fields like Agriculture, Supply Chain Solutions, EduTech, VR/AR and Medical Devices, Product Design Methodologies & Practices.

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Jitin Talwar

Shri Jitin Talwar

Founder, Talwar and Talwar Consultants, Mohali, Punjab
About

Mr. Jitin Talwar is B.E. (Mechanical), LLB, Patent Agent and Advocate (India). He is a licensed Attorney (and a Patent Agent) authorized to appear in all courts throughout India. He has filed and prosecuted several Patents and Trademarks on behalf of several Companies and Universities of India.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Anupam Kishore Gakhar

Shri Anupam Kishore Gakhar

Founder & CEO, Qwintessense of Life Pvt. Ltd, Panchkula, Haryana
About

Mr. Anupam Kishore Gakhar is an e-learning entrepreneur. He is an author and management consultant having honors degree in Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy from Netherlands.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

EduTech

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Hirdesh Madan

Shri Hirdesh Madan

TiE Charter Member, Mohali, Punjab
About

Mr. Hirdesh Madan is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering & MBA from Pune University. His recent venture is in the field of online test prep. His initiative Hitbullseye.com is today the fastest growing test prep portal in India.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

EduTech

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Maneet Singh

Shri Maneet Singh

Founder & CEO, ADI Group, Mohali, Punjab
About

Mr. Maneet Singh is the founder of ADI Group which has operating companies in the areas of Pharmaceutical CRO, Data Analytics and Big Data. He brings over 20-years of experience in IT, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Solution, Medical Animation along with a rich combination of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IT, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Solution, Medical Animation

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Rajeev Rai

Shri Rajeev Rai

Founder & CEO, Bebo Technologies, Chandigarh
About

Mr. Rajeev Rai is an expert in building high performing quality assurance teams both onsite and offshore. With established track record in helping both start-ups and established companies to deliver quality products that meet the business needs, on-time, virtually bug free at a fraction of QA costs.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

High End Product Development and Quality Assurance

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri DNV Kumara Guru

Shri DNV Kumara Guru

Director – External Relations, ISB Mohali, Punjab
About

Mr. DNV Kumara Guru manages ISB’s relationship with key external stakeholders and helps strengthen its public engagement. Previously, Mr. Guru has worked with the Dean’s Office, Development, Learning Resource Centre, IT, Academic Services and Administration at ISB. He has been instrumental in establishing the school’s second campus in Mohali, Punjab.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Business Plan Development

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Nitin Auluck

Shri Nitin Auluck

HOD, Computer Science IIT-Ropar, Punjab
About

Mr. Nitin Auluck has over 15 years of experience in teaching, research and management positions. He is a PhD from University of Cincinnati, USA in Computer Science and Engineering and BE in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga University. He has done research in Real-Time Systems, Scheduling Theory, Parallel and Distributed Computing.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Real Time Systems, Embedded Systems, High Assurance Systems, Real Time Scheduling

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Munish Jauhar

Shri Munish Jauhar

President, TiE Chandigarh Chapter
About

Mr. Munish Jauhar, CEO/Founder of GrayCell Technologies has been living the tech dream. He has 20 years of professional experience. Post his master’s in computer applications from Panjab University, Chandigarh, an enriching stint with Quark Media House as Product Manager and a US-based start-up, Jauhar moved to the next level.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Angel Investing for Start-ups in Software, Web, Mobile & Cloud Computing Space

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Atul N Bharat

Shri Atul N Bharat

Group Director, Acropolis Group of Institutes- Indore, Madhya Pradesh
About

Shri Atul N Bharat is the Group Director in Acropolis Group of Institutes – Indore. He is the recipient of the Governor Award – IES Teachers Excellence Award 2011 M.P for outstanding contribution for employment generation in the State. He is a member of the Steering Committee of CII West Region for Employability Skill Development and MSME IP Facilitation Centre (IPFC) in MP. He has been entrusted with various key domains in the institute like Central Placement Cell, Entrepreneurship Cell “SYEM”, Industry-Academia Interface Cell, Young Indian CII Net Chapter UVIPSA, Training & Development Cell, etc. He along with his team has bagged many prestigious awards in the field of Entrepreneurship and Start-up ecosystem. He is already having experience in mentoring start-ups within the institutes and outside the institute.

He is among the First 20 Certified Entrepreneurship Educators from STVP, IIM Bengaluru. He was from the First batch of Certified Entrepreneurship Course Developer from ISB Hyderabad. He is currently working with London Business School & Goldman Sachs on the social initiative of developing 10000 women entrepreneurs across the globe with NEN in India under the guidance of Prof John Mullins. He holds a strong network with more than 200 companies in Technology, Engineering and Management.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Idea Generation, Idea Validation, Opportunity Evaluation, Feasibility analysis, Prototype, MVP (Minimum Viable Product), Marketing, HR, Branding and Sales, Scalability, Customer Acquisition, Customer Retention, Repeat Purchase, Customer Service, Idea & Design of Solutions.

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Shri Kunal Nandwai

Shri Kunal Nandwai

Founder, Utrade & Chandigarh Angel Network, Mohali, Punjab
About

Mr. Kunal Nandwai is a Start-up entrepreneur with technology, financial markets, block chain, electronic trading and angel investing experience. Along with uTrade Solutions, he is also a founding member of Chandigarh Angel Network and runs Start-up Pundits – an initiative to mentor start-up teams. He has worked at Lehman Brothers and Nomura, in London. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from PEC, India and an MBA from ESSEC, France.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Financial Markets, Blockchain, Electronic Trading and Angel Investing Experience

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Abhishek Goyal

Shri Abhishek Goyal

DC Centre Head, Infosys, Chandigarh
About

Mr. Abhishek Goyal is a Senior IT Executive with a total experience of 21 years which include 17 years at Infosys Limited as Global Delivery Head for IOT Practice and P&L responsibility. He has been responsible for delivery, consulting, customer engagement, presales, people management, business operations, solution building, new service offerings around IOT engagements. He is a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and MBA in Marketing & Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

New Service Offerings around IoT Engagements, Consulting, Customer Engagement, Presales, People Management, Business Operations, Solution Building

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Ajay Tiwari

Shri Ajay Tiwari

CEO, SmartData Pvt Ltd, Mohali, Punjab
About

Mr. Ajay Tiwari is a founding member and Director of SmartData Enterprises since its inception in 1999. He has worked hard and has been going up the ladder through positions of COO & Vice President Sales, he took the reins of the company as a CEO in the year 2004. He was President, TIE Chandigarh & Punjab in 2015-16. He is a Bachelor in Nautical Science.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Sales & Logistics Management, Global Supply Chain, International Law, Management & Business Development, Healthcare, Marine/Shipping

Mentorship Location

Mohali

Shri Yogesh Khakre

Shri Yogesh Khakre

(Company Secretary)COO, B-NEST Incubation Centre under Bhopal Smart City Project, Madhya Pradesh

 

About

Mr. Yogesh Khakre is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and served as Chairman of Bhopal Chapter of ICSI. He has over 15 Years of experience working with various corporate houses and serving as Company Secretary of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited and COO of B-NeST Incubation Centre. Shri Khakre is a MBA in Finance and also holds LLB (General) Degree from Mumbai University which gives an Administrative edge to his profile.

He played a vital role in building B-NeST Incubation Centre from the ground and making it the biggest tech start-up incubator of the Central India. He was the Member of Board of Studies of the Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) for the year 2015-2016.

His areas of expertise include Compliance of Startup Companies, Corporate Legal & Financial Services gained while working in reputed organizations like Kotak Securities Limited, IDBI Bank Limited, Virtuous Capital Limited, Parenteral Drugs India Limited.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Business Growth & Financial Modeling

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Shri Nilesh Maheshwari

Shri Nilesh Maheshwari

CEO & Founder, Emorphis Technologies – Indore, Madhya Pradesh
About

Mr. Nilesh Maheshwari is a Senior Executive, with more than 27 years of demonstrated experience working in a diverse range of technologies and handing various aspects of business management challenges. He has done BE (Electronics & Telecom) in 1993, along with MBA (Operations Management) 2008 and ePGM from IIM Indore. He is having hands-on experience in:

  • Planning, developing, implementing cutting edge software products and solutions in Mobile and Enterprise domain
  • Strategic planning for new age business startups
  • Technology R&D and Innovation, along with capacity planning, offshore product development business development,
  • Fostering strategic relationships with Telecom ecosystem players including Operators (Carriers), OEM, Aggregators etc.

After working in couple of Electronics Hardware and Software based companies in India and USA, Mr. Nilesh established a software services company, Emorphis Technologies catering to clients across the globe.

He has developed few products such as iStatements (Banking & Financial domain), iPublisher (Digital Publishing), iThings (Internet of Things platform for Remote monitoring and control of devices).

He is a mentor to various startups and has invested in couple of them and is also founder at Anaxee Digital Runners (On demand, on ground verification services startup) and Cash Management Services (a Startup in Financial domain).

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Industrial IoT, Healthcare

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Dr. Ghyanshyam Singh Thakur

Dr. Ghyanshyam Singh Thakur

Assistant Professor, Department of CS – MANIT, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
About

Dr. Ghyansham Singh was a lecturer in SATI Vidisha and Govt. Women Polytechnic, Bhopal prior to working in MANIT, Bhopal. He is a Master of Computer Applications from BIT, Durg and PhD from Barakatullah University. He was a guide to various students for their PhD and many are still pursuing under his guidance.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Data Mining, Social Computing, Soft Computing, Web Mining, Object Oriented Systems

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Shri Pradeep Karambelkar

Shri Pradeep Karambelkar

Founder & Director, VASPL Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
About

Shri Pradeep Karambelkar is the Founder & Director, Vision Advisory Group & VASPL Initiatives (Startup Incubation Center) and Regional Director, BNI India-Bhopal Chapter.

Being a Business Evangelist & Business Coach with 20+ years of experience in building profitable ventures from scratch, Shri Karambelkar has keen interest in introducing processes, tools, and concepts that help business owners and entrepreneurs grow their ideas into profitable ventures. His expertise spreads over multiple ventures in domains ranging from Investment Services, Financial Products, Education, Skill development, Startup Incubation to ITeS, Real Estate, FMCG, etc.

Shri Karambelkar is a man with a vision on a mission to oversee, assist and guide early-stage businesses in starting, developing and growing exponentially. He has invested in 8 startups.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Service Industry, FinTech, Human Resource, Education, Health, Seed Funding

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Shri Abhishek Gupta

Shri Abhishek Gupta

Managing Director, Surevin BPO Services Ltd., Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
About

Mr. Abhishek Gupta, 45 years old, is the Managing Director of Surevin BPO services Ltd, a public listed company at National Stock Exchange (NSE). Mr. Gupta has overall experience of around 20 years in IT/ITES sector.

He is instrumental in taking major policy decision of the Company. He is playing vital role in identifying, developing and formulating business strategies and effective implementation of the same. Under his guidance our Company has witnessed continuous growth.

Mr. Gupta has keen interest in social work and is associated with Lions Club International from last 17 years and have been awarded with many International appreciation awards. He is also active member in CII, NASSCOM, Export Council of India New Delhi.

He was the Chairman of CII Bhopal zone for the year 2018-19 and an active member of TIE Charter, Madhya Pradesh. He is recognized as Pride of MP by Dainik Bhaskar Digital.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IT & BPO Services

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Dr. Nishchol Mishra

Dr. Nishchol Mishra

Associate Professor, School of Information Technology, RGPV, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
About

Dr. Nishchol Mishra is an Associate Professor in School of Information Technology (University Teaching Department) of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (State Technological University of MP), Bhopal. Presently, he is assigned task of co- chief investigator in ISEA Project Phase –II (A Project on Information Security Education Awareness, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India). He has worked as lecturer and Assistant professor with various prestigious engineering & IT institutions of Bhopal. He has been the author or co-author of more than 60 papers in international refereed journals. His research interests cover several aspects Data analytics, Image mining, Big data, Cyber security & forensics.

Dr. Mishra is having more than 15 years of academic experience. He is member & life member of various prestigious Professional/Technical bodies like CSI, ISTE, to name few. He is B.E and MTech in Computer science & Engineering and in 2014. He completed his PhD on Multimedia data mining. His other professional certifications are EMCISA, EMCCIS, EMCDS, EMC proven professional on Data Lakes, IPR course WIPO. His qualifications also include PGDCL from NLIU, Bhopal.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Cyber Law, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Social Media Analytics, Multimedia Data Mining, Digital Forensics, Big Data

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Shri Ajay Muttreja

Shri Ajay Muttreja

Member, FICCI Start-up Committee and Mentor to Start-ups & SMEs, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
About

Mr. Ajay Muttreja graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and did his Post Graduation in Business Management from IIM Ahmedabad. Currently, he is a Strategy Advisor & Mentor for MSME’s and Start-ups, since his retirement as CEO & Board Member of Tecnova, April 2016. He was also a former Industry Advisor to Royal Government of Bhutan (1985-87).

As a Member of FICCI National Startup Committee since 2016, he has actively contributed as Think-tank, Jury Member and Strategic Advisory/ Mentoring roles.

Over the past 4 years, he has also supported many Indian Government bodies, Incubators, Accelerators, Innovation Centres, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Funds, Educational Institutions, and start-ups (including social impact enterprises) as their Strategic Advisor, Mentor, Jury, Investment Expert, Think -Tank and hand-holding virtual partner.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Social Impact & Financial Sustainability, Business Growth Strategic & Partnership in India and International Markets.

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Shri Romesh C Khosla

Shri Romesh C Khosla

Managing Director, Cybernetic Business IT Solutions LLP, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
About

Shri Romesh C Khosla has academic qualification of MTech from IIT Bombay, India (1971) and BE from College of Engineering, Pune, (1969). His special interest sector is Tele-Medicine and his vision is to propel advanced Bio-Medical Implementation & Healthcare Services into rural economy. He is working in the field of Business modeling and Business mentoring since year 2011.

He has worked with many organizations in various capacities and brief of the same is as under:

  • CTO at Scientech Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Indore for a period of 3 years
  • Director (Chief Executive) in Mathuradevi Institute of Technology and Management, Indore for a period of 1 year
  • CEO at Sristhi Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Bhopal for a period of 2 years
  • Project Director at CII TDB T NET Centre, Bhopal for a period of 2 years
  • Principal Consultant at Business Consultants (BUSICON), Bhopal for a period of 8 years
  • CEO at MP Council of Employment & Training (MAPCET) for a period of almost 5 years
  • Head (Consumer Electronics Division) at MP State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd. (OPTEL) for a period of 5 years
  • Sr. Project Manager at KELTRON for a period of 11 years
  • Worked as a Team Leader at Tata Electric Company, (R&D Center), Mumbai for a period of 1 year

He has a huge experience in the field of mentoring business units. His field of proficiency is IT propelled Business Management (ERP & CRM) and e-Learning and his unique skills include converting traditionally managed Business Enterprises into IT propelled Business Enterprises.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Strategic Planning, Costing & Budgeting, Project Control Documentation, Contracting & Legal Documentation, Company Law & HR management, Business Modeling & Technocommercial Operations, System Analysis & Design, System Engineering, Research & Development, Manufacturing Operations, Sales & Marketing Operations

Mentorship Location

Bhopal

Shri Amarendra Sahu

Shri Amarendra Sahu

Founder & CEO, Nestaway Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Amrendra Sahu is the Co-founder & CEO of NestAway which India’s fastest growing “Home Rental Network”attempting to provide better rental solutions via design and technology.

He is a computer science engineer from NIT Suratkal and an aluminous of IIM Bengaluru. NestAway’s valuation was about $200 million and funded by Ratan Tata and organizations like Goldman Sachs, Flipkart, etc.

He is also Co-founder BrizzTV Media Labs Pvt. Ltd. BrizzTv, has developed & deployed world’s first Cloud connected content delivery Platform over TV Network with Airtel Digital TV. This platform enables ridiculously easy access to real time social conversation around TV shows (Tweets, etc.) directly on TV as opposed to on a mobile/pad.

Before that, he has worked in MNCs like Cisco & Juniper as Software Engineer.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Technology Businesses & Technology Assisted Business, Venture Capital Raising, Product Innovations, IP Creation, Market Positioning

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Dr. Arabinda Kumar Rath

Dr. Arabinda Kumar Rath

Chairman & Managing Director, Hemalata Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Qualification

  • MSc
  • Dip RP
  • MBA
  • PhD
Present positions

Chairman & Managing Director Hemalata Hospitals, BBSR

Experience

Academic & Professional Experience: Obtained Post-Doctoral training in Medical Physics from Lund University, Sweden and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA after completing Post Graduate Program in Radiological Physics (DRP) from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in 1986 and PhD in Physics from Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar under Utkal University in 1996. Held senior Academic, Clinical and Administrative positions in Institutes of repute in Government Sector like Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru and later in corporate sector in Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, since 1989. Started India’s first Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) in 1996 & first Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment in 2001.

Teaching & Research Experience: He has been teaching Post Graduate Medical Students for MD (Radiotherapy), MD (Nuclear Medicine) and MD/DNB (Radiology) since 1989. He has been a PhD Guide, Assessor and Review Committee Member in several Institutes including AIIMS, New Delhi. He has published more than 60 publications in National & International journals. He has visited more than 40 countries as part of academic and scientific activities for training, conference participation and fellowships and as invited & visiting faculty representing India.

Edited the book “PARTICLE RADIOTHERAPY – Emerging Technology for Treatment of Cancer” published by Springer in 2016. Current area of Interest is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Healthcare.

Entrepreneurship Experience: He has established the first corporate cancer hospital of Eastern India, Hemalalata Hospitals & Research Centre in Bhubaneswar in the year 2005. The hospital continues to be single largest private cancer hospital in Odisha as on date.

Offices and Memberships Held

  • Member American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • Association of Medical Physicists of India (AMPI), Vice President (2003-05), Member – Board Of Trustees (2011-13), Founder Member CMPI, Chairman of AMPICON-20006 and AMPICON- 2013, Member-AMPI Executive Committee 1993-95, 2003-05, 2005-07, 2009-11, 2013-15,2015-2017
  • Life Member – Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)
  • Treasure and member of the Board, TiE Bhubaneswar from 2010 till date
  • State Council member and Convener – Healthcare and Life Sciences Panel, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Odisha from 2015 – till date
Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Healthcare, Oncology, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Mohar Mishra

Shri Mohar Mishra

Co-founder & CEO, AcesoCloud (India), Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Mohar Mishra is an Entrepreneur, Data Scientist and Product Architect with 20 years of experience in Product Development, 10 years of experience in building start-ups in the area of Analytics and Cloud Computing.

He co-founded AcesoCloud in Odisha and partnered with large hospital systems and physicians to position the healthcare analytics platform as an end-to-end solution for management of critical care.

Professional Experience

  • Over 9 years’ experience in leading IT multinationals like HP and Siebel
  • 10 years’ experience of operating as CIO and Co-founder of two promising start-ups
Qualification

  • Ma SW in Computer Applications (MCA), Utkal University
  • Bachelor in Physics, Ravenshaw College Cuttack
Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Data Analytics, Big Data, AI, Agile, US Healthcare Subject Matters

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Chinmoy Panda

Shri Chinmoy Panda

CEO, Mindfire Solutions, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Chinmoy Panda is founder & CEO of Mindfire Solutions and has couple decades of experience in the global software industry. He is also founder & CEO of DateTheRamp, a startup technology-driven fashion platform. He is BE in Computer Science from BITS Pilani and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

“Healthcare Technologies & Applications, Education Technologies & Applications, Consumer Apps in Wellness, Education, etc. Real-world applications of edge technologies such as drones, 3D Printing, AI”

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Ashwini Kumar Rath

Shri Ashwini Kumar Rath

Founder Director and CEO, Batoi Systems, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Ashwini is an entrepreneur, author and digital technology consultant. He is the Director & CEO at Batoi and is actively involved in the strategic affairs and product development apart from serving as Director and Sr. consultant at companies-founded by him in India and abroad.

His current research interests include cloud computing, AI, IoT, and mathematical sciences apart from history and music.

He is a member of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society; and is a life member of Computer Society of India (CSI), Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI), and SCAAA, a local association of amateur astronomers.

He has obtained his education completing post-graduation in theoretical physics and an advanced diploma in software management. He was a visiting student to some of the leading research institutes such as TIFR (Mumbai), IUCAA(Pune), and IOP (Bhubaneswar) during and after his studies at the University of Hyderabad.

He was awarded with the best research paper presentation at the national conference of Plasma Science Society of India in 1998, and was the web editor of this national body during the year 1998-1999, while he was engaged in theoretical studies of nonlinear statistical behavior of strongly-coupled dusty plasmas in Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) as a Research Scholar. Later, Mr. Ashwini took interest in Information Technology and founded a few technology startups after a series of software consulting assignments in India and abroad. He is a seasoned writer and has written several academic, business and other articles published in leading magazines and journals.

Mr. Ashwini is one of the members of the Board of Governors at Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi, a Member of the Management Committee at SAI International School (Bhubaneswar) and also holds the position of an Honorary Convenor for the Technology, Innovation and Start-up ThinkTank, WTC Bhubaneswar. He is a life member of Blood Donors Council, Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Cloud Computing, AI, IoT, Mathematical Sciences

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Devesh Sinha

Shri Devesh Sinha

Founder, Cozentus Technologies, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Devesh Sinha is an engineering graduate from National Institute of Technology, India and has been associated with some of the leading companies around the world. He started his career with Tata Group in India. He has been associated with the various global organizations at various capacities with AIG, MCI, UPS, Coopers & Lybrand.

He co-founded ESSPL, a software services company in 1998, which employs about 300 software engineers around the world and boast of a client base of fortune 500 and mid-size companies in 18 countries across the globe. ESSPL specializes in providing solutions in the area of SCM, Logistics and Digital Transformation.

His new venture called COZENTUS which is specializing in providing solutions for the business through Emerging Technologies.

Positions held/holding in various organization

  • Director, ESSPL
  • Director, ION Information Technology, UK
  • Member, Board of Governors, Silicon Institute of Technology
  • Director, COZENTUS Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Chartered Member, TiE, Bhubaneswar
  • Chairman, Indo American Chamber of Commerce, Odisha
  • Member State Council Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Treasurer, Bhubaneswar Golf Club
  • Convener and Member of State Council – Confederation of Indian Industries
  • Member, Executive Board of Software Technology of India, Bhubaneswar.
Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Business Mentoring, Supply Chain & Logistics, Warehousing, Data Science, ML, AI, RPA.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Priyadarshi Nanu Pany

Shri Priyadarshi Nanu Pany

Founder and CEO, CSM Technologies, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Priyadarshi Nanu Pany is the founder & CEO of CSM Technologies, a pioneering GovTech organization headquartered out of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. At a time when the IT industry in Odisha was still nascent, Priyadarshi recognized the potential of technology to transform governance and impact a billion lives. His courage to always think big steered this start-up on a journey dotted with brave & innovative ICT solution breakthroughs. Be it promoting ease of doing business through land management systems in Maharashtra or introducing transparency in tea trade auction processes in Kenya, path-breaking projects under his leadership have educated markets to open up and embrace ICT application in governance. Sustaining, educating & leading in the market for 21 years wouldn’t have been possible had Priyadarshi not built a team with a solid foundation of corporate governance. Under his leadership, a skilled workforce of 650+ employees caters to growth driving sectors such as agriculture, mining & industry in India, Africa and United States. The national & international recognition of ICT projects conceptualized by Priyadarshi has successfully positioned Odisha on the global IT landscape. As an elected leader in the NASSCOM’s Domestic Council and active member of CII and other industry bodies, Priyadarshi actively pursues policy needs for the advancement of IT industry ecosystem. As a founding member of CITE Bhubaneswar, he is instrumental in nurturing entrepreneurship and pushing the boundaries of innovation in IT. His inspiring journey as a rainmaker and thought leader has been honoured with multiple awards in areas of entrepreneurship & e-governance. He has been at the forefront of a silent revolution motivating people to accommodate the ever-increasing demand in GovTech. His grit, humility & simplicity in thought stands as an inspiration for entrepreneurs and industrialists aiming to build sustainable and high impact businesses. Ask him about his contribution and he shall humbly respond, “We are just getting started”.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

GovTech, Data Science, Marketing and Branding, Scale and Finance Management.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahu

Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahu

Chairman, JSS Consultancy Services & Sai International School, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo is the Founder Chairman of SAI International, a leading educational group, began a pioneering revolution in the K-12 educational scenario of Odisha. He is passionate Edupreneur, pursuing his dreams which involve the enhancement of the education sector. It encompasses SAI International School, SAI Angan, SAI International College of Commerce, and SAI International Residential School. He is also the Founder Chairman of JSS IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd, the largest BPO in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Telecom Sector and Founder Chairman of JSS Software & Park Pvt Ltd, the first private Software Park of Odisha.

The group strives to be one of the finest centres of learning and knowledge in the country, creating world class leaders endowed with Indian values and a global outlook. The earnest endeavor of the group is to encourage the students to imbibe the right knowledge through a process of self-discovery, an innovatively designed International curriculum in an amicable learning environment with futuristic infrastructure and a competent faculty.

Strategic educational programs are designed, encompassing scholastic and co-curricular activities for a well-rounded development of the students. SAI International Group aims to hone the innate skills of each student, right from kindergarten, and equip them with the right vision, values and ideals, to transform them into truly educated and finely refined, inspired and confident global citizens, with the ability to make meaningful contributions to the world.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

EduTech, E-Learning, Skilling, FinTech & E-Assesment.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Jyoti Bhusan Pany (Dulal)

Shri Jyoti Bhusan Pany (Dulal)

Chairman & Mentor, Obpoo Soluitons Pvt. Ltd, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. J.B. Pany had promoted company in 1985 namely Radiant Electronics Ltd. for manufacture of C-DOT DIGITAL RAXs & other telecom related products in Bhubaneswar. He was the 1st private venture, which manufactured Rural Exchanges after ITI.

Besides his other present activities, he is primarily involved in mentoring promising Entrepreneurs/Startups. He is presently involved with over Seven (7) startups as Mentor & Angel Investor. Nearly all have revenue & are promising growth. He was the founder President of TiE Bhubaneswar in 2012-2016. He was the Chairman of CII Odisha in 1994-95.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication and its application in various niche areas viz Agro & Food processing , IoT based Predictive Maintenance in Factories & Logistics

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Debasish Patnaik

Shri Debasish Patnaik

President,TiE Bhubaneswar, Founder Dalma Chain of Restaurants & Director Hotel Crown
About

Qualification

  • MA & LLB from Utkal University
  • MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
Business & Present Positions

  • Promoter Director of Hotel The CROWN Bhubaneswar, a 4-star business hotel, with 80 rooms, 3 restaurants, bar, 10,000 sqft banqueting facility, health club, swimming pool etc.
  • Founder of DALMA chain restaurants with seven outlets operating including three in Bhubaneswar and one each in Rourkela, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Kolkata & Puri. One more in Bhubaneswar with one each in Hyderabad and Bengaluru proposed shortly.
  • Director in the only amusement park in Bhubaneswar, BDA City Centre.
  • President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Bhubaneswar Chapter.
  • Actively involved in development of entrepreneurship in the state and promotion of Odisha as a Business destination through the forum, Invest Bhubaneswar…Connecting Odisha.
Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Tourism, Hospitality, Marketing, Communication.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Sunil Taneja

Shri Sunil Taneja

Vice President, TiE Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

He is a Chartered Accountant since 1979.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Tapan Mohanty

Shri Tapan Mohanty

MD, Z Estate Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Tapan Kumar Mohanty is the first-generation businessman and is the Managing Director of Z Estates Pvt. Ltd. He hails from a humble middleclass family of service class people.

Genuinity, Sincerity and Patience are some of key and essential ingredients to success in life. That is what Mr. Mohanty has learnt and experienced during this long journey in business. For that matter this holds good in every profession in this world.

After completing the graduation in Arts from Katak, Mr. Mohanty started his career in Fishing Business at Paradeep but could not continue in the field due to various reasons and ended up losing all his capital. Immediately after that, starting again from the scratch, he tried his hand in doing civil construction with Govt. Agencies and thereafter with retail business before finally plunging into real estate business in 1990. Odisha was then just starting to witness the culture of vertical living and Mr. Mohanty with a lot of courage and bold decisions along-with whatever savings left with him ventured into the real estate field.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Nihar Samanatra

Shri Nihar Samanatra

Chairman, Proliant Infotech, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Nihar Samantara has over 30 years of experience in Defence, Research, Education and Information Technology. He holds leadership positions in innovation, corporate strategy, growth, ongoing operations and technology implementation.

He has a proven track record of building companies from ground up and attaining extraordinary results. One such company was Majoris Systems where he was a founder member. Majoris started with $50,000 in revenues and 10 employees and grew into a company with over 350+ employees with annual revenues of $9 Million in the span of 4 years. After Majoris, his earlier responsibilities included companies like, BFL Software, Valtech, Trigent and Ashok Leyland Information Technology (ALIT) and at ADA(DRDO).

Mr. Nihar hold a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and other management qualifications. After completing his ME (Aerospace), Mr. Nihar Joined as scientist with ADA, DRDO to start his professional career. He was instrumental in structural design and development of the CFC Wing used for LCA along with HAL team.

Mr. Nihar was key management executive in setting up dedicated offshore development centers (ODC) for fortune 500 companies like GE, ABN AMRO, ING, FedEx, AutoZone, Beverly, Pegasus, Home Depot, LV, Thales, WCM, Proliant to name a few.

Mr. Nihar is one of the pioneers in different emerging subject in software industry. He has adopted and proved different project execution style, which were well appreciated by customer and added lot of value to their business. He is simple and devotes lot of time for the cause of society, which includes education and healthcare.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

“Health Care (ultrasound on wheel), Cloud Computing,
Cyber Security, AI, ML, IoT”

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Sunil Kishore Puria

Shri Sunil Kishore Puria

MD, Sagar Business Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Sunil Kishorepuria is currently the Managing Director, Sagar Business Private Limited. He has over 24 years of experience in various business segments ranging from International Trade, Manufacturing of Ethyl Alcohol, Printing Industry (as Franchisee of The Hindustan Times – Daily Newspaper), Hospitality Industry, Multi Brand Retail and trading (as C&F, Distributor of Tata Steel Products like TMT, Tubes, Wires & Sheet, Lafarge Cement, Philips Lighting).

He has completed his BBA in International Business from Schiller International University (London), UK and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) ST. Xavier’s College, Calcutta.

He received John Locke Award, Schiller International University – London, UK for Highest Academic Grade Point Average for ‘89 – ‘90 (3.93/4.0).

He is Chairman at Inservia Innovations Private Limited and Solar Solutions & Solar Technologies. He is also mentoring Sunkonnect PTE Limited, Singapore Research & Development in renewable Technologies.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Renewable Energy, General Strategy, Go to Market, Planning & Leadership

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Manish Agrawal

Shri Manish Agrawal

CEO, M/s Techment Technology, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
About

Mr. Manish Agrawal is currently founder and CEO of Techment Technology, where they build a team of software developers using local talents and working on high end technology products for US and Indian startups. Within 5 year of operation they ramped up the team to 80 developers, working on mobile and web applications and a BPM operation with capacity of 100.

Mr. Manish acquired his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2002 and master’s degree in Engineering from the Purdue University in 2004.

In December 2005, Mr. Manish co-founded Picsquare, his first start-up. As CEO of Picsquare, he was responsible for marketing and business development activities and executing long term vision of Picsquare. He played a key role in raising 2 rounds of investment for Picsquare. In November 2008, Picsquare was acquired by e-commerce portal Infibeam.com.

After Picsquare, Mr. Manish was involved in setting up a steel manufacturing facility with annual production capacity of 1L Metric Tonne.

Apart from Techment, Mr. Manish is currently involved with few startups as mentor and Angel investor. To formalize his interest in start-ups and working with entrepreneurs, he along with fellow investors from Silicon Valley and Singapore has set up a start-up investment venture.

His interests include reading, travelling, meeting and helping young entrepreneurs.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Angel Investor

Mentorship Location

Bhilai

Shri Binod Dash

Shri Binod Dash

MD, Synergy Engineering College Dhenkanal, Odisha
About

Mr. Binod B. Dash is MSc and LLB qualified. He is an Industrialist, Educationist, Serial & Documentary Film Producer, Sportsman & Sports organizer of national repute.

As Industrialist, he is managing two Small Scale Packaging units in the name & style of Packing India & JIT Pack which manufactures of all Types of Flexible Packaging Materials, Multilayer Films.

As Educationist, he is managing two Degree Engineering Colleges in Odisha in the name Synergy, Dhenkanal & Synergy, Bhubaneswar; 2 Diploma Institutes in the name of Synergy School of Engineering, Dhenkanal & Synergy Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar & one school in the name of Delhi public School, Dhenkanal.

His association with different organizations includes

  • Honorary Secretary: Odisha Private Engineering College Association
  • Vice President: Federation Of Associations of Managements of Un-aided Professional Educational Institutions In India
  • Vice- President: Ravenshaw Alumni Association
  • Ex- Governing Body Member – Ravenshaw College, Cuttack (Govt. Of Odisha), CIPET, Bhubaneswar (Govt of India) and Biju Pattanaik Film & Television Institute, Cuttack (Govt. of Odisha)
  • Ex-Vice President: Utkal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Orissa
  • Director, Orissa Small Industry Corporation Ltd. (A Government of Orissa undertaking)
  • Member, Policy Planning Body, Govt. of Odisha (Govt. Of Odisha Organizations)
Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

EduTech, Packaging

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Anuj Pahliwal

Shri Anuj Pahliwal

Third Eye Education Pvt. Ltd, Guwahati, Assam
About

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Biswajit Hazarika

Shri Biswajit Hazarika

Trans Virtual Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam
About

 

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IT/Telecom Network Solution, Cyber Security & Cyber Forensic, IT/ICT Infrastructure and Services.

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Ms Atreyee Borooah Thekedath

Ms Atreyee Borooah Thekedath

Web.Com(India) Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam
About

Mrs. Atreyee Borooah Thekedath holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Central Queensland University, Australia.

After a brief stint at Hewlett Packard Pte Ltd. in Singapore as an IT Solutions Specialist, she quit to start her own company, Web.Com (India) Pvt. Ltd. in 1999, one of Assam’s reputed software company.

She is an alumna of the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program for Women Entrepreneurs and was nominated for the coveted Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Program. She is a member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. She is also an Academic Council member of Assam Women’s University, Jorhat. She was an Independent Director at Balmer Lawrie, a Mini Ratna-I Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India from January 2017 to January 2020. She was a National Council member of CII’s Young Indians and has successfully executed several projects during her tenure.

She has been involved with the start-up community in various capacities like mentoring and being a jury member in several pitches like the recent Chief Minister’s E-Champion Challenge Programme, Meghalaya and Pitch Hatch 2.0 , initiative by Assam Startup-The Nest & IIM Calcutta Innovation Park. As a NASSCOM member, she has been a jury member for the Thrive 30 Pitch.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Entrepreneurship

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Sanjeev Sarma

Shri Sanjeev Sarma

Webx Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam
About

Mr. Sanjeev Sarma is the founder director of Webx Technologies Private Limited, a technology consulting company that he founded in the year 2001. He has over 19+ years of IT experience in delivering enterprise solutions on Enterprise Software Architecture, Web Platforms and Mobile Technologies. He is a postgraduate in Computer Applications and has worked for multinational companies like ZAP Infotech and IBM Global Services. He started his own software firm “Webx” in the year 2001 and later in 2009 it became private limited (Webx Technologies Private Limited).

At Webx, he is working at consulting, architecture and development of enterprise solutions on the latest web technologies. His award-winning solutions are running in various corporates and govt. departments. He was acknowledged as “Technology Hero” by Microsoft Corporation for the first online bus ticketing system implemented way back in the year 2004 for Assam State Transport Corporation.

Currently, Mr. Sanjeev is also serving as:

  • Member, Advisory Board, Software Technology Parks of India (Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya)
  • Consultant at NF Railways (Cons.) for various IT project & Management Information System
  • Member, Leadership Excellence, Harvard Square
  • Member, Intel Atom Developer, Intel India Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  • Member, IT Pro Marketing Panel, Microsoft
  • Chief Technology Advisor at South Asian Regional Development Gateway
  • Member, Advisory committee for B.Voc curriculum at Gauhati University
  • Mentor, StartUp NE, an initiative of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship

Mr. Sanjeev is instrumental in mentoring young entrepreneurs of North-East Region through various platforms like StartUp Assam, UpStart and Megaminds. He has also served as jury member in various B-Plan competitions organized by State Government and Premier Institutions.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Software Architecture, Web Platforms and Mobile Technologies

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Utpal Hazarika

Shri Utpal Hazarika

Integrated Systems and Services, Guwahati, Assam
About

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Ochintya Sharma

Shri Ochintya Sharma

Independent Consultant, Guwahati, Assam
About

Professional Experience:

  • Experience: 32 years of Technology and Executive management
  • Domains: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Software Product Development, Mobile Internet, Wireless Communications, GPS, and Smartphone Platforms


Education

  • Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Fellow, University of Oxford.
  • Master of Science (Telecom & Software), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
  • B. Tech (Electronics and Communications), National Institute of Technology, Warangal


Earlier Assignments

  • Vice President, Samsung R&D India: IOT, Multimedia, Mobile Internet, System Engineering
  • Managing Director, Hubble Connected: IOT, Server and Cloud development, Smartphone Apps
  • Vice President, Global Engineering, Binatone Global: Camera, Multimedia, Lifestyle Products
  • VP Engineering, SiRF India & TrueSpan Semiconductors: OFDM, GPS and Multi-function chipsets
  • SBU- Head (Mobile Internet), Motorola: Browser, Mobile Internet, MMS, Phone Apps.
  • Multiple positions in ASL and HAL: Various CDMA technologies


Currently: Independent Consultant

  • Artificial Intelligence deployment, organizational strategy, product management and business growth.
  • Fostering innovation and Enabling businesses in Northeast India
  • Mentoring entrepreneurs on business formulation, technology deployment and customer comprehension.


Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Software Product Development, Mobile Internet, Wireless Communications, GPS and Smartphone Platforms.

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Jyotirmoy Chakravorty

Shri Jyotirmoy Chakravorty

Ubona Technologies, Guwahati, Assam
About

Mr. Jyotirmoy Chakravorty (JC) is the founding CEO of Ubona Technologies. Mr. JC holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Assam Engineering College. He has 30 years of professional experience in consulting and software development in leading software companies like CMC ltd, Wipro, eCapital and July systems in the leadership/mentoring roles. He has led several projects in telecommunication, billing and mediation, supply chain, business and operations strategy and customer relationship management. He started Ubona Technologies in the year 2008. Under his leadership, Ubona Technologies developed India’s first speech recognition product, acquired funding, took the product to the market and became a successful and profitable venture.

With deep expertise in last mile communication, internet protocols and technologies, large scalable system design, consumer behavior, payment technologies, he spends most of his time working with senior executives on transformational and disruptive change. He is an established leader in the areas of consumer service, telecommunication and payment space in the startup circle and advises / mentors many startups and entrepreneur.

JC’s areas of expertise in technologies and systems are listed below:

  • Telecommunication and last mile involving various protocols and standards
  • Internet communication and near field communication protocols/technologies
  • Large / scalable system design using emerging paradigms and technologies
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Payment protocols, technologies and securities encompassing card, UPI, POS, IMPS, online /offline
  • Web technologies and User information modeling
  • Security and encryption
  • Cloud based architecture
  • Customer relationship management, billing, workflow, service provisioning

JC is holder of many patents from USPTO in the areas of digital rights management, policy-controlled application services, service enablement and mobile payments.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Last mile communication, Internet Protocols and Technologies, Large Scalable System Design, Payment Technologies and Consumer behavior.

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Sunandan Baruah

Shri Sunandan Baruah

Assam Down Town University, Guwahati & Globinno Engineering Solutions
About

Qualification

Doctor of Engineering

Designation

Dean, Engineering & Technology, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati
CEO, Globinno Engineering Solutions, Guwahati and
Consultant, Technical Agency (Assam Don Bosco University) for SFURTI project under Ministry of MSME.


Previous positions held

  • Director, Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology
    Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering,
    Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati.
  • Research Faculty, Electron Microscopy & Nanoelectronics Angstrom Laboratoriet, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Research Specialist, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.


Research Interest

Prof. Baruah’s research interest is in Environmental Nanotechnology. His research concept is to make use of inexpensive wet chemical methods to fabricate innovative materials and device components. His research group is using semiconducting and metallic nanomaterials for applications like water purification, contamination sensing and remediation, solar energy harvesting, functional building materials, nanopiezotronics, etc.


Publications

95 publications in International peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and 8 book chapters. He has 3 patents applied for, 1 published and another 3 Invention Disclosure Forms submitted for verification. He has a personal h-index of 31 and i-10 index of 67 with over 4700 citations to his works.

Prof. Baruah is a social entrepreneur and his company Globinno Engineering Solutions is currently manufacturing Nanotechnology based solar powered water purifiers and fruit and vegetable dryers targeted for use by the rural people. His company also manufactures nanomaterials for laboratory use.


Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Environmental Nanotechnology

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Dr. Mrinal Kanti Debbarma

Dr. Mrinal Kanti Debbarma

Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, NIT- Agartala, Tripura
About

Dr. Mrinal Kanti Debbarma is an Associate Professor & Associate Dean (FW) Department of Computer Science & Engineering, NIT, Agartala. He did his PhD (Information Technology) from Assam University, Silchar, MTech (Computer Science & Engineering) from MNNIT, Allahabad and BTech (Computer Science & Engineering) from IET, Lucknow. He has guided many PhD, MTech, BTech and MCA students for thesis and projects.

Dr. Mrinal’s research interest is in MANET Routing Protocols, Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Software Engineering with special interest in Software metrics analysis and Regression testing.

He is the member of many national & international professional bodies like IEEE, Institution of Engineers (India), International Association of Engineers, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, International Innovation Scientific & Research Organization, Science and Engineering Institute, etc.

Dr. Mrinal has published 19 research papers in peer reviewed international journals and has presented many research papers in international forums. He has authored books Advances in “Intelligent Systems and Computing”, “Biometric Based Attendance System: Face Your Identity”, “An Efficient Path Selection Strategy for Regression Testing with Software Metrics Based Approach”.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

MANET Routing Protocols, Wireless Sensor Networks, IoT, Software Engineering with special interest in Software Metrics analysis and Regression Testing

Mentorship Location

Agartala

Dr. Swanirbhor Majumdhar

Dr. Swanirbhor Majumdhar

Associate Professor, Dept. of IT, Tripura University, Agartala
About

Dr. Swanirbhar Majumder is presently Associate Professor in Dept. of Information Technology (IT), Tripura University since 2017. Prior to this, he was working as an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Electronics & Communication Engg, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Arunachal Pradesh from 2006 to 2017. He completed his PhD, PG and UG from the engineering faculty of Jadavpur University, Calcutta University and North Easter Hill University (NEHU), Shillong respectively.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Biomedical Signal Processing, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Embedded Systems.

Mentorship Location

Agartala

Shri Susanta Shome

Shri Susanta Shome

Chairman, Insyssky Softtech Pvt. Ltd, Agatala, Tripura
About

Mr. Susanta Shome is the Chairman of Insyssky Softtech Private Limited. He is having more than 15 years of experience. Prior to this, Mr. Susanta has served as the Country CTO of a Telecom Operator in 4 African Countries. He holds BE in Electronics & Communication.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Telecommunication, Finance Technologies and ERP Development

Mentorship Location

Agartala

Shri Subrata Debnath

Shri Subrata Debnath

Founder of Xlayer Technology, Agartala, Tripura
About

Mr. Subrata Debnath has more than 20 years of experience working in Distributed Systems and Networking industry. He has vast experience with Product Development, Innovation and Solutions. He had previously Co-founded Etrance Networks and Xlayer Technologies and was instrumental in architecting Security, Multimedia Distribution and IOT products for Defence and Smart City. He was part of the initial engineering team of Movik that developed Transparent Content Proxy for Mobile Network. He had previously worked with HP, Emulex and MAC as an Architect and Senior Engineering roles.

Mr. Subrata completed his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Itanagar.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Network Security, IoT, AI/ML, Distributed Computing

Mentorship Location

Agartala

Dr. Jhunu Debbarma

Dr. Jhunu Debbarma

Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, TIT Agartala, Tripura
About

Mentorship Location

Agartala

Shri Abhijit Bhuyan

Shri Abhijit Bhuyan

Bohniman Systems Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam
About

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Anil Agarwal

Shri Anil Agarwal

Managing Director, Back Office IT Solutions P Ltd. (NAV Backoffice), Jaipur, Rajasthan
About

Mr. Anil Agarwal is a chartered accountant since 1988, started this organization in the year 2001 in Jaipur- India, which is pioneer in providing sophisticated high end accounting services and serves more than 900 clients around the world, with over USD 84billion in assets under administration. NAV Backoffice with professionally qualified staff of over 750 including 180 chartered accountants, all equipped with relevant experience in alternative investment management, is determined to deliver the best to fund managers with a diverse investor base.

With expertise in Taxation, Company Law matters & auditing, Mr. Agrawal started his career in 1988 with his own Chartered Accountancy firm, which was primarily into Taxation, Auditing and Consultancy in financial matters.


Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Taxation, Company Law matters & auditing, Investment management

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri Somesh Gupta

Shri Somesh Gupta

DC Head, Jaipur, Infosys Limited
About

Mr. Somesh Gupta is the Center Head of Jaipur Center for Infosys Limited and is responsible for growing Jaipur Development Center as the IT hub for Infosys. Apart from Center Head responsibilities, he manages customer deliverables for global Financial Services clients of Infosys. His focus areas include project delivery, client facing solutions, quality and delivery excellence.

He is an alumnus of IIT, BHU and IIM Calcutta. He is part of FICCI Rajasthan State Council and chairs its committee on IT and ITeS organizations. He is a Subject Matter Expert in Blockchain and Crypto-currency domains, mentors individuals and organizations on these technologies.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Project delivery, Client facing solutions, Quality & Delivery excellence, Blockchain, Crypto-Currency, Mentors Individuals & Organizations on these technologies

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri Puneet Mittal

Shri Puneet Mittal

Co-Founder & CEO, Pratham Software Pvt. Ltd., Jaipur, Rajasthan
About

Mr. Mittal is an Architect and (from 1995-1999) Practicing Architect & made many buildings around Rajasthan including schools, colleges, hospitals, houses etc. (From 2000-Till date) Co-Founder & CEO, Pratham Software Pvt. Ltd. which is one of the leading software services company from Jaipur, Rajasthan, having offices in USA, Canada, UK & Germany and having clients in North-America, Europe, India, Australasia. (From 2012-Till date), (Co-Founder & Director) Unire Business Solutions Pvt Ltd a BPO. Co-Founder & Trustee in PrathamShiksha, a charitable school for underprivileged children, Pratham Shiksha has 150+ students. Actively Participation in Charity. Co-Founder & Trustee, Prem Shanti Charitable Trust. Participated in social organization like NASSCOM – Chair Rajasthan, TIE Rajasthan- Charter Member, Member Executive Committee in Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network. Member-Venture Catalysts, Member Mumbai Angels. Actively investing in various start-ups and participating in different capacities like Director, Observer, Advisor.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Networking of people, Market analysis/access, Investor

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri Parijat Agarwal

Shri Parijat Agarwal

Co-Founder, Board of Directors, Metacube Software, Jaipur, Rajasthan
About

Mr. Parijat is a technology entrepreneur working with innovators in genesis of new products and services around the products. He is a serial entrepreneur who has been working in start-up ecosystem in US and India since last 23 years. Some of the start-ups he has worked with have had stellar growth from being an idea on whiteboard to businesses generating 20-50-100 Million USD in revenue and several hundred new jobs. After studying Computer Science from IIT Delhi in 1994, he worked in USA for several years through 2002 helping people in defining their online business strategy and their underlying IT strategy. He strategically started offering OPD engineering services to start-ups. Helping people from Stanford’s, Berkley’s build products representing their ideas. Metacube developed effective practices for product development. With over 500+ engineers working in Metacube. Metacube clientele including start-ups that are funded by marquee venture capitalists and software products being built are being used by Fortune 1000. Other than Metacube other aspect of life where Parijat wants to grow is being able to help those on the fringes of society in which we live in. Our focus is kids as they will become educated, they will have brighter chance of successful future for themselves and their families. To that end Mr. Parijat has been supporting Umang, Akshay Patra, Anandi Lal Poddar and other children-oriented NGO’s.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Serial Entrepreneur, Start-up ecosystem.

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri Abhitab Jain

Shri Abhitab Jain

M/s GSF Angel Investor, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
About

An entrepreneur in heart and a business person in head, Mr. Abhitab is looking to partner with passionate early stage startup founders, helping them build scalable and admirable companies. He is an angel investor, and mentor to multiple startups, and works closely with GSF accelerator. Prior to this, he had over a decade of experience in cross -functional leadership roles across marketing, operations, strategy in as diverse verticals as technology, retail, manufacturing.

Mr. Abhitab did his MBA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (US) and was awarded Carlson full tuition scholarship. He graduated in Bachelor of Engineering from NIT Jaipur.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Angel Investor, Cross-functional leadership roles across marketing, operations, strategy in as diverse verticals as Technology, Retail, Manufacturing

Mentorship Location

Bhilai

Shri Prasenjeet Pati

Shri Prasenjeet Pati

Founder, Afixi Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Prasenjeet graduated from IIT-Kharagpur in 1990 with a B.Tech (Hons) in Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering with specialization in Computer Science. He has been an entrepreneur right from his college days. In past 2 decades, he has been a part of several highly successful ventures. He has been involved with IndiaInfoline, Comat Technologies and several others.

Mr. Prasenjeet’s current focus is on qualitative and quantitative growth of Afixi Technologies, a web application and mobile application development company targeting the overseas market.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

“Technology in Education & Healthcare. Mobile applications targeting a wide user base (ex. Citizen centric use cases). Fields implementation of Proximity, Location Services, Sensor Management. FinTech and Workflow Management, Unified Communication (Social Media, Physical and VoIP based communication aggregation)”

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Manoj Panda

Shri Manoj Panda

Principal Consultant, TCS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Manoj Kumar Panda is BTech (Computer Science) from NIT Warangal in 1990 and since then working with Tata Consultancy Services. He has worked in several offices in India and USA. He was the Business Relationship Manager for AMEX and Regional Manager (Philadelphia) in USA for 7 years. He was in Kolkata managing global customer relationship with Toyota Financial Services for 5 years.

He was involved in the setting up and growth of the Bhubaneswar centre since 2007. He was having the additional responsibility of managing the Global Delivery Role in the Oracle Practice from 2012 to 2013, managing around 5000 people.

He has visited several countries like USA, UK, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Saudia Arab, UAE, etc. to get engaged with TCS customers in these countries.

He was the IT Panel Convenor for CII, Odisha Chapter for few years. He has been an expert committee member of the ICC and FICCI, Odisha Chapters.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

CRM, Service Desk, Big Data, UI/UX

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Ravi Varma

Shri Ravi Varma

MD, Black Knight Financial Services India Pvt Ltd., Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Ravi D Varma currently serves as Managing Director of Black Knight India Solutions where he helps manage a 1500 resource captive technology development center for US multiple national financial technology firm. Mr. Varma is IT industry veteran with a focus on US financial services vertical.

Prior to his role at Black Knight India Solutions, he co-founded LendingSpace Inc in 2000 and served as its CEO from 2005 till its acquisition by Black Knight Inc in 2012. Prior to this, he has served in varieties executive management positions likes companies Compulearn Inc, Systech and Computech Inc. Mr. Varma hold MBA from New York Institute Technology.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Dr. Bijay Kumar Sahu

Dr. Bijay Kumar Sahu

Regional Manager & Officer-In-Charge, NRDC-IPFC, UN-WIPO: TISC, NRDC, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

 

About

Dr Bijay Kumar Sahu earned his M. Phil and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi specialized in “Intellectual Property Rights, and Technological Capabilities with Special References to India”. Presently, Dr Sahu is heading NRDC-MoMSME- Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) & United Nation WIPO –Technology & Innovation Support Centre at Vishakhapatnam, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt of India. Dr Sahu recently conferred and received Global IP Convention Awards by GIPC during 12th Global IP Convention at Vigyan Bhawan for the promotion of IP and innovation in India and abroad. He has considered as 100 influential IP Leader from India by World IP Forum for the year 2017. Recently, he was invited as a keynote speaker of United Nation (UNESCO-EDTECH 2018) on “IP, Innovation in Educational Curriculum”. Dr Sahu has facilitated many patents, trademark, design, copyright and other IP to various universities, Startups, MSMEs and transferred and commercialized many lab scale technologies to MSMEs and industries. Dr Sahu coordinated as many as more than 300 IP and innovation and Technology transfer and commercialisation national/international workshop, training seminar and conference He is also managing the IP and Innovation of various PSUs in the country and also CTO for STPI invention and innovation management. Dr Sahu coordinated a Govt of India Taskforce study on “Innovation Policies in China, Korea and Taiwan: Implication for India” and visited many countries. Dr Sahu is also guest faculty on IP & Technology Management and mentor on IP in many prominent institutions and universities in the country.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

  • IPR Facilitation-Patent, Trademark, Industrial Design, Copyright & others
  • Idea / Technology Valuation
  • Business Intelligence and Strategy Management/IP Management
  • Technology Transfer & Commercialization
  • IP Information and IP watch and advisory to Startups, MSMEs and Industries on Infringement issues
  • IP Capacity Building & Training
Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Pranab Kishore Pani

Shri Pranab Kishore Pani

Managing Director, Talendeate beyond Border (P) Ltd, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Executive Summary:

  • Entrepreneur
  • 25 years in the corporate senior management roles
  • BD, Marketing, Corporate Strategy, PR & Branding Professional
  • Experience in IT, Healthcare, Education, Infra, Aviation
  • Doer with acknowledged credentials
  • Startup Mentor, B-School Advisor
  • Management Speaker, Social Influencer, Thought Leader
  • Writer, Author, Editor, Social Commentator, Talkshow Host

Shri Pranab Kishore Pani, a Post Graduate in English Literature specialising in American Literature, with Certificate Course in COBOL, is currently an entrepreneur since last seven years. He has successfully driven and managed his global medical tourism start-up venture as the Co-Founder & Managing Director of MTMC Medi-Info (P) Ltd, which he exited after acquisition. In 2018 he ventured into professional PR & Branding, managing businesses and talents completely and Consulting in IT, Healthcare & Education using technological tools and solutions besides, nurturing and guiding Start-ups through his second venture and new company,Talendeate beyond Border (P) Ltd as the Managing Director.

Prior to his entrepreneurship venture, he was in the Corporate sector for about 25 years in leadership roles in a variety of business domains such as Telecom, Software, Aviation, Infrastructure, Water, Power and Media & Entertainment.

Entrepreneurship Development & Mentoring Start-ups:

He has been mentoring start-ups and advising companies in various businesses across India. Trying to create a complete support ecosystem for the start-ups and businesses in all aspects. Some of his mentored companies have received good fundings with his help and are doing extremely well in business, scaling up their ventures to greater heights. In 2016, Mr. Pranab had organized Startup Business Conferences at Chennai and Bangalore. He’s in the Advisory Board of IIM-B’s NSR-CEL.

Skill Development & the Youth:

He has been visiting several top B-Scools and Universities across India and interacts with the students and the academicians regularly. He has written several articles concerning relevant subjects and spoken about them in various national and international forums.

He speaks regularly in IIM-Bengaluru, IIM-Rohtak, IIIT-Raipur, Symbiosis, IMIS, CMS-Jains, KIIT University, ABBS, MP Birla Management, Christ University, Solapur University, CMR IT, on topics related to Management subjects, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Communication & PR, Healthcare, issues related to the youth and Social Entrepreneurship. He is a Management Speaker, Writer and an influential Social Commentator.

Through his founded think tank, Talendeate Leadership Foundation, Pranab talks with eminent personalities, young achievers and celebriities while mentoring many. He lends his voice for documentary films, Ads and music videos and is a content developer & business consultant.

  • CHARTER MEMBER of ROTARY E-CLUB of RI DISTRICT 3262
  • Director Technology & Innovation India in Melbourne based Global Opportunity Commercialization Pty (GOC)
  • Former National Director PRCI, and Editor Chanakya & L&D’s Ekakshara Journals
  • Jury member Bhubaneswar International Children & Community Film Festival BICCFF-2020
  • Trustee HARK & Santwana Seva Trust
Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Healthcare, GIS & IT Products/Solutions

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Prabhat Kumar Sinha

Shri Prabhat Kumar Sinha

Co-Founder, Astric Solutions, Patna, Bihar
About

Mr. Prabhat Kumar Sinha, an Entrepreneur who hopes to usher in IT Revolution and Entrepreneurial Development in Bihar which is considered economically disadvantaged. He started an SSI unit in Bihar in 1992 after graduating from Computer Science & Engineering with a dedicated mission which is hinged around raising the threshold of IT Enabled Services, deliverance of new technologies and solutions. Today, Astric is a group of companies with diverse activity across ICT Solutions, Education, Skill Development and Social Transformation.

Co-founder @Astric Group of Companies & CEO – Centre of Excellence, a unique PPP initiative which is a synergy of capacity building and technology transformation for inclusive growth in a state-of-the-art world class infrastructure cum resource hub in Bihar. Partnered with National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), C-DAC under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India & DOLR, Govt. of Bihar for IT revolution & facilitate promotion of small and medium-sized business.

Past Chairman CII –Bihar State Council (March 2017 – 2019), ITES Sub Committee (Bihar Industries Association) and represents Bihar IT Industry and working relentless with a mission for creating series of new Enterprises across Bihar, incubate, mentor and make them sustainable to set a new trend in Capacity building, Skill Training and Entrepreneurship. He has vide experience in the field of IT developments, represented Bihar in National e-Governance conference and various events organized globally in countries like – Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Dubai, Hongkong, Turkey, Switzerland, Amaan (Jordan), Spain, London, South Africa, Australia, Germany & United States of America.

At present – IMC Chairman: Govt. Women’s ITI, Digha, Patna, Member Board of Governor @ DCE, Darbhanga, Member : AICTE – NRO (North Regional Office) and ICT Core committee set-up by Department of IT, Government of Bihar for development and promotion of IT sector in Bihar. Member Bihar Industrial Promotion Council (BIPC), Department of Industries, Government of Bihar for promotion Industries in Bihar.

He is an Alumni of US Department of State under prestigious International Visitor Leadership Exchange Programme (IVLP), UNIDO – United Nation Industrial Development Organization Project with GOI. Acknowledgment for Greenest Lab on earth in 2012, Shiksha Ratna Award in 2013 for initiatives towards transparent administration in Bihar, Best young upcoming SSI unit of Bihar in 2014, Social Transformation award in 2016, Skill Achievement Award in 2018 & CRN Trail Blazer Award in 2019 for social initiatives.

Mentorship Location

Patna

Shri Manoj Kumar Sinha

Shri Manoj Kumar Sinha

MD, H R Solutions, Patna, Bihar
About

Mr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, an alumnus of IIM Kolkata having 20 years’ experience in training, consultancy, and entrepreneurship development. He has trained all the Block Development Officers of Bihar and IAS officers 2014, 2016, and 2017 Bihar cadre. Management Development programs are his forte and is a regular in NTPC, IOCL, Power Grid and corporates etc. He is the MD of HR Solutions and has conducted Faculty Development Programmes in Institute of Hotel Management, Hajipur, Magadh Mahila College Patna and St. Michaels School, Patna. Recently, he has established an Incubation Center in Magadh Mahila College and Science College. He is the President, National HRD Network, Executive President, Patna Management Association (AIMA), Secretary, NIPM, Secretary, SAVE International and Chairman, CII Startup, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Task force.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Mentoring of entrepreneurs and orienting/skilling the future entrepreneurs through the entire value chain of entrepreneurial ecosystem right from idea to execution.

Mentorship Location

Patna

Shri Arun Kumar

Shri Arun Kumar

MD, Indian Dairy and Farm Product Pvt Ltd, Patna, Bihar
About

Mr. Arun Kumar is a Banker turned Entrepreneur. Having long experience in various areas of Banking, including Overseas assignment in UK, after retiring as General Manager from Bank of Baroda, he started his second inning as an Entrepreneur, set up an Agri related Enterprise. He is Managing Director of Indian Dairy and Farm Product Pvt Ltd, which manufactures Vermi Compost (Organic Manure)

He is member of Professional Bodies like;

  • All India Management Association (AIMA)
  • Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
  • India Council of Arbitration (ICA)
  • Empanelled Arbitrator of NSE, BSE & Indian Council of Arbitration

He is also engaged in encouraging and mentoring of Entrepreneurship & Startups, Guest Faculty for Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship Development Program.

He is Science Graduate and Certificated Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, He has attended various Leadership Development Program and Top Management Program in Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has attended various trainings and Seminars abroad also.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Setting up new enterprises
  • Mentoring
  • Challenges before new Startup/ Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic adviser for Business Turn around
Mentorship Location

Patna

Shri Udyan Singh

Shri Udyan Singh

MD, Banka Silk, Patna, Bihar
About

Mr. Udyan Singh founded Banka Silk in 2015, drawing the name from the district of Banka, which is his native place. A pioneer in film making turned into a social entrepreneur and a humanitarian, he has designed and successfully executed several projects in livelihood creation for both conventional and non-conventional sectors, agricultural development, student welfare, youth development and various other schemes for the marginalized and socially excluded people.

He started his professional journey as a Civil Engineer, serving the railways for more than 5 years, after which he took a leap of faith in the media and entertainment sector. He utilized his creative skill set to produce ad films and several television serials. He has earned Executive management from IIM Ahmedabad. He has chaired the youth division of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the Bihar State Chapter, is the Founding Member of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce for the Bihar & Jharkhand Chapter and is also the Brand Ambassador for The Red Cross Society, Banka District.

At Banka Silk, he is positively impacting the lives of over 40,000 weavers in Bihar and Jharkhand by bringing their age-old craftsmanship to the world through socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design. His resolve in reviving and bolstering the fading culture of handloom and its artisans has started shaping a once bleak scenario into a promising socio-economic horizon. He is championing for the role that art and culture can play in transforming cities and communities by leveraging its power to act as a catalyst of change, growth and transformation of place.

Mentorship Location

Patna

Dr. Rabi N. Mahapatra

Dr. Rabi N. Mahapatra

Professor, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Dr. Rabi N. Mahapatra is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University since 1995. Dr. Mahapatra was a faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and a Faculty Fellow at IBM T.J Watson Research Center, USA.

His principal areas of research are Embedded Systems, Systems on Chip, Internet of Things, Software Security and Data Analytics. Dr. Mahapatra served as the Chair of the Graduate Admission in CSE Department and directs the Embedded Systems Research Group at Texas A&M University. He also served in the Editorial board of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel Distributed Systems, and EUROSIP Journal on Embedded Systems.

He has published three books and ~200 research articles in the refereed International Journals and Conference Proceedings. Dr. Rabi Mahapatra is a Ford Fellow, BOYS-CAST Fellow, Senior-Member IEEE Computer Society, and was a Distinguished Visitor of IEEE Computer Society.

Dr. Mahapatra has received Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 and Best Paper Award in 2018.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Embedded Systems, Systems on Chip, Internet of Things, Software Security and Data Analytics.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Shri Anilkumar Muniswamy

Shri Anilkumar Muniswamy

Managing Director, SLN Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar, Odisha
About

Mr. Anilkumar Muniswamy is Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communications from BVB College of Engineering, Hubli, Karnataka University. Post that he earned Diploma in Management from INSEAD, France and Master of Management from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He also completed his International Masters in Practicing Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru.

Mr. Anilkumar Muniswamy, is one of the two founding directors and the driving force behind SLN Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a Bengaluru based embedded systems design and manufacturing Company. He started SLN technologies, along with his engineering classmate Mr. D R Subramanyam in the year 1995, with a vision of building a world class technology company in India.

He is also an Independent Director on board of Genus Electrotech Ltd. Shri Anil Kumar was responsible for establishing Genus’ PCB manufacturing facility in the year 2006 from design stage to a complete manufacturing facility on a turnkey basis.

He is also founding director and chairman of Revismak Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Revismak is working in the area of IoT and COVID health related products and it has recently introduced automatic sanitizer dispensers for the safety of people in public places.

Current industry association positions:

  • Member, core Interest group Manufacturing committee IESA (India Electronics and Semiconductor Association)
  • Vision group member, PCB manufacturing and Mobile components manufacturing cluster, Government of Karnataka state
  • Mentor, Deshpande Startups, Hubli, Karnataka state
Government Engagement:

  • Vision Group Member, Karnataka Government for Integrated Circuit Boards and Printed Circuit Boards manufacturing cluster, Mysore, Karnataka State.
  • Vision Group Member, Karnataka Government for Mobile Phone components manufacturing and assembly cluster near Bangalore.
Current Industry Positions:

  • SLN Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Founding Director and Managing Director
  • Genus Electrotech Ltd., Independent Director on the Board
  • Revismak Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Founding director and Chairman
Awards:

  • National award from Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, Government of India in 2016.
Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

ESDM, IoT, Embedded Systems, Electronics and Rugged Systems related to Aerospace and Defence Industry, Medical Electronics, PCB/PCBA.

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Dr. Sudhanshu Kacker

Dr. Sudhanshu Kacker

Principal, RUHS College of Medical Sciences, Jaipur
About

Dr. Sudhanshu Kacker is MD and MBBS from Rajasthan University. He is a Professor and HOD of RUHS College of Medical Sciences. Actively working in the field of Electrophysiology including Nerve conduction studies, Electromyography, Auditory and Visual Evoked potential and Heart rate Variability Exercise physiology which involves analysis of Respiratory gases using automated gas analyzer to cater the need of various clinical departments in diagnosis of varying disease conditions both in adults as wells as in children. Presently working on establishing a well-equipped Yoga unit within the college premises.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Healthcare

Mentorship Location

Jaipur

Shri Sitikantha Pattnaik

Shri Sitikantha Pattnaik

Managing Director, Inflexi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
About

Shri Sitikantha Pattnaik is a highly trained Management Professional with 30 years of experience in diversified fields such as Aviation Management, Consulting Services for United Nations Industrial Development Organisation & as an IT Entrepreneur.

In 2003, he started Inflexi Technologies as a 100 % EOU under STPI and provided a single window solution for E-Commerce to the overseas clients. Previously, he also worked on sustainable development of various traditional artisans of Odisha and helped them get connected with the market within India and abroad. His efforts showed results when they were able to cater to clients from France and USA.

As a Chief Coordinating Officer of the first private commercial airlines which started operations after the Open Sky Policy of Govt. of India, he has been part of the core team which created the SOPs, regulations handbook for every aspect across all departments of the Aviation Industry.

Focus Area/Sector of Expertise

E-Commerce, Business Development, Leadership Training

Mentorship Location

Bhubaneswar

Financial Incentives/Funding Support:

  • Cloud Credits from leading third-party service providers.
  • A seed funding of upto Rs. 25.00 Lakhs will be provided through Financial Institution to each beneficiary/supported Start-ups selected through CHUNAUTI under NGIS based on innovative idea, novel solutions, strong team & sound business proposal.
    1. Disbursal of seed fund to Start-ups will be based on milestones achieved, periodic review and recommendations.
    2. Seed funding to Start-ups will be against equity participation by STPI or its affiliate.
  • Start-ups who are in ideation stage may be selected under pre-incubation programme & mentored for upto six months to evolve their business plan & solution around the proposed idea. Each intern (start-up under pre-incubation) will be paid Rs. 10,000/- per month for a period of 6 months.

Screening, Evaluation & Selection:

  • Designated Committee(s) shall be formed for Screening, Evaluation & Selection.
  • All the applications received shall be subject to a rigorous centralized multi-tier screening process with involvement of appropriate experts from respective domain and/or location as deemed fit.
  • Decision of the designated Committee(s) shall be final & binding on all.

Miscellaneous:

  • Along with filling necessary details in the application form, the applicants shall have to mandatorily choose between physical incubation or virtual incubation association model.
  • In case of choosing physical incubation, the applicants shall be free to indicate its preferred location for physical incubation post selection. All efforts will be made to accommodate the applicant in the location of its choice.
  • Preference shall be given to applicants choosing physical incubation over virtual incubation.

For support, please contact : 011-24628081, email to : startup.pmu@stpi.in

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