Our Team Members

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Mr. Dilip Shanghvi

Chairman of the Advisory Board
Founder & MD Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Mr. Dilip Shanghvi

Mr. Dilip S. Shanghvi is the founder of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and has extensive industrial experience in the pharmaceutical industry. A first generation entrepreneur, Mr. Shanghvi has won numerous awards and recognitions. Mr. Shanghvi is also Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd., and Chairman of the Shantilal Shanghvi Foundation.

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Mr. Harsh Mariwala

Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board
Founder & Chairman, Marico Limited, Mumbai

Mr. Harsh Mariwala

Over the last 3 decades, Harsh Mariwala has transformed a traditional commodity driven business into a leading Consumer Products & Services Company, in the Beauty and Wellness space. From a turnover of Rs.50 Lakhs in 1971, Marico generated a turnover of about Rs. 4008 crores during 2011-12. Marico markets wellknown brands such as Parachute, Saffola, Kaya, Mediker, Revive, among others.

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Mr. K. Venkataramanan

Chairman, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, Mumbai

Mr. K. Venkataramanan

Mr. K. Venkataramanan has been associated with L&T with over four decades in various positions of responsibility. A graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Delhi, he joined L&T in 1969. After a series of successful assignments, he was elevated to the Board of Directors of the Company in May, 1999, and appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on April 1, 2012.

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Mr. Uday Kotak

Executive VC & MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mumbai

Mr. Uday Kotak

Mr. Uday Kotak, is the Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Bank, and its principal founder and promoter. Mr. Kotak is an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. Over the years, Kotak Mahindra Group has grown into several areas like stock broking and investment banking to car finance, life insurance and mutual funds.

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Mr. Jyoti Sagar

Founder & Chairman, J. Sagar Associates, New Delhi

Mr. Jyoti Sagar

Jyoti Sagar has been practicing law since 1976. He founded a Corporate Commercial practice - J. Sagar Associates (JSA) - in New Delhi in 1991 as a solo practitioner. JSA is now one of the leading national firms with over 300 professionals. Jyoti also founded K&S Partners, an Intellectual Property boutique in 1994. K&S now has over 80 professionals and is a leading IP practice.

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Mr. Tulsi Tanti

Founder & Chairman, Suzlon Energy, Pune

Mr. Tulsi Tanti

Mr. Tulsi Tanti, a qualified Mechanical Engineer, founded and Chairman Suzlon Energy Limited. Mr. Tanti has driven Suzlon not as a business, but as a cause-contributing to the world by creating sustainable social, economic and ecological development, by using the very best of technology to help mitigate the global climate crisis.

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Mr. Harkesh Kumar Mittal

Chairman, Startup India Seed Fund Committee

Mr. Harkesh Kumar Mittal

An alumni of the National Dairy Research Institute (1981) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad (1984), Shri Harkesh Mittal has been instrumental in giving a new vibrancy to promote the innovation and entrepreneurial acumen among a wide section of Indian entrepreneurs ranging from simple rural industries to high end technological enterprises. His two decades long association with the Government has coincided with the beginning of India's economic liberalization initiatives. With his untiring efforts and personal initiatives, Shri Mittal has made the innovation and entrepreneurship programme of Department of Science & Technology a much sought after programme by the individual entrepreneurs as well as by the industry and technological circles - not only in India but among the industrially advanced countries of the world. Shri Mittal has been instrumental in involving the private sector - both national and international- in the task of innovation and entrepreneurship development in India. Companies like Intel, TCS, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, P&G, The Economic Times, etc. have now been involved in this task and quite many of them are making matching contribution and are bringing world class technology commercialization knowledge to India. He was the Secretary of Technology Development Board during 2011 to 2014. He was the founder Co-chairman of Global Innovation and Technology Alliance(GITA) a PPP initiative with CII. He has been responsible for establishing networks with international development institutions like the World Bank and EU for bringing the global incubation knowledge to the Indian business incubators. He has worked with UNIDO for Cluster Development as a National Expert. He has helped many Governments to set up incubation facilities and advises them on building up an incubation system. He was an international expert for UNDP on business incubation. He has represented India at various international forums on innovation, entrepreneurship, incubation etc. He was a member of the Global Agenda Council of World Economic Forum (WEF) on Entrepreneurship during 2011-2014.

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Dr. Harry Yuklea

Independent Management Consultant & Visiting Professor at Michigan State University

Dr. Harry Yuklea

An academic and practitioner at once, Dr. Yuklea has been directly involved for the last 35 years in the remarkable build-up process of the Israeli high-tech sector, his career ranging from technology development and engineering to marketing, management, consulting and investment. Dr. Yuklea is an advisor to the Israeli National Economic Council, the Israeli Chief Scientist Office, the UNECE and to EUREKA -the EU Industrial R&D Network. Harry holds a MSEE from TUI, a MSM from Boston University and a PhD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati

Columbia University, New York, USA

Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati

Prof Bhagwati is University Professor (Economics, Law, and International Affairs) at Columbia University and Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

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Mr. Karl Mehta

Founder & CEO, EdCast Inc. Venture Partner, Menlo Ventures

Mr. Karl Mehta

Karl Mehta is a Silicon Valley based serial entrepreneur, author, engineer, investor and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies. He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., a next-generation knowledge platform company and investor in various venture capital funds in the US. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired for over $240 million by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the world's largest payment network. Karl also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration during the inaugural 2012-13 term. He was recently appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California. In 2010, Karl won the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Ernst & Young for Northern California. Karl is on the boards of Simpa Networks and on the advisory board of Intel Capital and Chapman University's Center of Entrepreneurship. Karl is founder of several non-profit's including - Code For India (http://codeforindia.org ): a network of 1000+ software engineers volunteering for non-profits - Grassroots Innovation (http://grassrootsinnovation.org): a bootcamp for military women embarking on entrepreneurship. He is co-author of upcoming book, "Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid" (http://openfininc.org) - which has been reviewed by the Gates Foundation and the UN.

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Ms. Sulajja Firodia Motwani

Vice Chairperson, Kinetic Engineering

Ms. Sulajja Firodia Motwani

Ms. Sulajja Firodia Motwani is the Vice Chairperson of Kinetic Engineering Ltd. She is also the Managing Director of Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions. She is responsible for Kinetic group's overall business strategy and development. Kinetic Group's business interests include Automotive Systems and Engineering, Multilevel parking solutions, Elevators & Escalators and Green Energy. Kinetic's partners include companies like Hyundai, Ducati Energia, Taigene Electrical, Magna, Ikaros of Europe and TGB of Taiwan. Sulajja plays a key role in steering this business strategy and in its implementation across group companies. Sulajja has received numerous awards for her achievements and has been invited to speak at a large number of forums. Sulajja was selected by the World Economic Forum as a "Young Global Leader". She was featured as a business "Face of the Millennium" by leading magazine India Today; and was voted among the top 25 business leaders of the next century in a poll of industrialists conducted by Fortune India. Sulajja has received the Society Young Achiever's Award for Business, Young Super Achiever Award by Business Today, and MTV's style icon award, "India's Most Powerful Women award" from Business Today, and Top Management Consortium Award of Excellence, among others. She has been invited to participate in and speak at a large number of industry forums and associations. She has been a member of the National Executive Committee of CII, member of the prestigious Governing Body of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India), and co-chairperson of the Indo-US business committee of ASSCHAM. She is currently the Chairperson of FICCI Young Leaders forum. Sulajja is also the Brand Ambassador for Plan International, for their "Save the girl child" initiative. Sulajja holds an MBA from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA and has previously worked with BARRA International in their office at Berkeley, California. She is a fitness enthusiast and a marathon runner. Her interests include adventure sports such as skiing, scuba diving, mountain biking and travelling.

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Dr. Asish Gupta

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Helion Advisory

Dr. Asish Gupta

Dr. Asish Gupta is a co-founder of Helion and serves on several boards including InfoEdge (NAUKRI), Kirusa, Komli, MySmartPrice.com, Pubmatic, and SMSGupshup. He has co-founded two successful companies - Tavant Technologies and Junglee (AMZN). He has also worked at Woodside Fund, Oracle Corporation and IBM research. Some of his past investments include redBus (MIH), Mu Sigma, Daksh (IBM), Odesk, and MakeMyTrip. Ashish is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor's degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur where he was awarded the President's Gold medal. He has authored several patents, publications, and a book by MIT press.

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Dr. Madhu Kumar Mehta

Chief Mentor Emeritus
iCreate

Dr. Madhu Kumar Mehta

Dr. Madhukumar Mehta is a technocrat who turned to being a coach for pursuit of next gen entrepreneurship. In the past he has founded three companies. First was a consulting firm to design digital electronics based products (notably calculators). This was followed by Digital Innovations, which designed and marketed computers for diverse applications. The third venture - Anjaleem, created attended PCO and shaped the birth of STD PCO markets in India. Dr. Mehta has mentored many startups and is also involved with many industry, non-profits, university bodies to promote technology and entrepreneurship.

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Mr. Parag Amin

Member Secretary
Chief Mentor, iCreate
Inventor & a Serial Entrepreneur, Philadelphia, USA

Mr. Parag Amin

Parag Amin is a global entrepreneur with business interests in technology, banking, retail and real estate. Parag is the President and Principal of two technology companies: Radiqal, in Horsham, PA. USA, a software products and service's company specializing in gaming and digital television; and Surya InfoTech Pvt. Ltd., in Baroda, India, a state-of-the-art software development company. He was a member of a team that won the '95 EMMY for pioneering of Direct To Home (DTH) Satellite TV. In the field of technology, he globally advises businesses and government entities. Parag holds a B.S in Computer Science from Stockton State College and an M.S in Computer Science from Drexel University. His company Radiqal, provides solutions for digital TV and Gaming industries and is based in Horsham, PA.

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Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy

Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys

Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy

The International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology is guided by an advisory board led by Shri N. R. Narayana Murthy. Mr. Narayana Murthy founded Infosys, a global software consulting company headquartered in Bangalore in 1981. He served as the CEO of Infosys during 1981-2002, as the Chairman and Chief Mentor during 1981-2011, and as the Chairman Emeritus during August 2011-May 2013. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. Mr. Murthy articulated, designed, and implemented the Global Delivery Model, which has become the foundation for the huge success in IT services outsourcing from India. He has led key corporate governance initiatives in India. He is also an IT advisor to several Asian countries.

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Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS

Chairman
Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Mines Department

Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS

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Mr. Roopwant Singh, IAS

Managing Director
GMDC

Mr. Roopwant Singh, IAS

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Dr. Rahul Gupta, IAS

Industries Commissioner, Government of Gujarat

Dr. Rahul Gupta, IAS

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Mr. S. B. Dangayach

Independent Director, GMDC

Mr. S. B. Dangayach

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Mr. Nitin Shukla

Independent Director, GMDC

Mr. Nitin Shukla

Mr. Shukla’s career spans over four decades and nearly half as CEO-MD with JVs of MNCs in India. He successfully implemented two large green-field projects that are still in operation in the energy sector in Gujarat, India. Mr. Shukla retired from Shell Group in September, 2016 as MD & CEO of Hazira LNG Pvt Ltd & Hazira Port Pvt Ltd (Shell Group companies). He lead this business since FID (Final Investment decision) taken by Shell in December, 2001. He successfully developed LNG business based on a novel spot cargo model and later based on combination of service provider coupled with spot cargoes/short term contracts. He played key role in development of non-LNG cargo port development of Hazira port through sub-concession route through international competitive bidding process. Prior to his leadership role with Shell Group Mr. Shukla was the Managing Director of Gujarat PowerGen Energy Corporation Limited (PowerGen, UK Group company) from July1999 to February 2002. Mr. Shukla was Executive Director, Gujarat Torrent Energy Corporation Ltd from November, 1992 till July 1999 playing key role in developing 655 MW gas based duel fuel power plant within budget and on schedule. Mr. Shukla had been associated as office bearer or Executive Committee member with various business and social organizations including CII, FICCI, AMA, GCCI. He was Chairman of CII-Gujarat, and member of National Hydrocarbon Council of CII and FICCI, Member of Advisory Council of CSIR-NEERI (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, National Environment Engineering Research Institute. Mr. Shukla is an Independent Director nominated by Government of Gujarat on the Board of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Ltd and Dahej SEZ Ltd. Mr. Shukla is associated with not-for profit organizations such as Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust, Sabarmati Ashram Preservation Trust (Gandhi Ashram), Anuvad Academy and Research Foundation as Trustee.

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Prof. B. H. Jajoo

Adjunct Faculty, Former Professor & Dean, IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. B. H. Jajoo

Prof. Jajoo joined IIM Ahmedabad in 1980. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Delaware, USA from 1987 to 1989. He has participated in more than thirty consulting projects for national and international, private and public sector organizations. He has been invited several times to design and conduct workshop and seminars at several reputed institutions, corporate houses, and professional bodies like CSI and IEEE. Currently, he serves as a Member of Board of Directors of many technology companies.

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Mr. K. Thyagrajan Iyer

Mentopreneur & Visiting Faculty

Mr. K. Thyagrajan Iyer

Mr. K. Thyagrajan has a professional career journey of over 30 years that has traversed across a variety of fields; hard-core engineering (involving design-manufacturing-project management), management consulting, mentoring and propagating next-generation entrepreneurship, and academic teaching in diverse areas of technology, business management and entrepreneurship, and advisory in policy making. He is currently mentoring start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs in the areas of Bio-medical diagnostics, Edutainment, Digital records management, ERP & CRM, Special equipment design and manufacturing, Energy conservation products, Environmental conservation, and APPs development. Mr. Thyagrajan was earlier involved in setting up and running a unique Technology Business Incubator - NirmaLabs for close to four years (2004-2007), as its Chief Executive where he mentored over 40 potential entrepreneurs across 8 projects that have been set up as commercial ventures in High Technology sectors including electronics, computer science, mechatronics, biotechnology, and pharmacy. He is currently on the Advisory Board of some of these ventures. In his earlier stint for over 25 years with Mott MacDonald Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Thyagrajan served in various capacities; starting out as a Management Consultant to heading their India operations as General Manager - HR and Learning & Development. As a Management Consultant he was associated with a variety of business advisory projects and consulting engagements for several leading business houses in India, MNCs, central and state governments and multilateral agencies like The World Bank, ADB, EC, etc. Mr. Thyagrajan is a Mechanical Engineer by education, with a PGD in Business and Industrial Management.

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Mr. M. C. Gupta

Company Secretary & Visiting Faculty

Mr. M. C. Gupta

Mr. Gupta is practising as a Company Secretary for more than 25 years. He is also a visiting faculty at many institutes. He is mentoring many new projects for technocrats at various incubators. He is also associated with various NGOs – the social organizations.

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Mr. Parag Amin

Member Secretary
Chief Mentor, iCreate
Inventor & a Serial Entrepreneur, Philadelphia, USA

Mr. Parag Amin

Parag Amin is a global entrepreneur with business interests in technology, banking, retail and real estate. Parag is the President and Principal of two technology companies: Radiqal, in Horsham, PA. USA, a software products and service's company specializing in gaming and digital television; and Surya InfoTech Pvt. Ltd., in Baroda, India, a state-of-the-art software development company. He was a member of a team that won the '95 EMMY for pioneering of Direct To Home (DTH) Satellite TV. In the field of technology, he globally advises businesses and government entities. Parag holds a B.S in Computer Science from Stockton State College and an M.S in Computer Science from Drexel University. His company Radiqal, provides solutions for digital TV and Gaming industries and is based in Horsham, PA.

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Late Prof. N. V. Vasani

Former Director General, Nirma University

Late Prof. N. V. Vasani

Dr. Navneet Vasani had an illustrious teaching career spanning more than three decades at Under Graduate and Post Graduate Engineering Programmes. He was a member of important committees like University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). He has served as the Chairman of Central Regional Committee of All India Council for Technical Education; Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Institute of Technology, Surat and various committees of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI). He served the Government of Gujarat as a Joint Director of Technical Education. He was also an Advisor - Science & Technology to the Chief Minister of Gujarat. At this time, the prestigious projects of 'Science City' and 'Info City' were planned and implemented in Ahmedabad.

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Prof. B. H. Jajoo

Adjunct Faculty, Former Professor & Dean, IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. B. H. Jajoo

Prof. Jajoo joined IIM Ahmedabad in 1980. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Delaware, USA from 1987 to 1989. He has participated in more than thirty consulting projects for national and international, private and public sector organizations. He has been invited several times to design and conduct workshop and seminars at several reputed institutions, corporate houses, and professional bodies like CSI and IEEE. Currently, he serves as a Member of Board of Directors of many technology companies.

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Mr. K. Thyagrajan Iyer

Mentopreneur & Visiting Faculty

Mr. K. Thyagrajan Iyer

Mr. K. Thyagrajan has a professional career journey of over 30 years that has traversed across a variety of fields; hard-core engineering (involving design-manufacturing-project management), management consulting, mentoring and propagating next-generation entrepreneurship, and academic teaching in diverse areas of technology, business management and entrepreneurship, and advisory in policy making. He is currently mentoring start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs in the areas of Bio-medical diagnostics, Edutainment, Digital records management, ERP & CRM, Special equipment design and manufacturing, Energy conservation products, Environmental conservation, and APPs development. Mr. Thyagrajan was earlier involved in setting up and running a unique Technology Business Incubator - NirmaLabs for close to four years (2004-2007), as its Chief Executive where he mentored over 40 potential entrepreneurs across 8 projects that have been set up as commercial ventures in High Technology sectors including electronics, computer science, mechatronics, biotechnology, and pharmacy. He is currently on the Advisory Board of some of these ventures. In his earlier stint for over 25 years with Mott MacDonald Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Thyagrajan served in various capacities; starting out as a Management Consultant to heading their India operations as General Manager - HR and Learning & Development. As a Management Consultant he was associated with a variety of business advisory projects and consulting engagements for several leading business houses in India, MNCs, central and state governments and multilateral agencies like The World Bank, ADB, EC, etc. Mr. Thyagrajan is a Mechanical Engineer by education, with a PGD in Business and Industrial Management.

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Mr. M. C. Gupta

Company Secretary & Visiting Faculty

Mr. M. C. Gupta

Mr. Gupta is practising as a Company Secretary for more than 25 years. He is also a visiting faculty at many institutes. He is mentoring many new projects for technocrats at various incubators. He is also associated with various NGOs – the social organizations.

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Dr. Madhu Kumar Mehta

Chief Mentor Emeritus
iCreate

Dr. Madhu Kumar Mehta

Dr. Madhukumar Mehta is a technocrat who turned to being a coach for pursuit of next gen entrepreneurship. In the past he has founded three companies. First was a consulting firm to design digital electronics based products (notably calculators). This was followed by Digital Innovations, which designed and marketed computers for diverse applications. The third venture - Anjaleem, created attended PCO and shaped the birth of STD PCO markets in India. Dr. Mehta has mentored many startups and is also involved with many industry, non-profits, university bodies to promote technology and entrepreneurship.

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Mr. Parag Amin

Member Secretary
Chief Mentor, iCreate
Inventor & a Serial Entrepreneur, Philadelphia, USA

Mr. Parag Amin

Parag Amin is a global entrepreneur with business interests in technology, banking, retail and real estate. Parag is the President and Principal of two technology companies: Radiqal, in Horsham, PA. USA, a software products and service's company specializing in gaming and digital television; and Surya InfoTech Pvt. Ltd., in Baroda, India, a state-of-the-art software development company. He was a member of a team that won the '95 EMMY for pioneering of Direct To Home (DTH) Satellite TV. In the field of technology, he globally advises businesses and government entities. Parag holds a B.S in Computer Science from Stockton State College and an M.S in Computer Science from Drexel University. His company Radiqal, provides solutions for digital TV and Gaming industries and is based in Horsham, PA.

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Late Dr. H. Anil Kumar

Librarian & Head NICMAN, IIM Ahmedabad

Late Dr. H. Anil Kumar

Past Member

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Mr. Shantanu Poddar

Marketing & Sales Consultant

Mr. Shantanu Poddar

Versatile Result-oriented business leader having close to 28 years of rich experience spanning across leadership & tactical roles in diverse industry landscape including Electric vehicles ,Automotive, Telecom and Office Automation. Adept at working in high pressure environments with strict deadlines and multiple deliverables, having been recognized for driving high-value revenue & profit gains and improved organizational productivity & performance. Identifying practical opportunities and implementing strategic plans to secure strong and sustainable streams of revenue.

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Mr. Rahul Saxena

Technology Advisor

Mr. Rahul Saxena

Rahul has focused his career on technology-enabled business, especially using analytics and AI. He designed and built an AI platform for decision analytics that is commercially available as a SaaS, published a book on Business Analytics in 2013, and has used analytics for enabling operations and strategy for businesses. He worked on business innovation at IBM Consulting and co-authored a Redbook on Business Architecture in 2001. He has experience with transforming manufacturing and operations using generations of technologies such as AI, Analytics, CRM, eBusiness, ERP, etc. He is an engineer (SCRA, Jamalpur) and MBA (Tulane University, New Orleans) with experience in startups and businesses in India and the USA.

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Mr. Ashish Kanaujia

Technology Innovation Consultant

Mr. Ashish Kanaujia

Ashish Kanaujia is known for the conversion of ideas from lab scale to commercial scale. He brings more than 20 years of experience in multiple dimensions of technologies, Ashish’s area of expertise varies from Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Brain Computer Interface to Healthcare as well as ICT. He has worked as a consultant with various offshore clients and MNCs. Ashish is very instrumental in mentoring startups and already running incubation centres at Greater Noida, Lucknow and Kanpur. Currently, he is mentoring and providing technological guidance to a number of startups at iCreate (a Government of Gujarat TBI). His experience to work with engineers, academicians, patent attorneys and being inventor by himself make him sync well with the new emerging technologies. He has been an expert in software and electronics. He has been instrumental in ideation and implementation of various electronics and software products in different capacities.

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Mr. Sidharth Amin

Technology Innovation Consultant

Mr. Sidharth Amin

Siddharth Amin is a Electronics and communications engineer. As a test pilot, he has clocked more than 10,000 flying hours on Radio Controlled aircraft as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles over 25 years. He has also been an instructor for Indian Army personnel for flying radio controlled aircraft as part of their Air Defence Exercises. He was part of Project Eagle Eye. This project involved the development of a UAV for the 21 SATA Regiment of the Indian Army. He has piloted a UAV that validated a Guinness World Record for the world’s longest painting in Vadodara in 2009. He has over 15 years of experience in UAV design and Engineering and have been involved in the Research and Development activities, as well as the design and fabrication of the UAVs. He has developed breakthrough Autopilot Systems, OSD modules and Power Supply Units, that have been used in the company’s products successfully. He has been involved in the design and fabrication of UAV airframes.

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Dr. Raashid Saiyed

Marketing Consultant

Dr. Raashid Saiyed

A former Production Supervisor, Plant Supervisor, Medical Representative, Sales Executive, Business Manager, Management Consultant, Professor, Director, CEO and Dean, Dr. Raashid Saiyed coaches startup founders in the art and science of planning, managing and growing their ventures to create value.

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Mr. Vinit Taneja

Mentor

Mr. Vinit Taneja

Vinit is an IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta alumnus with 40+ years of experience. His work is focused on helping leaders and CXOs, including startup founders, to become successful. He specialises in holistic wellbeing, competencies assessment, personal and executive coaching, culture building, and leadership development.

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Ms. Tejashree Shah

Consultant

Ms. Tejashree Shah

Startup Mentor with an experience of several years in mentoring startups with Strategic Planning, Pitching and FAB Analysis

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Mr. Andrew Sheppard

Mentor

Mr. Andrew Sheppard

Corporate Trainer and Coach. Founder of CLAREskills

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Mr. Jatin Kataria

Mentor

Mr. Jatin Kataria

Jatin is a Serial entrepreneur & Innovation consultant active in the global startup ecosystem for a decade.

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Mr. Nikunj Trivedi

Account Consultant

Mr. Nikunj Trivedi

A qualified chartered accountant having 5 years of experience in the area of accounting and finance. He helps startups build up their financial roadmap and also provides mentoring on taxation and legal matters.

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Mr. Anupam Jalote

CEO

Mr. Anupam Jalote

A blend of entrepreneur and intrapreneur with an MBA from Purdue and an Economics graduate from Lucknow University with domain expertise in strategy, tech innovation, telecom, renewable energy, and tech start-ups.

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Mr. Vijay Nair

Head - HR & Administration

Mr. Vijay Nair

Vijay Nair is the head of Human Resources, Administration and Facility Management at iCreate. At iCreate, Vijay oversees the day to day functioning of the campus with a focus on activities such as staff management, vendor contract management, event management, logistics and transportation, budgeting and cost control measures, safety, security, facilities and campus administration With over 25 years of work experience, Vijay is a seasoned professional with rich experience in managing large industrial, educational and training campuses. Prior to iCreate, Vijay has worked with Centre for Organisational Development, Hyderabad – a pioneer executive institute for training, research and consultancy as Head of Administration and Logistics. Vijay has also been associated with Lupin Laboratories Ltd., Insulator & Electrical Ltd., and Bonnie Foi Group of Education. Vijay holds a Masters in Human Resources Management and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya with a specialisation in Marketing and a diploma in hotel management from Management Studies Promotion Institute (MSPI), New Delhi. In his spare time, Vijay enjoys watching movies, tracking the stock market and is an offline financial advisor to many!

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Ms. Payal Patel

Head - Marketing and Collaboration

Ms. Payal Patel

Payal is working closely with the incubated startups and monitoring their incubation journey with iCreate. She is a key member of planning, budgeting and executing different workshops, seminars and events related to support the startups. Building and maintaining relationship with the startup community and all key stakeholders is an integral part of her duty. She is a quick learner, meticulous to detail and able to deliver the desired results within the timeline and with the expected criterion. She has pursued Master of Business Administration from the University of Wales, UK.

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Mr. Shantanu Chaturvedi

Head - EV CoE

Mr. Shantanu Chaturvedi

Experienced Innovator with a demonstrated history of working in the startup ecosystem. Core competencies in PCB Design, Circuit design and Electronics. Strong Technologist with vast experience in evaluating technologies from the startup perspective.

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Mr. Siddharth Pareek

Head - Programs and Initiatives

Mr. Siddharth Pareek

Siddharth has an experience of 12+ years in managing programs, business development and strategic relations. He holds a PGDM in Human Resource Management. In his current role at iCreate, he is responsible for managing program operations, leading alliances with Government, Industry and International partners. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs who are trying to solve problems related to energy consumption, water treatment, waste management, early disease detection and provision of affordable healthcare services to rural population.

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Mr. Hemang Vaidya

Incubation Manager

Mr. Hemang Vaidya

Leading the Incubation development of iCreate and being part of core TBI and incubation team for 4 years, Hemang has a wide portfolio of supporting startups at different stages through techno-commercial mentoring. At iCreate, Hemang is responsible for screening and evaluating startup applications, Development of startup lifecycle management as well organizational incubation processes. With postgraduate degree in engineering and having wide experience in business incubation, he carries out research & development for innovation & technology, Incubation of projects, Heading management and supervision of Technology Laboratories like CISCO and Prayas Shala, Establishment of Centre of Excellences for iCreate, Support to startup ecosystem through engagement with government and private stakeholders. He also represents iCreate as an evaluator, jury and delivers expert sessions to external incubation centres and institutions

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Mr. Shahid Mir

Project Manager

Mr. Shahid Mir

Shahid has a wide range of industry experience in retail banking, telecom, customer service, edtech etc with an overall experience of over 21 years. He has worked with the organisations like HDFC Bank, Airtel, Convergys among others. He has also been an entrepreneur. Shahid brings some international experience with him as well, he has worked with trading firm in Madagascar for few years, where he had set up their operations from ground level.

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Ms. Gladis Nair

Program Manager

Ms. Gladis Nair

Gladis Nair is a management professional with 17 plus years of experience with multinational companies like Wipro Technologies, HSBC & Tech Mahindra. She has also worked with few of the renowned educational institutions. A university topper in M.phil from Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, along with 3 Master’s degrees in English Literature, Sociology and Human resources. She is a globally certified transform trainer. She has also worked as a freelancer with some of the national leading newspapers like MP chronicle, Danik Bhaskar. She has also worked as moderator and hosted various National and international programs.

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Mr. Mrunal Panchal

Assistant Manager - HR & Administration

Mr. Mrunal Panchal

Mrunal Panchal is Masters in Human Resources and has been working with the start-up/incubation ecosystem since 2015. He started his career as an HR Generalist with NBFC and after that he worked on various profiles within Startup domain like; HR and Administration, Incubation, Outreach, Event Management and many more. Mrunal has a very Dynamic personality and fun loving character. He loves to sing, watch movies and a typical Gujarati Garba lover.

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Mr. Amit Golwelkar

SPOC Incubation

Mr. Amit Golwelkar

I am Amit Golwelkar working as a Spoc in the Incubation Department, I am looking after daily Admin work for TBI Team, Project Documentation ,Due Diligence of Projects, invoices verification, Data capturing as and when required, MIS Updation, any Event Management Support.

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Mr. Vijoy KR

Executive - Branding & Communication

Mr. Vijoy KR

Vijoy is a Post Graduate in Product Design and Commerce. He likes to do modelling in CAD software's. Skilled in making creatives for digital marketing using illustrator and Photoshop. He enjoys playing football and doing free hand sketches during his free time.

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Mr. Parth Suthar

Executive - Programs and Promotions

Mr. Parth Suthar

Engineer-cum-Entrepreneur. With experience as a co-founder of two startups and various events, Parth is skilled in Digital Marketing and Data Analysis. He is also a blogger and traveller. He has done BTech in Electrical Engineering from IITRAM.

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Mr. Vikas Sathwara

Accountant

Mr. Vikas Sathwara

Vikas has been associated with iCreate since January 2021 as an Accountant. He manages the overall day to day accounting process at iCreate. He is responsible for vendors payment on time to time, salary processing, Manage Petty Cash, Project Fund Expenses, TDS Return Filing & Other Taxation compliances. He is well equipped in accounting and analyzing the books of accounts at regular intervals. Prior to iCreate he has worked with Ayma Creations Private Limited, Ahmedabad as an Accountant. He Pursued Company Secretary Executive Programme from Institute of Company Secretaries of India & Bachelor of Commerce from Tolani Commerce College, KSKV Kutch University.

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Mr. Jamsheed V K

Business Analyst

Mr. Jamsheed V K

Jamsheed is a business designer, consultant, and startup enthusiast. He has worked extensively in the startup ecosystem for over five years, a majority of which was dedicated to helping start-ups raise investments. He has received formal training in entrepreneurship and management from the Ministry of MSME, Development Institute and Department of Science Technology, Government of India. As a Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship Specialist, Jamsheed has led growth and development for startups at French accelerator Numa, Bangalore-based startup community project Jaaga, and Qatar-based startup ecosystem builder Innovation Café. At iCreate, Jamsheed works closely with the business team to help startups raise investments and build profitable enterprises.

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Mr. Ashish Mackwan

Technology Analyst (Hardware)

Mr. Ashish Mackwan

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Mr. Udit N Sia

Technology Analyst (Software)

Mr. Udit N Sia

Full-stack Developer with proficiency in JavaScript. His hobby is to play PC games. He utilizes his time in UI and UX design development. He has keen interest in researching and reading about technology, science and history.

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Mr. Tushar Jain

Technology Analyst

Mr. Tushar Jain

Tushar is a graduate in Electronics and communication engineering. He does technology analysis, technology research for special purpose projects. For the incubation department he helps with technology analysis and perform market and competition research for the incubated start ups.

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Mr. Bhavesh Dholaraiya

Admin & Network Executive

Mr. Bhavesh Dholaraiya

Network Engineer with 6+ years of experience in network design, escalation support, network administration, and systems administration. Skilled in delivering technical support, managing network operations, and maintaining enterprise-wide area networks across multi-platform and high uptime Data Centre environments.

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Mr. Nikunj Chauhan

Lab Assistant

Mr. Nikunj Chauhan

Assisting iCreate's Technical labs from 19th July 2018. I have done Bachelor and Masters in Electronics and Communication Systems. I have experience in electronics, PCB Design, Machine Operations, Understanding Startup ecosystems, Lab Management, Helping startups in Prototyping Development, Inventory Management, and Application Evaluations.

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Mr. Sangrambhai Chauhan

Lab Assistant

Mr. Sangrambhai Chauhan

Assisting iCreate's Technical Labs from 3rd December 2018. I have done my ITI with Electricals. I have 14 years of experience as a fitter. As a lab Assistant at iCreate, I used to do All kinds of Fabrication Work for startups and icreate, Machine Operations, Lab Maintenance, Inventory Management with the Team.

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Mr. Nanasaheb Mali

Technology Analyst (Hardware)

Mr. Nanasaheb Mali

Completed post-graduation from VNIT, Nagpur in Power electronics and drive. He has experience in MATLAB, PSIM and Proteus software. He has done training in Crompton greaves, Aurangabad and Dolphin electronics Nagpur. His areas of interest are Electric vehicles, power electronics and Electrical machines.

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Mr. Milan Trivedi

Account Executive

Mr. Milan Trivedi

Milan has been associated with iCreate since February 2022 as an Account Executive. He is responsible for day-to-day accounting operations and assists the senior accountant in the Account department. Prior to iCreate he has worked with JMPV & Co, Chartered Accountant Firm, Bhavnagar as an Account Executive . Milan hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree from MKBU University.

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Ms. Shivani Abhang

Program Associate

Ms. Shivani Abhang

Enthusiastic development sector professional with 4+ years experience in Coordination and designing of Various Programs. She is skilled at Program implementation, Establishing and maintaining relations with stakeholders, Documentation of Reports and Proposals and Communication & Public Speaking. She has completed her Post graduation in Masters of Social Work, holds a Diploma in CSR and Graduation degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has good experience of working with Schools, Adolescents and youth for their leadership development and with Corporates for CSR Program implementation.