Ajay Anandteertha Founder and CEO Galijob
Ajay is the Founder of Fwd, a go-to app for seeking referrals from your network. Prior to Fwd, he worked at Cisco as a lead developer. Ajay has also worked at Bloomberg, Samsung and Intel. He is an expert in several mobile and web technologies. Ajay was awarded with several accolades at his previous companies. He holds a degree in Engineering (Computer Science). Ajay is paassionate about solving the problem of unemployment.
Sohel BohraFounder.Haneez Enterprises
Sohel Bohra is Co founder of the Haneez Enterprises Pvt Ltd, which is a ‘demand fulfillment’ firm that helps companies increase sales through the emerging channel of online marketplaces Prior to Haneez he has worked in MoneyWorks4me, the Marketing Manager of MedPlus, Indiaâ€™s fastest growing and largest independent pharmacy chain where he handled roles in marketing, sales, BD and operations. Sohel was the Co-Founder of WikifyIndia - a wiki of government procedures in India. He is a post-graduate from ISB (Hyderabad) and MICA (Ahmedabad). Sohel has spent a term studying in China and is well travelled in both India and China. He is also an alum of 2 outdoor schools â€“ the prestigious NOLS (USA) and NIM (India). Sohel believes that making a startup successful is â€˜The Art of Winning an Unfair Gameâ€™. Sohel is a 2013 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in Pune.
Aaditya JainFounder & Chief Awesomeness OfficerDigiraatis Infotech (Studycopter)
Adi is the founder of Studycopter.He has an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. While at Darden, he worked with the core team that piloted Kindle reading devices in higher-ed institutes in the US and was also a part of and received seed funding from the Batten Incubator to operationalize Studycopter. He is also a recipient of the UW-Madison Leadership Award, Carole J. Foster Award, and Eugene Hotaling Memorial Scholarship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Adi has worked as a product engineer, operations guy, consultant, and sales manager in his pre-Studycopter life. Adi is a 2013 fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in New Delhi.
Aarthi Mohan MarkandeyCo-founder - Strategic Partnerships and Business DevelopmentGiggle Galaxy
Aarthi is the co-founder of Giggle Galaxy, an employer-sponsored, on premise, childcare and pre-school educational organization, providing premium childcare facilities for children from 4 months to 6 years. She is an engineer by education and an entrepreneur by choice. Her six years of rich experience in Infosys, where she gained valuable insights into the functioning of an IT workplace and the challenges it poses to working mothers, inspired her to find a solution to the problem of high dropout rate of working women after childbirth; Giggle Galaxy was thus formed! She also understands the dynamics of child learning which she gained when she ran a computer literacy program for the children of an NGO, Prajwala. For her outstanding work in Prajwala and other social initiatives she undertook, she was awarded 'Woman as Catalyst for Social Change', by Infosys. She is a 2014 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in Pune.
Aashish BeergiCo-FounderMASH Project
Aashish is a youth activist and a social entrepreneur based out of New Delhi, India. He founded Mash Global, which is building innovative platforms for young people to engage with social development work. One of its key initiatives is Mash Project, which is using the power of modern-age technologies like mobile apps to promote sustainable development. Recently, Aashish represented Mash Project on a global platform where it was one of the 15 organisations selected from all over the world to attend the Experts Meeting on Youth Mobile initiative by UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris, France. Aashish has been British Council's Global Changemaker from India in 2009 and represented his country at the fourth Global Youth Summit in London, U.K. Later in 2011, he was selected as a member of the Indian delegation to the International Youth Forum, Seliger, Russia. He firmly believes in young people as an exponential resource to bring the required change in our society. He has addressed fellow youth at various national and international platforms. He is currently working on his new initiative www.YouthPhilanthropy.org and blogs at www.YouthLeadership.in He is also a member of the national committee of Interfaith Youth Action Team on HIV & AIDS, an initiative by the National Council for Churches in India (NCCI). Aashish graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia in Business Studies where he established the University Entrepreneurship Society that went onto become one of the most active students body in a short span of time. He has organised various youth events like first International Youth Forum, New Delhi; Rolex Leadership Forum; and TEDx Talks among others. He has been actively involved with CII's Young Indians (Yi). He is a Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program
Aayush SrivastavaCo-Founder & CEOAmicus
Aayush Srivastava is the Co-Founder & CEO of Amicus Technologies, a startup patent-pending technology which converts large amounts of qualitative data (reviews & complaints) into the "RealCost" of the purchase. He is also currently working at IndiQus Technologies as the Head of Product & Marketing, and at CKS Consulting as an Impact Investment Consultant. Aayush has also worked at iPleaders.in, GE and Advani & Co. He is an expert in Market Research, Strategic PlanningSocial Media Marketing and Strategic Planning. Aayush's startup Amicus Technologies has been selected for Google Startup Launch Program 2015, was one of the winners at IIT Delhi Start-a-thon 2015, and a National Finalist at IIM Ahmedabad Startup Competition. He holds a degree in Law. He is a 2016 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in New Delhi.
Abdulla HishamFounder & Executive DirectorForadian Technologies
Abdulla Hisham is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Foradian Technologies, a Bangalore-based company that builds innovative web applications for education domain. Foradian successfully initiated and implemented Fedena in all the 15,000 schools of Kerala, India in collaboration with Government of Kerala, which is one of the largest deployment of open source software of its kind in the world.Hisham played a crucial role in growing Foradian from a small town startup to a profitable technology company and helped in winning prestigious awards like MIT TR35, Edustars and A League of 10 in NASSCOM Emerge 50 for innovation in education. Foradian was honored by Education Minister, Kerala for the achievements in Education sector and featured in CNBC TV18 Young Turks. He mentors various other product startups from India. Hisham was invited as speaker for various international conferences like International FOSS Conference India, Indiana LinuxFest USA etc. He was also a speaker for the TedxKids@cubbonpark. Before starting Foradian Technologies, Hisham worked as a control system and automation engineer and lead the famous automation project of the largest University in Middle East. Hisham is a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Kannur University, India.He is 2013 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in Bangalore.
Abhay Tandon Founder and CEO Growth Villa
Abhay Tandon is the Founder of GrowthVilla and also works as the Program and Partnerships Manager at Target Accelerator as part of the Innovation & Strategy team in Target Corporation. He is also a startup mentor, technology evangelist and growth consultant for startups and is associated as a startup mentor with multiple accelerators/ incubators etc. He is a stakeholder with a subscription commerce startup as an advisor and has helped them with their growth strategy and fund raising. Abhay has closely worked with various startups and funds in India and understands the key issues that startups and enablers face. He is an upcoming author and is a regular columnist for ‘business growth and strategy’ and ‘Small & Medium Enterprises’ section in a few digital publications. In the last year, he has been invited by various state Governments (Karnataka and Bihar) as an enabler and mentor for building the startup ecosystem in their states through policy improvement as well as mentoring startups as well as by enablers such as NASSCOM, Corporates such as Yes Bank, Educational institutes such as IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Kgp, Symbiosis etc. as mentor, jury member and speaker for their events to build the startup community. Abhay has worked in the past with startups such as Tracxn – Head of Partnerships and Scaale Group (Scaale Capital and Cross Border Angels) and is a proud alumnus of SPJIMR.
Abhijeet Deshmukh is the co-founder of Dezinebox, an online interior & architecture solution provider. Before Dezinebox, he worked at Zoomstart India, whereas a co-founder he started ‘Startup Navi Mumbai’, an initiative to raise the profile of Navi Mumbai as the startup strategy capital of India. Abhijeet has also worked at Citigroup, Amity University, Monday Mantras and NMIMS. He is an expert in finance and Startup Valuation. Abhijeet was awarded for highest ever Commercial Paper issuance in Indian Financial Markets by Citi. He holds a degree in Management currently pursuing his PhD. He is a fan of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Abhijeet is passionate about solving the problem of Water conservation & environmental sustainability and has actively participated in ‘Rally for River’ campaign of Isha Foundation. He is a 2019 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in Mumbai.
Abhijeet Singh Founder and CEO Mypata
Abhijit ChaudharyCo-Founder and CEOPickcel
Abhijit Chaudhary is the Co Founder and CEO of Pickcel, an advertising Platform helping Businesses to promote and accelerate sales within the locality in an easy and affordable way. He is also the Founder of Etrance Networks, a startup that offers technology consulting and engineering services for Embedded, Networking, Telecom and Hardware. Abhijit has also worked at Sandvine, Huawei and Apigee. He is an expert in Product Management, P & L, Product Development and Marketing. His product Pickcel was showcased at the VC Summit in July 2015. He holds a degree in Electronics & Communication, an ME degree in Computer Science and Automation and International Post Graduate Certification in Product Management and Marketing. He is a 2016 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in Bangalore.
Abhijit MhetreFounder & DirectorNavonmesh Technologies
Abhijit Mhetre is the founder and director at Navonmesh Technologies, a company focused on innovative solutions. Prior to founding Navonmesh, Abhijit was involved in three separate startups from Boston area in various capacity including ideation, product design, beta testing, and frontend marketing. He has helped Boston based startup to launch and market two apps in app store, and two others to get off the ground. Abhijit began his professional career with L&T Infotech in wireless technology when mobiles were very new in India. Over 13 years of his career in global market as a management and strategy consultant, he has provided consultancy to fortune 100 companies in North America and Europe region. He was instrumental in creating footprints at various client places and growing those account with his visionary leadership and outstanding customer management skills. Abhijit often speaks at various conferences on communication and presentations skills. He blogs at presonate.com. Abhijit holds a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from University of Pune, India and an Executive MBA from Boston University. In his spare time, you will find him exploring new places and taking snaps. He is 2013 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in Pune.
Abhik GhoshCEO & Co-FounderAG KnowledgeTech
Abhik is a professional with experience in diverse functions like Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Risk Management; Credit Underwriting and Sales & Marketing. He has worked in organizations such as GE Commercial Finance; GE Capital; Philips; and JWT. Abhik was a Leadership Development Program member at GE Capital and was responsible for Strategic Underwriting, and also Deal Sourcing. He was subsequently part of the Strategic Marketing team at the Philips India Head Office. Abhik co-founded 2 companies â€“ AG FutureTech in 2009 (which is an Engineering Design and Development co.) and AG KnowledgeTech in early 2011 (which is a Management Consulting and Research co.). Abhik is a graduate in Computer Sciences from Delhi and holds a MBA degree from IBS, Hyderabad, INDIA. He has also studied Venture Capital from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Abhik is a 2013 fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in New Delhi.