Board of Mentors
Founder @ iShippo / Demi / MeGoYo / NiKo
Data Science , NLP, Machine Learning, AI, IOT and Robotics
Karma is an Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Mentor, with interest in eGovernance, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Robotics. He co-founded SourceN – a successful software consulting firm; that was acquired by HolidayIQ.
Karma is an innovator with patent to his name & was featured by Forbes in 2016. A recipient of “NICT” award for innovation & outstanding contribution in Information Technology. He is an eNorthEast awardee for eGovernance & citizen service delivery, mBillionth-2015 awardee for Mobile Governance and Manthan-2015 awardee. An organic farmer, Musician & Soccer fan.
Mr. Krishanu Seal
CTO and founder member of Smarten Spaces, Singapore
Former Senior VP at Flipkart
With over 28 years of experience, Mr. Krishanu Seal has worked at key strategic positions with companies like Novell, Amazon and Flipkart to name a few. He is the co founder of Aventeon Inc, an Intel capital portfolio startup. Krishanu holds 3 US patents and several publications in ACM and IEEE. He holds a dual major in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from BITS Pilani and a Masters degree in Computer Science from USC, Columbia.
Mr. Vineet Kr. Singh
Former CBO/COO of MobiKwik, Founder and CEO of Buildzar.com, Business head at 99acres.com and NaukariGulf, EVP-Sales & Operations at Naukari.com and Jeevansathi.com
Entrepreneurial - scaled-up the Naukri.com business from scratch.
Built the 99acres.com & NaukriGulf.com business from ground-up into sustained revenue stream business with significant size & scale. Strategic Planning, Leadership & Team Building and Mgt. Continuous & Large Scale Execution. Operations Mgt, Product & Marketing Mgt.
International Expansion. Sales Planning & Mgt. Internet & Offline execution capability.
Mr. Amol Chaphekar
Managing Director of StrataEnviro Pvt. Ltd and Strata Group
A production engineer with 8 patents in his name, Amol Chapekar has manufactured more than 400 SPM’s. He has founded and invested in more than 9 companies in the field of automation, augmented & virtual reality, Networking, IT, ITeS and similar new age technologies.
Mr. Rupesh Mishra
Vice President-Legal at Everstone Capital
Rupesh is a law graduate from the prestigious NLIU, Bhopal. He has more than 11 years of post-qualification experience of working as an associate/senior associate with a Tier 1 law firm (Khaitan & Co.) and as an in-house counsel with a premier private equity investment fund (Everstone Capital).
Mr. Neeraj Gupta
Founder & CEO at FormulateIP
He is the Founder and Managing Director at Lawcubator, Co-founder at Excubator. Neeraj is CEO and Governing Council Member of Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Activity (TIDEA) at IIT Roorkee. He is also a board member at KTH Alumni Advisory board and Chairman, India Alumni Chapter for Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Neeraj holds Bachelors of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Metallurgical and Material Sciences and Masters of Science Degree from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden in Scientific Computing and Mathematics. Neeraj is PGPX in General Management from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Mr. Sonam Wangchuk
Founder and Director of SECMOL(Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh), Ladakh
An engineer, innovator, scientist, educationist and reformist Mr. Sonam wangchuk is recognized for his contributions towards the society worldwide. He has been awarded the Ashoka fellowship for Social entrepreneurship in 2002. He received the CNN-IBN & Reliance Industries Real Heroes Award in 2008. He is also the recipient of prestigious Rolex award 2016. Most recently he has been bestowed upon the Global award for sustainable architecture in the year 2017. Recipient of Ramon Magsaysay award (2018).
Dr. Madan Mohan Rao
Research Director, Your Story
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a consultant, and writer from Bangalore is research projects director at MobileMonday, research director at YourStory.in, and research advisor at the Asian Media Information and Communication Center (AMIC). He is the editor of five book series: The Asia Pacific Internet Handbook, The Knowledge Management Chronicles, AfricaDotEdu, Global Citizen and World of Proverbs. He is also editor-at-large of DestinationKM and contributor to the Poynter Institute blog on new media trends. Madan was on the international editorial board of the book, Transforming e-Knowledge.
Madan was formerly the communications director at the United Nations Inter Press Service bureau in New York and vice president at IndiaWorld Communications in Bombay. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with an M.S. in computer science and a Ph.D. in communications.
Madan is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit and has given talks and lectures in about 80 countries around the world. He has worked with online services in the U.S., Brazil, and India. His articles have appeared in DestinationKM, The Economic Times, Electronic Markets magazine, Economic and Political Weekly, and the Bangkok Post. Madan is on the board of directors/advisors of numerous content and wireless services firms in Asia.
Mr. Vikram Gupta
Founder and Director Ivycap Venture.
Mr. Gupta has over 20 years experience in Venture Capital, Business Consulting, M&A, Strategy and Technology across multiple sectors. He is also known for setting up India’s First Healthcare and Life Sciences Venture Capital Fund where Ajay Piramal was the sponsor. Previously, he also managed the Clinical Genomics practice for IBM’s Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical in the US. He has also been an entrepreneur himself in the areas of technology and healthcare. Mr. Vikram Gupta has completed his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi and has an MBA degree in Strategy and Finance from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Mr. Manish Rohtagi
Manish Rohtagi was born in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India. He has over 25 years of working experience that cuts across 10 different consumer cultures in terms of geography, religion and product segments in over 14 cities of the world.
He has his MBA in Marketing Finance from Chaudhary Charan Singh University. He is a distinguished Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore as well as an Alumnus of the prestigious ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Mentoring and Coaching are two unique characteristics of Manish Rohtagi. He derives immense satisfaction in the growth and development of people around. He possesses strong desire for the advancement of every level of individual he comes in contact with.
Developing and building the next generation leaders are very important in his every day dealings.
Manish Rohtagi has a very practical approach to issues resolution. He is a hands-on individual who is never shy on been practical and getting things done himself.
His specialties include but not limited to Automobile Retail, Channel Management, Dealer Development, Retail Finance Tie-up, Coaching & Mentoring as well as Change Management.
He is presently the Business Head Simba Group; Wandel Nigeria Ltd, Lagos Nigeria.
Mr. Prashant Agrawal
Prashant Agrawal received Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) from KU Leuven/ Imec (Belgium) in 2015, MS (Computers Science & Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is currently the Program Manager for Thin Film Electronics Circuits & Sensors at Imec Belgium. Prior to this, he had been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Imec (Belgium) between 2015-18 during which he led technical and business development activities for startup creation based on selected Imec technologies. He worked as Senior R&D Engineer in the Hyperspectral Imaging Group at Imec (Belgium) between 2014-2015 and as Technical Staff Member in the High-Performance Computing Group at IBM Research India between 2006-2009. He has a commercial acumen with a strong technical background in a wide array of domains such as thin-film electronics, hyperspectral image sensors, systems & applications, machine learning, high performance computing, embedded systems and low power VLSI. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.
Mr. Joel Michael
Joel Michael is a seasoned Entrepreneur in the Disruptive Tech and Education space. He has built his career in a variety of roles and industries, and thrives on the excitement of being involved at every level of a project. He enjoys wearing many hats, in an environment where no two work days are exactly the same.
A student of six sigma, Joel began his early career training senior management of Fortune 500 companies on the importance of innovation and culture in corporate management. His passion for Entrepreneurship lead him to head the 'Hyperloop' team and win contracts with multiple State Governments across the Middle East and Asia.
He has been featured for his work in the Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Digital Trends, Tech Portal, ElonMuskNews.org, ET Now and was nominated for the Forbes 30 under 30 list.
Joel currently sits on the Board of multiple Incubators and Accelerators globally, consulting and helping numerous Startups.
Mr. Amit Patro
Editor of SIKKIM EXPRESS
One of the youngest daily newspaper editor in the entire North-eastern region of India. A second generation journalist in his illustrious family. Sikkim Express, founded by his father late Ram Patro in 1976, is as old as democracy in the state of Sikkim and is as promising as a progressive Sikkim of today. He joined Sikkim Express as an Associate Editor in 2001. Sikkim Express was a weekly newspaper at that time. He became the Editor of Sikkim Express in 2003 at a young age of 24 and turned the weekly into a Daily Newspaper. Sikkim Express became the first English Daily newspaper of the State from May 24, 2003. He was selected for the prestigious ‘Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists’, an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)of the US State Department. He along with 150 journalists from 100 countries participated in this fellowship program in the USA during the months of October and November in 2010. Representing the integration of Sikkimese media in national media mainstream, He was invited by Union Government to be part of the Indian Media Delegation accompanying the Prime Minister to the 16th SAARC Summit held at Thimpu in April 2010. On invitation from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, he was also in the media delegation during the Presidential tour of Laos and Cambodia in September 2010.
He was also conferred with Sikkim SewaSamman, the highest Civilian Award conferred by the Sikkim Government, on the occasion of 38th State Day, May 16, 2013, for his contributions to Advancement of Media in Sikkim. He is the Official Media Partner of Impulse NGO Network Under Impulse Model. In 2013 Trafficking In Person Conclave, he received the Impulse Model Best Media Person Award for generating the highest number of articles on human trafficking.
He has also been conferred with Green Journalist Award 2017 by the Balipara Foundation, Assam on Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum, Balipara Foundation Awards 2017 at Guwahati, Assam on 03rd November, 2017.