Our Mentors

Vishwanath Sahasranamam

CEO at Forge Accelerator

Vishwanath has diverse professional experience in strategic business planning, product strategy, product management, marketing, strategic alliances and business development. From 2008 onwards, he has been serving India based startups as a Startup coach and consultant offering business advisory, strategic planning and execution support

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishforge/

Aditya Shamlal

Partner at Gamechanger Law Advisors

Aditya specializes in technology contracts, corporate contracts, fundraising transactions, commercial transactions, terms of service, privacy policy, employment agreements, exchange management related requirements and much more.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aditya-shamlal/

Sneha Kanitkar

Founder PatentSKy| Patent Attorney| Intellectual Property Manager

Sneha is a patent attorney and IP management professional with more than five years of experience with premier research institutes and Technology-driven businesses across Life-science domains. She is specialized in IP Management, Technology Transfer, Business Laws, Agreements and Contracts, Patent Analytics, Prosecution and Patent Portfolio planning. She is a Government of India registered IP Facilitator for start-ups. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sneha-kanitkar-68521341/

Mr. Saurabh Mittal

Head Leadership Development and coaching at Fractal Analytics| Senior Advisor at Catalyst

Saurabh has extensive global experience of over two decades of working with senior executives in defining strategy, providing thought leadership, creating new business solutions and leading large multicultural, cross functional teams to implement improved business processes in global businesses.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saurabhmittal/

Deepika Dutta Kapoor

Associate Vice President at CX Design

Deepika is a design evangelist with extensive experience in innovative conceptual design for digital world covering web applications, multi-mobile platforms, emerging devices and wearable products. She is leading and mentoring Interaction Designers and Visual Designers across design teams.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepikadutta/

Vivek Kapoor

General Manager - Technology at WNS

Vivek is a seasoned technology professional and problem solver focused on productivity, optimization and sharing of the knowledge. He is versed with diverse sectors including Pharma, Health, Education, Finance and Design (UX & UI). It has empowered him to act as a conduit between the technology and other Industries, speak their language, and lead ideation and creation of software products both as an entrepreneur as well as in an organizational capacity

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/technotablet/

Chintan Bakshi

CEO, Startup Oasis

Chintan brings a unique experience of managing new ventures and start-up companies that address rural markets and are built around a rural ecosystem. Chintan has been working in the rural markets since 2004, developing innovative business models to commercialize grassroots technologies, foster rural entrepreneurship, provide internet connectivity / services, enable rural ecommerce and implement mobile enabled last mile distribution for FMCGs. He has worked extensively in the rural markets of Gujarat, Orissa and Rajasthan. Chintan also co-founded an internet procurement and project management platform in the past.

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/chintanbakshi/

Kumaar Bagrodia

Founder, CEO, NeuroLeap

Kumar is the founder of NeuroLeap and his areas of interest include brain-computer interface and applied neuroscience. NeuroLeap, India's leading applied Neuroscience company leveraging technology for better mental health and brain Enhancement. He is a member of the national startup council of CII and is a member of Apex Council of the India Innovation Initiative by the Government of India.He is a speaker at leading podiums including the Bombay Stock Exchange and has chaired international leader sessions.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kbagrodia/

Vivek Venugopalan

Co-founder and CTO, Fantain Sports Private Limited

Vivek is a technology advisor and decision maker for various clients around the globe in the Retail, CPG and transportation industry, bring in over 20 years of experience in the IT industry helping clients determine the best technology solutions to drive their business efficiently. Retail Technologies, E-Commerce, Multi-Channel Retailing, Large scale distributed systems, Cloud and Grid computing are his areas of expertise.

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekv/

Saurabh Jain

Vice President at Paytm

Saurabh leads Paytm's Build for India initiative. Saurabh is a Chartered Accountant, a technology enthusiast and has authored books on mobile technology as well. An innovator at heart, his vision is to help turn everyone into a lifelong learner in this digital age.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saurabhskj/