Sushant Nayak

Current Advisory group in several startups
Work-ex : GM AON Hewitt (2004-2009) VP IBM USA (1998-2004)

Sushant is a serial Entrepreneur and is a founder of four startups located in India, USA & UK. He is associated with Steering committee of Special Task force J&K Govt. North India CII. He is in the advisory group of PWC India, Glaxo, Aditya Birla Group & IIT Bhubaneswar. He has been a Key Note Speaker at IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad. Companies he co-founded are Practic Analytics (USA,UK), Practic Capital (USA, UK, India), ABBOTTROOMS (India), IBY Consulting (USA,UK,INDIA)










Mrs. A.P. Aruna

M.Sc.(Ag), Ph.D. (pursuing)CEO of Periyar Technology Business Incubator

Mrs. Aruna served as evaluator and as mentor for Economics Times competition 'Power of Ideas' (2010, 2011, 2012 and2015). She completed mentorship training at the Global Entrepreneurship Leadership Symposium at UC-Berkeley, USA. Currently She's working as the Programme Manager in AP Government's new initiative XLr8AP, one of the first few accelerators of India. She trained about 1230 women in five years ( 2010-15)in various skill sets for self employment.She also trained the students in incubation and helped them reach annual turnover ranging from Rs.50 lakhs to Rs.150 lakhs within two years of starting up product based start ups.










Gaurav Agrawal

IIT BHU Founder of Pickmylaundry, Delhi

Gaurav is a founder & CEO of Pickmylaundry located in Delhi. He is a graduate from IIT-BHU with 3years of Work-ex in MNC.He was selected in ISB Hyderabad for their MBA programme but didn't join because of his zeal for his Entrepreneurial venture Pickmylaundry which went operationally break-even within 1 year.He has attended several Entrepreneurship forum in India and Abroad. He has represented India at the International Youth Forum - Interseliger - in Russia.










Shajan Ninan

CEO & Founder of Kaizen Tutors Pvt. Ltd.

Shajan Ninan is a CEO and Founder of Kaizen Tutors, Inc. located in USA and Kaizen Tutors, Pvt. Ltd. located in India. He has over 17 years of progressively diverse experience in Investment banking, equity research, M&A, and financial advisory business in Wall Street. Currently, he is occupied in offering case based workshops and seminars in finance and entrepreneurship areas. Ninan introduced an initiative called the 'Model For Change' which refers to the Corporate Shared Value(CSV) responsibility to effect positive social changes. His entrepreneurship programs focus on helping aspiring entrepreneurs to ease the common entrepreneurial challenges such as crafting a sustainable business strategy, building teams, and securing funds.










Krishnamurthy Vijayan

Founder CEO of Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund Management Corporation Ltd. (TNIFMC)

Before embarking on the journey of an impact investor, Krish had a stellar career in the Indian Mutual Fund industry, raising from a probationary officer in UTI in 1986 to the CEO of JM Mutual Fund in 2000. He later went on to be the Executive Chairman JPMorgan AMC and MD, IDBI AMC. With 25 years' experience in the mutual fund industry of which 11 years was at Chief Executive Level, he has been at the forefront of many changes in the industry and was Member AMFI Governing Board, FICCI Capital Market Committee and number of other industry bodies.

He continues to be a trustee of SBI Mutual Fund, Sriram Fortune, Sriram Credit, Aptus Housing, besides being on the Board of Rainbow Homes, Pragati Foundation and Sri Laxmi Hayagriva Trust.








Bindu Balakrishnan

Deputy Manager,Tiruchirappalli Regional Engineering College - Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park

Bindu Balakrishnan has over 16 years of professional experience at TREC-STEP in Business Incubation and also in design, development & implementation of national and international development projects. She has Project implementation experience with European Union, World Bank, UNDP and British Council Division sponsored projects.

She has completed her Masters in Computer Applications and has also been trained under the Department of Science and Technology - Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program in 'Technology Commercialization' at IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Participated in benchmarking and study visits to various Business Incubation Eco-systems in US, European Union and others.








Dr.Arumugam Muruganandam

Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer at Affigenix Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Muruganandam has 24+ years' experience in academic (USA & Canada), government (NRC, Canada) and corporate (Dyax, USA and Biocon, India) research environments, with proven track record of successfully leading and managing development of biotherapeutics for treating or diagnosing different diseases. He has several publications and more than 10 patents in the area of biologics to his credit.

Muruganandam manages Affigenix which is an emerging Bangalore based ISO 9001-2008 certified biotech company been in operation since 2013. At present, they provide biosolution's to biopharma companies and has also developed ~24 products for biotech drug manufacturing and diagnostic industries. In the past four years they have been awarded with grant-in- aid by Central Government and cash prizes for their innovations in different competitions.