U18 LaunchPad Faculty

Aayush Goel Founder – Kosh

Ayush Goel is the Founder of Kosh an exciting FinTech startup which is digitising the micro finance sector at scale. Recently he has been selected as Forbes U30 Asia. He is B. Tech, Computer Science from IIT Delhi

Amar Srivastava, Head Products -Doubtnuts

Amar Srivastava- VP of Products at Doubtnut, he has built various products from ground up to million of daily active users across transportation, road safety and ed-tech – with Sequoia, Tencent and other marquee investors funded ventures. Founded and grown a non-profit with 40,000+ volunteers as the largest org working on road-safety across world to get covered by United Nations as a case study.He is B. Tech from IIT Delhi.

Anil Kumar Pokhriyal, CEO, MEPSC

Col. Anil Kumar Pokhriyal- CEO of Management Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Council under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, he has over 20+years experience of Project Management, Operations Management, Peacekeeping Operations and Skill Development.

Anup Pandey, Semiprecious

Anup Pandey -Founder of RainWater Harvesting and President Semipreciousand now – full scope of Business Intelligence development. Data Discovery/Data Understanding/Data Profiling/Data Architecture &Modelling/Performance Optimization as well as designing and implementing related UI/UX on Web or Power BI/Spotfire/Tableau/SAP Lumira. Have gathered data science experience from supporting the Veteran Affairs’ $100 Billion Community Care budget forecasting team with feature-engineering. He is B. Tech from IIT Delhi.

Arpit Dhupar, CEO – Dharaksha Ecosolutions

Arpit Dhupar, CEO – DharakshaEcosolutions- Arpit Dhupar is the Co-Founder at DharakshaEco solutions. He was part of a startup incubated by FITT, the incubator of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Ashish Garg, Co- Founder – Probo

Ashish Garg – Founder of Probo. He started his career as a Quantitative Risk Analyst at Goldman Sachs’ Bangalore office, before starting up on my own. Always on the lookout for interesting challenges to solve. In the process of building an operating framework for life.

Ashutosh Burnwal, Founder & CEO Buddy4Study

Ashutosh Burnwal- Founder&CEO of Buddy4Study popularly known as the ‘Scholarship man of India’, life vision is to make Buddy4Study a one-stop funding solution for millions of deserving students with trust, transparency & technology.

Ish Anand, Founder CEO – Business Doctors

Ish Anand- CXO, Board Member, Coach / Mentor & EIR -29 years + of work experience in Corporates, the Startup Ecosystem and as an entrepreneur across 4 continents. Deeply involved in the SMS/MSME, Start-up, Digital Transformation & Academic space over the last few years.

Prof. Jay Dhariwal, Department of Design – IIT, Delhi

Prof. Jay Dhariwal -Assistant Professor, Department of Design at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,An educator in mechatronic design and fabrication in fun ways. Research and practice wise, interested to design and develop products/solutions to improve the quality of life of people. His motto: “I would like to focus on design for wellness in our habitat (in the form of buildings and the cities that we live in)”.

Lloyd Mathias – Investor & Advisor

Lloyd Mathias- Business Leader, Board Member, Investor and Strategic Advisor across Consumer, Telecom & Technology businesses. Pan-Asia business leader, marketer and strategist with intimate knowledge of the region and a proven track record of creating compelling visions and driving business performance across the Consumer, Telecom & Technology domains. He has led and motivated teams on a platform of trust, performance & respect.

Maheshwar Peri, Founder & Chairman, Careers 360
– Pathfinder Publishing Pvt. Ltd.

Maheshwer Peri- Founder& Chairman, CAREERS 360, Maheshwer is a passionate entrepreneur, qualified CA, CMA and ACS. He started his career as an investment banker with SBI Capital Markets and also associated with the Outlook Magazine for 17 years and headed it for more than 10 years.

Masroor Lodi, Founder –  unlock.fit

Masroor Lodi is a serial entrepreneur. He is Founder of unlock.fit and co-founder of The Entrepreneurship School. He is MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Mohan Krishnan
– Market Researcher & Social Entrepreneur

Mohan Krishnan- Managing Member At TPCKI, Member at TPS, Consultant at KantarIMRB, Member at CMEE, Advisor at Enixta, Founder at Jigyasaw. Mohan has over 25 years of experience in the market research and consulting industry. He has advised private and public sector companies, associations, and forums in sectors such as Consumer goods, ICT, Energy, Environment, Logistics. Steel, Automotive and financial services markets and also has contributed several articles and research papers on a wide range of subjects. He is Adjunct Professor of Market Research at IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus.

Monica Gupta, Director Interactive Bees Pvt. Ltd.

Monica Gupta – Founder of Interactive Bees, a brand communication agency with over 10 years of its existence and has partnered with national, governmental, and international brands. She has successfully built the organization from scratch since its inception and got it to stand tall among well-established competitors. She is MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

Prof. Pramod Khadilkar, Associate Prof. Department of Design
– IIT, Delhi

Prof. Pramod Khadilkar- Associate Professor at IIT Delhi, A passionate design educator, researcher, and practitioner. His expertise is design research methods, and design thinking at fundamental levels. At advanced level he enjoys teaching behavioral design, design for human development, and system thinking. He had conducted professional courses in technical surfacing in Alias.

Prof. Pritha Chandra, Associate Dean (Outreach & New Initiative)
– IIT, Delhi

Prof. Pritha Chandra – Assistant Professor at IIT Delhi, Syntactic Theory (Minimalism), Linguistic Typology, Biolinguistics & Language and Politics. PhD in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland (USA).

Prof. PVM Rao, Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Design
– IIT, Delhi

Prof PVM Rao is the Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Design at IIT Delhi. He laid the founding pillars for starting undergraduate program in Design at IIT Delhi.

Dr. Ravi Gupta, Founder and CEO – Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd

Dr. Ravi Gupta – Founder and CEO EletsTechnomedia Pvt Ltd , asocial entrepreneur, who is constantly trying to explore ‘knowledge for development’ opportunities in ‘bottom of pyramid’ markets.He is M Tech from IIT Kanpur and PhD from Delhi University.

Sachin Kapoor, Senior Director – LinkedIn

Sachin Kapoor- Senior Director and Head of Business Development Asia Pacific and Chinaat Linkedin. He is also the co-founder of Trumsy. His personal mission is to improve the quality of life in India. His experiencein various roles like general management, sales, per-sales, product management and business development. An influence and empowering individuals and teams to achieve their goals.

Prof. Srinivasan Venkataraman Assistant Prof. Department of Design
– IIT, Delhi

Prof. Srinivasan Venkataraman – Assistant Professor and PhD Programme Coordinator, Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is a creative and dynamic personality. His keen interests is in Design Creativity and Innovation, Design Theory and Methodology, Design Cognition, Design Thinking, Virtual Reality, Engineering Design and New Product Development.

Prof. Sukumar Mishra, Associate Dean (Research & Development), IIT Delhi

Prof. Sukumar Mishra, Associate Dean of Research and Development at IIT Delhi. Dr. Sukumar Mishra (Senior Member, IEEE) received his M.Tech and Phd in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

Tarun Bhalla, Founder – Avishkaar

Tarun Bhalla, Founder and CEO of Avishkaar a startup that provides STEM education. Tarun is a dynamic personality, having specialties in Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Product Management and Fund Raising.

Tushar Garg, Chief Business Officer at BluSmart Mobility

Tushar Garg- Chief Business Officer and CoFounder at BluSmart Mobility. Previously, he headed Uber in launching its service in multiple cities in India. He is an alumni of IIT Delhi and Indian School of Business

Ujwal Kalra – CEO NAKAD & Author Startup Compass

Ujjwal Kalra –Author of bestseller, Startup Compass and CEO of NAKAD. Ujjwal isan experienced entrepreneur and management consultant. He is BTech from IIT Guwahati and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Former Director – IIT, Delhi

Prof. V Ramgopal Rao – Professor of Nanoelectronics and Immediate Past Director, IIT Delhi. Deep-tech entrepreneur. Fellow of IEEE, INAE, INSA, NASI &IASc. Professor in EE at IIT Delhi. Served as the Director of IIT Delhi for close to 6 years during 2016-2022. He is also a Founder of two growing deep technology startups at IIT Bombay (Nanosniff.com & Soilsens.com)

Prof. V Raghav Chariar, ProfessorCentre for Rural Development and Technology
– IIT, Delhi

Prof. Vijayraghvan Cheriar- Professor inRural Engineering and Development IIT Delhi, Founder at JoyIsYou &Ekam Eco, Designer, Coach,Educator, Entrepreneur, Inspiration seeker from Frugal Engineering and Traditional Knowledge Systems,and using these principles to build projects on ecological sanitation, green Housing and joyous productivity.

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