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Our Mentors

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” At IA, we firmly believe that mentoring is the key to scaling the incubated start-ups. We are a strictly face-to-face, a relationship & mentorship driven program. Meeting with the mentors, Wednesday lunch amongst the founders, and IA staff, mentoring sessions – all are conducted religiously.

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DEEPAK SHARMA
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Senior IT executive turned entrepreneur & consultant with significant experience in Agile & DevOps, program & project management, delivering business value with high performance IT software, client & stakeholder management and building high performing teams in globally distributed onshore-offshore centres.Have developed diverse set of skills in enterprise architecture, agile methodology, devops tool-chain, software development, IT Governance, CMM processes and IT service management. Experience spans across the IT delivery lifecycle including development, support, architecture, program management and consulting.

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PALASH JAIN
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Palash is a Management Consultant who used to rent a bicycle for just Rs. 1 ($0.1) around 1980 and went on to become a Director in World’s No. 1 company in 2007. At Google, he was Head of Gurgaon(India) office- responsible for 5 business functions- Analytics, Product Strategy/Support, Talent/OD, Core Operations & QA/Planning and also learned Google’s proven OKR approach for practical, positive results.

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ESHA SHEKHAR
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Esha is a lawyer turned entrepreneur with focus on increasing accessibility to quality legal and compliance solutions for both individuals and businesses. After her long journey in the legal field, she is now specially focusing on legal products and services around making safe, gender neutral and gender diverse workplaces with UNGENDER.in. Her previous stints include her venture Cliklawyer, where she has advised 50+ organizations on several innovative legal solutions around business structuring.

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SANJAY SINGHAL
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Industry veteran with over three decades of experience. Extensive experience of working in a global multi-cultural environment and possesses diverse experience of growing and managing large teams for delivering services to global clients. Former Partner/Managing Director at Accenture - held several cross-functional leadership positions across Technology Delivery, Sales and Operations for large business group across APAC geography. Served on the board of few Accenture acquired companies.

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SANYA BAJAJ
Mentor

Budding Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the public relations and communications industry. Her role is to plan and structure PR strategies for emerging startups, consumer technology brands, lifestyle brands and educational institutes.

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GULRAJ SHAHPURI
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As a Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach Gulraj has helped leaders succeed by bringing about effective, guaranteed and measurable changes. He has informed, challenged, inspired, and entertained audiences for 20 years from boardrooms of large multinational corporations to meetings rooms of thousands of local companies.

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NAVED KHAN
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He started coding since he was 12. His passion lies in exploring new technologies, getting his hands dirty and developing beautiful products out of them. That is the reason behind Big Drop; to be proficient in areas where other standard development companies lack.

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PARITOSH PATHAK
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Paritosh Pathak is an expert Strategic Networking Coach. His Networking journey started off with Setting up BNI (Business Networking International) in Delhi after having fallen in love with Networking from accidentally attending one of it’s meeting. It was a challenging task to bring the Franchise to Delhi and after what seems like a life time of effort, he succeed.

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PANKAJ CHOPRA
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A guy who fits in it all the domains. He is a senior partner to Kuants, who deals in Web Based Stock Market Simulator, where anyone can simply back-test and verify the quality of their own investment ideas and take them live into the market.investment ideas and take them live in the markets.

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REENA
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Over 20 years of rich multifunctional experience of handling a wide spectrum of Investment Banking, Business Development, Strategic Alliances, Mergers for faster growth. Specialties : Good network of Business Owners almost in all verticals in Delhi/ Chandigarh/ Punjab & Haryana Network of PE & VC funds.

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AGAM CHAUDHARY
Mentor

I believe that it’s not just enough to have a web presence – you have to make the best of it, with every penny spent online bringing a pound worth of business back to you. That’s what we do: providing end to end, highly customizable solutions that completely revitalize your online presence.

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PRAJAKT RAUT
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Prajakt is the founder of Applyifi - a platform that helps startups refine their business plans and investor pitch deck. Prajakt is also the founding partner of The Growth Labs, a platform where growth-stage companies get sharp, incisive advice from senior professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. Before starting Applyifi, Prajakt was the head of operations at IAN, founding member of a leading incubator, and the Asia-Director for TiE (2004 - 2007).

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GAURAV NAGAR
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Gaurav has helped number of enterprise and start-up teams understand and adapt LEAN start-up principles combined with XP and DevOps practices. A forever learner, he is passionate about delivering exponential value to the users of products that his teams create. An avid reader, he can be found engrossed in a book those few times he is not working on another unique idea.

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RAKESH SAOJI
Mentor

Versatile and effective delivery lead with 15 years experience in outstanding project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills. Ability to support multiple simultaneous projects in matrix organizational structure.

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DEV YADAV
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His special area of interest has been Organizational agility and the Culture needed to support it. Starting from engaging the Leadership around the transformation to middle management coaching and training through mentoring teams adopt the Continuous Improvement practices. He has been working with the Financial, Retail and Telecom clients for over 21 years helping them transform into nimble organizations so that they can adapt themselves faster within the rapidly changing, hyper-competitive, disruptive marketplace and deliver Value continuously to their Customers.

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"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires".

-William Arthur Ward




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