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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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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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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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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
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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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SANJAY H. AGGARWAL
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Sanjay is the Managing Partner of the Firm. With an experience of more than 2 decades, he has been advising on and representing clients on a wide variety of matters in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, District Courts and Tribunals and Forums including Competition Commission, National Consumer Disputes Reddressal Forum, and State Consumer Forums. At the Firm, Sanjay advises clients on various aspects and issues relating to The Trade Marks Act, The Indian Copyright Act, The Design Act, The Patents Act, The Geographical Indication Act, Sales of Goods Act, Competition Act, and Consumer Protection Act.

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RATISH PANDEY
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I started my career as a finance professional, building up a consulting organization from a scratch. The exciting part of that era was the diverse work that came our way. This included advising & consulting clients not only on finance, tax and compliance but also on the various aspects of business problems that they were challenged with. This phase helped me grasp the nuances of statutory and regulatory requirements in the country, at the same time giving a good understanding of what it takes to resolve business problems.

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AHMAD FARAZ
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Brand Solutions and Brand Marketing expert with more than 11 years of experience. Consulting multiple companies for holistic marketing solutions. Consulting various companies and institutes on training and brand strategies.

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DIVANSHU THAKRAL
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We believe, world is not going to be the same. The future lies in powering people what they do the best, from wherever, whenever. Keeping that vision in mind we are building an platform that enables companies to Hire and collaborate with people from across the globe. And maybe Mars (When Elon Musk takes us humans there)

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YOGENDER SINGH
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I am a firm believer in the power of possibilities. As a Business Advisor, I combine strategy with execution and believe in working with the clients to help them achieve desired results. Have worked closely with Fortune 500 Organizations, Autonomous body of Govt. of India and with C & D suite executives in the UK, Dubai and Egypt, helping them identify growth opportunities or solving complex business problems, As a startup Mentor | incubator i help entrepreneurs transform ideas in to sustainable business. Have mentored and incubated startups in Hospitality, Education and Tech Industry As Excellence Coach I work with individuals, teams, Startups and Organizations across diverse set up, helping them realize their true potential and rise in excellence

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SANJAY SRIVASTAVA
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Sanjay is a Technology & Management Consulting Professional with corporate experience of more than twenty five years . Sanjay's areas of expertise include Market Study, Business Development, Key Account Management, Business Management, Bid Management, Procurement Practices and Business Process Improvements. In his Business Management Consulting career, Sanjay has advised couple of Market Research companies in the area of best procurement practices for their multinational clients.

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SANJAY KAPOOR
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I enable buying and selling of profitable businesses & Franchisees. I also assist in creating Business alliances, partnerships, shareholding, strategic investments. I look forward to help you with Business Acquisitions and Investments

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SUDHIR AGGARWAL
Mentor

Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Business Process, Project Governance, Software Sales, Requirements Analysis, and Sales.

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