PeeBuddy & Sirona
Deep’s ventures have identified and solved unaddressed menstrual hygiene issues with their unique award winning products.
Vikram is the founder of Editorji Technologies – a start-up that will seek to transform video news through innovation in user experience, using artificial intelligence. He is one of India’s best known TV anchors, presenting shows like “The Big Fight” and “Gadget Guru”, together with programmes for social transformation such as the Cleanathon and “Save our Tigers”.
In his earlier avatar, Vikram was the CEO of the NDTV Group, and the person who steered NDTV Convergence from launch to becoming one of India’s leading digital destinations. Along the way, he helped pioneer innovations such as news on mobile phones, the live streaming of video on the internet and the first major news app in India.
Vikram has been named ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ by the World Economic Forum in Davos; and has won the Indian Television Academy Award for “Best Anchor for a Talk Show”, the Hero Honda Award for Best Anchorperson and the Teacher’s Achievement Award for Communication, along with featuring in the top 20 on the Impact list of the Digital Power 100. He was educated at Oxford University and St Stephen’s College, before attending the Mass Media Institute at Stanford University.
Founder & CEO
Professional turned entrepreneur, Rahul Singh is the Founder & CEO of THE BEER CAFÉ, India’s favorite beer chain. With 40 locations within a short span of few years, it has already become the largest, fastest and most awarded Alco-beverage service brand in India.
Rahul is the recipient of the TiECON 2014 Entrepreneurial award for excellence and holds the position of President for the NRAI (National Restaurant Association of India). He was also bestowed with the prestigious Entrepreneur India 2015 award in F&B service and Elite Entrepreneur for 2018.
As CEO, Greg Norman Collection India from 2007-09, he spearheaded the brand’s operation involving sales, marketing and manufacturing. Prior to 2007, he was the Executive Director – Apparel at Reebok India and setup a robust sourcing base for exports from South Asia.
A Textile Engineer, he brings in an analytical approach to each line of enterprise that he gets into. He has undergone training in draught beer technology at Micromatic Institute in Florida, USA.
Married to a fashion designer with a 18-year-old son, Rahul is a gizmo freak, single malt collector, marathon runner, an avid biker and certified scuba diver.
LawRato.com & POSHCheck.org
Rohan is a first generation businessman who was bit by the entrepreneurship bug 5 years ago, after being a marketer across South Asia for 14 years. A graduate from Hans Raj College and a law graduate from Campus Law Center, DU, Rohan has been a motivational speaker at various events and colleges and is on the Board of Advisors of Amity Law School – Noida.
Founder of LawRato.com and POSHCheck.org, platforms that help individuals with their legal issues and corporates get compliant with the mandatory POSH Act (Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace), Rohan is a believer of building affordable solutions for quick adoption and scaling up in the Indian markets.
Started in 2015, LawRato currently helps over 15 Lac law-seekers get expert legal advice and assistance every month through its network of 10,000+ lawyers across 700 cities in India. LawRato’s FREE LEGAL AID program that provides pro bono assistance to the needy has also helped NIRBHAYA’s parents representation in their case in the Supreme Court. Rohan’s vision and planning led to LawRato being awarded the ‘Best Legal Tech Start-up of 2018’by the Indian National Bar Association and the Best Online Legal Expert Platform – India 2019 by APAC Insider.
To diversify and enter the B2B segment, Rohan started POSHCheck in 2018. Empanelled by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India, POSHCheck operates on a mass impact affordable model and has helped over 200 companies including enterprises like Mahindra, Cipla, Housing, Hero as well as small & medium businesses with their POSH Compliance in the last 1 year.
Rohan’s vision is to make LawRato the starting point of everyone’s legal journey in India and to reduce the bottlenecks in the common man’s access to justice.
COO and Founder
Bharti Singhla currently heads Operations and Strategy at Chakr Innovation, a company which has developed a novel technology to reduce emissions from diesel generators. Chakr Innovation has been recognized at various forums like the United Nations Environment Programme, Champions of Change by PM Sh. Narendra Modi, Best Hardware Start-up in Asia Pacific by ASME, Dept. of Science and Technology, FICCI, etc.
Bharti is a Chemical Engineering graduate from IIT Delhi, who believes that innovation is the key to solving some of deepest problems that our world faces right now. Before joining Chakr, she previously worked as a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group across diverse sectors like Public Health, Banking, Energy and Pharmaceuticals.
Indian Angel Network
Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and institution builders, widely acknowledged as one of the architects of the Indian IT Industry and as leading the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial eco system in India. He has worked extensively in the US, UK, Singapore and India. The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has presented him an Award for contribution to the Indian IT Industry and the President of India has awarded him the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours.
He is a co-founder and former Chairman of NASSCOM (the Indian IT Industry Association) and has seen the Industry grow from barely $60 mill in 1988 when NASSCOM was founded to $ 160 Bill last year. After a successful stint in the US and India with IBM and Unisys, he founded several successful IT companies including one which was ranked amongst the top 15 companies in India and was listed, post-merger, on the London Stock Exchange with revenues of $800 mill. He is also a cofounder and Former Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation, the IT Industry’s social service arm.
He has co-founded and Chaired key institutions of modern India focussed on IT and entrepreneurship: Indian Venture Capital Association; TiE NCR (the world’s largest organization focussed on entrepreneurship with 15,000 members across 14 countries); Indian Angel Network ,now the world’s largest angel investor group with over 100 portfolio companies, 475+ investor members globally and operations in 8 locations, including London and Israel).
He created India’s first and highly successful private sector VC Fund, Infinity which created several marquee companies such as India Bulls, India Games and Avendus. He has been involved in investing in around 100 start-ups and has personally mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs. He serves/has served on the boards of reputed public companies in the US, UK and India.
His public service commitments have included the National Innovation Council, SEBI Committee on Alternative Investment Funds, Software Technology Parks of India , Investment Committee of the Indian Government’s Fund of Funds, Bombay Stock Exchange Hi-Tech Advisory Panel ,Telecom Centre of Excellence, Railway Expert Committee, PM’s Empowered Committee for Awards on Excellence in Public Administration and the National Expert Advisory Committee on Innovation, Incubation and Technology Entrepreneurship.
He is a co-founder of Ashoka University, served on the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, London and was adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at IIT Mumbai. He has a Masters from Harvard University, a B Tech from IIT Kanpur. Other Awards include “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from IIT, the Data Quest Lifetime Achievement Award for IT, Patrick J McGovern Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Chairman & Managing Director
Quatrro Global Services
Raman is widely regarded as the Pioneer and fondly referred to as the “Father of the Indian BPO Industry”. Raman is a pioneer four times over, having successfully led the BPO initiatives of American Express, GE (now Genpact) and Spectramind (now Wipro BPO) before incubating Quatrro which commenced operations in 2007.
Raman is past Chairman of Executive Committee of NASSCOM for FY 2017-18, Past Chairman of BPO Committee of ASSOCHAM, Board Member of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and sits on the board of various committees formed by the central and state-level governments of India. Raman is also the founding member of “Indian Angel Network” – One of the largest networks of angel investors in India.
Raman is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant with a Doctorate in Management Accountancy. In his career spanning 30+ years, Raman has extensive experience in spearheading diverse markets such as North America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific and Australia.