Our Mentors

Gaurav Agarwal

Co-founder, 1mg

Gaurav is cofounder and CTO at 1mg, an e-commerce healthcare startup, he was CTO and Head of Products at Prime Health Chakra Private Ltd. He is Advisor at VH Capital, a Mauritian investment fund. He holds B. Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2001.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agarwalga/

Abhinav Gupta

Founder, PocketPills

Abhinav is Founder of PocketPills. It is a tech-driven Canadian pharmacy which is redefining pharmacy experience for consumer. Their innovative, online pharmacy platform is aimed at reducing cost, improving medical adherence and providing easy access to pharmacists. He was the Founder and VP Engineer at Rocket Fuel, an artificial intelligence advertising solution across all channels - display, video, social and mobile. Before co-founding Rocket Fuel, he was an Engineering director at Yahoo! where he helped cultivate a start-up environment building the team and platform from scratch. He holds B. Tech in CSE from IIT Delhi in 1996.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhinav-gupta-b1977a/

Apoorv Bamba

Co- Founder and CEO Ingenious Faces

Apoorv is a curriculum architect and a serial Entrepreneur. He is also a Community Council Member at Silicon Cape and Co-founder at Mashauri. He has previously founded Startup Safari (Acquired by WeeTracker) & Human Circle. He is also a public speaker and guest lecturer with previous talks at platforms such as PechaKucha, Graduate Women International Global Conference, Ashoka University, University of Cape Town, Ghent University, Bertha Centre of Social Innovation among others.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/apoorv-bamba-19b53214/

Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar

Founder, Potential & Possibilities

Dr. Kaustubh is a Design Thinking Trainer/Coach and an "Innovation & Strategy" Consultant. He is a serial entrepreneur since 1990. Founded four companies and working on two more ventures. In 2006, he sold his commercial interests in the first 3 companies and plunged into academics and research. Dr. Dhargalkar relish the challenge of "Enhancing the Innovation Quotient" of an organization, by helping create new offerings to tap existing as well as new markets. Visualising unique & sustainable Business Models is his forte. His few associations includes big names such as Mercedes Benz, Citibank, HP, Mahindra Group, YES Bank, Amazon, L&T and many more.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaustubhdesignthinking/

Dilnawaz (Ahmed) Khan

Founder Codesign Labs

Dilnawaz is the Founder and Chief Evangelist at Codesign Labs. He is also a Consultant & Mentor to a lot of technology start-ups wherein he enables them to go from zero to critical mass by helping them with technology, branding and marketing.

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dilnawazkhan/

Krishnachytanya Ayyagari (KC)

Manager, Start-up ecosystem, Google

Leading partnerships for Google Cloud startup program, he is currently working as Manager of startup ecosystem partnership Google Cloud pan India. He has been associated with cloud technology and interface for a very long time and worked for big names like Microsoft as Cloud Solution Architect. Pass out from BITS pilani as MS in Software Systems, he believes in working with customers rather for them.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/findkc/