Neuron mentor pool to support/nurture innovative ideas of Startups in terms of providing technical, business and strategic mentoring, etc.
Sh. I.S. Paul, the Chairman & Managing Director of Drish Infotech & Drish Shoes. He is a Masters in Chemistry and an MBA in International Business and Finance from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland. With varied domains entrepreneurship, his group companies have presently a turnover crossing Rs. 250 crore. Mr. Paul has served on the Board of Directors of State Bank of Patiala. He has been the Chairman, Chandigarh chapter of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for three years and was the President for TIE Chandigarh Chapter for the year 2005-06, 2006-2007, 2007-08. He is known for his contribution to entrepreneurship development in the region.
Mr. Tejinder is graduated from IIT Delhi. He is result-driven professional with over 39 years of experience in the areas of Product Design & Development, Value Addition/ Engineering, IT Infrastructure and Quality Assurance. He has authored six books of Computer science. He is highly experienced Telecom/IT professional for Designing, Project Planning & Implementation, Team Management and Business Development.
Mr. Jitin Talwar is B.E. (Mechanical), LLB, Patent Agent and Advocate (India). He is a licensed Attorney (and a Patent Agent) authorized to appear in all courts throughout India. He has filed and prosecuted several Patents and Trademarks on behalf of several Companies and Universities of India.
Mr. Sameer is graduated from NIT, Kurukshetra and has over 20 years of professional experience in technology services sector. His company Net Solutions serves businesses across 6 continents. A company that builds omni-channel digital experiences by converging technologies like Web, Mobile, Social, Cloud and IoT. Net Solutions works with startups and enterprise clients globally and is recognized as one of the top technology services company from India.
Mr. Sameer is also an active angel investor and one of the founding members of Chandigarh Angels Network.
He has led many software teams involved in building software products in the consumer Internet, financial, retail and healthcare domains.
He has won many awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year from Software Technology Parks of India. Net Solutions has also been featured in magazines and journals of international repute, including Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Inc magazines.
At present, he is the President of TiE, Chandigarh, Co-Chair for the Chandigarh chapter of NASSCOM, a member of NASSCOM’s National SME Council as well as a member of CII’s National Committees on IT & ITeS.
Mr. Anupam Kishore Gakhar is an e-learning entrepreneur. He is an author and management consultant having honors degree in Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy from Netherlands.
Mr. Hirdesh Madan is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering & MBA from Pune University. His recent venture is in the field of online test prep. His initiative Hitbullseye.com is today the fastest growing test prep portal in India.
Mr. Maneet Singh is the founder of ADI Group which has operating companies in the areas of Pharmaceutical CRO, Data Analytics and Big Data. He brings over 20-years of experience in IT, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Solution, Medical Animation along with a rich combination of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Rajeev Rai is an expert in building high performing quality assurance teams both onsite and offshore. With established track record in helping both start-ups and established companies to deliver quality products that meet the business needs, on-time, virtually bug free at a fraction of QA costs.
Mr. DNV Kumara Guru manages ISB’s relationship with key external stakeholders and helps strengthen its public engagement. Previously, Mr. Guru has worked with the Dean’s Office, Development, Learning Resource Centre, IT, Academic Services and Administration at ISB. He has been instrumental in establishing the school’s second campus in Mohali, Punjab.
Mr. Kunal Nandwai is a Start-up entrepreneur with technology, financial markets, block chain, electronic trading and angel investing experience. Along with uTrade Solutions, he is also a founding member of Chandigarh Angel Network and runs Start-up Pundits – an initiative to mentor start-up teams. He has worked at Lehman Brothers and Nomura, in London. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from PEC, India and an MBA from ESSEC, France.
Mr. Abhishek Goyal is a Senior IT Executive with a total experience of 21 years which include 17 years at Infosys Limited as Global Delivery Head for IOT Practice and P&L responsibility. He has been responsible for delivery, consulting, customer engagement, presales, people management, business operations, solution building, new service offerings around IOT engagements. He is a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and MBA in Marketing & Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur.
Mr. Ajay Tiwari is a founding member and Director of SmartData Enterprises since its inception in 1999. He has worked hard and has been going up the ladder through positions of COO & Vice President Sales, he took the reins of the company as a CEO in the year 2004. He was President, TIE Chandigarh & Punjab in 2015-16. He is a Bachelor in Nautical Science.
Mr. Nitin Auluck has over 15 years of experience in teaching, research and management positions. He is a PhD from University of Cincinnati, USA in Computer Science and Engineering and BE in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga University. He has done research in Real-Time Systems, Scheduling Theory, Parallel and Distributed Computing.
Mr. Munish Jauhar, CEO/Founder of GrayCell Technologies has been living the tech dream. He has 20 years of professional experience. Post his master’s in computer applications from Panjab University, Chandigarh, an enriching stint with Quark Media House as Product Manager and a US-based start-up, Jauhar moved to the next level.
Sh. Gurmeet Singh Chawla has been into financial services for last 34 years. First 9 years with financial institutions and last 25 yrs with Master Trust Group. Experienced in term lending, leasing, merchant banking, stock/commodity/currency trading, depository services, wealth management, distribution of financial products, insurance (life and general) broking, corporate advisory.
He is founder charter member of TiE Chandigarh and CAN (angel network).
He is member of Rotary International since 1998 (club-Rotary Chandigarh, Dist 3080).
He is member of some religious forums.
Teja has more than 16 years of international experience (China, India & Germany) in Mobile platforms R&D, product development and business development. He has proven track record in building technology teams from scratch and in executing parallel, complex and multi continental projects to deliver high quality deliverables on time, especially in building new platforms and operating systems.
An extremely capable digital & technology programme management professional with an exceptional record of achievements in both public and private sector globally. The organisations are UK-Cabinet Office, World Bank, Big-4 consulting, Government of India, Defence, BFSI, software houses, R&D, telecom & Oil/utility sectors. Proven capability and track record of forming strong partnerships with stakeholders to lead and deliver complex programmes with budgets up to $95million. Has the international experience with capability to lead the organisations in ambiguous environment, understanding the big picture to deliver strategy and roadmap.
Dr. Sarabjot Singh Anand has been involved in the field of Machine Learning since the early 1990s having worked on developing algorithms, applying them to real-world problems and training a host of data scientists in the capacity of being an academic and entrepreneur.
In 1998 he co-founded MineIT Software Ltd, in the UK, playing the role of Chief Technology Officer managing the Product vision and research initiatives within the company.