Our Mentors


A Chartered Accountant by degree, an innovator at heart, an author by passion, Saurabh Jain is the Vice President of Paytm.⁣He’s currently heading ‘Paytm – Build for India’ program and has an active role in start-up products, developer relations and CSR.⁣In his own words, “If a person is in flow, the person, even if he is from an average background and not from tier-1 colleges, can beat any IIT/IIM person


Invariably leaving behind a positive impact and impression, Shubham is the co-founder of BloomGrains as well as the founder of the incubation cell, currently active in IIT Delhi. While being a part of the Entrepreneurial Development Cell, he has also presided over the Institution’s Innovation Council of his esteemed college.

aditya aggarwal

A young entrepreneur with expertise in eCommerce and digital marketing, he is the founder of Zipped Solutions.⁣⁣He has his roots deep into the startup ecosystem, having worked with Delhi-Startups, after co-founding RedKetchup.in, another eCommerce venture. Aditya also co-founded The Entrepreneurial Board of College of Vocational Studies, which is one of the best E-cells in Delhi University currently. ⁣⁣


He’s the Associate Vice President at Venture Catalysts – Asia’s largest and number one Integrated Incubator; he is also one of the top seed and angel investors in India.⁣He has a demonstrated history working as an entrepreneur having co-founded CFEM (Care for Environment Machine). Moreover he has worked in the Indian Angel Network as an Assistant Manager.⁣⁣We really look forward to his guidance and are pleased to have him on board.


A Renewal Energy Professional and a well-known speaker in the area of green startups, Ashish Kumar is currently a Manager at Su-Kam Power Systems Limited.⁣Ashish is the first and only Indian till date to be awarded with the prestigious Paul Fletcher Award in 2014 by the IET-UK at London. He is also the proud recipient of Business Mentor of the Year 2019, Edu-Tech innovator of the Year 2019, India’s Great Leader Award 2018, Young India Change Maker Award & over 10 other national level awards and multiple honors at university level.⁣



CEO of Global Centre for Entrepreneurship & Commerce (GCEC) alongwith being a 4 times TEDx Speaker. ⁣While acting as the dual Brand Ambassador for both the Rajasthan Government Youth and Sports activities and the Rajasthan Tax Practitioners Association, he also founded a 3 times national award winning company SHArP Edge Learning. ⁣Encouraging young learners all over he truly leads by example. With perseverence mixed in his blood he is currently mentoring the likes of Startup-O, Viridian Espark, MNIT incubation centre, NMIMS and many others. ⁣

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Akash Shukla(Innovation Program Manager)

Specialised in Strategy and Program Management, Akash has been a part of various global communities, skilling and innovation initiatives.⁣Presently he is an Independent Cosultant, efficaciously mentoring startups in HealthTech, CleanTech and EduSpace. ⁣Having worked at Google Developer Relations and as an Economics Research Assistant at MIT, he has exemplary experience in management and mentorship.

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A Psychology and Research enthusiast, she is currently a Master’s student at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. After being a Teach for India fellow for 2 years, she founded the Community Research Lab (CRL) and led several projects there. ⁣She has been a valuable asset to numerous international projects and has been changing lives with her in depth knowledge of Human Behaviour and Behaviour Modification through therapy. 

Rakesh Kadian ( food startup)

Having worked with 4 of the best Agri-Input companies in various geographies of India for 15 years, being responsible for starting the operations of ‘Hariyali Kissan Bazaar’ (A network of DSCL’s mini hyper markets) in Haryana, and heading the South Asian business development of “Trimble”, Rakesh has solidified his position as a leader in the Food and Agri-Business industry. ⁣Currently, he’s mentoring several start-ups in the same field, and has enrolled for a doctoral program in marketing research.