OUR STARTUP NETWORK

Your network is your net-worth!

GOURAV JAISWAL, AGRINI

Gourav Jaiswal is the founder of Agrini Foundation, an organization working with a goal of quality education for all. Agrini is a one-of-a-kind social enterprise that preaches and practices student empowerment. He is also an integral part of the movement ‘Shiksha Satyagraha’, which works to address the faults in our education system by making it a socio-political issue, with student empowerment at its core.
He has also been a fellow for many prestigious foundations like the Azim Premji Foundation, Dasra, Youth Collective, and many more. He has also been a volunteer at Jagriti Yatra.

GAURAV TOTLA, UNIVRSE

Gaurav Totla is the co-founder of Buzzinga Labs and Univrse – Virtual Reality Arcade. He is a key player in the Virtual Reality industry and is playing a key role in popularising the VR industry in Nagpur.
He is also a Jagriti Ambassador for District Entrepreneurs (JADE) & ERC Member at Jagriti Yatra.

NIKITA SHAH, EXPRESSIVE ARTS

Nikita Shah is the co-founder of Expressive Arts. The mission of Expressive Arts Place is to utilize the arts as a means for addressing the needs of individuals, groups, and communities in the areas of health, education, and overall quality of life; as well as to bring people and communities together.

VIVART RANGARI, COCREATO

Vivart Rangari is the Co-founder and CEO of CoCreato, a hyperlocal platform facilitating collaborations between musicians. It is backed by an app which helps you connect to musicians in your vicinity and be a part of the CoCreato team. He is also the co-founder of Sine Wave Multimedia, that provides artistic aids like audio and video production.
Vivart is also the Chief Music Producer at GeJay Records.

BARKHA PUROHIT, F6 TRAINING SOLUTIONS

Barkha Purohit is the founder of Lakshya Consultants, a Nagpur based Recruitment consulting firm, providing suitable and timely manpower in multiple disciplines at all levels. She is the Director of Operations Training at F6 Training Solutions and Head Academic Coordinator at Imagin XP. ImaginXP offers UX design courses for individuals (students & professionals).

BALDEV SINGH RAWAT, VALUE KREATION

Baldev Singh Rawat is a public speaker and the founder of Value Kreation, an international training organization that provides training in the field of entrepreneurship and employability. He is also the co-founder of Bows by Rucha, an ethical fashion label for pets; along with being the founder of ResumeItUp. He has also judged business plan competitions at IIM, Indore and trained students and faculties in New Delhi, Nagaland, Mumbai and at institutions like IIM Indore, XLRI Jamshedpur, VNIT Nagpur, ILS Pune, etc.
Baldev is also the co-author of the book ‘Strength Ecology’.

RUCHA KALE, Bows by Rucha

Rucha Kale is an international trainer and the founder of Bows by Rucha, an ethical fashion label, that makes bowties for pets and humans. She is also the Chief Operating Officer at Value Kreation. She has trained students in Johannesburg, South Africa; Surat, India, etc.
Rucha has also judged business plan competitions at prestigious institutions like IIM, Indore.

Nilesh Kolharkar, Floorwalk

Nilesh Kolharkar is the co-founder of FloorWalk, a company that is a catalyst that connects top multinational companies and their customer base, by providing mystery shopping services. Their client base includes leading companies like Apple, Audi, Porsche, Amazon and many more. FloorWalk empowers 10,000+ mystery shoppers pan India right from students to housewives and even retired officers.
Nilesh has also been a former Yatri in Jagriti Yatra 2014.

AKHILESH TRIPATHI, AERIZONE

Akhilesh Tripathi completed his engineering in Aeronautics from Priyadarshini College, Nagpur. He is the founder of Aerizone, an India based global platform for Drone services, UAV training, information & live discussions related to Drones. Drones are a very useful tool for industrial, infrastructural and environmental purposes.

SIMRAN DUA, ADARA

Simran Dua is the founder of ADARA, an idea to promote green gifting in fun and quirky ways to accommodate indoor plants in your homes that are low maintenance & bring a fresh vibe.
She has studied at Birmingham University, UK. She has recently been elected as the chairperson of ALL (All Ladies League), Nagpur Chapter.

ANKIT GONGALE, GIWAA

Ankit Gongale is the co-founder of GIWAA – Be natural, central India’s first naturally – dyed clothing brand. GIWAA focuses on water conservation and sustainable fashion, by naturally dying their clothes and saving gallons of water.

SAHIL CHAWLA, TSECOND

Sahil Chawla is the director of Tsecond Generation Technology, a Electronic and Software Solutions company. Primarily, it is a platform to convert ideas into commercially viable products. They have successfully created an E-funnel, a fuel monitoring system, which provides the accurate measurement of any liquid flowing through it.
Sahil is the youngest member and representative of Central India Electronic Association, Nagpur

PIYUSH SHARMA, GETYOURSPONSORS

Piyush Sharma is the co-founder at Getyoursponsors, a marketing and advertising agency. They simplify the process of attaining sponsorship as opposed to the traditional, time-consuming process.
He is also the co-founder and maker at Bootstrap Associates.

ANGAD SINGI, LITHOS MOTORS

Angad Singi is the co-founder of Lithos Motors, a company that makes electronic bikes that can be charged from a regular domestic line that charges your smartphone! Their current bike is called ‘Sigma’, specially curated for deliveries, estimated to cost as low as INR 0.07/km.

SIDDHARTH PALDHIKAR, WEBSTERAPP

Siddharth Paldhikar is the founder and CEO of Websterapp, that provides IT services of varying complexity to startups and companies worldwide. Their products and services include Personal Branding Kits, Startup CRM, Brand Management, etc.
Siddharth is also a public speaker and has conducted workshops at institutions like IIM Indore.

ANKIT JAISWAL, BUZO MEDIA

Ankit Jaiswal is the CEO of Buzo Media, a digital media agency. Their services include social media marketing, web development, content marketing and strategy, etc.

RAVI GANJRE, THINKSOLAR

Ravi Ganjre is the co-founder of ThinkSolar, a social enterprise that is working primarily for rural development through sustainable energy solutions, mainly solar energy. They provide customized energy solutions, with respect to the needs of these areas. They also innovate and develop various energy solutions by working with partner NGOs, groups and universities.
He has recently conducted solar workshops and training sessions for students to spread awareness and educate them about solar energy.

ABHILASH KHOBRAGADE, TGLOO

Abhilash Khobragade is the founder of Tgloo, an experimental space where the scientific spirit of a child is nurtured. It’s a space for a child to get in touch with the spirit of learning, asking questions and self-transformation. Tapping into a child’s Creativity, Observation Skills, Curiosity & Thinking Ability, Tgloo directs the child to understand the basic fundamentals of Science.
Abhilash is also volunteering with Parindey Youth Foundation.

ANKIT ABAD, ADVAMPS

Ankit Abad is the co-founder of ADVAMPS Consultancy Services, that provides innovative solutions for day to day business activities. ADVAMPS aims to provide valuable, cost-effective and innovative solutions through research-based and result oriented approach.
Ankit is also the business advisor of ResumeItUp, an international training organization that is into employability training.

DIKSHA KHARE, MAKXENIA

Diksha Khare is the co-founder of Makxenia Engineering Resource Pvt. Ltd. They make students able to design their own embedded product which meets the present requirement of industry and not only design the products but also get the ability to solve any technical problem.
Makxenia is now developing their own products on robotics and embedded systems.
Makxenia is committed to asking the questions not yet asked–questions whose answers could radically improve the way people live, learn, and express themselves, work, and play.