Our Mentors

Tarun Bansal

Tarun Bansal

Founder, ZikZuk Technologies | FinTech Mentor & Advisor

Tarun is a fintech expert with multiple years of experience in building successful products and cracking last mile distribution. He has been part of multiple 0-1 and 1-10 stage fintech startups including Davinta - an NBFC. As an ex-founder, he setup a SME digital lending marketplace. He has an extensive experience in setting up financial inclusion ecosystem leveraging Kirana merchants. Currently, he is setting up a disruptive SME neo banking platform focusing on cash flow management and Credit for SMEs. In addition to providing SME’s business management software, the platform launch cobrand business credit cards.

Tarun Kumar

Tarun Kumar

Ex-Colonel, Indian Army, Decorated War Soldier | Leadership Coach and a Motivational Speaker

A blend of leader and an entrepreneur, Col Tarun Kumar (Retd) has been associated with high-risk assignments. In a career spanning over three decades, he has successfully straddled both worlds: the corporate world as well as that of holding the national integrity supreme. The entrepreneurs today are dealing with similar challenges as faced by the Armed Forces, the lessons learned in the military are more valuable & transferable than ever. He coaches startups and collaborates with them as a consultant/facilitator/enabler to assist in their journey of making an impact by discovering their infinite mindset towards their journey to success.

Ashish Saxena

Ashish Saxena

CEO, Jindal Films India, Ex- McKinsey and LBS alumnus | B2B Sales, Business Model & GTM Strategy Consultant

Growth Enabler & Innovation Leader with Over 20 years’ experience in Sales, Strategy, Supply Chain and P&L roles at Fortune 500 companies like Amcor, Bridgestone and McKinsey. He has lead several multicultural cross-functional cross regional teams to deliver high impact and complex projects & has experience of working across geographies in the USA/North America, UK/Europe, and India/Asia. He holds expertise in deriving B2B sales requiring a consultative sales approach, validating Business Model, and devising GTM strategies. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen's

Sanjeev Agarwal

Sanjeev Agarwal

Ex CIO IBM India & Apollo Munich Health Insurance | Business Coach, IT Strategy & Program Management

Information Technology Management professional with a strong techno-commercial orientation, having over 31 years of experience in the field, having worked with Apollo Munich Health Insurance, IBM India, NIIT and CMC. Core competency is in managing IT Management, Infra & App Management Services and Services Integration for Global and Domestic clients, for IT services organisation. A business and technical leader (CIO), having experience in Aligning IT with Business Strategy, driving Global business / IT programs, business development, implementation of large systems integration & application development and maintenance, managing complex IT infrastructure.

Sandeep K Chhabra

Sandeep K Chhabra

Data Scientist, Ericsson India Global Services | Emerging Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Quantum Computing

Business Leader with comprehensive experience of leading and managing Global IT Services, Products, Operations and Delivery. Experience of handling multi location teams, multiple projects and clients, vendor management, contract negotiation, procurement, complete P&L responsibility and Digital and business transformations/transitions and Data Science and Automation. Has skills including expertise in business requirements, systems requirements, design and architecture, application development, project planning and execution, and onsite-offshore coordination. He has also published articles on emerging technologies. IIT Delhi alumnus & CFA (Level III)

Sachin Seth

Sachin Seth

Partner at EY, Digital & Fintech Leader | Business Coach, Digital Strategy and Technology Consultant

Digital, Fintech & Technology transformation thought leader with global experience, Contributor to South Asia's leading Digital Platforms (SBI YONO, Indiabulls Dhani, Cargills Online) I Rainmaker I Speaker | Author | Industry convergence evangelist I Business coach and mentor | Advisor to CXOs/CEOs/Chairpersons | Panelist and moderator | Guest faculty | Startup mentor I Jury member for corporate and startup awards | Angel investor Passionate about: Digital & Technology | OpenPlatforms I Financial inclusion & literacy | Environment & sustainability | Road safety | Social impact | Talent development I Entrepreneurship

Sangeeta Patni

Sangeeta Patni

Software Entrepreneur | Business Coach & Technology Strategy

Sangeeta is a serial technology entrepreneur, currently on her third entrepreneurial venture, focussed on building programming tools for lay Indian users. A software veteran of over 34 years, Sangeeta has worked relentlessly on creating innovative software products and bringing them to market. She has created several software products for enterprises and developers in her entrepreneurial stints at Extensio Software and her current stealth-mode startup. She led multiple software transformational projects in her corporate days at Hindustan Lever and Eicher Motors. An alumnus of BITS, Pilani, she currently also mentors startups at IIM Udaipur, participates in Made-in-India software community initiatives and is an active angel investor.

Vikas Malhotra

Vikas Malhotra

Founder, Growthsource.com | Operations & GTM Strategy

Vikas has 28 years of working on Business Growth through targeted Marketing and Operations Management across various business verticals. An INSEAD Alum, he is adept at Managing P&Ls and Teams, Project Management, Direct, and Digital Marketing, Cost Saving, and proactively providing strategic solutions for sustainable growth. He has consistently delivered on Customer Acquisition and Retention with business profitability, through strategy, execution, operational knowledge and an innovative thought process. A versatile entrepreneur who Vikas is running his 2 year old start-up and has grown it to becoming a stable and growing Services company, ready to take off into higher zones. He is also an ICF(US) credentialed PCC Coach.

Himanshu Gupta

Himanshu Gupta

Industrialist, Entrepreneur, Partner-Elevate Academy | Startup Talent Development & Growth, and Soft Skills Development

Entrepreneur l Soft Skills Trainer l Educationalist l Digital Marketing Enthusiast l Angel Investor l Social Worker I Alumnus of Mayo College, Ajmer l Industrialist in Manufacturing M-Sand & Mining, Food products Manufacturing & Supplier to top MNC brands, UPVC & Aluminium Fabrication & Installation, Real Estate & Construction, Founder of an Edu-tech Platform. Active in Social Service Pan India through multiple organizations. An experienced founder & investor in multiple companies and startups.

Prasanna Lohar

Prasanna Lohar

Chief Innovation Office, DCB Bank | FinTech, BFSI Mentor & Advisor

Currently, I am practicing Digital Transformation, Innovation Implementation & Architecture Orchestration at DCB Bank. Over 21+ Years of Industry Experience in Engineering and Development, Product Development, Organization Strategy & Governance, Risk Audit Compliance Management, Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture, Mobile Apps, Digital Transformation, Fintech, E-Commerce, Payments, Platform & Product Innovation, Data Science, Automation, , AR & VR , Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Open Stack, Cloud Computing, Analytics, Big Data, IOT, Blockchain, UI-UX & Business Development. In 2017-2021, I have bagged many Leadership awards Most Influential Payment Professionals, TOP 50 CIOs, Top 100 Innovative CIOs, Digital Leader of the Year, Top 20 BFSI Leaders.