Shri. C. S. Singhal, Chief Advisor                                                    


Shri. Singhal is a Psychology. Professional Trainer at National, International level with specialization in organizational Behavior, HRM & Rural Development and has conducted over 300 Trainings/ Seminars/ Workshops in last 30 years. He has participated in Executive Management Development Programme at reputed institute Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Philippines, Birmingham University in U.K. and Cassetsert University, Thailand.


Previously he holds the experience of serving at the National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad from February, 1988 to June 2018 as a Professor & Director and at National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi from June 1984 till Feb 1988. He has the credentials of 17 Journals, 13 Chapters in books and 15 other manuals in his name.

Dr. S P Mishra, Chief Advisor


Dr. Mishra has done his PhD from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He worked as Scientist at NDRI, Karnal, Senior faculty at NISIET, Hyderabad, the Chief Executive of Information Technology, Business Incubator and Centre of Learning and Education of GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi established at JSS Academy of Technical Education. He was Director of Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, UP, Lucknow (promoted by IDBI, IFCI, ICICI & Government of India) and Director (Behavioral Science) at National Institute for Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development, New Delhi (Established by the Ministry of MSME, Govt of India)

He has worked for nine years as the founder Vice-Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar & Shridhar University Pilani (Rajasthan) which is well known for Engineering, Management, Pharmacy and Basic sciences.

Presently engaged as Advisor in the areas of promoting Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship for different groups of institutions.  He continues to be member of various national-level organizations/institutions including member planning board, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi.

As a chief resource person, he was deeply involved with Commonwealth Secretariat London & UNDP. Visited different countries for various professional task including Maldives as a Consultant to devise strategy for youth enterprise development. He is credited with several awards for achieving excellence in his professional pursuits.


Prof. Prem Sibbal, Sr. Advisor 

Prof. Sibbal has industry experience of thirty seven years in financial sector (both domestic and international operations) and academic experience of more than ten years. He has done his M.Sc., CAIIB (IIBF), MBA (Finance) (FMS-Delhi-Gold Medalist) and PGDPM (HR) (FMS-Delhi). He is Accredited as Management Teacher, by AIMA, Life Member DMA and Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, FMS (Alumni Association) and NHRDN (NCR). He is a resource person of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), MCA, NiMSME, MoMSME and National Institute of Banking and Corporate Management (NIBSCOM). He has been long association with Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Delhi as Core Committee member and Project Head on World Bank ranking on Ease of Doing Business through Survey of in Delhi NCR and Mumbai of stakeholders registered with World  Bank.


His key areas of expertise include Banking and Finance, all verticals including Corporate Credit, SME, International Trade, Audit and Inspection, HRD-Training, Credit Monitoring and CDR, Rehabilitation and revival of stressed advances and recovery of NPA s, CSR, Corporate Governance, Financial Inclusion, Corporate Consultancy, Corporate training and customized MDPs for Corporate and SMEs


Dr. Vinay K Nangia, Sr. Advisor

Dr. Nangia has over 24 years of experience in Business, Industry and Banking in India and Overseas including setting up new projects & new businesses in India and overseas. He was instrumental in setting up MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development program in 2019.

In last 15 years he has mentored over 100 Start-ups, more particularly, for commercial, financial and legal aspects at various stages of development. He is an invited Judge in various competitions like Hackathons etc.

As an Investment Banker  he has handled debt and equity instruments in money and capital markets, large number of IPOs, valuations, Deal Making, Due Diligence, Take-overs and Negotiations.

Shri. R K Chandra, Mentor


Shri. Chandra has done his M.Sc. Chemistry, Patna University 1966, C.A.I.I.B., SAP-Fico, Ex-in house Trainer at SBLC-Ranchi & Deoghar, under Patna Circle. After serving 38 years with SBI, he had superannuated in the month of January 2006.

Afterwards, he was associated as Executive Director, NMA and NIESBUD as Advisor on Project Virtual Cluster. He has been associated as visiting faculty with Apollo Business School, Indian Institute of Agribusiness Management. He had an opportunity to be a member of screening team of NITI AAYOG scheme of Atal Innovation Mission, (AIM) on selection of eligible Incubators, for grant of Rs. 100 Million of financial support, under NSTEDB, Govt of India, New Delhi.

He was also given the role of Mentor, Trainer & Senior Advisor for spreading Financial Literacy, for success of PM Mudra Yojana, (Stand up India), Start-up India, etc. amongst Entrepreneurs at NIESBUD, for Enterprise Creation, Business Incubation, and Capacity building and worked with NIESBUD till Dec'2019. Currently I am devoting my time for upskilling young aspirants for self-employment in post Covid scenario when people are risking with job loss and overall uncertain earning or pay packets in Govt./ private or organized sectors.

Life Member: AIMA, ISTD, ISABS, NHRD-N, EPSI, New Delhi, NMA, Noida, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Noida & ISKCON, Patna, Bhavan's Gandhi Vidyashram, Mumbai.

Dr. V K Sharma, Mentor


Dr. Sharma is a triple post-graduate, MA in Economics, MSc Statistics and MBA Operations followed by PhD in Development Studies in Water-shed Management. He has 40 years of Experience, Started Career as Systems Analyst in 1979, Joined Indian Statistical Service (ISS) in 1982 and worked there till 1987, Served in various capacities mainly in IT area for last 37 years, as Systems Analyst, Systems Manager, Information System Specialist and then Deputy Director (IT) at MANAGE since 1989.

Served as Director (Information Technology, Documentation and Publications) and Chairman, MANAGE Centre for Agricultural Knowledge Management, ICTs and Mass Media; and MANAGE Centre for Agrarian Studies and Natural Resources Management at National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad till December 2017.

He has Published over 50 Technical Papers in National and International Journals and has travelled all over the globe. His core competency is in the domain of Agricultural Knowledge Management, Natural Resources Management, Climate Change Information Services, Sustainable Agriculture, Monitoring and Evaluation.

He is presently associated with the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India as Technical Consultant (Water-shed Development) at National Rain-fed Area Authority (NRAA).


Shri. T. Rama Rao, Mentor


Shri. Rao is M. Pharma and M.Sc. and has a total 31 years of experience in Pharma Formulation manufacturing Industry, out of which 20 years of experience in leadership responsibilities in the areas of projects, technology transfer, pharmaceutical manufacturing, plant operations management, quality assurance, quality management, audits & compliance, and quality system automation. He also has three years of consulting experience with Multiple roles as a Project Consultant, Visiting Professor/Faculty, Auditor, Corporate trainer in the fields of GMP, Quality Management Systems, Audits & Regulatory Compliance, Validations, Six Sigma, Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Management System Standards, and Industry best practices.


He has carried out more than 300 Certification audits as an Auditor for different standards including and Vender assessment and Audit on behalf of the different Certification Bodies in India and more than 30 GMP audits as a Principal Auditor for different Pharmaceutical Companies on behalf of Sai Pharma Consultancy in India and Also led more than 26 numbers of Regulatory audits as a prime lead in different Pharmaceutical Companies during my industrial on roll service.

He has conducted more than 3500+ hours of CGMP Training courses and facilitated grooming of more than 1000 + Pharma professionals as Lead Faculty across many Indian Metros and Cities.

Dr. T N Venkata Reddy, Mentor


Dr. Reddy is a retired professor from UASB, GKVK, Bangalore and presently associated with the same institute as a visiting professor. He is also a visiting faculty with Manage - Hyderabad, IIHR - Bangalore, ICAR – Bangalore, NIAM, Jaipur and Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Anand, Gujarat.

He has served as a member of the 12th plan Evaluation Team of the Indian Coffee Board, G O I. And member of many boards and committees set up by the state and central government. He is a life member of Indian Society of Agriculture Marketing , Agricultural Economics Research Association, Indian Economic Association, Indian Society of Agribusiness Management and Indian Society of Seed Technology.

He was born in an Agricultural Family in Thoopalli Village, Srinivasapura Taluk, Kolar District and pursued his whole education in Government Institutions only. He is a donating figure throughout his life in many lakhs even from his retirement benefits.

Dr. (CA) Prakash Valecha, Mentor

Dr. Valecha is a PhD. in Management, Chartered Accountant, Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce with experience of over 25 years in Strategic Management and Marketing.

He has participated in International Trade Fairs, Bilateral Trade Fairs in 17 countries held by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Exporters Organization (FIEO) and Plastics Export Promotion Council (Government of India promoted bodies for enhancing Trade from India). He has interacted with various dignitaries including the President and Prime Ministers during Bilateral Trade fairs organized by Government of India.


Since past seven years he is a visiting faculty with NSE, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, NIMSME and various Management Institutes in India.

Dr. J C Pande, Mentor 

Dr. J C Pande has done his PGDPM from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University and CAIIB(I) from Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai. His PhD is in Management from Bhagwant University, Ajmer, Rajasthan. Dr. Pande had taken voluntary retirement as Chief Manager from Allahabad Bank; a leading Nationalized Bank of the country; wef 01.10.2014 in Senior Management Grade. His experience as Bank officer for over 30 years, ranges in the fields of Bank Management, Marketing; Human Resources; Administration; Faculty in Bank’s Staff Colleges- for conducting programmes organized for Managers/ Officers of the Bank. Earlier, he had served as Officer in the Indian Army from May ‘78 to Apr ’84, and gained varied experience & exposure needed for overall development in one’s personality.

His specialization has been Marketing Strategies, Sales & Services Excellence; Decision Making, Problem Solving & Interpersonal Relationship; Motivation for Excellence and Team Building; Transformation-Management & Leadership Excellence; Retail Banking; Communication & Soft Skills; Bank Management and Management of Financial Services.

Shri. Chetan Kumar, Mentor


Shri. Chetan Ji is an IPR Expert, associated with Management Associates. He has expert knowledge domain on Patents, Designs, Copyrights and Trademarks.


He was associated with Intellectual Property Management Division of ‘Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi. He has served CSIR as Scientist for more than 20 years and was in the first pioneer team, inducted IPR Policy and Structure in India.

Ms. Seema Dholi, Mentor

Seema Dholi is a Co-founder of Farm2Kitchen Foods Private Ltd., started her company in 2014 with a vision of making Organic food available and affordable in every part of the country. Healthy food for every one being the mantra. Seema enjoys being part of Farmers community and work with them and grow with them. She has passion for her work and also practice Life Coaching to people.


Seema is a Certified Professional Life Coach with The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology, USA. She creates an open and safe space for you to clarify intentions, explore possibilities and clear obstacles to make “impossible” dreams a reality. Her coaching sessions are often described as inspiring, energetic and transformative. Life coaching fulfills Seema’s purpose – to help others become empowered in their lives, to see their own radiance and hear their own inner guidance.

Dr Vaibhav Tripathi, Mentor 

He has been working on the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the last 10 years, Currently he is associated with Gopal Narayan Singh University, Rohtas as Associate Professor and Head of Narayan Incubation Centre.  He is involved in teaching; mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs and startups; and entrepreneurial research. 


He has conducted various seminars, workshops and sponsored and unsponsored capacity building programs in the entrepreneurial field. He has been continuously working on establishment and execution of e-cell/pre-incubation/incubation centres and government funded programs.  

He is mentoring a few startups and representing them through their advisory board. 

Mr. N. B. Lal, Mentor

Mr. Lal, a 1985 batch MBA from Lucknow University spent many years of his career as a retail industry professional, prior to taking up teaching and training assignment at FDDI, Noida.


He has had the unique opportunity to witness the transition of retail industry from traditional retail formats to its modern form in India by working with retail giants like Singer India Ltd., Woodland shoes and apparels, Westside, as well as government emporia at senior management positions.


Mr. Lal has been teaching many topics related to retail management at both undergraduate and post graduate level and mentoring students for their dissertation projects. He has also authored a book on retail merchandising, useful for post graduate students as well as practicing retail managers.

Ms. Garima Singhal, Mentor

Ms Garima Singhal is a Patent Professional having skills in Patent law, Patent search, patent drafting, and patent analysis. Garima is M.Tech. (Bio Chemical Engineering) from IIT BHU, Varanasi and M.Sc (Microbiology) from CCS University, Meerut. She is a qualified Patent Agent and has done various courses in IPR and related subjects from IIT Madras and WIPO Academy. She has also pursued training program in IPR and related matters under WOS-C (KIRAN-IPR) from CSIR (IPU) (through a National level competition). She has done 'Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research & Medical Writing' from the James Lind Institute, Singapore and Training Course in
Science Journalism from Indian scientific Communication Society, Lucknow.


She has experience of more than 10 years in various fields that inter-alia include Patent search and analysis, Patent Application filing, Patent drafting, Patent prosecution. Earlier she had worked as ‘Scientific Content Manager /Desk Editor’ in an MNC and as ‘Product Manager Trainer’ in a reputed Pharmaceutical company.

Ms. Riti Srivastava, Mentor & Head - T&D


Riti Srivastava has done PG Diploma in International Trade from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune, M.A in Economics, Pune University, B.A (Honors) in Economics, Patna Women’s College and Diploma in Financial Analysis and Tax Planning from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune. Presently, Riti is pursuing her PhD in Economics from Banasthali Vidyapeeth. She has presented papers in national and international conferences organized by IIM and Bradford University UK.

She has 18+ years of experience in various fields on Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Trainings and Program Management. She had been associated with NIESBUD and organized workshop on entrepreneurial skills in foreign trades.

She has also worked with National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI as Consultant (Faculty Associate) for PGD-ABM and Bhartiya Skill Development University, Jaipur as a Senior Trainer.

She had been associated with IIM, Lucknow (Noida Campus) as Research Associate and International School of Business & Media, Noida as Faculty and Chairperson (Academics).

Presently she is working with Management Associates as Head T & D and conducted/ organized several workshops in the domain of ‘Entrepreneurship, Startups and Business Development’.