Dr. V K Arora, Chief Advisor (vkarora@manasso.com)

Dr. Arora is a technocrat with PhD in Entrepreneurship and twenty years of experience. He is a renowned multi-domain mentor and advisor in the realm of ‘Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Venture Development’. He has conducted over one thousand workshops pan India and has a good understanding of Entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem of India. His core interest is to formulate and implement Strategies for Start-ups scaling at different levels, including functional areas.


Presently, he is working with a leading Incubation Centre of Delhi Government ‘IGDTUW Anveshan Foundation’ since its inception as Chief Executive Officer.

Prof. Prem Sibbal, Sr. Advisor (sibbal@gmail.com)

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. J C Pande, Sr. Advisor (jeesunpande@rediffmail.com)

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.

Dr Vaibhav Tripathi, Consultant (vaibhav0184@gmail.com)


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. 

Ms. Garima Singhal, Consultant (grastogi123@gmail.com)

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, Consultant (riti@manasso.com)


Riti Srivastava has around 14 years of work experience in corporates and academic institutions and University of repute handling varied work profile. She was associated with Stockholding Corporation of India Limited, Religare Securities, Amity University, ICFAI National College, ISB&M and IILM Institute of Higher education.
She has worked with Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Noida Campus as Research Associate in its Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies. She has management Experience in Organizational Leadership in relationship building with clients and team members. She has taken sessions on personality development, employability skills and career counselling.


Mr. Ashok Jain, Consultant (ashok@manasso.com)


Ashok Jain posses over two decade of IT experience under different capacity ranging from developer to portfolio manager. He had worked for fortune 100 firm like General Electric , Dell, Electronic Data System , United Health Group etc . He had worked on various domains and worked for prestigious client like Xerox , Vodafone etc . He also had published internal article on integration of medical records for better patient care
He is actively involved in volunteer activities for Project management Institute and contributed to 20 odd programs .
He had been judged as Significant Contributor for development of PMBOK ® fifth edition for outstanding contribution . He had contributed for the development of various standard for PMI over last decade.