Creators, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Mentors will be converging at Construkt for talks, presentations, workshops, mentor sessions and more... Stay tuned for updates. Many more names to come!
Anup K R
Anup picked up the guitar when he was 15 and took some time to find himself during which he played everything from metal to acoustic. It was only when he started acoustic hip hop that he realized what his calling was, and armed with a loop pedal and a Martin set out to entertain crowds. He was inspired by artists like Ed Sheeran, he beatboxes, strums and sings his way through his set.
Sharda is the VP Marketing at Furlenco and has 18+ years of experience in the field of Marketing and Communications in the Advertising and Retail sectors. She has always had an entrepreneurial streak, even building her own creative and strategic services hotshop, and has since then joined Furlenco, to head the marketing team.
Voted as Indiaâ€™s funniest stand-up comic, Sundeep Rao is taking the country by storm with his high energy style and unique observations. He has over 600 shows under his belt, ranging from Award ceremonies, International Summits, and corporate shows across the country. Sundeep has the versatility to relate different audiences which make him the star!
Keshav Prasad Meda
Keshav uses music to create atmospheres, build moods, communicate with a crowd and take through a journey of emotions is his idea of playing a DJ set. Being open minded in musical style, most of his mixes are cross-genred, blending chill out to nu disco to house or techno into one smooth complete mix.
Gunjan is the adviser for the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector at the UK India Business Council. He specializes in market entry and partner identification consultancy and helps UK businesses understand, establish and grow in India. Having worked with one of the "Detroit Big 3" and a German Luxury automotive company, Gunjan brings in vast knowledge of the automotive and the manufacturing industry.
Frederic is the COO of NUMA- a leading hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in Paris. NUMA provides 200 co-working seats, several acceleration programs for startups, open innovation programs for companies and hosts a 1 000 events a year. Frederic has been working forâ€‹ 13 years in IT Services and Training services as international project manager and strategic outsourcing bid manager.
Chetan Giridhar is a technology evangelist and open source developer. He is currently working as a Lead Engineer at BlueJeans Network - a startup in cloud based video conferencing (http://bluejeans.com). Chetan has delivered talks at international conferences like PyCon Apac & written articles in technology magazines like LinuxForYou and AgileRecord
Shruti Bhat is the Chief Dreamer at ArtsyCraftsyMom.com where she shares art, craft, activities and Tips for Busy Parents to encourage their Child's creativity. When she is not crafting with her daughter or thinking of her soon to be published Craft book, she can be found developing Project Quality Initiatives, driving cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration for The Communications Business Unit at Oracle India Private Limited.
Pankaj is the Vice President - Operations at Furlenco, he takes care of everything related to operations, ranging from supply chain management to customer support. At work he likes to transform real life cases to simple diagrams and equations. He has a variety of interests and on weekends indulges in nature photography.
Neeraj is founding executive council member at Federation of Indo-Israeli Chamber of Commerce (South), co-founder of IIT Mentors, chairman - India Alumni Chapter for Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and executive council member at Technology Incubation & Entrepreneurship Develop Society, IIT Roorkee and governing council member of IIT Alumni Centre Bengaluru, IITACB. Neeraj also serves on the board of advisors of several organizations.
He is a Silicon Valley Executive who has been a Product Management Executive for the last 14 years in US. Most recently he was the global Vice President of Product Management at McAfee R&C BU (now acquired by Intel). Having played a key role in understanding how global products have to be adapted to work in emerging markets, he also started the product management organization in McAfee India.
Manish is an entrepreneur and an angel investor with deep technology background. He brings in over 22 years of operating and advisory experience across different sectors. He has been actively involved in the startup eco-system in India for the last few years. He co-founded LetsVenture.com and led it to become the leading marketplace for startups & early stage investors in India.
Tara Ollapally is a Mediator at CAMP. She is certified in Mediation from Harvard Law School, and has completed the ISBM program on Business Mediation in Admont, Austria. She is also certified in Community Mediation from the Good Shepherd Mediation Program in Philadelphia. As Co-ordinator at CAMP she is focused on establishing an effective institution that will allow people to approach dispute resolution in a creative, respectful, and efficient way that produces result
Tom is actively engaged in projects focusing on Frugal Innovation Sustainable Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem engagement in Denmark and India. He is also part of an international change makers think tank focused on enhancing research and thought leadership in Frugal Innovation and Sustainable Innovation.
Leena Pishe Thomas
Leena has a plethora of experience that spans over a decade and a half of experience in numerous programs spanning organic solutions across verticals such as Energy, Environment, Clean technology, education, wine and beverages, in India, Sri Lanka, Europe and The United States of America.
Pradeep possesses over 21 years of industry experience, targeting solutions for enterprises, infrastructure providers and wireless carriers. Pradeep started Blue Jeans operations at Bangalore in Aug, 2012 as Managing Director and since then has established a world class team to drive key R&D projects and other important business functions.
Alex Roy is the Founder & CEO of SalesBox, a next generation Sales Engine that makes prospecting easy. Alex is a Technopreneur with over 15 years of industry experience working in a variety of IT software and services companies in roles ranging from tech, product managment to marketing & business development.
Satya is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Perpetual Technology Partners. His first IT services startup launched Switzerlandâ€™s first online chocolate shop and went on to be listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Subsequently, Satya worked closely with Indiaâ€™s top CEOâ€™s and government leaders during his tenure as Head of India at the World Economic Forum.
Independent film-maker having vast experience in short, feature and corporate film making. Have had additional experience in theatre, music, Painting as well as Stand Up Comedy. Aiming to create a niche in the film industry while also setting up an independent production house for aspiring film-makers and artists.
Mohammed Roshan is an Electronics & Communication Engineer with keen interest and passion towards IT and new challenging technologies, one being Bitcoin. Roshan is the Technical Lead at Unocoin, Indiaâ€™s largest Bitcoin trading platform and is also the creator of Saffroncoin â€“ an alternate multi-algorithm crypto-currency. Roshan envisions that the Bitcoin Protocol would help free trade around the world and hence fight poverty and improve lives of billions.
Digital Media Evangelist, Strategic Business Consultant and a seasoned Entrepreneur, Visakh is the Founder and CEO of Appiness Interactive. After starting and growing his own startup, Visakh has worked closely with multiple startups on setting up and scaling up business. Visakh always wanted to create a global product that would put India on world stage and Wow.Jobs is the answer to that quest.
Sunil P Thomas
Seasoned Digital Marketing Professional and an ardent advocate of pleasurable User Experience in technology, Sunil is the Co-founder of Appiness. An investment banker turned entrepreneur, he is hell bent on defining business models which makes sense. He has infused the simple yet effective functionality into wow.jobs with his logical reasoning and shrewd RoI based business acumen.
Sean Blagsvedt is the CEO of Babajob.com, which connects employers to informal sector employees in the developing world - such as maids, guards and office helpers - through a combination of mobile phones, location, skill and price filtering and social connections. Sean holds dual bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Public Policy from Brown University (1998) and is a TED Fellow.
Sajeesh Radhakrishnan is a Digital Marketing Strategist at Hiveminds. He has vast experience in digital marketing and closely watches upcoming trends, and spots them too! Worked as Digital Marketing Strategy Consultant for businesses from across diverse industries including Travel, Lifestyle, SAAS, E-tail and more.
An artist, writer, documentation consultant, animal lover, waste management junkie, bookworm, traveler, and a R.E.C.Warangal alumni, Monami refuses to be stuck in a rut. Her ambition is to be able combine her love for animals, skills as an artist, and voice in words into a social venture in the future.
Creating Interactive and Immersive 2D+3D spaces online. itb.janastu.org
Dipti is a photographer who is concerned about the swift erosion of biodiversity and cultural practices by the forces of globalization. http://www.diptidesai.com/
Geeta is the founder of Kathalaya. She has also established and founded the Academy of Storytelling; the only globally recognized Academy for Storytelling in the World. Besides being an internationally renowned storyteller, is an educator, academician and administrator. Geeta uses storytelling as an effective educational and cultural tool in many leading educational institutions in India and abroad.
Jahnavi is an ecologist by training and believes in the integration of different epistemologies for a harmonious coexistence. She studies the unique grazing pastures called Amritmahal Kaval in Karnataka and is currently exploring the use of Geographic Information System in understanding the logic that went into the selection of these sites.
Steven has been in the software industry for over a decade, with experience on the early web and its predecessors, process control systems, national defence, low-latency energy exchanges, financial trading systems, machine learning, and multivariate testing. Despite all this, he still has almost no idea what he's doing.
Malavika works broadly in the areas of privacy, identity, free expression and internet policy in India. A practicing lawyer specializing in technology law, she has a particular interest in new media and the arts, and has advised start-ups, innovators, scientists, educational institutions and artists.
Stephen Mathias is a corporate and technology lawyer who has represented the tech industry for most of his career. An avid follower of the tech industry, he advises in areas such as venture capital investments, intellectual property, telecom, e-commerce, internet & mobile apps and privacy.
Shree Kumar is in his final year of engineering. With an eye for innovation and design he aims to develop cutting edge low cost technologies that will transform the day-to-day life of people. He is highly enthusiastic about Internet of Things and believes that it is the next big thing that will shape the IT market.
Gaurav is a polyglot programmer with a mission to do good with data. He likes to spend his time crunching data and helping several non-profits in their data-related projects. As a Chapter Leader at DataKind Bangalore, he has spearheaded non-profit outreach strategy, project scoping and volunteer vetting programs.