C o r e   M a n a g e m e n t   T e a m    (startup Catalysts)

Dr Tamaswati Ghosh,  CEO

A graduate of Queen's University, Canada (BSc Honors, Biochemistry & BA, Mathematics) and Imperial College London, UK (PhD, Molecular Biosciences), Tamaswati decided to pursue her interest in technology-based entrepreneurship. She has served as COO in SEAl, a leading SAP ERP partner in East Africa. As Director of Skylark, an FMCG company in Kenya, she led initiatives to bring professional organization and accountability. She is also the CEO of IITM's sector-specific incubator, IITM's Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI
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Priya Mohan,  
Senior Incubation Associate (Investor relations, Applications) & Communications Manager 

A graduate in Economics & Postgraduate in Management with specialisation in Marketing  from Mumbai University, Priya has 7 years of experience working with reputed media houses in the country like Times of India & The Week Magazine - Malayala Manorama. Priya is a  certified GRI 4, CSR & sustainability professional with in-depth technical knowledge in sustainability monitoring and reporting and has managed projects for a wide variety of Corporates / NGO’s and private organisations like ITDP (International Transport Development Institute), TeachforIndia, CPCL among others. 
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Jayalakshmi Umadikar,  Senior Manager - Academic Liaison, Industry Relations and Agri/Edu- tech portfolio 

With Masters in Physics & Computer Applications, Jaya has over 20 yrs of varied technology experience, from teaching & research to software development. Out of this, she has over 6 years of personal entrepreneurial experience, as a partner in a start-up venture in Israel. She has been associated with RTBI for 5 years. Leading the agriculture initiative in RTBI to develop and implement technologies for the benefit of farmers, she has published papers in reputed journals and contributed chapters to books on Usability Research.
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Jayabala Subramaniam,  
Senior Incubation Officer (Operations, Incubation Support, Compliance & Seed Fund)

A post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance, Jayabala has over three years of experience in the banking sector, primarily in electronic payment operations. As an employee of a banking establishment she had completed the junior and certified associate examination held by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance.

Utsav Bhardwaj,  Associate, Investor & Industry Relations

A recent alumnus of IIT-Madras with a specialization in Thermal Engineering (MS by Research) and graduated from DCR University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Haryana (BTech, ME). He has 1yr corporate experience at Eaton India Innovation Center, Pune where he played a key role in developing advanced thermal management solutions for high power density equipment, and was responsible for benchmarking analysis as well. During the tenure at IITM as a student, he was involved in deep tech activities and projects at Centre for Innovation (CFI). 
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Bharathi R,  Incubation Associate (Application & Training)

A Computer Science graduate from BITS, Pilani, Bharathi worked briefly in the IT sector before switching focus to the social sector. She has since worked on a few initiatives at the intersection of technology and development. Her last stint was with the Concern India Foundation where she helped manage corporate relationships and CSR implementation.

Lohitha Jaikar,  Incubation Associate (Training & Communication)

With Masters in Social Work, Lohitha has vast experience in social policy research, developmental projects and training in Emotional intelligence. She has worked in varied research projects in response to national challenges and represented the country at numerous international forums. As a Social researcher and Trainer she has worked with many reputed educational institutions and NGOs like Stella Maris College, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Arise n Shine International, Social Watch, Tamilnadu and few other corporates.
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Charles Arokiyadoss,  Events Coordinator

Postgraduate in Biotechnology from Loyola College, Chennai, Charles has been associated with RTBI for the past 3 years. As part of the team working in the area of "Transforming Healthcare Delivery" (a collaborative effort between IIT Madras, CMC Vellore, Uniphore Software Solutions and Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden) Charles gained extensive experience in data collection, applied research and project management. He has assisted in events management, campaign organizing and has also facilitated in producing documentaries & videos for various initiatives/campaigns at IITMIC and RTBI. 
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Roopavathi Kannan,  Incubation Associate (Operations & Incubation Support, compliance)

Roopa is a recent graduate with a BE in Computer Science. She has few months of experience as Business Development Executive in a Tech based product development company.
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Nupura S Gunthe,  Senior Executive -HR

A post graduate in Management with specialization in Human Resources, Nupura has over 9 years of experience in different sectors such as banking, entertainment, academic and NGO’s. She is associated with broad range of HR functions covering everything right from recruitment to settlement for our entire ecosystem. She has also vast experience in organizing events, workshops and conferences.
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Solomon Raja,  Senior Administrative Officer

A graduate in Accounting & Finance and post graduate in Business Administration in Marketing Management, Soloman has over 11 years of experience in management, marketing and Administration in various domains. He was working as a Project coordinator in IIT Madras for the last one year.
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D Suryasri Associate (Events)

A commerce graduate from University of Madras and recently (2018) completed Masters in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. She worked as an intern in Sundaram Finance (Deposits) and also has exposure to Microfinance. She was nominated as a Youth Delegate by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India to represent the country in “The World Youth Forum” held in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt in Nov 2017.
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