Core Management Team 
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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Jayalakshmi Umadikar,  Head - Corporate Connect, Academic Liaison & Social startups portfolio 

With Masters in Physics & Computer Applications, Jaya has over 25 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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Priya Mohan,  
Sr Associate - Investor relations & 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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Jayabala Subramaniam,  
Sr 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.

Kalyani Krishna,  Sr Associate - startup Training 

A post graduate in Environmental Geotechnology (Civil) from NIT Calicut, Kalyani worked as a design engineer for a year before shifting gears to the social sector. Her social sector career was sparked by the TeachforIndia fellowship and continued ahead with teacher training, content and curriculum development. She has trained teachers across different boards including state resource teachers for DIKSHA (national digital infrastructure for teachers by MHRD). 
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S Padmamalini, 
Sr Associate - incubation Applications

A graduate from IIT Madras (M.Sc, Chemistry) and IIT-D (M.Tech), she has also completed an executive program on business analysis from IIM-Calcutta. Padma comes from a pharmaceutical research industry background with numerous responsible/specialist positions held across CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control) domain belonging to late stage drug development. With over 20 years experience in veterinary & human health, she has contributed to developing systems and procedures in both Indian and MNCs.
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Roopavathi Kannan, Associate (Incubation Support & Investor relations)

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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Kowshigha RajendarenAssociate - Communications & Design

A self-taught designer with a passion for science and design, Kowshigha started her journey in Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore as a Research Fellow, after her M.Sc. in Physics and MPhil Scientific Instrumentation, and later ventured into Science Illustration and Design Technology.
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Charles Arokiyadoss,  Events Coordinator 

Postgraduate in Biotechnology from Loyola College, Chennai, Charles had been associated with IITMs RTBI for 3 yrs, working in the area of "Transforming Healthcare Delivery" (a collaborative effort between IITM, CMC Vellore, Uniphore & Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden) where he gained extensive experience in data collection, applied research & project management. He currently is involved in events management, producing documentaries & videos for various initiatives/campaigns at IITMIC.
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Divya Suresh,  Incubator Liaison Officer

A post graduate in Psychology, Divya Suresh has had a career spanning over 15 years in HR, Marketing, Service and Sales. She is an experienced professional in field of Global Mobility and Immigration. Her several years of experience working in customer facing roles in various industries like the IT, Manufacturing, Hotels has helped her in people management skills.
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Dinakaran Pannerselvam,  Incubation Associate 

graduate with BE in Electronics and Communication Engg., Dinalaran has 7+ years experience promoting in the field of Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship. His expertise areas ranging from Project Management, Training & Incubator operations.
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V PriyaAssociate - Startup Hiring (& Institute interactions)

Priya has a Masters degree in Computer Applications. She was instrumental in helping the newly established Internship Office at IIT-Madras, run smoothly for 4 years. She was the link between the office and IITM students as well as companies that wanted to recruit IITM students. She also played an important role in coordinating the logistics for conducting interviews.


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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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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Annapushpam,  Associate - liason

A BE graduate in Computer Science, Annapushpam has over a year's experience in Front-End web development and design. During her course of education, she has published two research papers on Cloud computing in International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering and Resource (IJRTER). Also, with a knowledge in customer relationship management and project coordination between the client and the internal resources.
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