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 & 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 (IITMIC & RTBI)

With Masters in Physics and Computer Applications, Jaya has over 20 years 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 

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.

Sudha S,  Senior Manager 

With BA in Finance & Credit Banking, Sudha worked with Banks and Financial Institutions over 15 years and been with RTBI for over 6 years.

Bharathi R,  Incubation Associate 

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.

Nupura S GuntheSenior 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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A Charles,  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.

Harish Aravind,  Incubation Associate (PR)

With a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and after a year at Amazon, Harish's love for writing and networking met at Digital content marketing and social media management. With 4 years  of freelance writing experience and working for various media events such as SPB and ARR concerts, he also managed social media connections at HeroTalkies. Apart from writing press releases and making sure texts are ironed out, Harish is a poet, blogger and a playwright. 

Roopavathi Kannan,  Incubation Associate

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.

Solomon Raja,  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.