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,  
Sr 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,  Sr 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,  
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.


Bharathi R,   Incubation Associate (Application & Institute interactions)

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.

Kalyani Krishna,  Incubation Associate (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 Incubation Associate (Industry relations & Startup support) 
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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.


Roopavathi Kannan, 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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Charles Arokiyadoss,  Events Coordinator & Media 

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 IITM, CMC Vellore, Uniphore & Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden) Charles gained extensive experience in data collection, applied research & project management. He has assisted in events management, producing documentaries & videos for various initiatives/campaigns at IITMIC.
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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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Soumya OjhaAssociate (Operations & Internship support)

Ms. Soumya Ojha is a B.E (EEE) from Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Sri Perumbudur with post graduation in MBA Tourism Management from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. She has over five years work experience and has exposure in the fields like business development, incubation. She has worked with organisations like the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), CEG Alumni Incubator(CEGAIN) as Assistant Manager, and TDI International India Pvt. Ltd. as Associate Manager-Business Development.


V PriyaAssociate (Startup Hiring)

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.