Harkesh Kumar Mittal
Head of National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board. A key figure in innovation & entrepreneurship development in India. He studied at IIM, Ahmedabad.
Has created four ventures in the areas of pharmaceuticals, soya meal export, travel and representation of a foreign bank for risk management ops and advisory services.
Co-founder and Partner at Lightbox, a venture capital firm based out of India. He sold his first company, Evolv, to NIIT in 2008.
Is responsible for building KARVY, one of India’s truly integrated Financial Service Providers. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Founding Curator, World Economic Forum.
Chairman Advisory Group, SPICMACAY
Founder and CEO of Flat Globe Capital Partners ; Founder & Chairman of Pipal Research in 2010. He did his MBA from the University of Illinois; Post Graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard Business School
Entrepreneur – Valdel Xtent, a mail order catalog BPO built to a $25M and 600 people company, sold to Essar and is now called Aegis. Angel investor & advisor to Medplus, Vice President & Global Change Management leader at Genpact. Completed the Stanford Executive Program from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Worked at Microsoft on Windows, Outlook Express and Internet Explorer. Helped transition Indlaw.com to Thomson Reuters. Manager for project between United Nations and Ministry of Commerce. Computer Engineering from University of Illinois (UIUC). MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB).
He has worked for 3 years with Ernst & Young as a risk analyst. His work involved understanding each process, analyzing the risks involved and providing a solution to mitigate the risk. He is now pursuing his MBA from Esade Business & Law School.
Has represented India on several forums at a Global Level; Hult Prize, United Nations COP11 ; Boutique investor and adviser in several growing start-ups in the Indian market such as Coherendz, BuyHatke, Intugine and Zaaika. Completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur.
A Chartered Accountant with over 26 years of experience. Co-founded Pipal Research, scaled the operations from a 2 team members to over 300 and then sold the business to Crisil, a S&P Company. Advisory and investor member of StrongBox Ventures.
5+ years of strategy consulting experience across 9 countries;
Worked with 20+ clients (spanning multiple sectors) on strategy formulation and implementation projects. Completed his PGP from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Founded ngoFuel.org at 19; founding member & VP Business Development at What’s up Bharat; President – Kairos Society India; among 2 Indians selected for the World Foresight Forum 2011, the Hague.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Mentor. Ishan is the founder of Re Capital Ventures and invests in tech leveraged start ups and in real estate. He saw his first multi million exit at 28.