Anand Jain (Wizrocket)
Co-Founder of WizRocket Technologies
Anand Jain is currently the Co-Founder of WizRocket Technologies. Previously, he was the founding CTO of burrp.com (acquired by Network18 in 2009). Before that, Anand was based out of the US where he has worked wtih with Motorola, AT&T and Brience. Anand is a self-taught technologist, with more than 20 years of hands-on experience architecting and building software. He’s a senior management professional with significant experience leading engineering, design, quality and IT teams.
Akshai Varde (Vardenchi)
CEO at Vardenchi Motorcycles
Hitesh Bhatia (Noodle Play)
HUNGRY! That’s the best one word to describe Hitesh Bhatia. Hungry for Success, hungry for life and hungry for food! A 3rd time entrepreneur, Hitesh has created Lollypop Foods to dish out any time fun food. A hotel management graduate, Hitesh runs Noodle Play, a fun Noodle based venture where he serves dishes such as Chennai Express Noodles, Punjabi Tadka Noodles and many more noodle innovations.
Hitesh loves cooking, traveling, writing and is currently also pursuing his passion for photography.
Prior to Lollypop Foods, Hitesh was CEO for Think People Solutions, a pan India technology hiring solutions business and Think People Cumulus a cumulative modern hiring business.
Kulin Shah (Wishberg.com)
Managed investments, before that into Marketing.
Leads Content, Alliances, Operations and Finance.
Nishchal Shetty (JustUnfollow.com)
Founder at Just Unfollow
Nischal Shetty is the founder of JustUnfollow, a growth platform for social media with over 6.5 Million users and $1 Million in revenues. Before starting JustUnfollow, he was part of burrp.com. He's been featured on the Forbes India 30 under 30 list for 2014.
Rahul Dash (Purplle.com)
Rahul is passionate about using technology as an enabler in meeting latent/niche needs. He co-founded Purplle.com, India's largest online platform for beauty and grooming. As a Tata Administrative Services (TAS) officer, a leadership cadre in the Tata Group, he setup a rural supply chain for processed pulses, established India's first private sector aero-structure manufacturing facility, and piloted low carbon fuel cells with telecom towers. Having graduated from IIT KGP and IIM Ahmedabad, Rahul specializes in the strategy and the on-ground implementation of Greenfield projects. He is also Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program (Mumbai Chapter).
Nikhil Soman (Playblazer)
Over the past 16 years Nikhil Soman have built 5 startups in all forms of digital media – ranging from a
Social Network, Online Gaming Portal to technology platform in the Social media & Games Industry.
His roles have typically comprised an even split between Product Development & Technology
Leadership, particularly for high-scalability consumer services, each having scaled to 10+ million
Some of the businesses he has created in a Founding role are Bigadda.com(India’s largest Social
Network ~10m users 2007-2009) & Zapak.com (India’s largest Online & Mobile Games Company),
besides having made significant contributions to overall Technology Strategy & Product Development
across companies like Indiatimes.com, Geodesic & Reliance Entertainment.
Currently he is working on -Dialify – A new Voice (Telecom) VAS Service Delivery Platform that is capable of delivering
interactive Audio Games over Voice Calls on any telephony network. They have released 10 titles &
over 500000 paying subscribers across multiple networks have played our games.
Playblazer – Playblazer provides cloud-hosted & pre-built Game Mechanics required to build Social &
Multiplayer Games. Playblazer helps Game Studios reduce time to market & cost of infrastructure
resulting in thousand’s of dollars saved per day of development. They have a number of mid-sized
studios like Jump Games & Spiel Studios using Playblazer to transition from single player games to
Cross-platform Multiplayer Games in a matter of weeks.
Advitya Sharma (Housing.com)
Advitiya Sharma the Founder of Housing.com comes from a small town Jammu of Jammu & Kashmir. His whole family is full of doctors with his dad being a Neurosurgeon and mom a General Physician. Watching his dad still having to study medicine books at the age of 40 was the biggest motivation for him, not to become a doctor. During his schooldays he was passionate about 2 things problem solving and football. He's a National level football player and a recent graduate from IIT Bombay. He and his friends started Housing.com in his last semester at college and have been completely focused on building the company.
Parikshit Dar (BookMyShow)
Parikshit Dar is one of the three co-founders of Bigtree Entertainment (the parent company of BookMyShow). Parikshit has an engineering degree in Electronics and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Mumbai. After working with leading worldwide groceries chain ‘SPAR’ in Southern Africa for a period of 2 years, Parikshit helped set up Bigtree Entertainment in 1999, with a clear focus of providing cutting-edge digital solutions to the entertainment industry. Parikshit is the Director-Technology and looks after the entire technology platform of BookMyShow.