Passionate about grassroot impact & sustainability. Prior to this, she was the Marketing head at Naturals and previously played a key role in building an entrepreneurship ecosystem in tier 2 and tier 3 towns. Acumen Fellow, SLP Fellow and a Goldman Sachs 10000 women program graduate besides an alumni of College of Engineering, Guindy. Archana however is a happy organic farmer, an educator facilitating nature-based learning and a recognized motivational speaker.
Became full time Farmer in 2015 after quitting corporate career. Loves numbers as much as toiling in the soil under the sun. A man of ideas, he is living his dream of creating more jobs and improving the rural economy through farming. Alumni of College of Engineering, Guindy and has rich experience working at startups growing business and fundraising. Since college days, Stalin has been volunteering and engaging in planting trees, restoring ponds & empowering rural youth.
Ratheesh Krishnan believes in “Making a difference to make a living.” His purpose is deeply linked towards unlocking human potential of individuals he invests in.
Fondly known as Rats, he is the Head of Experiments & New Ventures at SPI Edge, a for-profit entity that nurtures a new breed of disruptive ventures through experiments built to benefit from exponential thinking and emerging technologies.
Girish Mathrubootham is the CEO & Founder of Freshworks,one of the world's fastest-growing SaaS product company that helps businesses delight their users. Girish has been an entrepreneur and a technology leader building products for global businesses for more than 20 years. Founder of Together Fund. Girish is the product visionary at Freshworks & has scaled the company from a handful of employees to a unicorn & listed in NASDAQ. Before founding Freshworks, Girish was the VP of Product Management at ZOHO. Girish also runs a charitable trust to promote grassroots football in India, which backs FC Madras. Girish has earned his MBA in Marketing from the University of Madras and his BE from Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy.
M.V.Subramanian, aka MVS Mani, is a serial entrepreneur and management specialist with a special focus on business strategy, execution, process and deal structuring. Co-founder & Managing Director of Future Focus Infotech Pvt Ltd, a leading IT Staffing enterprise with operations in India, Middle East & US. Has deep understanding of business modelling, coupled with strong management finance principles. From IAN, he has led investments in Uniphore, SP Robotic Works (SPRW), Pipecandy, Zuper & Venturesity (Skillenza).He is a Director in Native Angel Network (NAN) & Member of Regional Council of NASSCOM. He is a member of TiE Chennai and Advisor in GradValley CoE in Data Science.
Srinivasan Viswanathan (Vishy) is a co-Founder of Ultimate Business Advisors LLP and an active member of the IIT Madras Alumni Entrepreneurship Forum. Vishy provides mentoring and advisory services to companies & professionals in USA and India, especially start-ups. Previously, Vishy was the Managing Director, Resource and Location Strategy, with JP Morgan Chase, New York. He also established and led two offshore software companies: in India- Citicorp Overseas Software - and in Barbados. Later Vishy was the Executive Director at TiE Chennai, a global not-for-profit group that fosters entrepreneurship worldwide. Vishy has a MBA in General Management from IIM, Ahmedabad and Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering IIT Madras.
Anusha is a seasoned HR professional and executive consultant with a diverse set of experiences. She has a passion for service and philanthropy and serves as a director of her family's trust set up to help multiple non-profit organisations and communities tackling a wide range of social issues. She is a member of The Chennai Angels. Anusha has hands-on experience as a part-time educator, teaching young children with special needs and from underprivileged backgrounds. Having lived and worked in the U.S, U.K. and India she brings a global perspective and people-centric approach to business situations and startup teams. Anusha holds. a B.A. in Sociology from Stella Maris College (Chennai), an M.S. in International Human Resources Management from Queen Mary University (London) and a post-baccalaureate certification in Organizational Behaviour from Columbia University (New York).
Dr.Kumar, the visionary behind Navin's, has a Doctrate in Construction Science. He underwent management training at The Havard Business School. For the last 3 decades Dr.Kumar has been one of the thought leaders of the industry and has always measured his value by the ethical practices he follows.
Founder ,CMD, Navin Housing & Properties [P] Ltd. Crafting homes with passion and care for customers for 3 decades.Experienced Chairperson with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Skilled in Construction, Urban Planning, Business Development, Marketing and Strategy. Strong business development professional with a OPM focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Harvard Business School.