Prof. Surya is by all habits and prejudices, an "IITian"... having spent almost all his adult life in them. He has done his BTech & MTech (Dual Degree) from IIT Madras and PhD from IIT Bombay, soon after which he joined IIT Hyderabad as faculty in 2010.
Beyond his current focus on Additive Manufacturing, Prof. Surya shares a broad passion for the manufacturing/fabrication domain and considers the success of the manufacturing sector to be pivotal for the sustained economic growth of India. So he is also looking forward to engaging with Incubation Cell and hope to facilitate the transformation of ideas into successful commercial ventures.
Dhruv Gupta is a researcher turned entrepreneur and now Head Of Operations at iTIC Incubator, IIT Hyderabad. He is a computer scientist by certificate, a mathematician by hobby, a design thinker by training and a strong believer in an empathy-driven approach.
Dhruv did his first startup at the age of 18 and had built 3 (three) tech startups by now, with successes and failures. He has a stronghold in technology domains like Machine Intelligence and Web 3.0 and is well versed in designing user-experience, business models and revenue models. He had been part of the journey for many startups as a consultant, mentor and investor.
Dhruv was bestowed with the Gandhian Young Technology Innovator Award 2016 by Dr R. A. Mashelkar at Rashtrapati Bhavan and was hosted for evening tea and dinner by Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukharjee. His interpersonal skills had made him gain a huge network of people and organizations whom he always tries to help in any way possible with his belief in the concept of CoRise. With all the learnings and experiences he had gained with his successes and failures, Dhruv is designing next-generation products and helping companies to grow to the next level.
Keyur Punjani is a Mechanical Engineer by education and has started his career with General air conditioners as a trainee. In a short span of time, he was looking after B2B and B2C segments across 7 cities of Gujarat.
To pursue his passion for 3D printing technology, he founded Stardust, a 3D printer manufacturing and printing services company. Stardust catered to more than 300 odd customers from multiple domains, received grants from GoG and GoI, startup awards, and many more accolades. After collaborating Stardust with another engineering services company, he moved into the startup ecosystem to help other entrepreneurs.
Keyur is also a Rajeev Circle Fellow, which is run by Asha Jadeja Motwani (wife of late Rajeev Motwani - mentor and early investor at Google). With a total work experience of 7 plus years, he has founded a startup, worked on establishing the iTIC accelerator and incubation programs, managed events and outreach for the GUSEC incubator. During his spare time, Keyur chooses to meditate, read books, and travel
Sagar is an experienced business and marketing professional who brings diverse & creative skill sets to drive business & communication. He has hands-on experience in managing operations, programs, and communication at Incubators, Accelerators, Startups & Student-focused programs. His career interests are working in enabling ecosystems and contributing to startups and entrepreneurship development. He has been trained under the nexus innovation hub at the IC2 Institute and the University of Texas at Austin for Incubator Management. Previously, he worked with a-IDEA, Technology Business Incubator of ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, one of India’s leading and emerging Agritech incubator/accelerator and worked with all the stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem in India including government, industry, startups, and academia.
Prior to this Mr. Sagar Panchal worked on a few ideas and did his first startups at the age of 19 and experienced an entrepreneurial journey. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Management from Carlton Business School and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Electronic Technology from Osmania University.
Sajjad has more than 9 years of professional experience in multiple domains. Before joining the iTIC Incubator, he served in various positions under Technical (R & D), Administration, and Project Management domains with teams associated with both Private and Government aided organisations.
Vamshi is a mechanical engineer by profession, he works as a multi-skill operator in iLAB, and he is very enthusiastic about learning new things he always tries to experiment with 3D printing with new materials and filaments which results in some amazing 3D printed products, he is very friendly by nature most of the startups interact with him while prototyping by providing them with best suitable guidance.
M Mallesham is a graduate of JNTUH University and has 7 years of experience. He has worked in various positions in the stores & purchase department and R&D projects under a government organization and has worked in administrative operations under a private organization. He is punctual, hardworking, and good with team working skills.
Divya bansal is an artist by passion and designer by profession. Her expertise lies in printmaking, including old conventional printing methods such as linocut, woodcut, and etching. She has completed her bachelor's from the College of Art, Delhi University. She explores new ways and methods to broaden her creative field
Shiva Ramulu B is having 12+ years of experience in the position of service attendant. He is a multi-tasker and enjoys juggling between tasks and completing them with utmost dedication and focus. He loves interacting with people around him and takes care of arrangements and maintenance whenever required.
Naveen Kumar is a Hotel Management Graduate from Osmania university and has 7 years of professional experience in hospitality administration and Facilities Management he served in various positions under Guest house management, and Project administration, and Facility executive with government and private organizations. Has team -working skills and enjoys the company of other people.
Gomaskar Vishnu is a skilled person, having 20 years of professional expertise in Electronics and Electrical field as a Technician Academically, he is a Graduate and Diploma Certified in ITI (Electrician Trade), he is a Self-motivated person and Ready to accept guy. He loves learning new things as per the market changes from time to time.
Ritu chaturmutha is an event specialist and a set designer.Her strength includes conceptualizing an idea, envisioning every detail, and conveying the idea her passion for understanding clients' aspirations and fulfilling them with a creative edge. Over 7 years of her entrepreneurial, she has built two startups with managing events and designing programs.Her hobbies include doing calligraphy, meditation, and reading books.