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
Prof. S Suryakumar
Faculty In Charge
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
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
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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
Manager - Programs
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.
Manager - Operations
Mohd. Sajjad Ali
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.
Mohd. Sajjad Ali
Executive - Facilities and Operations
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.
Maker Lab Technical Assistant
Shubham Mishra is a Finance enthusiast and has in-depth knowledge
of Budgeting and Forecasting. He has completed his CMA from The
Certified Institute of Management Accountant and also holds a
Bachelor degree in Commerce.
Shubham Mishra has work experience in grant accounting and
government accounts. He has worked in Institutes with national
importance. He was a core team member in his previous
employment’s accounts section. His analytical and
forecasting mindset has always helped the institute to manage
its cash flow. He is an astute learner as he has gone through
various finance training for government accounts handling.
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
Executive - Media
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.
I Graduated from Hotel Management Osmania university I have 7
years of professional experience in hospitality administration
and Facilities Management. I have served in various positions
under Guest house management, Project administration, and
Facility executive with government and private organizations.
Has team -working skills and enjoys the company of other people.