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Mentors

Shreyans was the 1st employee and VP of Engineering at Venmo - a leading peer-to-peer payments platform in the US - where he was deeply involved in all aspects of early product and technology development. Venmo was acquired by Braintree in 2012, and subsequently by PayPal in 2013.
Following Venmo, Shreyans was the Founder and CTO of Socratic, a top-ranking, award-winning education app. He currently leads an education team at Google, and lives in San Francisco.

As Assistant Director of Operations at Fidelity Life, Trent supervises the daily operations of the SIU, New Business, Policy Administration, Claims, Commissions, Agent Licensing and Contracting and Distribution Services. Trent has spent over 18 years in the industry, handling diverse portfolios in group and individual life, annuity, disability and reinsurance.
Prior to joining Fidelity Life, Trent was Associate Director of Technical Claims at RGA Reinsurance Company. Earlier in his career, he was with CNO Financial (formerly Conseco).

Pankaj has over the last several years been advising companies in setting their business in India and also advising both statups and MNCs on fund raising, capital structuring, cash management, foreign exchange risk as well as regulatory aspects of doing business in India.
Having worked extensively in Standard Chartered Bank both in Japan and India Pankaj is now consulting various Fintech and NBFC startups. He brings vast experience of dealing with corporates, connects at top level, understanding of various industries and deep knowledge of Financial institutions.

As Guest Speaker at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gaurav infuses offline and online marketing genius into young, impressionable minds.
Prior to setting off on his speaking career, Gaurav was Managing Director for Digitree Digital, specializing in advising, planning and implementing holistic digital-marketing solutions.

As Corporate Finance and Strategy Consultant, Raghav comes armed with experience in financial services and corporate finance. After spending over 12 years in multiple roles across the finance spectrum globally, Raghav finds Financial Services, Rural India, Financial Product Design, Fintech, Startups, Social Enterprises, Financial Services Policy and Policy issues in general the most exciting.
Raghav is an expert at implementing and managing challenging turnkey initiatives. He has also trained multiple target groups over diverse themes internationally and mentored several startups at incubation events.

As Founder of Vivaa Consulting, Kruti brings with her over 14 years of experience in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations and Content Development.
She has worn many hats over the years. She has fuelled growth at Aether Marketing as a Managing Partner; handled client management and acquisition at 20:20 Media Pvt. Ltd. and been wordsmith extraordinaire as features writer with the Pune edition of The Indian Express and content writer with a dot-com.

As Co-Founder of The Rodinhoods and among the pioneers of India’s startup communities, Asha focusses on building online communities, community engagement, content curation and creation, social media and advising other startups. She brings two decades of experience across advertising, filmmaking and marcomm.
Asha mentors younger community builders based in India and also connects startup entrepreneurs with compatible collaborators.

Cathy is a Senior Digital Strategist at One North Interactive, a full-service digital agency based in Chicago. Her background in User Experience design drives her to stay close to the needs and behaviors of target audiences through user research and testing. Cathy brings new ideas and data-driven insights to the strategic marketing programs she helps create and execute. Prior to joining One North, she was a consultant in Deloitte's technology practice.
Cathy earned bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Information Systems from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is currently pursing a masters in Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University.

Chad is the CEO of GreenStar Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm in Centennial, CO. His firm advises high net worth families and individuals with comprehensive wealth planning and disciplined investment management. He passionately believes that people must view their finances from a holistic perspective that is strategically based on a long-term perspective. In 2017, he published a multi-award-winning book called Wealth by Virtue. The book walks readers through Chad’s philosophies on money and finance. Before starting GreenStar, he worked with multi-national banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms.As a businessman, his continual focus is on leveraging technology in new ways that can improve client experience, sharpen a company’s competitive edge, and reduce stress within a firm. He feels that it’s important to be a student of your industry and to always look at optimization and efficiency. He believes that the complacency of your competitors is your greatest opportunity, while your own can be your greatest threat.

Gary is an Insurance Industry veteran who has held multiple leadership roles in various US Insurance companies. In his last role he was the VP, Strategic Planning at Lincoln Group
In his career spanning more than 4 decades in the Insurance sector he has extensive experience in everything from Insurance Operations Management to Robotic process Automation. He has now been working with Insuretech startups to finetune their offerings and to make the right business decisions

As Vice President Development and Relations at IIT Bombay Development and Relations Foundation (IITBDRF), Kapil leads alumni relations, corporate relations and fundraising at IIT Bombay. IITBDRF is IIT Bombay’s Development office which is helping the Institute to engage with alumni, corporations and philanthropists to build a long-term sustainable pool of funds that will help IIT Bombay in achieving its mission. Kapil is an intrapreneur with over 17 years of proven leadership in; Retail Banking, Non-Profits and Education sectors. Kapil’s expertise spans across multiple sectors with skills in - fundraising, outreach, sales and distribution including providing leadership and People responsibilities. A start up expert with experience of building out successful businesses from scratch in 6 different organisations.Kapil has worked with some of the leading organisations across sectors including; HDFC Bank, ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank, Save the Children and Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Ranjith in his role as an Associate Director at EY beings a strong insight into the global FRAC (Financial Regulatory & Accounting changes) & Insurance sector. Ranjith is based out of Bengaluru and brings over 20+ years of experience of diverse expertise in Insurance industry encompassing P&C, Life, Annuity and HealthCare. He has considerable expertise in modernizing Insurance systems and has worked with products such Guidewire, Fast, Fadata, Activus, FIS Prophet, SAS, Aptitude, etc to enhance customer experience.

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