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Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion

Ex-Director, SINE IITB

 Dr Rajendra Lagu is currently working as Intel Innovations Manager at Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd. Most recently he has headed the Applications team in Computational Research Laboratories (a Tata group company) at Pune. Prior to joining the group in May 2006 he was the Project Director and member of the Governing Board of Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) -- the technology business incubator at IIT Bombay. At IIT Bombay, Dr Lagu championed the cause of technology entrepreneurship and made important contributions to the inception and successful operationalization of SINE, thus demonstrating the latent potential for business creation from scientific / academic institutions in India. He has a Ph.D from University of Florida, USA and a total experience of 22 years in organizations like IIT Bombay, Mastek Limited, K & P Infotech.


Girish Saraph

Dr Girish Saraph


Founder & CEO



B.Tech. (IIT Bombay), MS & Ph.D. (University of Maryland). He has extensive research and product development experience in communication technologies over last 20 years in India and US. He was Associate Professor at IIT Bombay in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2000 to 2013.
He has multiple business awards and technical publications to his credit. He has also received US and international patents for innovative routing technologies for network optimization and performance delivery. 
As a founder of Vegayan, Dr. Saraph has led the team from product conception and technology innovation to product development, market validation and commercial delivery. He has built a strong team at Vegayan and leads it with vision, strategy and execution.

Bhavish Aggarwal

Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO: 

Bhavish drives the company's vision and manages customer and partner relations. He graduated with a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2008 and worked at Microsoft Research for 2 years after that. He had a wonderful time there, filing 2 patents and publishing 3 papers in International Journals. But the entrepreneurial itch was too hard to resist and he decided to quit his job in August 2010 and moved to Mumbai to start Olacabs!

When not talking to Cab operators and customers, He loves cycling and playing squash and most recently spent a whole week cycling in the beautiful Nilgiris! He also enjoys photography and maintains a photoblog.

Ankit Mehta

Ankit Mehta (Managing Director): Ankit has done his B.Tech and M.Tech (Specialization: Computer Aided Design and Automation) in five years, in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Bombay, graduating in 2005. He has worked of six months in a leading sales and marketing consultancy. He has implemented several original ideas while at IIT and also led to the establishment of the roots of an Innovation Cell at IIT-Bombay. He has a pressing desire to create an entity that responds to the highest ideals and lead the way to an environment friendly world.


Aditi is Founder and CEO at Indiavidual Learning (, an online competitive examination preparation site. 

Previously she has worked with Barclays, TCS and Siemens.


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