Champions & Team

  • Somnath Chatterjee

    Somnath Chatterjee, Founder & CEO

    Expertise: Championing ecosystem building and global networks, fund advisory, startup and business hub advisory, manufacturing and tech commercialization. Project and program management. Former Mentor, Entrepreneurship, Haas, UC Berkeley, Consultant, USAID, Global Director, TiE, Adviser European Commission, CEO, CIIE, IIM, Ahmedabad, Headed India’s National IT manufacturers’ network. Director, Deki Electronics and Finteq. Stanford University, Principles of Invention and Innovation, JNU Delhi, Masters in Economics, International Business Strategy, IIM, Ahmedabad.

  • Kris Subramanian

    Kris Subramanian, Co-Founder & CTO

    Expertise: iOS, Android, PhoneGap, .NET, Python, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL (MS, SqlLite, Oracle), Azure, Google App Engine, Agile methodologies, Tech lead, Offshore team and product management. IOS Lead and Full Stack Engineer, Kahuna Inc., Aha Mobile, Vocal Bee, Co-Founder, Humming Bytes, Terrace Software. Computer Science, University of Southern Alabama and Bombay.

  • Raghu Gandadi

    Raghavendra G, Engineering & Product Management Evangelist

    Expertize: Product management, project leads, visualization, e-commerce, m-commerce, UI-UX. Consultant and Independent Contractor Apple, Retail, E & M Commerce, B2B UI-Project and Engineering Management for NASDAQ listed company. Dell International Bachelors, Electronics & Communications Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University.

  • Rick Rasmunssen

    Rick Rasmunssen, Advisor

    Expertise: International connections. CEO and general management. Business plan development. Public and investor relations, contract negotiations. M&A and due diligence. Tech industry, government, accelerators, venture capital and university education. MD, Concordia Ventures, Head of Protocol, Rasmussen International, Member, Sand Hill Angels, Formerly, Vodaphone and worked with 4 startups that went for IPO. Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General.

  • Bernard Slede

    Bernard Slede, Advisor

    Expertise: Monetizing Innovation, cross-functional collaboration, strategic alliances, revenue drive and program management. Operations engineering and program management. IP and legal. MD, Breakthrough Ventures, Advisor to Canadian and Belgian government agencies. Formerly, MD HP Venture Capital, CEO, Nucleonet, MetaTV-TV Works and Intel. Proven track record of providing measurable value in Fortune 500 companies as well as technology start-ups. Also been a founding member of Startup America.

  • Suren Dutia

    Suren Dutia, Advisor

    Expertise: Board management, succession, compensation plan, governance, leadership, business strategy, funding plans, exits Sr. Adviser, Kauffman Foundation, Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (October 2010 to present), Washington University in St. Louis. Advisory Board of the Center for Digital Transformation, University of California, Irvine, Chairman and Director, AccelPath, Director, LifeProof Cases, Director, Aviva Health, Former CEO, TiE Global + Board Member of Multiple immensely successful Companies. Chairman and CEO Xcribe Corporation.

  • Naeem Zafar

    Naeem Zafar, Advisor

    Expertise: Corporate strategy, product positioning, fund raising, business development and M&A. Led several high-tech businesses as CEO and guided dozens as Board member or adviser. Entrepreneur, teacher, investor and mentor. MD, Adolene, Faculty Entrepreneurship, UC Berkeley and Practice, Brown University Formerly, Co-Founder, CEO & President, Bitzer Mobile, CEO and President of multiple startups.

  • Mahua Das

    Mahua Das, Consultant

    Expertise: Change Management, Leadership and Strategic HR Lead Founder & Director, NextGenTeams, The Jetset Travelworld Group (Helloworld Pty Ltd.), Australian Wool Innovation, Reed Business Information, Australian Graduate School of Business, Change Management.

  • Mahua Das

    Shira Krishnan, Champion, Ecosystem Customization

    Expertise: Ecosystem and product dynamics. Shira founded Eventyoda, where she is responsible for product evolution and growth. Prior to Eventyoda, she was a lead engineer at Cisco and helped build scalable data center switches. In addition, she managed a mentorship program within Cisco, and volunteered her time as a global lead for TiE Young Entrepreneurs for two years. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  • Development Team

    Development Team