Sara Lerota is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships in Ministry of Programming, a supercharged venture builder focused on supporting worldwide startups on their way to success. MoP was voted in the top 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe by Financial Times.
She is a startup mentor in Hackquarters accelerator (Istanbul and London) and cLab Ventures (London), a Western Balkans ambassador for Startup Ole (Salamanca, Spain) and has, over the years, supported and coached more than 60 IT startups, especially in the areas of partnership development and business modelling.
Ismail Haznedar is a Strategist, TEDx Speaker, Accredited SME Consultant, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Fellow Member of Strategic Planning Society (SPS). Presently he is Managing Director of Stratejik Isler, a management consultancy company and Founder of Gain Global, a network of action oriented supporters, investors and partners, commited to empowering starters in their journey to initiating new enterprises.
He speaks Turkish and English. Ismail Haznedar is Former President of Junior Chamber International (JCI), leading global network of active citizens. Haznedar was elected as 2015 President of the JCI, leading global organization during 100th Anniversary and served as 2016 JCI Senate Chairman. He is honored to be a life time member and Senator, is Foundation Member and Certified National Trainer (CNT).
Fadi works across multiple fields internationally in developing entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems. He is a business consultant and mentor with many organizations across Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India.
Fadi is the Director of Business @Chemonics International – Lebanon Enterprises Development Project and Associated Partner @UPPERION.fr
He is a member of the Advisory board of Innorate, the European innovation rating platform. Also, a member of the Advisory board of InnORBIT, a project that supports Space industry start-ups and scale-ups to grow and commercialize their space solutions.
I began my entrepreneurship journey back in 2004 when I was
merely 23 years old after graduating from Curtin University of
Technology in Perth. I used to run a creative media agency back
then mainly to serve numerous clientele ranging from industry
trade associations, government-linked agencies, public listed
companies and general SME owners for sizable corporate branding
contracts and project management work.
Raja R Choudhary is a holder of dual doctoral degrees in Economics & Psychology and is certified by Harvard and Yale University. He is an exponent in disruptive and critical thinking and its applications in business and academics. He has 32 years of relevant experience and proven credentials in business and technology consulting and performance management, executive coaching and mentoring holding multiple certifications in all facets of behavioral health and cognitive psychology from leading institutions around the world totalling to 74 AMA PRA category I credit points. He is a Visiting Professor at NITIE and was Ex Chief Happiness Officer, IIT Madras and distinguished Faculty at SPJIMR and is currently Director Academic Affairs at Universal Business School Mumbai India.
A passionate people person, Sheara has a long history of excellence in business leadership and building successful, happy and efficient teams. Whether it’s driving operational change at a small boutique firm or bringing her own mix of millennial leadership to an established player like KPMG, Sheara prides herself on being able to get the best out of the people around her. A veteran of many roles in finance and operations over the years, Sheara is known in the professional world to be a person who can turn around a sinking ship and make it profitable.
Sumeer Walia is the director for centre for entrepreneurship and education development Chitkara University An Industry expert in Startup Mentoring and innovation development. With over 21 years of diverse industry experience in India and Globally, had a strong successful tenure in Media & Journalism Industry in Mumbai, a Business Development profile with leading Cruise Lines in United States gave him an unmatched experience in understanding International work culture and its business markets.
A business enthusiast, Ms. Faija Parween is passionate for event curation and traveling; which, in her opinion is a way to connect people and find a common ground among all. She is also the Country Director for “60 Second International Film Festival” a global platform for young minds to promote storytelling through films. Also, she is a country lead for a campaign “Womenwill”, an initiative of Google. Ms. Parween is a former US Embassy Youth Council (USYC) Member in 2014.
Pranay Gupta is the Co-Founder of 91springboard, the first co-working hubs company in India. They have a pan India network of coworking hubs & are at the forefront of creating communities that help businesses grow.
He is an IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, he was instrumental in setting-up and running of IIM Ahmedabad’s incubator – including programs like Mentoredge, Power of Ideas and iAccelerator. As part of his profession, he has led investments in multiple startups, and helped entrepreneurs in deciding their business strategy, fundraising and networking.