Ashutosh Prachand

Senior Analyst- IPFACE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : PG Diploma in Patents Law (NALSAR) PGD Biotech Management (MITCON) Sc Biotech, DY Patil Arts, Sci & Com College RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC : Patent Drafting and Trademarks and Copyright filings Organize IP related awareness Talks & training activities IP/ Analytical reports

Smita Kale

Associate Manager- Incubator Operations EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE ​Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Institute of Chemical Technology Pharm. (Quality Assurance Techniques) from Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth. Diploma in IPR from Bharti Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth. Pharm from Goa college of Pharmacy, Goa University. 12+ years of work experience in teaching and research RESPONSIBILITIES AT…

Mona Patil

Associate Manager Operations EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE S. in Electronics Area of expertise- Semiconductor Manufacturing from University of Texas, Arlington, USA. B.E. Electronics and Telecommunications from University of Pune, India. 15+ years of industry experience in Process engineering, New Product Development, Program Management and Operations. RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC Provide overall leadership to General Management and Incubator…

Kirtee Wani

Assistant Manager – Grants Program EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Ph.D. in Biotechnology M.Sc. in Biotechnology B.Sc.  in Biotechnology 2+ years of industry experience in wound healing products and genomics. RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC Project Manager for grant/ funding programs/schemes such as BIG Program promotion, creating awareness of science entrepreneurship, managing screening/review of proposals, proposal due diligence, contract…

Amruta Gore

Asst. Manager – Impact Projects EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : MBA Biotech PG Diploma Pharma Regulatory Affairs B.Sc. Biotech 5+ years of experience in Life science and Healthcare project Management RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC : Planning, pitching and operating CSR and such projects. Assisting in mentoring activities and organizing events. Collecting relevant data and produce reports for marketing…

Ranganayaki Nagaraj

Manager- Bioincubation EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. M.S. Biochemistry, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. B.S. Microbiology & Biochemistry, St. Xaviers College, University of Mumbai, India. RESPONSIBILITIES: Nodal person for the Bio-Incubation activities of Venture Center including the BioIncubator project. Mentoring entrepreneurs especially relating to fund raising activities and sharpening their…

Manisha Premnath

General Manager and Chief Operations Officer EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: PhD (Biotechnology), University of Pune/ CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India MSc (Biotechnology), University of Pune, India BSc (Microbiology), Ruia College, Mumbai Chevening Rolls-Royce Innovation, Science and Policy (CRISP) Leadership Programme, Said Business School , University of Oxford, UK Post Doctoral fellow, University of Cambridge, UK BOARD…

Navnath Kadam

Asst. Manager -Regulatory Information and Facilitation Center (RIFC) EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Master of Pharmacy- Quality Assurance -Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management from EDI, Ahmedabad Bachelor of Pharmacy – MES’s College of Pharmacy, University of Pune. 3+ years of experience managing quality and regulatory operations. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop, co-ordinate and execute the…

Nikita Jhaveri

Project  Associate – BRBC – BIRAC Regional Bio-Innovation Center EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE P.S.M. (Professional Science Masters) in Biotechnology from University of South Carolina M.Tech in Biotechnology from D.Y.Patil University, India B.Sc in Biotechnology from Mumbai University (Ruia College), India 9+ years of experience spread across Research Labs, teaching and assessments. RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC Assisting the PL/…

Pinky Raychaudhuri

Associate Manager – Incubation EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: D.Phil. in Chemical Biology, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India. 3+ yrs work exp. As Asst. Managing Editor for Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. RESPONSIBILITIES: Works closely with the GM on various matters relating to incubator/bio-incubator operations & new…

Priti Rathi

Sr. Consultant – Finance & Compliance EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: CA, ICAI M.Com, University of Pune Ex-Manager-Audit & Assurance, Choksi & Choksi BOARD AFFILIATIONS: Biolmed Innovations Private Limited | Weinnovate Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd. RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC : Finance, accounts and tax compliance Company Law & other statutory compliance Project accounts and funds utilization Financial planning, budgets,…

Mugdha Lele

Manager – Social Innovations EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : Ph.D (Health Sciences), Genetics and Molecular Biology , UoP; Ex Faculty,  MUHS Chevening Rolls-Royce Innovation, Science and Policy (CRISP) Leadership Programme, Said Business School , University of Oxford, UK BOARD AFFILIATIONS : Annweshan SciTech Private Limited; SynThera Biomedical Private Limited RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC : Driving the Social…

Archana Joshi

Asst. Manager – IP Facilitation Center EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : Registered Patent Agent PG Diploma in Patents Law, NALSAR M.Sc  (Organic Chemistry), UoP Ex-URDIP; Ex-Aquapharma RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC : Reach out to entrepreneurs and MSMEs in Pune region to market IPFACE services & build IP related resources and operate services. Design, organize and deliver IP…

Edna Joseph

Assistant – Lab Manager EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : M.Sc. (Chemistry), UoP RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC : Setting up and managing Venture Center’s Lab facilities Running and assisting in proof-of-concept projects Creating, planning and organizing technical and scientific workshops especially those with hands-on lab exercises with lab instruments. 500 NIP, NCL Innovation Park Dr. Homi Bhabha Road Phone:…

Sujaya Ingale

Lab Manager EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: M.Sc. (Microbiology) UoP 4+ yrs of research exp (Ex- Project staff at NCL) BOARD AFFILIATIONS: Green Pyramid Biotech. Pvt. Ltd Abhiruchi Probiotics Private Limited RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC: Manages scientific resources, facilities and services Leads scientific Initiatives team Ensures Environment Health and Safety compliance Creates, plans and organizes scientific and technical…

Shruti Devasthali

Manager- Equity and Grant Portfolio EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : Financial Risk Manager Certification- GARP CA, ICAI B.Com , R A Podar College of Com and Econ Ex- Dun & Bradstreet; Ex- CRISIL BOARD AFFILIATIONS Board observer for all VC portfolio companies RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC Operate seed fund activities, follow developments of portfolio companies, monitor &…

Soma Chattopadhyay

Manager – Incubator EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : M.Sc. (Chemistry), Calcutta University 9+ yrs of industrial research exp (Ex- R&D Division of Cookson Electronics); 6 –Sigma Green belt; ISO9001:2008 auditor Chevening Gurukul Fellow for Leadership and Excellence, Oxford University, UK BOARD AFFILIATIONS : NavStik Autonomous Systems Private Limited; Module Innovations Private Limited RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC :…