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/…

Ajeet Singh

Associate – CAMS (Center for Applications of Mass Spectrometry) EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry (CSIR- NCL, Pune) MSc Chem (IIT Roorkee),  RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC : Method development, Routine maintenance Customized  Mass Spectrometry services for entrepreneurs and industries Carry out proof‐of‐concept studies Organizing workshops/hands-on training sessions 500 NIP, NCL Innovation Park Dr. Homi Bhabha Road…

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 BOARD AFFILIATIONS : NavStik Autonomous Systems Private Limited; Module Innovations Private Limited RESPONSIBILITIES AT VC : Mentoring entrepreneurs and innovators. Business development of various incubation services….