Smt. Lina Bansod
CEO – Zilla Parishad, Nashik
Experienced Development Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the Government Administration. Skilled in Leadership Development, Strategic Planning,Project Management, Change Management, Partnerships, Public Policy, and Research. A development professional with a Master’s degree.
LifeCell International Pvt.Ltd
Mr Abhaya Srisrimal Jain, is an industrialist and social educationist with more than 35 years of experience. He is actively involved in various other roles in addition to his contribution to LifeCell. A graduate in Chemical Engineering, Mr Abhaya focuses on creating innovative strategies to help in the growth and development of the company. His rise to fame as an eminent businessman was with the establishment of the Shasun Group. Mr Abhaya has always been an inspiration for the youth with his constant efforts towards encouraging social welfare and collective participation in many social, corporate, and commercial institutes.
Set up in the year 2004, LifeCell started out as an umbilical cord stem cell banking company and has now grown to become a comprehensive stem cells solutions provider with a complete spectrum of services including multi-service stem cell banking, R&D, stem cell clinical trials and stem cell therapy. Based in Chennai, LifeCell has a spread over 200 service centres in India and the GCC countries. The winning team at LifeCell has been the foundation to establish its leadership in the market and achieve several recognitions such as the ‘Most accredited stem cell bank’, ‘Most recommended stem cell bank’, ‘India’s Most Promising Brand’ and ‘One of India’s Top 10 Medical Miracles’. As LifeCell transforms from India’s best stem cell bank to the world’s best stem cell bank there is a perpetual need for innovation and superior talent.
Revamp Moto Pvt Ltd
Constantly thriving for new problem statements in the startup ecosystem is my passion. I believe in the power of networking and constantly connecting with people whenever possible.
I have also formed the Nashik innovators club based out of Nashik, for connecting the dots. And since engineering days, I have dreamt of having my own startup, that’s the reason tried multiple startups failed in a couple of them, and currently working on Revamp Moto.
Revamp moto is formed by three young dynamic individuals, Jayesh Tope (the hustler), Pritesh Mahajan ( the enabler), and Pushkaraj Salunke( the hacker). Each founder in Revamp has previous startup experience and holds entrepreneurial attributes.
Revamp moto is introducing a new segment in the Indian electric two-wheeler market called SVA (Smart vehicle as an asset) Revamp Mitra is one of its kind providing a onestop solution to B2C and B2B customers.
My entrepreneurial journey begins in my engineering days when I and my friend always use to read and watch start-up success stories. I decided in the final year of engineering to develop a product that I could pitch as a startup Idea. I was even selected in Maharashtra Startup Yatra 2019 and the IIT Bombay E summit.
Dr. Surendra Poonia
Major -Indian Army
Major Dr. Surendra Poonia, VSM is an international award-winning sportsman, Limca book record holder, physician, former Special Forces officer of the Indian Army, founder of Soldierathon marathon, Fit Bharat and a politician of Bharatiya Janata Party. He is the first Indian athlete with the rare distinction of having won medals in power-lifting and athletic events in four consecutive world championships. He was born on 1 January 1977 in a farmer family in Sikar, Rajasthan. He is a graduate of the AFMC, Pune.
Poonia is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College,  Pune (AFMC Pune) and Jawahar
Navodaya Vidyalaya(JNV), Patan, Sikar, Rajasthan. Currently, he is an active alumni in JNV Sikar. He was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in August 2001. He served with The President’s Bodyguard at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Special Forces and United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo.
 Major Surendra Poonia joined the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on 23 March before 2019 Lok Sabha General election. After joining the party, Poonia tweeted stating, “I have joined the Bharatiya Janata Party to serve the nation and our people. It is a great honour for me to support and stand with the idea of ‘Nation First’ against the idea of ‘Family First’ from party’s platform which is led by the honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Founder & MD – Kirdak Group
First generation entrepreneur, visionary founder of Kirdak Group with a mission to ideate, innovate and design most practical solutions for the industry. Along with promotor for the growth of MSMEs, a green initiator and afforested at heart…
- National Award for Research and Development by MSME, Govt. of India Year 2008
- Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement and Distinguished Service To
- National Award for Entrepreneurship by MSME, Govt. of India Year 2008
- Udyog-Patra Award for Import Substitute Product 2010 by Institute of Trade and Industrial
Dr. Sandesh Mayekar
Founder of Modern Dentistry
Prof. Dr Sandesh M. Mayekar is a postgraduate in TMD and Orofacial Pain from Tufts University, Boston, and a diplomate of the American Board of Esthetic Dentistry. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey, USA, and was an honorary advisor to the Armed Forces Medical Services, Government of India.
Dr Mayekar is a dental surgeon and maintains a multi-disciplinary private practice in Craniofacial Aesthetics. He introduced the concept of ‘smile design’ in Femina Miss India beauty pageants with which he was associated as a consultant for two decades. Dr Mayekar’s vision and passion for dentistry saw the launch of Aesthetic Dentistry in India. He is the founding president of the Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry and the first Indian to be elected as president of the Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. He is also the founding president of the Academy of Craniofacial Aesthetics in India and the Academy of General Dentistry of India. He is an honorary member of the European Society of Aesthetic Dentistry and the American Society for Dental Esthetics. He is an ex-faculty at the Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, and the Padmashree D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India. His leadership qualities have earned him much respect and acclaim at the Indian Dental Association.
Founder & CEO at Generic Aadhaar | Managing Director at Swasthya Lifescience Pvt.Ltd |
Director at Swasthya Healthcare | Young Entreprener of the year 2020
Arjun’s venture, Generic Aadhaar, has revolutionized the way Indian pharmaceutical industry works and is the first company to support individual medical store owners by helping them gain their huge clientele back.
Arjun Deshpande, one of the youngest entrepreneurs of India, seems to be inspired by his mother who is into an international pharma business. Arjun Deshpande, Founder and CEO of Generic Aadhaar, an innovative venture in the pharmaceutical industry has donated his 3 months’ salary to PM Cares Fund. He made this contribution to be a force multiplier in the fight against COVID-19.
Generic Aadhaar aims at providing affordable and quality medicines to every Indian, by aggregating the medical stores under one umbrella. The company procures medicines directly from WHO GMP approved facilities and makes these medicines accessible to everyone at Generic Aadhaar aggregated stores across India. This has helped the medical store owners who have to compete with online pharmacies and big medical malls.
Ambitious and dedicated, Arjun Deshpande founded Generic Aadhaar when he was just 16 years old. Generic Aadhaar revolutionized the way Indian Pharmaceutical Industry works. It is the first company to support individual medical store owners by helping them gain their huge clientele back. Arjun Deshpande, one of the youngest entrepreneurs of India, seems to be inspired by his mother who is into an international pharma business. He used to travel to USA, Vietnam, China and Dubai in his school holidays.
Mr. Hemant Rathi
Chairman – Empire Spices & Foods Limited
Hemant Rathi achieved his degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Pune University followed by his ICWA (Inter) & ICS (Inter). He has been the president of the ‘Maharashtra Chamber Of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture’ (MACCIA) & was the first trustee of Mumbai Port Trust from North Maharashtra. His achievements include the “Best Businessman of the Year” by Indian Jaycees (2001),”Rotary Vyavasay Seva Puraskar” (2005-2006) and S.L. Kirlosker Achievement Award (2011). This versatile person also occupies position as Director Saraswat Co-op. Bank Ltd. and on the Executive Committee of CIFTI
Mr. Uddhav Ahire
Anand Agro Group
Since childhood he is familiar with rural farmer’s lifestyle as originally from Agriculture farmer family as Native from Kakane, a small village located in Kalwan Taluka, Nashik District in Maharashtra just adjacent to Saputara. With a great ambition of Eco social rural engineering, he started small Poultry farm of 3500 Birds at Kalwan MIDC.
Since beginning being a well planner, self disciplined, very confident, always learner by various book reading, attending seminars, study tours and innovative nature, supported in ANAND AGRO groups steady and fast growth.
With a vision of rural engineering by supporting drought area rural farmers economy started contract broiler farming, feed mill, corn collection from local farmers etc. through which tried rural farmers welfare and their economic stability.
Jay Vijay Sachan
A comedian, mimcry artist, actor and entertainer by profession – Jayvijay Sachan is a live example of a self-made man. It is his sheer talent and hardwork that helped him pave his way from Lucknow to the city of dreams, Mumbai.
Jayvijay worked as a Radio Jockey, a broadcast manager and a News Anchor before being famous worldwide as a Mimicry Artist and a Standup Comedian.
Having started his stand-up comedy acts since college, Jayvijay earned a lot of acclaim and awards for all his humourous acts
He rose to limelight when he qualified as a semi-finalist in Colors TV’s “India’s Got Talent” being the only standup comedian to reach so far in all 7 seasons of the contest.
With his memorable appearances on National TV Channels and digital platforms, Mr. Sachan took the audience by storm.