Mentor Network

Through mentorships, The incubator provide an avenue for open discussions, effective learning and building genuine relationships with industry mentors, investors, Government stakeholders and alumni entrepreneurs to help startups grow systematically and can avoid pitfalls.

The incubator has a rich mentor pool of diversified portfolios to support the incubatees.

Name of the Mentor Brief
Mr Nilesh Shukla Mr. Nilesh Shukla, 64, an industrialist by trade, is a tremendous conceptualizer, an unrivalled visionary, and a motivating leader. His interest is ethical leadership for team-building, entrepreneurship, skill development, and working for a good cause. Mr. Shukla is a partner in “Gujarat Hardware Industries,” a pioneer in the manufacture of transformer metal components and other ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts. He is the director of Pioneer Elecmech (India) Pvt. Ltd., which manufactures electricity distribution and control equipment. He is the founder and director of the “Section 8” firm Unified Growth Foundation.
Mr Maulik Bhansali Energetic leader with rich experience in Software and Information Technology industry. Diverse experience in Software and Tech Industry, with a tenacious commitment to deliver for customers, employees and other stake-holders. Strongly believes success of any business is in success of its Clients, People and Ecosystem. On Board of Management and Board of Studies with several universities. Frequent speaker at several professional and educational institutes and mentor to many young entrepreneurs. Strongly believes that social obligation of the organization and an individual is to give back to the Ecosystem.
Shweta Upadhyay Entrepreneur & Executive Director at TiE Vadodara, TiE Women Vadodara Chapter Lead, Addl. Director India SME Forum- Gujarat Chapter
Ms. Ragini Shah Ragini Shah is a Partner with ANM Global, a full-service legal practise in India. She graduated with honours in Life Sciences and Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College and Intellectual Property Law from UC Berkeley. She applies her education in biochemistry and pure chemistry, as well as her ten years of experience in patent law, both internally and outside. A Externally, Ragini assisted the Indian Patent Office on the proposed National Pharmaceutical Guidelines, 2014, which aimed to modernise outmoded patent rules. She is now collaborating with worldwide non-profit organisations and over 100 other stakeholders, including government agencies.
Mr MD Patel An Engineering graduate in Mechanical (B.E.), with keen interest in designing new equipment& in developing import substitute parts, he is into manufacturing of specialized custom built hydraulic products including hydraulic power-pack and hydraulic cylinders. Have 40 years of work experience in Engineering industry with specialized product development and manufacturing.
Mr. Girish Chovatia They have been working in Pharma sector since 1995 with Core interest in production of API in India and we now foray into Nutraceutical field with focusing Global Market .
Vinod Naik They are a private limited corporation that produces time attendance recorders. Smart card, finger print, and Irish-based systems are available. Readers of Tea, Coffee, and Snacks. In addition, we specialise in individualised identification systems. They have a DGS & D Rate Contract for the delivery of USB Finger Print Readers for the Prime Minister’s AADHAR-Based Attendance for Central Government Employees. NIC & PDS, as well as AADHAR Verification in Banks
Himanshu Patel Owner of India’s first ever established ISO Certified Copy Centre, with facility of digital printing services, he is also into Real Estate Development. With 25+ years’ of association with VCCI, he has a knack for public service in the field of education & is a Govt. nominated representative at the Syndicate body of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He is also dedicated to industrial growth and for urban development.
Jagdish Gohil Inceptor of Hardik Industries in GIDC-Makarpura, he is into manufacturing of chemical process equipment from PP, FRP, PPH & PVC-FRP. He is also a Digital Touch Switches manufacturer & provides Home Automation at affordable rates. A Core Committee Member of Vadodara International Marathon and a Trustee at Samast Mochi Samaj, he is a committed Social Activist by heart
Amit Shah Founder and CEO of Nimit Electronics and Equipment – he is engaged in Low voltage technological solutions and catering to PAN India. Committed since the year 2003 with VCCI and actively involved as a Managing Committee Member since 2011, he is also a Member of FSAI.
Jalendu Pathak They are skilled in handling all types of waste water, including the reuse of treated water. They do have a certain set of skills and proprietary technology to analyse the wastewater stream and come up with the best, most long-lasting treatment options.
Ankur Patel He is a Director of Acron Finvest Pvt Ltd, a Plastic Packaging Manufacturing Company located at GIDC Makarpura. With a degree in Pharmacist , he is also a Director at a Liquid Animal Feed Supplement Manufacturing Company. On Social arena front, heis a Hon. Secretary at The M P C Gymkhana (Polo Club) andassociated as a Trustee at a Public Charitable Trust in Vadodara
Hemant Vadalia Partner at hemvin industries and social worker AND IMMIDIATE PAST PRESIDENT VCCI
Prem Raj Kashyap Managing Director at KYB Conmat Pvt Ltd
Ramku Patgir President at Globomotive India Ltd
Mr. Ravi Gajera Director at Vaikunth Chemicals Private Limited
Mr. Pratik Chowdhury Practising as an Advocate in Commercial Courts, District Courts across India and High Courts and is Partner with Y J Trivedi & Co. which is one of the leading IPR Law firm established since 1970 in Gujarat and is having Pan India presence through its branches across India. The firm also has global operations in TRADEMARK, PATENT AND DESIGN protection through a strong network of associates across the globe. I have done LL.M (BUSINESS LAW) along with a diploma in Patent Laws from Nalsar University Hyderabad. I did my initial graduation in Pharmacy followed by M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics), Research Experience in Zydus Cadila, India. The said combination of Science and Law gives me an edge in the field of Intellectual Property Laws especially in Patent law and helps advising in the Patent infringement cases. I have also worked on several challenging Trademark, Copyright and Design infringement cases.
Dr Riddhi Vyas Experienced Senior Research fellow with a demonstrated history of working in academia with a team spirit. Skilled in microbial physiology with special focus on Bacillus subtilis biofilms, Genetic engineering and Gene Expression Profiling. Independent researcher. Ph. D. in Biochemistry from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India.
Amin Parikh Amin Parikh & Co., based in Vadodara, Gujarat was founded in the year 1965. We are one of the oldest CA firms rendering multitude professional services under one roof. We have our expertise team of Chartered Accountants who handle services like Audit, Taxation, and Compliance. Our firm is a coalition of specialised skills and professionally qualified and experienced people who are committed to add value and offer the best financial solutions and advices to our clients. We cater to our clients with our professional services by maintaining the code of conduct and ethics of our profession. With our strong principles and values in place, we continue and strive to grow and expand our firm in all our endeavours.