Startup Weekend Gandhinagar Maker Edition
Friday, April 6 - 8, 2018
Friday, April 6 - 8, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Office No 7
Near Aminity Centre
Pandit Deendayal petroleum University
Passion to Pay Check in Just 54 Hours
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday April 6th
Saturday April 7th
Sunday April 8th
Chief Human Resource Officer PDPU
Director-Petroleum Management, School of Petroleum Management
Coaches and Mentors
His personal skills centre on the ability to motivate organisations around a set of critical outcomes and get things done. He posses extensive knowledge of social diversity and equal opportunity issues and have the ability to demonstrate this throughout all aspects of practice.
A Marketing Communications professional and has more than twenty five years of extensive experience in Sales, Marketing, Communication and Advertising. His keen interest lies in understanding consumer behavior and providing marketing communication strategies to various brands and organizations.
As his very last assignment, he had worked with Triton Communications, an
advertising agency of national repute & presence as Associate Vice President: Brand Services for last 16 years handling various interesting clients portfolio & responsible job /project portfolio within the organization for its Gujarat operations. With Triton he has extensively worked on various categories & esteemed brands .Sanjay is continuing his relationship with Triton as a consultant on its strategic assignments.
Prior to Triton he headed the Client Servicing division of Navnitlal & Co. Advertising ,Country’s one of the oldest ad agencies. Before this he has been with Symphony Comforts Pvt Ltd (Air coolers) for more than three years. He started his career in Direct Sales with the British Multinational :Avery India Ltd with a very successful stint of more than three years. These experiences has provided him with extensive exposure to all relevant field of Marketing & Communications.
One such project is Social Entrepreneurship Project Galaxy Bazaar. Her students have earned more than INR 1,00,00,000 ( One Crore Indian Rupees Equivalent to USD $ 1,66,000/-) Bijal and her students have donated these money to provide FREE quality education to girls from underprivileged section of the community. Bijal has received many accolades from institutions like Forbes, UNESCO, Microsoft, Wharton, ShareAmerica, Teach A Man to Fish Foundation, Varkey Foundation etc.
Another project which has been founded by Bijal is called Innovative Product and Marketing Competition. In this competition, students team up, look around their own community , spot a problem and come up with a solution to the problem in form of an innovative product. Her students have been winners at Maker’s Faire, Junior Achievement competition, SSIP Gujarat etc.
Located in Rajkot, Gujarat – Bijal has always overcome the geographical boundaries to wow the world. Bijal has been the receiver of some of the most prestigious teacher awards in the world. She is the recipient of ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award, ISTE Outstanding Teacher Award, Microsoft Fellow, Google Certified Innovator, HP EdTEch Innovator Award, Forbes Good Samaritan Award, two Presidential Awards for Education and ICT and last but not the least – She was the part of the Top 50 finalist for the most prestigious $ 1 Million Global Teacher Prize Award.
Proprietor, Aadhya Green Solutions.
Currently mentoring start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs in a wide array of technology domains which include products as well as services. An indicative range of start-ups is listed at the end of this summary.
On the panel of experts/jury at a number of academic institutions and technology incubators to evaluate ideas and business plans as well as mentor participants in various grand challenges and business plan competitions. Invited speaker at numerous conferences and seminars on entrepreneurship and startups.
Active educator and trainer involved in conducting programs for professional managers, management students and teachers. Associated with several academic institutions and universities and on the Board of Studies and Academic Councils of some of the leading Universities as well as on the Board of Advisors of some Technology Business Incubators.
Cofounder and Director
He has recently been featured in Asia’s Who’s Who by HRM Asia Journal, Singapore. He has been invited as a member to the prestigious Human Resources Advisory Board of International Institute of Management & Technology.
With a keen interest in teaching and his strong academic orientation, he has been associated as a visiting faculty with various universities and institutes of national / international repute.
Specialties: He is fond of people and their issues. Having a natural knack of empathizing with people, he finds his profession, truly rewarding all the times..He is pragmatic and believes firmly that ‘nothing except change is consistent’ and that human dynamics is an ocean and one can just been able to catch a few drops in the fist..
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After completing his Engineering & MBA, he did corporate planning & project management in PSU. He completed 16 online certification programs on Startup Valuation, Design thinking, Business innovation, Blended learning, Financing new ventures etc.
He is Advisor to global Think-Do-Tank “Challenge: Future, KIDS TED-Ed Club, Google Business Group Rajkot, Executive committee member of Rajkot management association (RMA) & Screening Committee member of a nodal institution for the Startup India scheme.
He is Founder of WE Group – Volcano of GloCal Solutions which is into Strategic business & management Consulting, Startup mentoring, Training, Social project management, Community development & ecosystem creation. He is CoFounder of 1st ever CoWorking Space of Saurashtra-Kutch region i.e. GloCal CoWorking Space (GCS), Rajkot. He is CoLead of peer-to-peer mentorship project benefiting people from 50+ countries in its alpha version. He is also the founder of early stage ventures like Smart Failures, Screwing Your Startup etc.
He was Global VP of Strategy for Challenge Future Chapters network, award-winning President of CF India chapter. He was program manager of multi-country Youth in Action initiative. He worked as solutions generator with Ministry of Slovenia during a Strategic initiative of EU.
He shared his Entrepreneurial, strategic & managerial expertise and experience with 100,000+ people across the world as a trainer, speaker, panel member, and/or judge. More than 20 of his articles are published globally and he is writing 2 books i.e. Does the world really understand youth? & Innovation in corruption.www.linkedin.com/in/jatinkataria
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