As we reflect on Upaya's accomplishments in 2017, we want to give thanks to the individuals and organizations who share in those accomplishments.


OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Patricia Devereux, Chair
Sharmila Rathinam, Vice-Chair
Anurag Chandra, Treasurer
Asawari RaoRane Agrawal
Nathan Byrd
Bulbul Gupta
Dipika Matthias
Abhilash Mudaliar
Steve Schwartz
Bina Shukla
Robin Wolaner

 

SUPPORTERS WHO PROVIDED SO MUCH MORE THAN FUNDING

3rd Creek Foundation
Allen Blue
Open Road Alliance
Peery Foundation
Sharmila and Pradeep Rathinam 

 

EXPERT SPEAKERS & MENTORS FOR OUR ACCELERATOR

Devangshu Dutta, PVC Partners
Rohit Luthra, PVC Partners
Balaji Chakravarthi, Scovelo Consulting
Sunitha Viswanathan, Unitus Seed Fund
Alpana Srivastava, Asha Impact
Aayush Jain, Unicorn Ventures
Santhosh Ramdoss, MSDF
Subinder Khurana, Entrepreneur/Investor
Dilip Chenoy, Ex- NSDC
R. Narayan, Power2SME
Mahesh Venkateswaran, NSDC
Vasundhara , NSDC
Nidhi , NSDC
Sampada , NSDC
Disha Jain, Accenture Development Partners
Anurag Vaish, Final Mile Consulting
Anish Kumar,  Tata Trust, PRADHAN
Sabarinath Nair, Founder, Skillveri
Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Unitus Seed Fund
Sandeep Farias, Elevar Equity
Shiva Shanker, Ankur Capital
Arvind Agarwal, ICCO Investments
Joel Rodrigues, Baytree
Harish Srigiriraju, Baytree
Husein Merchant, Village Capital
Deepak Menon, Village Capital
Srividya Mehta, Aavishkaar
Avinash Mishra, ex-Acumen
Jayanth Nataraju, Sampuran(e)arth
Priya Naik, Samhita Social Ventures
Abhay Garg, Baytree
Aditi Gupta, Contrarian Drishti Partners
Simmi Sareen, Loans4SME
Aparajita Agrawal, British Asian Trust
Puneet Gupta, SimpliLend
Anuj Sharma, ASCo
P R Ganapathy, Villgro
Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam, Indian Angel Network (IAN)
Dr Aniruddha Malpani, Malpani Ventures
Harsh Baid, Bookeventz.com
Govind Lohia, Contrarian Drishti Partners
Shruti Pyare, Ex-Omidyar Network
Ritu Verma, Ankur Capital
Priya Shah, Yunus Social Business Fund
Utkarsh Amitabh, Network Capital
Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy, Sattva
Siddhartha Roy, Menterra
AB Chakravarthy, Menterra
Maya Chandrasekhar, Menterra
Deepak Srinivasan, Unitus Capital
Richa Natarajan, Unitus Capital
J. Jayaroopa, Patamar Capital
Rizwan Tayabali, Make a Difference
Gauri Sanghi, Quest Alliance
Saloni Mittal, Yunus Social Business Fund
Sridhar Sampath, Bestseller Foundation
Meenakshi Kishore, Loans4SME
Paarth Dar, Unicorn Ventures
Archana Priyadarshini, Unicorn Ventures
Aashish Dutt, SocialAlpha
Tanya Jairaj, Upaya Alum
Siddharth Roy, Villgro / Menterra

 

MENTORS

Hemendra Mathur, Bharath Innovation Fund
Gordon D'Souza, IDFC Alternatives
Gopalakrishnan P K, WeP Solutions India limited
Sahil Baweja, Now Capital
Prabhat Agarwal, Aravali Scholars
Rochelle D'Souza, Lighthouse Funds
Suhas Misra, Tardigrade
Harish Thilakan, Influx Integrated

 

ACCELERATOR SUPPORT

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi
Impactpreneurs
IIM Bangalore / NSCREL 

Manisha Gupta, Startup!
Taniya D'Silva, Atma Network
Devyani Kacker, Trust Law
Akshay Chaturvedi, Entrepreneur
Ankit Durga, Leapskills
Subhro Chakraborty, Technoserve
Payal Randhawa, Resource Alliance
Jaya Umadikar, RTBI
Shubham Bansal, Impactprenuers
Ratna Sinroja, UnLtd
Susmita Ghosh, CIIE - Bangalore
Ashwin Joshi, CIIE - Bangalore
Tarun Agrawal, Startup Oasis
Priyanka Anand, Dasra
Digbijoy Shukla, Amazon
Sujoy Sen, IIM Calcutta
Subhrangshu Sanyal, IIM Calcutta
Meena Galliara, NMIMS
Aditya Pant, ANDE
Devyani Singh, ANDE
Shashank Teotia, Women on Wings
Raj Janagam, Surge Impact
Shubham Gupta, Surge Impact
Shalabh Mittal, SSE
Ronald van het Hof, Women on Wings
Rajat Goel, Amazon
Rohan Potdar, Videographer
Shraddha Kothari, Startup Wave
Amar Gokhale, Startup wave
Ambika Jugran, Dasra
Aparna Sanjay, SVP Bangalore
Devyani Singh, ANDE
Divya Patel, Impact Hub Singapore
Manu Jolly, Thought Factory
KS Gokul, Thought Factory
Wilson John, Rise Mumbai
Faiyaz Rizvi, Rise Mumbai
Arvind Balyan, U Chicago, Delhi
Aparna Sanjay, NSRCEL
Ritu Vaishnav, NSRCEL
Aditi Mody, U Chicago, Delhi

 

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS

Stephanie Wilson, LinkedIn
Deepa Sapatnekar, LinkedIn
Sujata  Agrawal, Wordspeak
Ekta  Dokania
Hayley Dale Mickelson, HayleyRae Inc.
Murari Narayan
Jaren Schwartz, Techstars
Kristen  Sager
Sandlin  Seguin, Tableau
Brooke Randall, Equilibrium Capital Group

 

GALA CHAIR

Manisha Chainani 

 

GALA SPONSORS

Samir & Sarika Bodas
Devindra & Manisha Chainani
Deutsche Bank Matching Gifts
Joseph & Celia Grenny
Nayamode
Shirish & Mona Nadkarni
Kim Rachmeler
The Satya & Rao Remala Foundation
Seattle University / Albers School of Business and Economics
Vasudev & Shobha Shenoy
Mohit & Sheila Talwar
John & Caroline Vance 

 

GALA TABLE CAPTAINS

Manisha Chainani
Jeff Cochran
Ashley Dutta
Niketa Kulkarni
Abhilash Mudaliar
Rebecca Lovell
Marcus Matthias
Vivek Nayak
Sharmila Rathinam
Pradeep Rathinam
Meenakshi Rishi
Jaren Schwartz
Steve Schwartz
Bina Shukla
Catherine Stach
Melissa Lehman

 

GALA SUPPORT

Adrienne's Cakes and Pies
Anita Akerkar  
Armoire
Erin Brown
Matt Cochran
Maya Chorengal
Dahlia Bakery
Jesus Feliberti
Melissa Lehman
Josh Lehman
Macrina Bakery
Hena Matthias
Mayuri
myRosys
Vivek Nayak
Gowri Pabbati
Parvati Patil
Resham Puri
Gopinath Rajagopal
Nikita Rajan
Sharmila Rathinam
Sumer Rathinam
Steve Schwartz
Seattle Wine Company
Kunaal Sikka
Catherine Stach
Vertetude
WeWork
Matt Wittress