“The advisory council of Connexus includes highly experienced professionals who are always at hand to support and advise members of Connexus community.”
Founder & Managing Director
Samarth Life Management Pvt Ltd
Asheesh has received B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and MBA from IIM Calcutta. He is an Industry Scholar at the Cornell Institute of Healthy Futures, Cornell University.Currently Asheesh works in the area of eldercare and higher education. He is the Founder of Samarth. It established with the mission of helping the elderly enjoy a quality independent life in Indian cities.
His other service includes Pro Vice Chancellor of JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur and is involved as Academic Advisor in setting up the National Rail & Transportation University in Vadodara and another Design University in Ahmedabad.
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Cosco (India) Limited
Mr. Manish Jain is the Director in Cosco (India) Limited. He has an experience of more than two decades in the Sports & Fitness business. He holds Bachelor of Engineering’s degree and has completed his Master’s in management science.Mr. Manish Jain has been greatly involved in bringing about technological and managerial excellence in the Company’s operation.
He has led COSCO, achieving accelerated growth in various sports balls manufacturing capacity and tremendous business development for both sports & fitness business. Apart from business, he has been actively involved in various social upliftment activities & programmes with a clear focus that people should be respected and performance should be nurtured.
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Amplyifi and The Growth Labs
Prajakt Raut is the founder of Applyifi – A platform that helps startups refine their business plans and investor pitch deck.
He is also the founding partner of The Growth Labs where growth-stage companies get sharp, incisive advice from senior professionals and experienced entrepreneurs.
Before starting Applyifi, Prajakt was the head of operations at Indian Angel Network, founding member of a leading incubator, and the Asia-Director for TiE from the year 2004 till 2007.
Previously Prajakt had co-founded Orange Cross, a healthcare services company.. Prajakt’s book ‘Starting Up & Fund Raising’ has helped startups understand an investor’s perspective about how to improve their odds of getting funded. The book also helps entrepreneurs understand the building blocks of a business. He volunteered with time organizations like the iSPIRT and TiE.
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Sanjay has worked as a consultant in brand communications and executive search. His experience of more than 25 years has been with three mid-size organisations where he has been an integral part of the business transformation and scale-up journey. He was collectively responsible for creating original and enduring platforms for some leading brands at Enterprise Nexus that made huge long term business impact.
Sanjay spent 9 years with Lighthouse Partners as a Business Head, contributing significantly to the firm’s growth.
Since last 5 years, he is a Senior Partner with Search Value, a fast growing Human Capital company which is in its 11th year of operation and specialised in leadership hiring for mandates which are truly “critical to the organization”.
Sanjay has recently ideated, incubated and rolled out a ‘start-up’ business for search values called Outreach-For-Success (OFS). OFS, which is in a pilot stage is aimed at supporting leaders in creating an optimal presence and a voice through social media, impacting the personal, corporate and employer brand.
Founder and CEO
Concort Growth Services
Shekhar is a business leader with over 25 years of corporate experience with Multinationals like Cisco, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent and HP. In these years, he managed P&L, sales, and business development at APAC, South Asia and global level. Working with these leading organizations exposed him to a wide range of IT/Telecom portfolio covering Managed services, Networking, Unified/IP communication, Digitization/Printing and cloud based solutions in these technology domains. He managed large direct, cross-functional and multi-cultural teams, as well as extensive channel management since majority of business was executed through channels.
At the helm of Concort Growth Services, Shekhar now focuses on working with startups, small and medium businesses. He has taken up Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from KPMG which he wishes to apply for business transformation and GTM execution for growth.
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Founder and Digital Strategist & Coach
Serpholic Media Pvt. Ltd.
A social media and blogging coach by choice and an entrepreneur by accident. Sunita Biddu is making life large not just for herself but thousands of entrepreneurs by helping them with a powerful online presence. Been in the digital marketing industry for over 13 years, she knows how to put the Internet to work you and that’s what she coaches about – How to use social media, technology and your own strengths to build an empire. She vacations 365 days a year and works from anywhere she wants. That’s the result of taming digital world to your advantage.
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Founder – The Spice Lab Restaurants & Catering
SPS Food Specialties
Sudeep Kapoor is a homegrown chef and has been cooking for over 30 years and baking for over 15 years. Sudeep is the Founder and Chief Everything Officer at SPS Food Specialties. Currently, he runs 3 successful F&B brands in Gurgaon, “The Spice Lab Restaurant”, “The Spice Lab Catering Services” and “The Spice Wok” and has consulted many in the F&B space. He is an SRCC alumnus and a Post Graduate in Finance. He left his extremely successful corporate career to pursue his passion for food and to venture into entrepreneurship. His esteemed client list includes-Facebook India, The Shell Oil Corporation, American Express India Pvt Limited, Pay U India, Indus Towers, Zs Associates, and many more fortune 500 corporations
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