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Recognizing 100+ Intellectuals Who Helped Us Co-Creating 6th Edition!

To provide you, the participants, with the best possible experience, we at Innopreneurs hand-pick our Jury members to ensure the best quality of the assessment for you. These members all come from esteemed and established positions in companies and from entrepreneurial backgrounds all around the world. We, at Innopreneurs, would like to individually thank our Jury members for the hours and time that they devote to judging you.


We have two types of jury members at Innopreneurs, one is the external members and the other the internal ones. The internal members of our Jury are all senior members of the staff at the Lemon School of Entrepreneurship and all of our subsidiary bodies. Our external jury members are all individuals from different career paths and professions spanning various fields, industries and countries who helped us assess the startup pitches during Regional Rounds, Pre-finale Rounds, Finale Rounds and the Grand Finale. You may visit our recent blog here to know more about how we have conducted these rounds and ensured the maximum deliverables to the participating startups.


6th Edition being in an online format has been massive in terms of participating jury members. There were over 100 jury members who joined this pool from various countries.


We send our personal thanks to our Jury members pool who helped us co-creating this 6th edition.


Regional Rounds Jury Members

  • Dr. Charvi Mehta, Technical Expert & Policy Lead, GIZ India from Delhi , India

  • Mr. Shatanand Pandit, Co-founder, skillquadrant.com from Nagpur, India

  • Prof. S Jeyavelu, Dean, VIT-AP School of Business from Vijayawada, India

  • Mr. Mandar Akant, VP & Regional Sales Head - International Trade & Foreign Exchange, HDFC Bank from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Hemang Vaidya, Technology Analyst, iCreate from Ahmedabad, India

  • Ms. Sonika Gupta, Swaraj University from Udaipur, India

  • Dr. Krishna Parmar, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Management Studies, GTU from Gandhi Nagar, India

  • Mr. Rahul Hasija, Founder, SwaCard from Udaipur, India

  • Ms. Neerja Shrivastava, Partnership Director, SB international from Dubai, UAE

  • Mr. Ram Gurung, Deputy Chief of the Entrepreneurship Department, Ministry of Labor and Human Resources from Thimphu, Bhutan

  • Dr. Tshering Cigay, Chief Executive Officer, Thimphu Tech Park Ltd from Thimphu, Bhutan

  • Mr. Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder, MRP International FZE from Dubai, UAE

  • Prof. Pravin Dwaramwar, Director, RCOEM Technology Business Incubators Foundation, SRCOEM from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Ahmad Faisal Angaar, Director - Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Asara Global Group from Kabul , Afghanistan

  • Mr. Harilal Bhaskar, CEO, Atal Incubation Center, Indian Institute of Information Technology - Kottayam from Kottayam, India

  • Mr. Madhav Reddy, Founder, RedMad Learnings from Visakhapatnam, India

  • Dr. Anurag Shrivastava, Professor, ABV - IIITM from Gwalior, India

  • Ms. Mariyam Visam, Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Economic Development from Male, Maldives

  • Ms. Nasrulla Adnan, Co-founder and CTO, Lottiefiles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Dr. Sreenivas Rajan, Consultant, Holistic+Knowledge from Ahmedabad, India

  • Mr. Shivam Soni, Founder and CEO, Miashka Diamonds from Delhi, India

  • Dr. V. K. Arora, Chief Executive Officer, IGDTUW Anveshan Foundation from Delhi, India

  • Mr. Hussain Jinan, Co-founder & CEO, SparkHub from Male, Maldives

  • Mr. Hemant Lodha, Director, SMS Ltd. from Nagpur, India

  • Prof. Sachin Mandavgane, Associate Professor, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) from Nagpur, India

  • Dr. Mohit Dubey, Chief Executive Officer, AIC-MIT ADT Incubator Forum, MIT ADT University from Pune, India

  • Mr. Mahesh Rakheja, Technical Public Speaker & Cyber Security Trainer from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Dibyesh Giri, Founder, Smart Tech Solutions from Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Mr. Manoj Jha, IT / HR / Business Strategy Expert / Startup Coach from Hyderabad, India

  • Dr. Shraddha Ozha, Head of Entrepreneurship Cell, Army Institute of Technology from Pune, India

  • Mr. Sumesh Menon, Chief Information Officer, DataFortune from Pune, India

  • Mr. Kaustav Chatterjee, Founder & CEO, Green Vigil Foundation from Nagpur, India

  • Ms. Akanksha Sanghi, Founder & CEO, Scarab Ideas from Mumbai, India

  • Mr. Anil Alex, Sales Leader - India & ANZ, Portescap from Mumbai, India

  • Dr. Tejashree Shah, Manager - Collaborations and Programmes, iCreate from Ahmedabad, India

  • Mr. Praveen Nagda, Chief Executive Officer, Peregrine Public Relations Pvt Ltd from Mumbai, India

  • Mr. Nitin Katiyar, Founder & CEO, Kratin Group from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Koustubh Bhattacharya, Chief Operations Officer, Udaipur Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Udaipur, India

  • Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal, Pro- Vice Chancellor, R V University from Bangalore, India

  • Mr. Kapil Sharma, Founder & CEO, PADHARO from Udaipur, India

  • Mr. Tushar Vadera, Co-founder & CTO, Innolat Technologies from Raipur, India

  • Mr. Yash Brahmabhatt, Program Manager, Zone Startups from Mumbai, India

  • Mr. Pramod Pampatwar, Director, Jhulelal Institute of Technology from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Rishabh Verdia from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Udaipur, India

  • Mr. Manish Godha from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Udaipur, India

  • Mr. Karan Agrawal from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Udaipur, India

  • Ms. Anita Rao, Executive Member, Vidharbha Industries Association from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Aditya Shah from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Udaipur, India

  • Mr. Keshav Daga, Director, Plastisurge from Amravati , India

  • Mr. Quais Hussain, Telved from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Rahul Soman, Founder & CEO, Wacation on Wheels from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Manish Khanchandani, Co-Founder, Khichadiwala from Nagpur, India

  • Prof. Hemant Deshmukh, Dr Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies and Research from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Preetam Dhengle, Co-founder, UniVEse Virtual Arcade from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Sagar Kirtane, Co-founder, WebBeta Solutions from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Sourav Ganguli, National Placements Head, iNurture Education Solutions Pvt. Ltd. from Bangalore, India

  • Dr. Priya Ranjan, Scientist & Former Head, Capacity Building & Training Div, Central Silk Board from Bangalore, India

  • Mr. Kishore Godithi, Co-founder, UniVEse Virtual Arcade from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Tanveer Mirza, President, Yashodhara Foundation from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Tasvvar Ali, Technical Expert, GIZ India from Aurangabad, India

  • Mr. Dwarika Singh, Managing Director, ITSC Technologies Pvt Ltd from Bhopal, India

  • Mr. Moncy Issac, Former Deputy Secretary, Central Silk Board from Bangalore, India

  • Mr. Rajesh Pugalia, Founder, Sabzilana.com from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Ajay Sharma, IBM from Hyderabad, India

  • Mr. Avi Kumar Ujjawane, Managing Director, Aviven Engitech from Nagpur, India


Pre Finale Rounds Jury Members

  • Mr. Anil Alex, Sales Leader - India & ANZ, Portescap from Mumbai, India

  • Dr. Charvi Mehta, Technical Expert & Policy Lead, GIZ India from Delhi , India

  • Dr. Hemanth Nandigala, Owner, Virchow Biotech from Hyderabad, India

  • Mr. Prasad Digikar

  • Prof OP Sharma

  • Suhas Budhe, Managing Director, Biocare India Pvt Ltd from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Hemang Vaidya, Technology Analyst, iCreate from Ahmedabad, India

  • Mr. Viren Mistry

  • Mr. Manish Jain, Founder, Swaraj University from Udaipur, India

  • Lt Col Prasad SN, PhD, Chairperson - Accreditations, Chief Quality Assurance Officer, SDMIMD from Mysore, India

  • Mr. Manoj Jha , IT / HR / Business Strategy Expert, Former CIO & Head of IT - BEML Ltd from Hyderabad, India

  • Mr. Sumesh Menon, Chief Information Officer, DataFortune from Pune, India

  • Mr. Praveen Kanda, Founder & CEO, Innodeed Systems Pvt Ltd from Raipur, India

  • Mr. Vijay Anand, Founder & CEO, The Startup Centre from Chennai, India

  • Mr. Sourav Ganguli , National Head Placements, iNurture Education Solutions from Bangalore, India

  • Mr. Shreedhar Ramamoorthy , Co-founder, Bionic Environmental Solutions

  • Mr. Amitabh Vyas, National Scouting Lead, Unltd India from Mumbai, India

  • Mr. Tanveer Mirza, President, Yashodhara Foundation from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Atul Gupta, Director, Excel Controlinkage Pvt. Ltd from Nagpur, India

  • Ms. Rashmi Khurana, Director- Partnership, Regional Head - West India, Wadhwani Advantage, Wadhwani Foundation from Pune, India


Finale & Grand Finale Jury Members

  • Mr. Atul Gupta, Director, Excel Controlinkage Pvt. Ltd from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Chintan Bakshi, Chief Executive Officer, Startup Oasis from Jaipur, India

  • Mr. Deepak Chandran, CFO, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, Angel Investor, IP Ventures from -, Singapore

  • Mr. Prajakt Raut, Co-Founder, Applyifi from Delhi , India

  • Mr. Raghu Cavale, SVP & Head India Business, Infosys from -, India

  • Mr. Shankar Kumar, Advisor, GIZ India from Delhi , India

  • Mr. Nagraja Prakasam, Impact Investor, Partner - Acumen Fund from Bangalore, India

  • Mr. Vatsal Kanakiya, Chief Technology Officer, 100X.vc from Mumbai , India

  • Mr. Dheeraj Saxena, Director (Engineering), Portescap from Mumbai, India


Internal Jury Members

  • Mr. Deepak Menaria, Founder & CEO, Lemon Ideas from Nagpur, India

  • Lt. Col. Saurabh Shah (Retd), Vice President - BD & Partnerships, Lemon School of Entrepreneurship from Vadodara, India

  • Mr. Mukesh Ashar, Co-founder & Chief Mentor, Lemon School of Entrepreneurship from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. N. Girish Raju, Lead Startup Catalyst, Lemon Ideas from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Nitin Gujarathi, Chair - Technology, Lemon School of Entrepreneurship from Nagpur, India

  • Mr. Mohan A, Consultant, Lemon from Visakhapatnam, India


Some of the jury members have contributed across the stages hence, you would have found few of the names overlapped across stages. The beauty is that internal jury members contribute until the regional rounds only, from pre-finale engagement onwards, the internal team at Lemon becomes the part of the participating startups and starts giving many of the intellectual inputs to them. Hence, in the further assessment process of the competition, the internal jury members are out or not being taken into consideration.


We would once again like to extend our thank you to every single jury member listed on this blog article for all the time, effort, passion, patience and interest you have devoted into Innopreneurs. With the competition coming to an end, we hope to see you again next year and thank you for contributing to the next generation of entrepreneurship.


If you have any questions and/or are interested in getting involved, please do not hesitate to contact us at innopreneurs@lemonideas.in


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