A world-class accelerator in the heart of Mumbai

Zone Startups India is part of the Ryerson Futures network, which operates accelerator programs around the world under the brand Zone Startups.

Our network is always growing, and currently includes Zone Startups Calgary, Zone Startups Sports + Media in Toronto, Barclay's Rise Accelerator, Thought Factory with Axis Bank, Gateway91, Palavar Accelerator with Lodha Group, and more.

We provide hands-on strategic and tactical guidance for startups looking to drive market validation and customer acquisition, as well as access to investors, corporate partners, and advisors.

We offer an innovation consulting practice that lets corporate clients explore and embrace new ideas and technologies alongside leading-edge startups. For high-potential startups, we can provide seed capital and support for future financing efforts.

Team

Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Zone Startups India, Director

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Sweta Tiwari

Zone Startups India, Associate Director

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Niranjan Demanna

Zone Startups India, Head of Accelerator

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Raminder Singh

Zone Startups India, Business Executive

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Dhruv Bhagat

Zone Startups India, Business Development Associate

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Kashyap Shah

Zone Startups India, Business Development Associate

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Gokul KS

Axis Bank Thought Factory, Program Director

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Manu Jolly

Axis Bank Thought Factory, Operations Manager

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Saikiran Vedula

Gateway91, Program Head

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Tushar Sawant

Zone Startups India, Graphic Design

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Shreya Agarwal

Zone Startups India, Operations Associate

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Karthika Sivakumar

Axis Bank Thought Factory, Community Manager

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Puneet Sharma

Director, Corporate Innovation Programs

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Harsh Mehta

Corporate Development Manager

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Prachi Singhal

Program Manager, empoWer

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Khintu Saud

Brand Marketing and Communications Manager, Zone Startups

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Shalini Priya

Thought Factory, Program Manager

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Kainat Ahmed

Program Manager, Community and Partnerships

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Mentors

Business Strategy

 Ajay Nair | COO/CFO, OML

 Ajay Ramasubramaniam | Director, Zone Startups India

 Akash Bhavsar | Chief Architect, SDG Accelerator

 Akhil Minocha | VP Sales–Asia Pacific and Japan, Accelerite

 Akshay Agarwal | Consulting CTO, 10x Management

 Alan Lysne | Managing Partner, Ryerson Futures & Zone Startups

 Alpesh Porwal | Senior VP–Head Projects & New Business, Centrum Direct Ltd.

 Amit Zaveri | Co-founder, Schoolwear Pvt. Ltd.

 Anand Chatterjee | Founder/CEO, Top Doctors Online

 Anil Joshi | Managing Partner, Unicorn India Ventures

 Apurva Mehta | Director, Corporate Communications

 Arun Diaz | Advisor, Aavishkaar Venture Management Services

 Ashish Bedekar | Head, MediaTek Labs India

 Avinash Raheja | Independent Investor

 Binay Tiwari | Founder, Appjoy.org

 Bino Pathiparampil | Global Capital Markets Professional

 Deepti Sanghi | VP Partnerships & Alliances, MoneyTap

 Dharmendra Rai | Mumbai's First Mind Map Trainer

 Dhaval N. Shah | CTO, KoolKampus

 Gowree Gokhale | Partner, Nishith Desai Associates

 Indresh Pradhan | Head of IT, Kaya Limited

 Laura Quinn | Sustainability and Impact Communications Strategist

 Matthew Saunders | President, Ryerson Futures & Zone Startups

 Murtuza Haryanawalla | Product Marketing & Partnerships, Strtup.net

 Naveen Bachwani | Head of Customer Experience, Edelweiss Group

 Nirav Khambhati | CEO, Tata ClassEdge

 Prajakt Raut | Founding Partner, The Growth Labs

 Prakash Chandra Prabhakar | Business Mentor, Q-Equip Associates

 R. Venkateswaran | Senior VP Engineering, Products, and IP, Persistent Systems

 Radhesh Kanumury | Advisor, FundTonic

 Rajesh Kamat | VP Strategy and Operations, Piramal Enterprises

 Ramesh Anumukonda | Business Development, Unity Technologies

 Sachin Tagra | VP/Head Capital, Network18 Media & Investments

 Sameer Garg | VP/Regional Head, New Economy Group, Axis Bank

 Sasidhar Nandigam | Director, BCS Pvt. Ltd.

 Seshadri Krishnan | Co-founder, Trip38.com

 Siva Ramamoorthy | Head of India Operations, Ephicacy Lifescience Analytics

 Sonali Mehta-Rao | Chief Growth Officer, Awaaz.de

 Subhash Ghosh | Founder/Chairman, Lemon Advisors Private Ltd.

 Suneel Bandhu | COO, Tata Teleservices

 Venkatraman Pichumani | Founder, YouTooCanRun Sports Management

Design Expertise

 Honey Bajaj | Co-founder, Avir Technologies

 Nishant Bhaskar | Head, Innovation Cell, Godrej Appliances

 Sonali Mehta-Rao | Chief Growth Officer, Awaaz.de

 Soumitra Bhat | Director, Customer Innovation, Salesforce

Entrepreneurial Expertise

 Aakrit Vaish | Co-founder/CEO, Haptik Inc.

 Akash Bhavsar | Chief Architect, SDG Accelerator

 Prajakt Raut | Founding Partner, The Growth Labs

Financial Expertise

 Ajay Nair | COO/CFO, OML

 Anil Joshi | Managing Partner, Unicorn India Ventures

 Deepti Sanghi | VP Partnerships & Alliances, MoneyTap

 Naveen Bachwani |Head of Customer Experience, Edelweiss Group

 Pavan A. Gupte | Managing Director, Samena Capital

 Preeti Sinha | Senior President & Global Convenor, YES Institute

 Sachin Tagra | VP/Head Capital, Network18 Media & Investments

 Sameer Garg | VP/Regional Head, New Economy Group, Axis Bank

 Sasidhar Nandigam | Director, BCS Pvt. Ltd.

 Siddharth Sthalekar | Founder, Sacred Capital

 Suneel Bandhu | COO, Tata Teleservices

Technical Expertise

 Akhil Minocha | VP Sales–Asia Pacific and Japan, Accelerite

 Akshay Agarwal | Consulting CTO, 10x Management

 Anand Chatterjee | Founder/CEO, Top Doctors Online

 Ashish Bedekar | Head, MediaTek Labs India

 Deepti Sanghi | VP Partnerships & Alliances, MoneyTap

 Indresh Pradhan | Head of IT, Kaya Limited

 Prajakt Raut | Founding Partner, The Growth Labs

 R. Venkateswaran | Senior VP Engineering, Products, and IP, Persistent Systems

 Radhesh Kanumury | Advisor, FundTonic

 Ramesh Anumukonda | Business Development, Unity Technologies

 Seshadri Krishnan | Co-founder, Trip38.com

 Subhash Ghosh | Founder/Chairman, Lemon Advisors Private Ltd.

Workshop Advisors

 Anand Jain | Co-founder, CleverTap

 Atibhi Mehra | Founder, The Mobixpert

 Avlesh Singh | Co-founder/CEO, WebEngage

 Debprotim Roy | Co-founder/CEO, Canvs.in

 Dinesh Sharma | Founder, ConsultLane.com & Volody.com

 Hrishi Oberoi | Founder/CEO, Photon Tadpole Studios

 Jay Naduvath | Managing Partner, Jefferies & Bain

 Kanchan Kumar | Co-Founder/CEO, Remitr

 Kunal Shah | Founder/Chairman, FreeCharge

 Niki Gomez | Head of Digital Marketing, MAS Holdings

 Nischal Shetty | Co-Founder, Crowdfire

 Raghu Kolli | Head of Consumer Insights and Innovation, LeapFrog Investments

 Rashmi Bansal | Owner, JAM Magazine

 Siddharth Menon | Co-Founder, Crowdfire

 Sonali Mehta-Rao | Chief Growth Officer, Awaaz.de

 Sreeraman Thiagarajan | Co-Founder, Agrahyah Technologies

 Sunny Sablok | Partner, Matrix Law

 Swapnil Sinha | Head of Measurement & Attribution, India & Southeast Asia, Google