Dr. Rajendra Jagdale is the founder and Chairman of the company.
Dr. Rajendra Jagdale is a passionate educationist and mentor who has played key role in success of various startup organizations and social projects. He is a Ph.D. is presently Director General of Science and Technology Park, a not for profit autonomous institute established by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and it is hosted by University of Pune. The Park acts as a bridge between industries and academia to make available resources and expertise from academia, research and development labs to industries.
He holds Masters Degree in Botany and Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from University of Pune. Dr. Rajendra was also instrumental in making Indian Universities’ Technology Database that showcases some of the emerging technologies and potential of researchers from Indian Universities. This database was made for University Grants Commission, Govt. of India and supported by UN-Asian and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT). Dr. Rajendra is a trainer in Entrepreneurship and mentor for several start-up companies and works closely with DST’s Technology Business Incubation and Innovation management programmes. He is well-known Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Transfer advisor and has been conducting International trainers’ training programmes in IP and Technology Transfer for last three years jointly with Michigan State University, US Embassy and APCTT. His major areas of expertise are urban e-transformation using Science and Technology tools, IT open source and freeware, Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer, Business incubation and promoting innovation driven cluster development.
Dr. Jagdale has been honoured and recognized in India and across the world, some of the awards received by him include.
• Decorated with one of the highest civilian titles- “Knight of the Order of Academic
Palms” by the Government of France.
Mr. Mahesh Kudtarkar is the Co-founder & CEO
Mahesh is a Management Profession who has 15+ years of rich experience in developing, managing & leading a full spectrum of Human resources programs, services and functions across automobiles, consumer durables, Retail and Textiles sectors. He started his career with Tata Motors Ltd and later worked with industry leaders like VIP Industries, Safari Industries, RPG Cellucom and Reliance Retail. His was last associated with Renfro India as Director – HR & IR for their India operations. Mahesh has experience in building and scaling new ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, creation and execution of HR frameworks, talent management programs and employee development initiatives driving towards business goal attainment. He is also certified PI Analyst and Trainer on balanced scorecard.
Mahesh is a passionate trainer and has designed & conducted training sessions on diverse topics during his tenure with various organizations. He is also a regular speaker at various management institutes. His academic credential includes a PGDM from IIMM and Masters in Labour Laws from Pune University.