Entrepreneur Startup Mentor

He is a Science Graduate with Chemistry Majors, a Post Graduate Degree in Event Management, a Diploma in International Trade & an MBA in International Business. Has two Decades of Rich & Diverse experience at middle and senior management positions across industry verticals such as Pharma & FMCG, Corporate Event Management, Business Information, Business Consulting Services, Cross Border Advisory & Media industry, having worked with start-ups, mid-sized and large companies, Indian as well as MNC's.

He is currently the Chief Business Officer at Tapaswi Group Ventures LLP. He is also the Head - Mumbai Bureau & a Columnist at SME WORLD Magazine, A Former Co-Founder & Chief Mentor at TheMentorpreneurs, Former Director – Alliances & Partnerships at Conference Asia, Former General Manager – Entrepreneur India to name a few.

He actively mentors start-ups in various areas of their business such as strategy, business management, Sales & marketing, funding, etc. He as Mentored more than two dozen start-ups in the domains of Healthcare, IoT, Adtech, Gaming, E-Commerce, FoodTech, and Education to name a few.

He frequently is invited as a Guest Speaker / Panelist / Jury at Startup / SME events across the country with leading institutes like Chetna’s Institute of Management & Research, Parul University (Vadodara), Chitkara University (Punjab), SRM University (Chennai), N L Dalmia Institute of Management, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia), MNNIT Allahabad, L N Mishra College (Patna), SIES College of Management Studies (Navi Mumbai), Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, S.P. Jain Institute, K J Somaiya College of Engineering, Symbiosis Pune, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Sinhgad College of Engineering (Pune), CIBA Goa, SP – TBI (Mumbai), and many more.

He has authored more than 100 articles for various magazines on a varied topics ranging from "Succession Planning", "Entrepreneurship Journey", to name a few. He has played an instrumental role in highlighting the importance of a mentor and why mentors play a crucial role in the journey of Start-ups and businesses.

He can be connected on Twitter @kotharibhavesh