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About Sharda Launchpad

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in ensuring a strong resource for economic development of the country. Sharda University established Sharda Launchpad Federation…Know More

Sharda Launchpad Overview

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in ensuring a strong resource for economic development of the country. Sharda University established Sharda Launchpad Federation, a section 8 company registered under the companies act 2013, as a centre for entrepreneurship development with a commitment to contribute to the enhancement of the entrepreneurial skills among our students and alumni and to "Help people help themselves” through innovation and entrepreneurship

Sharda Launchpad provides a platform for new, small and medium – scale enterprise through skills acquisition activities necessary for the development and management of the enterprise and by being a mediator between our students and industry experts. To understand the enterprise better Sharda LaunchPad emphasises on research that will contribute to entrepreneurial development in India through our short-term programmes, interviews, speaker sessions, competitions, industry interface, mentoring etc.

Objective of Sharda Launchpad

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    Organizing activities/events/lectures to promote entrepreneurial spirit in the youth.

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    Setting up of an Entrepreneurial Cell, one of the routes via which students can gain access to Sharda LaunchPad.

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    Mentoring by the in-house-faculty and industry experts for budding entrepreneurial students and alumni.

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    Fostering the spirit of competition by nominating Sharda students for various inter and intra-college entrepreneurial contests.

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    Coordinating and providing the live project opportunities for the participants to provide them with industry interface.

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    Facilitating the setup of a Next StartUp / Syncubator/ Xcelerator Center in the institute to incubate budding Startups at different levels of the entrepreneurial trajectory.

How do we Help You

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Full Access to Top-of-the-Line Resources

Including cloud computing and storage credits, developer platforms, and payroll software in addition to drop-in office space and legal advice.

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Global Networking Opportunities

To mingle with great minds across the globe by cohabitating and sharing ideas worth spreading through Inter-University Incubation Approach.

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COE and Industry Exposure

A network of more than 150 corporates to exchange expertise and experiences, speeding up the learning curve.

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Expert Industry Mentors

Opportunity to be Guided by 1200+ Global Mentors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from leading corporates.

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Financial Support

Providing funds of upto INR 40Lac to budding entrepreneurs, letting them focus on the development of their ideas without other worries.

Leadership

Mr. Prashant Gupta

Executive Director

Mr. Prashant Gupta is the Executive Director of Sharda University (Indias truly global university with students from 74+ countries) and Sharda Hospital (One of the largest super-specialty hospital & research center in Delhi-NCR). He is also the Founder & CEO of Sharda Tech that provides a comprehensive portfolio of world-class services and solutions for ERP and Digital Marketing.

Mr. Prashant Gupta is the alumni of the very prestigious Nottingham Business School. He has a vast experience in multiple fields of market research, planning business strategy, public relations, and team management. He is among the select young business leaders who have received prestigious honor and recognition from various industry bodies.

Awards & Achievements

Prestigious AsiaOne Magazine awarded Sharda University’s Executive Director Mr. Prashant Gupta as ‘40 Most Influential Asians Under 40’ at a summit held in Singapore recently. The second edition of Asia’s Greatest Brands and Leaders took place at the Roselle Junior Ballroom of Marina Bay Sands Expo and Conventions Centre.

Mr. Prashant Gupta was awarded for taking Sharda University to completely a new level in the global education sphere with his visionary approach. He was recognized as one of the pioneers from 16 industries and 62 sub-industries of Asia.

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Ranganathan Sourirajan

Director, Strategic Division at Sharda University

Ranga, an Engineer and a Post Graduate in Management, has diversified experience in multiple industry segments and in building Institutions. Turned around organisations that he was deployed.

He is with Sharda Group as Director, Strategic Division at Greater Noida. Till recently, he was Heading the Executive Education of IIM Ahmedabad. Earlier, was the Senior Director and Technology Centre Leader of Convergys (a leader in customer care industry, headquartered in Cincinnati USA, with nearly 135000 employees and US $ 3 Billion revenue). The Technology centre that he headed, was the backbone for IT solutions. Besides, was guiding his global team located in India, US and Malaysia.

Prior to Convergys, Was the Regional Governance Leader of HP in their Best Shore Services with a responsibility for Executive interaction with subsidiaries leadership. Taking over Operations role in April 2008, helped turning around the performance of the Business Unit in two months and helped maintaining consistent quarter on quarter growth. Was also responsible for Migration of onsite roles into BestShore. Was a Chairperson of Audit Council besides being a member in different Governing Councils,

Joining HP Global Soft unit in April 2005, took over the Process and Quality Consulting practice and within a short span steered to achieve US $ 25 million turnover. Enlarged the client base and put the business on 30% growth path through reduction of ‘bench’, equipping professionals with multi-skilling and improving net margin through cost management. Changed the focus from CMMI to broader Process and Quality and thus opened out avenues of opportunities such as Business Technology Optimisation. Expanded the scope of activities to Services management and IT Governance. Was given additional roles of User Centric Design and Knowledge Management in 2007.

In 2001, as a Director, took over the leadership of one of the Profit Centres with KPMG India. With a client base of more than 1500 spread over India & ME

Mentors

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Dr. Amit Sehgal:

Director, Launchpad

Dr. Amit Sehgal is the director of Sharda Launchpad

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Dr. Parma Nand

Dean, School of Engineering and Technology

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Dr. Hari Shankar Gaur

School of Basic Sciences & Research

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Dr. Dalip K. Kakru

Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences

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Prof. Rupinder Singh

Dean, School of Architecture & Planning

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Dr. Manisha Jindal

Dean, School of Medical Sciences & Research

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Dr. Mukesh Chaturvedi

Dean, School of Business Studies

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Dr. Pradeep Kulshrestha

Dean, School of Law

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Prof. Pauline Sharmila

Dean, School of Nursing Sciences & Research

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Dr. Rainu Gupta

Professor & Head of the Department, Education

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Prof. P. K. Mitra

Professor, English Literature

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Dinesh Bbhasin

Seasoned Advertising Professional

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Prof. Vijender Singh

Dean, School of Pharmacy

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Dr. Yogesh Tripathi

Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences

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Prof.Arti Koul Kachroo

Dean, School of Education

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Dr. (Prof.) Anubha Vashisht

Professor, Marketing

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Dr. Deepankar Chakrabarti

Dean, School of Business Studies

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Dr. M. Siddharth

Dean, School of Dental Sciences

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Reddeppa Sreeraja kumar

Dean, School of Nursing Sciences & Research

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Prof. (Dr.) Ritu S.Sood

Dean, School of Media, Film and Entertainment

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Shweta Gupta

Vice President, Tech. Digital Vidya

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ROHIT UTTAMCHANDANI

Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Social Beat

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Manas Garg

Architect, PayPal

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HIMANSHU ARORA

Co-founder of Social Panga

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Vishal Mishra

CEO & Co-Founder, Right Relevance

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Prof. Ankur Agarwal

Distinguished Faculty

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Ganesh Naik

Distinguished Faculty

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Vaishali Garg

Distinguished Faculty

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Pritesh Shrivastava

Distinguished Faculty

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Amit Chopra

Distinguished Faculty

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Dr. Ashish Nayan

Strategy and Innovation Expert and former entrepre

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Dr. Devraj Singh

General Manager - Business Development at Granzor

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Neeraj Sharma

Assistant Director in MSME Development Institute O

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Mr. Vishal Gandhi

Founder and CEO of Biorx Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd

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Mr. Ashish Kannaujia

Technology Mentor, iCreate Ahmedabad Innocity Prog

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Mr. Tushar Srivastava

IPR Consultant

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Anant Tiwari

Head Strategy, Paryavaran Mitra (NGO)

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Dinesh Bbhasin

seasoned advertising professional

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Dr Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar

President - Aeris India

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Dr. Prem Chand

Executive Vice Chairman - Cyber Security

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Dr. Rajesh Sanghi

Managing Director, Data Resolve Technologies

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Kush Beejal

Co-founder & COO NeoStencil

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Nitin Bhalla

Fund Manager, Edupreneur Village

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Pratik Gupta

Co-Founder, CEO Terasol Technologies

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Renu Bisht

CEO- Vanity Cube VLCC