INK Makers 2015 Banner

Mentors

Amith Seshagiri

Amith Seshagiri

Aerospace Consultant)

A consultant and aerospace engineer, Amit has extensive experience aircraft systems, structures and DMU on two major commercial aircraft's. He has excellent working knowledge on CAD/CAE, FRPs and rapid prototyping techniques. Aircraft structures, electrical engineering and harness systems, structural design and market research are some of his special skill sets.
Read More »

Anirudh Sharma

Anirudh Sharma

ENTREPRENEUR, GRAVIKY LABS

In 2011 Anirudh started the LeChal project. Anirudh won the MIT Tech Review TR35 ‘Innovator of the Year’ award.
Read More »

Mainak Chakraborty

Mainak Chakraborty

Co-CEO, GPS Renewables

Mainak is the co-founder and Co-CEO of GPS Renewables (Green Power Systems). GPS is one of Asia’s most promising cleantech firms, having received awards from various international and national platforms. He was listed as one of the top Indian innovators under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review. Fortuna Media recently named him as “The Bioenergy person of the year, 2015”. He is also a Global Shaper, World  Economic Forum, as a part of which, he works towards making Bangalore a better place for its citizens.
Read More »

Nikhil Kohale

Nikhil Kohale

Associate Professor, Manipal University FOA

Nikhil Kohale is an associate professor at the Manipal University Faculty of Architecture. Kohale studied in Mumbai and then persued his Master's in Architecture Education, he has a wide range of experience from architecture, interiors, furniture design, retail design to graphic design in his 11 years of working career. His areas of interest range from calligraphy to photography.
Read More »

Rishi Gaurav Bhatnagar

Rishi Gaurav Bhatnagar

Target, Accelerator Program

A creative technologist, self-taught developer, photographer, musician and is also one of the Arduino Maker Fellows 2014. To his credit he has completed various projects on voice controlled wheelchair, bijili budget and automated systems which include home, image capturing and accident reporting system. He is currently working with the Target Accelerator Program where he is responsible for evaluation of IOT startups.
Read More »

Shashwat Ratan

Shashwat Ratan

Technology Educator

Shashwat co-founded Robo Shack Microtronics with the aim of making learning about technology fun and engaging. Electro Bricks, the low-cost electronics kits designed for children by Robo Shack do not need any prior skills in programming or soldering. The bricks are pluggable with each other and one can create complex circuits using a number of different combinations of the bricks. 
Read More »

Vaibhav Chhabra

Vaibhav Chhabra

Founder, Maker's Asylum)

Vaibhav Chabra is the founder of Makers Asylum, a collaborative makerspace in Mumbai. A mechanical engineer by profession but a carpenter by passion. A graduate from Boston University, Vaibhav spent 2 years of his career at EyeNetra, building eye diagnostic devices. He essentially coupled his degree with his passion to create the first community Makerspace in India. He is also an instructor at MIT REDX, MIT Media Lab’s health teach lab in India.
Read More »

Judges

Amit Kinjawadekar

Amit Kinjawadekar

Associate Professor, Manipal University FOA

Amit Kinjawadekar is an associate Professor at the Manipal University Faculty of Architecture. An Architect by education and profession, into Academics and practice for the last 17 years. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from residential, commercial, institutional, interiors to industrial architecture. History of architecture, Contemporary Architectural theories, Urban & Rural redevelopment, Vernacular architecture are his subjects of interest.
Read More »

Muralidharan Loganathan

Muralidharan Loganathan

Startup Growth Advisor, Target

An engineer by education he has hands on experience in innovation, management, running an accelerator program and leading internal incubation efforts. Currently with Target, he's an experienced facilitator in systematic innovation methods. In his 5 consulting years he has delivered complex ERP projects and off-shored business processes across sectors.
Read More »

Nikhil Velpanur

Nikhil Velpanur

Counterculture entrepreneur

Nikhil operates the multidisciplinary studio and business incubator, Boiled Beans Inc, whose purpose is to explore the idea of infinity and build technology that can change the world.The incubator builds companies at the intersection of the physical and digital world, in realms like personal fabrication, robotics and physical computing.
Read More »