Meet our Team of Entrepreneurs and Mentors

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn – CEO – dataPOWA

Michael has over 35 years of Sports marketing experience, both from a Sponsorship and Digital Marketing perspective. He directed and negotiated the multi-award-winning Carling Premiership sponsorship, prior to heading up a digital marketing agency, winning numerous awards from BIMA, The Digitals, European Search Awards, New Media Age, and Revolution for clients including The Premier League, Barclaycard & Carling, and a personal award for North West Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. He launched DataPOWA in 2017, developing the first real-time data-driven AI Sponsorship valuation engine providing commercial measurements and influence ranking for Teams, Leagues, and athletes of all major sports globally.

Dr. K C C Nair

Founder and Former CEO, Technology Business Incubator, Technopark

Known as the Father of Business Incubation in Kerala, Dr. KCC Nair was one of founders of Trivandrum Technopark. Inspired by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, he established the Technopark Technology Business Incubator which went on to become Kerala Startup Mission, that is now rated as one of the best incubators in the world. KCC has helped over 500 entrepreneurs shape their dreams with successful startups.

Jijimon Chandran

CEO, Acsia Technologies Pvt Ltd

A die-hard technologist turned entrepreneur, Jijimon used his nearly couple of decades of international experience in the software and electronics industry to create Acsia Technologies. With global giants like Mercedes Benzes and Volvo as their clients, Jiji has grown Acsia into a synonym of quality when it comes to automotive systems with presence in Japan, Sweden and German in addition to the Indian headquarters.

Dr. David Natarajan

Professor, UiTM & Founder, OpusTech

Former Head of Research (Grants Acquisition) at the Institute of Research Management & Innovation, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. He is a consultant to polymer manufacturing, automotive and oil & gas industries. An avid researcher who authored 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles as of September 2020 with 425 citations. He became an academician-entrepreneur with a couple of ventures in the journal publishing and quality improvement sector.

Dr. Saritha Menon

Founder, Smore Magazine

Dr. Sarita Menon created the first-of-its-kind international STEM magazine, Smore, to inspire young girls to pursue science and technology. In 3 years the magazine has reached over 100K children in 20 countries worldwide. Dr. Menon spearheaded a successful crowdfunding campaign to launch Smore that garnered global supporters in just 30 days. Dr. Menon describes herself as a scientist by training, an educator by passion, and an entrepreneur on a mission to address the underrepresentation of women in science. With a Masters in Biotechnology from IIT-Mumbai and a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from The University of Iowa, Dr. Menon has more than 18 years of combined experience as a researcher, educator, and mentor. Today Dr. Menon finds joy and purpose in helping other women navigate entrepreneurship successfully.

Raghunandhan Jagdish

CEO and Director, Nandan GSE Pvt Ltd

Raghunandan Jagdish leads Nandan GSE, known for uncompromisable quality of Material Handling solutions to Airport & Airline services. An innovator in the field of material handling serving in 25 + countries and 10 billion customers through his company.

Aditi Radhakrishnan

HR Advisor & Leadership Coach
Founder Director, Mitara Consulting

A business communication expert and an entrepreneur with a relish of travelling and storytelling . Her startup STORY TRAILS is the perfect blend of these skills. She is also a HR management consultant and trainer which imparts her HR skills acquired from a 20 years of journey as Head of HR in various MNCs like RM , Honeywell etc. She also heads Mitara Consulting Services.

Juliane Neubuser

Lecturer , Speaker & Student Coach
Founder Director – JNM Consulting

Founder of JNM Consulting and JNM Education, Juliane is an enthusiastic entrepreneur, avid networker, speaker and coach. Fluent in English, German, Spanish and Turkish, she holds an executive management training from NY Stern School of Business. Juliane is based in Berlin.

Tanvi Bhatt

Leading Coach on Personal Branding & Public Speaking

As the Pioneer of Personal Branding in India, Tanvi empowers Leaders to become Thought Leaders, and Thought Leaders to become Legends. She’s the author of Tools Of Transcendence- the secret toolkit of thought leaders who build iconic personal brands; a book that teaches leaders how to think, act and become thought leaders in their industry.

The go-to speaker and authority on Personal Branding in India, Tanvi is recognized as the ‘Personal Branding Expert’ for the CXOs by The Economic Times, where she writes on all things personal branding under her signature column ‘#BrandYOU’.

Jimmy Bentex

Founder, C&T Engineers & Climate Airconditioning

A graduate of the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Jimmy is a real engineer , academician and a successful entrepreneur having business in both India & Middle East. C&T Engineers that specialises in HVAC and MEP services has successfully executed internationally prestigious projects in Siberia and Singapore.

Jancy Jose

MD, Strava Technologies Pvt Ltd

Jancy was an engineer-academician before the startup bug bit her. One of the first cybersecurity companies formed in Kerala, Jancy is a familiar name in the women entrepreneurship circles. Over the last few years, Jancy has led Strava to an international growth trajectory specialising in government and private sector projects.

Sandeep Jayachandran

Company Secretary
Founder Director, Sandeep Jayachandran and Associates

Experienced Practising Company Secretary with a flair for attention to detail, focusing on corporate compliances, representational services before various regulatory authorities. One stop solutions for all your Startup Registration procedures.

Jack Ben Vincent

CEO, Jack Constructions Pvt Ltd

A Civil Engineer by profession and an entrepreneur by passion, Jack is a prolific networker at the helm of several business organisations like Yi, BNI and Rotary. Under his leadership Jack Construction has grown to be a recognised name in Kerala in a short span. Jack dedicates significant amount of time in handholding aspiring entrepreneurs and students into the world of business.

Raghuvir Krishnan

Founder Director, Qualstra

Raghu, who prefers to be called The PeoplePreneur, believes that people are the best product that has ever been created on this planet. A man of passion, Raghu has set himself a powerful goal called C.O.M.P.E.L which is an acronym for Creating One Million Powerful Entrepreneurs & Leaders.
Raghu has had over a decade of experience in FMCG Sales & Leadership, followed by his own Entrepreneurial journey which he continues to run, empowering people.

Sajan S Nandan

CEO, Grand Ideas Communications Pvt Ltd

An Analytical Marketing Professional with a passion for technology. Experienced in Corporate Communications, Digital Marketing & Branding, Previously associated with organisations like Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Toonz Media Group, and Stark Communications.

Dr. S Mahesh

Film Director, Writer & Program Head Kaumudy TV

Hailing from a centuries old practitioner family of the mother of all martial arts, Kalaripayattu, Dr. S Mahesh, is a film director and writer. He created and runs Agasthyam Kalari which has been introducing and training hundreds in Kalaripayattu across the world. With a PhD in traditional healing systems of India, Dr. Mahesh is the programming head for Kaumudy TV. An artist, martial arts guru and an innovator, Mahesh pioneered online Kalari classes with prolific growth in the Covid crisis when the world looks towards new methods to boost immunity.

Dr Arun Surendran

Strategic Director & Principal, Trinity College of Engineering
Founder Director, Cybersecurity Solutions

Dr. Arun Surendran holds his PhD and Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. He did his BTech at IIT-Mumbai, India’s top most engineering institution.

He is a Senior Fellow of Defense Research & Studies Thinktank and Honorary Fellow for Robotics with the Kerala Startup Mission. Dr. Arun has authored two books: The Startup Habit and The 7Cs of Entrepreneurship

Anind Ben Roy

Educationist & Legal Consultant

The Founder-Partner at Corporate Law Firm, Juriscardea, which operates out of Mumbai. An alumnus of the prestigious Government Law College Mumbai.
Anind is extremely fond of his role as Chief Mentor to the students at Abraham Memorial Higher Secondary School, a school started by his great grandfather in the year 1923. He is a passionate entrepreneur at heart, constantly tinkering with new ideas. Anind is the co-founder at “Play”, an outdoor-themed early learning center in Trivandrum, where children are encouraged to live in harmony with, learn from, and protect nature.

Krishnanunni J S

Innovation Advisor

A serial innovator and nationally recognised Atal Tinkering Lab mentor, Krishnanunni is an electronics, IoT and Robotics expert. He is the founder of Ivo Robotics which has created an array of products for India and Europe.

Dr. Vipin Gopan

Innovation Advisor

A senior faculty in Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Vipin is the founder of Kinesys Technologies which specialises in the manufacturing sector. An award winning engineering faculty with numerous international journal papers to his credit, Vipin has also made forays into the services sector.

Hemanth Joseph

Innovation Advisor

Internationally acclaimed cybersecurity expert, Hemanth Joseph has been recognised by all the major technological giants for his ethical hacking mastery. His prodigious prowess in data security gives him a ringside view of the emerging technology sectors as a consultant to the companies across the spectrum. Hemanth is himself a startup founder of and a community builder in the tech sector.

Deepu Sajeev

Program Coordinator

Deepu Sajeev has been heading Trinity’s acclaimed Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell over the last several years ensuring its consistent recognition by the Kerala Startup Mission as one of the top IEDCs in the state. Himself a startup founder with a couple of ventures and an experienced Mechanical Engineering faculty, Deepu is currently pursuing his PhD in Robotics.

As the Program Coordinator of T-Team, Deepu arranges the best possible learning experience and mentoring support for each batch of aspiring entrepreneurs.

Indu Praveen

Program Facilitator

Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, Indu Praveen has been meticulously organising and managing events and courses since her school days. With the T-Team as facilitator, Indu ensures that individual attention and timely clarifications are provided to all the stakeholders.


Program Associate

A graduate of Trinity College of Engineering where she served as the student leader of IEDC, BhadraPriya has been recognised by Kerala’s Young Innovators Program. She serves as project guide to school students in Science and Technology and supports the day to day management of T-Team.

Vinitha Joseph

Founder & MD, Bluepurple Management Consulting

Vinitha is passionate about coaching, mentoring and supporting start -ups and SME businesses through her expertise she has gathered over 20 years of experience in various fields of management. She is founder & managing director of Bluepurple Management Consulting, focused on enabling and value creation to any organization of any scale thriving to lead, change & grow.

In her career she had held leadership positions across IT, Telecom & Product companies in HR & Business Strategy, like Dun & Bradstreet, HCL Technologies, & RR Donnelley. She is also involved in multiple projects like ‘dare to dream’ for students who have limited access to information outside the community.