Lemon Mentors

Synchronizing with LEMON philosophy of Experiential learning and “by the entrepreneurs and for the entrepreneurs, Lemon School has picked up best of the gems in its basket. These are “practicing educators” who have a solid hands on real life experience in their field of expertise over multiple decades. These experts would add the perfect blend of concepts, application and experience.

Deepak Menaria | Chief Idea Farmer

Deepak Menaria - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Deepak is a passionate Creator, Executor and brings along multiple creations. He is the Chief Idea Farmer at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE). He brings rich experience in talent management for DIY approach at Lemon School. His avid love for experimentation and taking offbeat paths filled with ‘crazy’ ideas has been a visible color in his self – made professional journey. His rich experience includes Managing Talent and People functions in IT industry. Before founding Lemon ideas, he co-founded Lambent Technologies (Now GlobalLogic). GlobalLogic investors made exit in 2013 with valuation of 420 million USD. He is founding volunteer with Youth based non-profit initiative ONE Foundation since 2011. He is diversely educated in Computer Engineering, Management and Psychology. He learned Creativity & Innovation from IIM Ahmedabad. Deepak firmly believes in change as mother of innovation and is on a mission Innovation by EveryONE! Deepak has mentored around 15+ startup ideas and 500+ talent-professionals as part of his personal interest in youth training and mentorship during 15+ years of rich experience. He loves Adventures, Driving, Music and Philanthropy.

Nitin Gujarathi | Chair - Technology

Nitin Gujarathi is Chair-Technology at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship.He has over two decades of experience in managing & guiding SMBs and Start-ups. He has played a pivotal role in establishing organizations in India and Asia Pacific region. Nitin has the credit of executing engagements in industry domains such as Insurance, Financial Services, Information Technology & Software Services, ITeS / Business Process Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure and PC Manufacturing. Nitin brings the technology leadership for Lemon entrepreneurs and start-up teams.

Nitin Gujarathi - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Prabodh | Chair - Self & Psychology

Dr. Prabodh - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Prabodh chairs the Self & Psychology faculty at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Prabodh is the Director of Institute of Psycho Management Studies. He is a Spiritual Psychotherapist and Founder President of the Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Nagpur. He had stints at the Reserve Bank of India as Consultant & Professional Counsellor and Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Bhavan’s College of Management and Department of Business Management as visiting Faculty. His vast experience and deeper understanding of human psyche would help lemon entrepreneurs discover themselves and get to the more awareness state.

Mukesh Ashar | Chair - Behaviour Science

Mukesh Ashar Chairs the Behavior Science faculty at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. Mr. Mukesh is an entrepreneur and international trainer (JCI certified) with experience in telecom & industrial supply domain for last 25 years. He is a mechanical engineer and attended international trainee fellow program from JCI, USA. His training career showcases many programs from motivational training, train the trainers to behavioral & presentation skills since last 20 years. His hard core entrepreneurship skills and experience for training youth in developing these skills makes him the most experience person with over 1500 training programs for youth across the. His dynamic personality acts as an “energy influenzer” for Lemon Entrepreneurs. He is founding member of Lemon School.

Mukesh Ashar - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Sanjay Arora | Chair - Entrepreneurial Marketing

Sanjay Arora - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Sanjay is CEO, Shells Advertising and Chairs the Entrepreneurial Marketing faculty at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. Shells advertising is a highly professional, full service Advertising Agency with a proven track record of over 25 years in leveraging its strategic and creative abilities to build strong brands. Sanjay is a specialist in Strategic Brand Communications, Creative Concept Development & Writing for Campaigns, Brochures, e-Brochures, Presentations, Websites etc. He is been faculty for Brand Management at IMT and at Department of Business Management with more than over 13 years of teaching experience. Sanjay has been part of founding team at Lemon School.

Dr. Rajeev Roy | Chief Gardener

Dr. Rajeev Roy is currently the Chief Gardener at Lemon School. He is a part of the founding team at Lemon. He is a Post graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has trained over 500 entrepreneurship educators on methodology and content in various countries including India. He is an entrepreneur and academician with rich teaching experience on entrepreneurship at premier institutions including IIM’s. Dr. Roy was professor with IIM Raipur and has taught Entrepreneurship for last 8 years. He was also Faculty for entrepreneurship and International Management at Loyola University, Baltimore and comes with years of experience in various fields. Prior to joining Loyola University, he was working as Associate Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. He has written a book on Entrepreneurship published by Oxford University press and has been adopted by over 300 colleges and Universities. He received the Romesh Wadhwani fellowship for teaching entrepreneurship in 2009 and has been involved in entrepreneurship development in Oman Turkey Chile and USA. He founded Niladri Enterprises, Bhubaneswar before moving to academics for larger contribution as trainer and mentor.

Dr. Rajeev Roy - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Vishal Arora | Mentor - Raising Funds

Vishal has been a software engineer/consultant with Microsoft, Symantec, Accenture, and Avanade, where his roles included enterprise product and services strategy, design and delivery, product and portfolio management, and global technology management, and he mentors startup accelerators and incubators throughout the United States and India. He also leads Kellogg Entrepreneurs Organization, Los Angeles Chapter. He is a founder of both Netvega Solutions, an IT services firm focused on providing services and solutions for small to mid-market companies, and VDOSH, an investment and advisory firm focused on growing technology startups in the early stages of their development.

Prof. Jeyavelu | Chair - Innovation

S. Jeyavelu, a Fellow of IIM-A, is an Organization & Leadership Consultant. He is currently an adjunct professor at IIM (K) and has many published papers and cases to his credit. Thanks to his rich experience across all types of organizations, he has designed and delivered programs on varied issues including innovation, creativity for competitive advantage, managerial creativity, interpersonal skills and team building, organizational change & transformation and leadership. Various organizations have been consulting him on training interventions, survey feedback, restructuring, as well as writing cases. Jeyavelu chairs the Innovation faculty at Lemon.

Prof. Jeyavelu - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Paul D’Souza | Mentor-Entrepreneurship Foundation

Paul D’Souza - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Paul D’Souza is an entrepreneur based in Hong Kong with markets in Europe and UK. He is a manager by training and profession but an educator by passion. This passion got him involved in UNESCO APEID educational conferences and also got an opportunity to conduct a workshop in Bangkok for UNESCO EE-NET meet on entrepreneurship for educational leaders. He is liaising with the entrepreneurship development cell under the Ministry of Trade and Commerce of the Sri Lankan Government to make entrepreneurship a mass movement at university campuses and was invited to various universities around Sri Lanka to conduct entrepreneurship awareness programs for undergraduates.He is the Director of ASMAC Philippines charged with international affairs and publications. He is a founding member of iTReeeeS (Techonology and Research in Education and Environment through Entrepreneurship for the Empowerment of Society), Goa, an entrepreneurship consultant to CREST (Centre for Research and Excellence between Society and Technology), Goa and on the advisory panel of IDRA (Institute for Development, Research and Alternatives. Recently, he got an invitation from SEAMEO (South East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation), a training arm of the Malaysian Government, to conduct workshops and create modules to incorporate entrepreneurship ethos in science education in secondary schools to be used in school curricular transactions. His personal motto is: Quality is a state of mind and entrepreneurship is innovation on wheels cannot stop!

Sourav Mukerji | Chair - Outbound Program

Sourav is Chair-Outbound Program at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. He is a fun loving person who likes to work 7 days a month. Mr. Sourav is a seasoned entrepreneur in media and entertainment with two decades of experience. His early entrances in the field of entrepreneurship made him learn many new things and travel different ways to find solutions and achieve success. Sourav is founding member for Lemon School.He is very fond of gadgets and cars. He is a well-connected and jovial personality with high degree of vibrancy & fun.

Sourav Mukerji - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Vijay Pereira | Chair - Global Exposure

Dr. Vijay Pereira, PhD, chairs the Global Exposure faculty at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. He is an Associate Professor of International and Strategic HRM and holds the position of Leader in Knowledge Services (Human Capital Development) in the Organisation Studies and HRM group at the Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK. He holds six academic qualifications, and has published in several leading journals such as HRM, the Journal of World Business, International Studies of Management & Organization, Culture & Organisation, International Journal of Indian Culture & Business Administration, etc. He is the Area/Associate Editor (OB/HRM) of the Journal of Asia Business Studies (JABS).

Prof. Naga Prakasham | Mentor - Social Entrepreneurship

Prof Nagaraja Prakasam, (a.k.a. Naga) is  Founder Chairman of Native Angel Network (NAN) and member of Indian Angel Network (IAN). He has been mentoring various Incubation Centres across premier Colleges & Institutes.At Lemon he would be mentoring the startups in social cause,he is renowned personality in Indian Start-up ecosystem with a passion for social and agriculture bases sustainable growth . Naga  is one of the most renowned Angel Investor, Mentor, Fund Adviser in India with a keen eye on investing and working with early age start-ups. He is Mentor in Residence at IIM Bangalore Incubator (NSRCEL). He is part of many startup ventures including Uniphore, GoCoop, Saahas Zero Waste, Fresh World, Happy hens farm, SP Robotic works and many more.

Praveen Kanda - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Praveen Kanda | Mentor - Technology

Praveen is the technology mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. He is a passionate technology developer with 15+ years of work in mobile software development. He has witnessed the evolution of mobile technology since last decade and has been part of the transformation and changes in mobile space. He is Co-founder & VP (Engineering) with XYMOB and has previously worked with leading product development companies like Autodesk, GlobalLogic and Lambent. Pioneer in developing location platforms for wireless operators in Asia and North America.  Praveen is part of founding team at Lemon School.

Poonam Menaria | Mentor - Self Awareness

Poonam Menaria is a Self-Awareness mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. She is a professional in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy with specialization in Career, Relationship, Personal Counseling, Facilitation and Training. She is Director with Lighthouse People Services. Poonam is M.S. in Psychotherapy and Counseling, M.Sc. in counseling psychology, Master NLP Practitioner, USA, Advance TA practitioner and member of SAATA. She is keenly on experiential learning path with various Self learning processes and techniques that includes Vipassana Meditation, Spiritual Life Integration, Family Constellation workshop, certificate course in Yoga, Deepak Chopra Center meditation challenge, Gestalt processes and journey continues. Her experience with youth and understanding their mind-set makes her the right person for this program to help student Self-discover themselves and bring the right career alignment.

Poonam Menaria - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal | Mentor - Consumer Insights and Trends

Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Dr.Uniyal is the founding faculty member at IIM Kashipur where he was also the first Chairperson of Placements and Corporate relations. In the past he was the founding Dean of Jindal Global Business School, O P Jindal Global University and founding Head of Department at SP Jain Global School of Management, Dubai. In a career spanning 15 years he served as faculty member with MICA and SPJIMR, Mumbai where he taught marketing area subjects.  The Govt. of India nominated him as National expert in Retailing in Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo. He is also the Co-author of bestselling text book  “Managing Retailing”, published by Oxford University Press. He has taught at all the premier business schools in India, Middle East, South East Asia and New Zealand. He ran two incubators and funded two businesses at different business schools and mentored many entrepreneurs among his participants. His rich experience in teaching at premier institutions makes him apt to mentor Lemon Entrepreneurs on consumer Insights and Trends.

Chet Jain | Mentor - Crowd Sourcing

Chet Jain is an entrepreneur with infectious passion for whatever he does. Crowdera is his current startup and he believe it stands a chance of being a dominant leader in social good crowdfunding space, with it’s unique spin on free platform. He has also founded multiple large meet up groups (NoPay Startups & The Vegetarians) with over 1000 people in memberships.

Chet Jain - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Abhijeet Kumar | Fund Mentor

Abhijeet Kumar - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Abhijeet Kumar is the fund mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. Armed with a B.Tech from IIT Mumbai, Abhijeet worked with Deloitte Consulting as an Associate Consultant before moving on to start his own company, Pronto Infotech, in the ITES space. He is co-founder of Ah ! Ventures which is instrumental in supporting start-ups for their funding needs.  He has worked with numerous clients across industries and in various functional domains including Tax, Retail, HR, E-Commerce, Web, Supply Chain, Technology, Banking and others. Having consulted in both business and technical capacities and with the extensive experience working directly and indirectly for various functional domains, Abhijeet has the ability to evaluate ventures across the board and help entrepreneurs with intelligent cost planning through optimization of systems, processes and networks, as well as creating and achieving targets.

Uday Wankawala | Business Consultant for Business growth and expansion

Uday Wankawala is actively engaged in Indian Start-up Eco-system as a Collaborator, facilitator & motivator. He is the Business Consultant for business growth and expansion with Lemon Ideas. He has worked with a leading early-stage social entrepreneurship incubator for a year & was with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN- Wadhwani Foundation) from 2010-15 wherein he was the program lead- Innovation and consulting academic Institutions to set up robust entrepreneurship soft Infrastructure.Uday holds a Post-Graduate degree in Management from Mumbai University & is passionate about travelling and exploring new cultures and places. His other interest areas are Research, Publication & experiential pedagogy which can help in creating start-ups.

Uday Wankawala - Mentor at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship