Our Team

Lemon Mentors

Deepak Menaria

Deepak is a passionate Creator, Executor and brings along multiple creations including Software Company, Social organization, Various Initiatives, programs, movies and process models. His avid love for experimentation and taking offbeat paths filled with ‘crazy’ ideas has been a visible colour in his self –made professional journey. His rich experience includes Managing Talent and People functions in IT industry. Before Lemon ideas, he has co-founded ONE Foundation and Lambent Technologies (Now GlobalLogic).

Nitin Gujarathi

Nitin has over two decades of experience in guiding & managing start-ups / established organizations in India and Asia Pacific region. Executed engagements in industry domains such as Insurance, Financial Services, Information Technology & Software Services, ITeS / Business Process Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure, PC Manufacturing, Media & Publishing, Consumer products & Retail.

Rajeev Roy

Rajeev Roy became an entrepreneur soon after completing his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad. He was an entrepreneur for nine years before he joined academics. His ventures include food processing, agriculture and knowledge process outsourcing.

Currently the Chief Gardener at the Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE), he taught entrepreneurship for over nine years and was a full time faculty member at Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB), IIM Raipur and Loyola University Maryland.

He has mentored several entrepreneurs and is on the advisory board of National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). He has been an advisor or a consultant to several governments and multi-lateral organizations on the development of entrepreneurship. Books authored by Dr. Roy are Entrepreneurship: Text and Cases. Oxford University Press, 2008, 2nd Ed. 2011and For-Profit Value Chains with Malcolm Harper & John Belt. Practical Action Publishing, UK 2014.

Sanjay Arora

Sanjay is the CEO of Shells Advertisements and 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. Shells Advertisements 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.

Praveen Kanda

Praveen is a passionate technology developer with 12+ years of experience 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 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.

Vivek Paliwal

Vivek Paliwal, Vivek is currently IT Operations Manager – Business Intelligence at GE Capital New York, USA. Vivek is a computer science engineer currently working at GE Capital and has around 15 years of experience in various industries. He worked as Datawarehouse specialist at XL Capital Ltd. He was also associated with other major industries such as Mascon Global Limited, ISC Software Consulting, XL Capital Ltd.

Vishal Arora

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.

Uday Wankawala | Mentor – Business Development

Uday Wankawala is actively engaged in Indian Start-up Eco-system as a Collaborator, facilitator & motivator. He is the Chief Business Evangelist (India) with Lemon Ideas Innovations Pvt. Ltd. & acts as a Mentor (Business Development & Go-To-Market strategies) to start-ups in the eco-system including unique initiative i.e. Lemon School of Entrepreneurship. 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. He is based in Mumbai & leads the business vertical. 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.

Dr. Prabodh | Chair – Self & Psychology

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.