Mr. Harshal Shah
CEO, AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre
Harshal is currently the CEO of AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre. He is a Lawyer and Chartered Accountant by training. He has pursued his maters in law (L.L.M.) from Harvard Law School and his legal education from Government Law College (Mumbai). He is a member of the New York State Bar Association (United States). Under his leadership the Centre, in a very short time span has incubated over 50 start-ups and has created over 500 jobs and has received various accolades in the Mumbai start up space.
Harshal is an entrepreneur himself and is also the Co-Founder of Awarathon, a start up which has created a first-of-its-kind AI enabled cloud platform, which helps organisation in measuring and enhancing the effectiveness of their sales team. By spending just 5 minutes, the Organisation can get their sales team’s competencies mapped for corrective actions (training, counselling, mentoring, etc.).
He is also the Mentor, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, one of India’s premier private law institute founded under the NMIMS banner. Under his mentorship, the Law School, has been recognised for introducing contemporary and interdisciplinary courses as part of its curriculum. The Law School now has opened campuses in 5 cities across India.
Prior to joining AIC – NMIMS, Prateek worked as Incubation Manager at JITO Incubation & Innovation Foundation (JIIF), Mumbai. Prior to this he worked as Asst. Manager – Business & Operations at Amplifi Business Incubation Services in Bengaluru & Mumbai; after Marketing Research experience at Britannia Industries Ltd, New Delhi.In his last stint (at JIIF), he managed 30 Startups and is hands on in charting out marketing / business strategies. Prior to that (at Amplifi), he single handedly managed the overall business and operations of the company & managed 16 startups in India & 4startups in Hong Kong.
Mr. Prateek Jain
Manager, AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre
Ms. Poonam Soni
Marketing Manager, AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre
Poonam is currently working as a Marketing manager for AIC-NMIMS. She has a core experience of Brand management and advertising of 10 years and have worked as a brand manager for companies like Mother Dairy (handling Fresh and Frozen Category), Wockhardt (handling Protinex Brand Portfolio) and Inbisco (Handled chocolate and confectionery category for brands like Kopiko and Choki Choki).
She had done her MBA in marketing and hold a diploma degree in food and nutrition. She is very passionate to seek challenging assignment in Branding and Marketing.
Veena coordinates the day-to-day administrative and logistical requirements of the AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre. She holds a B.Com from R.A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Matunga Mumbai University,
Prior to joining AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre she has worked in various administrative capacities that include Junior Officer Accounts in Sharepro Services, Mumbai, as Accounts Executive in Wholesale Warehousing (India) Ltd. Mumbai, as Secretary in Bureau Veritas, Qatar and as Secretary in Dragomar International, Qatar.
Her last job was as a Front Office Manager in ASAPP Info Global Services Pvt. Ltd. – Mumbai
Ms. Veena Hejmadi
Coordinator, AIC-NMIMS Incubation Centre