Industry Mentors

NVD and LBA Team

New Venture Development and Local Business Accelerator

LBA refers to Local Business Accelerator is the process of creating and growing new businesses to improve the local economy and community. It focuses on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and creating a supportive ecosystem.


NVD New venture development involves identifying a business opportunity, conducting market research, developing a business plan, securing funding, and implementing the plan to launch the new venture.

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 Hosted By: - Dr. Sachin Modgil Associate Professor – Operations Management IMI Kolkata.

Dr. Rahul Kapoor Assistant Professor- Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.



Date of the Event: - 18th March 2023.

Time of the Event: - 9AM TO 2 PM.

Participants:- 213 Students participants with 25 faculty mentors.


Anirban Sanyal 

Anirban Sanyal is described as a highly experienced and accomplished supply chain and logistics professional with over 25 years of cross-functional experience in various industries. He has a strong command over the entire portfolio of supply chain management, warehousing, logistics, import/export, S&OP, electronic data processing and analysing, ERP, MIS reporting, project management, maintenance, and general administration. He has exceptional communication, relationship-building, and interpersonal skills, with strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Rajesh Goyal 

Rajesh Goyal is a successful entrepreneur from Kolkata, India. He has also been a charter member of Tie Kolkata and a startup enthusiast and angel investor at iGarageVentures.  He is the founder and CEO of two companies, Worknests and DigitalSherpa.

Arvind Kushwahat

Arvind Kushwahat is a Co-Founder of Delivery Pigeon, a self-employed venture based in Kolkata, India, and works as a Project Head at CESC LTD.

Prior to this, they have held senior managerial positions in various companies, including Bhushan Power & Steel Limited, Monnet Power Ltd., and Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited.

Gautam Saraswat 

Gautam Saraswat is a marketing and communications leader with over 16 years of experience in various fields. He is also committed to creating brand heart and go-to-market strategies that align with a company's purpose and values. As a mission-oriented marketing and communications leader, he is always looking for potential marketing opportunities to make a positive impact.

Arijit Bhattacharya 

Arijit Bhattacharya is a highly accomplished entrepreneur with a diverse range of expertise in technology, finance, art, sustainable development, and more. He is also a celebrated speaker and influencer, TEDx speaker, and consultant to organizations such as the Asian Development Bank. His specialties include entrepreneurship, fund-raising, technology solutions, innovation management, and more. He worked in several industries, including game development, VR, AI, banking and finance, and education.

Sandeep Pratap 

Sandeep Pratap is a sourcing and supply chain leader with over 16 years of experience in procurement. Sandeep is currently pursuing his PhD in procurement and supply chain management from NITIE. He has a special interest in digital procurement, master data management for effective procurement, sourcing and spend visibility, and designing and implementing systems and processes in the realm of source to pay and supply chain management. Sandeep worked with L&T around nuclear project management, handling engineering, procurement, planning, and execution from 2004 to 2006.