Harsha Vikas Dhanalakota is a calm and composed person from India. He is a Postgraduate in Management from IIM Bangalore and a Mechanical Engineer from NIT Warangal.
Currently, he is working as a Resident Mentor with early-stage start-ups to solve their business challenges and to develop their business models at the IIM Visakhapatnam Incubation Center. His core competencies are in the areas of Business Model Development, Operations Strategy & Management, Marketing Research, Business Communications and Project Management. He is also scaling up the business of IIMV FIELD (where he is the first employee on the roll) by handling the incubator operations & strategy, programs, business development, Digital Media, Strategic Partnerships and Mentoring Activities.
He worked for companies such as Hero MotoCorp (in one of their fastest motorcycle manufacturing plant), Amazon (in their worldwide operations customer service teams) and in a startup AskmeBazaar (in their business development and operations team). He also did a special project on fire safety at IIT Delhi. He is the founder and Director of 24MIXEDFRUITS CCD Consulting LLP, a DPIIT recognized Consultancy Startup in Education Industry and Coaching Sector with a mission of developing entrepreneurial mindset & improving emotional intelligence in students (age 11-15) of Visakhapatnam.
Prior to working in private companies, he tried to get into Intelligence Bureau of India but could not succeed. He has life skills & capabilities and likes to utilize his Available Time of 24 hours in a day and have fun. He enjoys designing photographs and gaming.
Durga Devi K is currently working as a junior associate (admin & allied) with IIMV-FIELD. Her responsibilities include documentation, coordinating mentoring sessions, implementation of startup-related activities and coordinating with startups and the higher-ups. Prior to this, she worked as a mathematics faculty at various levels, including teaching the PG students. She pursued her post-graduation in mathematics from Andhra University.
Sravya Vasireddy is always passionate about associating with Start-ups and the entrepreneurial culture. At IIMV-FIELD, she handles incubation and program activities along with building strategic partnerships.
After her post graduation from Central Michigan University in MBA, she worked at the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation, to find the Employability Skill Index in Andhra Pradesh.
Sravya was a part of the core team in establishing Venture Development Centre at GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam. She assisted in developing course material to train faculty members, research scholars and students along with mentoring them. She led various projects such as creating entrepreneurial awareness in school children (in collaboration with Oakridge International School), helping local women entrepreneurs in finding the pain points in their businesses (in collaboration with Vizagapatnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)), helping the women entrepreneurs in Maharashtra and Gujarat on how to increase their sales and revenue (in collaboration with Kasturi (an initiative of Tata Chemical Society for Research and Development) and teaching life skills to students (in collaboration with Naandi Foundation).
Sravya interests are doodling, organizing events and recycling of kitchen wet waste into organic manure
Education: MBA (Central Michigan University, USA), B.Tech (JNTU Kakinada)