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.
Veda is an inquisitive and analytical person. Currently he is pursuing post-graduation in management from IIM Visakhapatnam batch of 2022.
He is working as a consultant in Business development & digital marketing at IIMV FIELD, where he designed the organization's short-term & long-term business strategies, prepared a comprehensive dossier for the incubator operations, including revenue generation opportunities, planned weekly events, and improved networking between E-cells, incubators & institutions.
He is also the Senior Fund Manager of Sunrise Investment Fund at IIM Visakhapatnam where he is responsible for establishing and operating the society from scratch. His core competencies are in the areas of marketing, Finance & Investments. During his MBA, he has worked on various projects such as making business plans for micro-enterprise aspirants, Identifying factors affecting loyalty towards OTT platform, Strategizing a new product development related to improving the customer experience and engagement in the hospitality sector, financial markets experience program, Comprehensive analysis of financial performance of companies etc.
He enjoys trading & keeping track of the stock market news & playing badminton.
Bhaskara Srinivas Prata has 32+ years of experience and wide range of expertise in delivering innovative, results focused, and financially sound solutions to business challenges. As the Founder & CEO of Srisriagribiolabs, He established enterprises which are socially useful, ecologically sustainable, financially profitable, in the twin sectors of Sustainable agriculture and green energy. With a mission of harnessing biotechnology for rural prosperity, he worked across the value chain from raw material aggregation from forest communities, farmer groups, value add processing up to the retail sales & end consumer. He created and helped forge large teams in running these businesses across functional areas in diverse geographies.
He is a culturally intelligent professional with experience in working with and attuned to the values, beliefs, and attitudes of people from different races and ethnicities across geographies; He is also imbibed with an energetic, collaborative, and empowering management style to embrace and reinforce organizational values across multi-ethnic clients, stakeholders, and authorities. He has been Instrumental in implementing key endeavors in poverty elimination and skill-based quality projects in rural livelihood generation across handicrafts, handloom, micro enterprise, micro finance, value-added on-farm processing based on biotechnology & other micro- high technology options.
At IIMV-FIELD, the Incubation and Startup Hub of IIM Visakhapatnam, He is working with Early-stage startups as a Resident Mentor along with scaling up the business activities of the Center through active fundraising efforts.
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)
Nimmy is an ambitious, reliable and a compassionate person. She is currently pursuing Post-graduation in Management from IIM Visakhapatnam and is a commerce graduate.
She is enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and is helping IIMVFIELD, the incubation & Startup hub of IIM Visakhapatnam grow in Digital Media. As a consultant, she collaborates, creates, and publishes content in the social media handles of IIMV FIELD. She is also a representative in the student led body - Alumni Committee of IIM Visakhapatnam and works to strengthen the relationships between the Alumni, Current Students & Faculty of the Institute. An active listener, her core competencies are in Digital Marketing, persuasion and negotiations, Business Communications & Teamwork.
Before joining IIM Visakhapatnam, she worked in Conduent and was responsible for timely processing of credit invoices for US-based clients in SAP platform and tracking workflows for smooth functioning of work. She loves Volunteering and worked with Theruvoram NGO for a year; for the rescue and rehabilitation of 100+ street people, trained new volunteers, handled donations, managed the organization in absence of founder, and helped in blogging activities. She is also very active in Quora platform and diligently responds to queries related to CAT Exam preparation.
She has interests in travelling, Acting and is sincerely committed to her responsibilities.
Education: PGP2021 -23 (IIM Visakhapatnam), Bcom, Mar Ivanios College, Kerala
Nilankus is an enthusiastic, persistent, and analytical person. Currently, he is pursuing post-graduation in management from IIM Visakhapatnam batch of 2023.
He is working as a consultant in Business Development at IIMVFIELD, where he is designated to connect the service providers to give more privileges to the start-ups in the incubation centre. He planned to make strategies for revenue generation, promotion for better engagement, and onboarding mentors and industry experts who can help the start-ups to share their expertise in their respective fields.
He already has 2.5+ years of corporate experience in the analytics field, where he developed one end-to-end solution which helps any organization filter out concerning customers details. In this MBA journey, he also worked for one organization where he helped them to capture the market in Vietnam and Thailand. He is also the IT & Analytics club coordinator at IIM Visakhapatnam. He helped the students to engage in different analytics workshops and increase the social media outreach by at least 40%.
He loves to track all the trending news and new technologies and play table tennis and chess.
Education: PGP2021-23 (IIM Visakhapatnam), B.Tech (Techno India, Salt Lake, ECE)