EQUATORIUS ENTREPRENEUR
SUMMIT 2018

The team at Equatorius would like to thank
Aparajit Bhandarkar, Agastya Samat, ISME and DICE FinTech Ace,
India’s largest FinTech accelerator for hosting
the 2018 Equatorius Entrepreneur Summit in Mumbai.

Mumbai, Maharashtra

THE DICE FINTECH ACE PROGRAM IS BASED ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF DESIGN, INNOVATION & CREATIVITY LED ENTREPRENEURSHIP (DICE). IT PROVIDES A LAUNCHPAD TO FINTECH START-UPS THAT OFFER SCALABLE AND ADAPTABLE SOLUTIONS WHICH CAN BE USED FOR TRADITIONAL FINANCIAL FIRMS AS WELL.

We are proud and honored to have been your partner for the Equatorius Entrepreneur Summit. Thank you!

SPEAKERS

Entrepreneurs, meet experts; experts, meet entrepreneurs.

At Equatorius, we believe that “sharing what you know” is the next frontier in business relationships and in philanthropy.

It’s revolutionary in that it democratizes what used to be the preserve of only the very wealthy and it enables people whose wealth is knowledge to effectuate real, measurable change in the world by just by sharing what they know.

FEMI OKE

MR. S V R SRINIVAS

J. EDUARDO CORSO

MANJEET KRIPALANI

JIM SEYMOUR

RAJESH SEHGAL

CHANDNI JAFRI

ATUL KHATAVKAR

APARAJIT BHANDARKAR

SHASHANK RANDEV

STEVEN REINGOLD

LAURENT ROTROFF

FEMI OKE

Oke is an award-winning international journalist, broadcaster and Co-Founder of the diverse moderators bureau “Moderate The Panel.” Oke’s reporting has been recognized by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Communications Agency and InterAction. Since the 1980s, she has worked for BBC television and radio, Sky TV, all the U.K. terrestrial television networks, CNN, Al Jazeera and U.S. public radio. As a professional moderator, Oke has presided over world class events including European Development Days for the European Commission, NBA Africa Celebratory Luncheon for the US National Basketball Association, and the historic Barbershop Conference at the United Nations Headquarters. Born in London to Nigerian parents and based in Washington DC, Femi Oke is a proud daughter of the African diaspora.  She will be presenting via video segment.

MR. S V R SRINIVAS

Srinivas is the Principal Secretary of Information Technology and Chairman of the State IT Corporation. He has been one of the instrumental proponents of initiatives to develop Maharashtra as the FinTech capital of India. He has advanced Maharashtra’s efforts to create an entire ecosystem designed to help the FinTech industry in India flourish. Passionate about the urban sector (particularly infrastructure), he has headed multi-sectoral teams of engineers, planners, architects, consultants and IT experts. With more than a decade of experience in the urban sector at civic leadership levels, he loves taking up challenging assignments and feels a sense of fulfillment as millions of Mumbai residents benefit from these projects every week.

J. EDUARDO CORSO (MD, FACS)

Corso is the Chief Vascular Surgeon at Fairview and Avon Hospitals in Ohio, at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic is an international hospital known for its innovations, consistently ranked as a leading hospital in the United States (#1 in cardiovascular/surgery), and amongst the best in the world. It is also one of the only physician-run clinics in the United States. As such, Corso is involved in the running of the institution as a business, as well as being a surgeon. In addition, he’s an expert in executive leadership and has expertise relevant for entrepreneurs in the bio-medical field.

MANJEET KRIPALANI

Kripalani is the Co-Founder of Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, and acts as the executive director of the institution. Prior to the founding of Gateway House, Kripalani was India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine from 1996 to 2009. During her extensive career in journalism (Businessweek, Worth and Forbes magazines, New York), she has won several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, Overseas Press Club and Daniel Pearl Awards. Kripalani was the 2006-07 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, which inspired her to found Gateway House.

JIM SEYMOUR

Seymour has over 43 years of investment experience in international and emerging markets through 18 years at Bankers Trust living and working in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Latin America; 13 years at Commonfund Capital managing international/emerging markets private equity funds of funds; 4 years at EMP Global, a Washington based emerging markets private equity firm; and since 2010, with Pontefract Global Strategies, LLC (PGS). PGS advises private equity and social impact investment firms in frontier emerging markets on global best practices. Seymour has served on 18 international, emerging market, and domestic private equity fund advisory boards and was the first chairman of the Advisory Council of EMPEA.

RAJESH SEHGAL

A Wharton alumni, Rajesh has earlier obtained a management degree from XLRI specialising in Finance and Marketing. He is a CFA charter holder and has earned a post graduate diploma in securities law. Today, Rajesh is the Managing Partner of Equanimity Investments, after having made 22 angel investments since 2007 and having had a ringside view of the overall startup ecosystem over the past decade. Rajesh is an active member of Mumbai Angels and is also the Founding and current Chair of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum, a global forum. He is an active TiE Charter Member and is the Co-Chair of the FinTech Special Interest Group at TiE Mumbai.

CHANDNI JAFRI

Jafri is the consultant to and former CEO of Mumbai Angels. She is a triple bottomline advocate, startup evangelist, advisor, mentor, Business Head and theatre producer and actor. With an MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai, the key mandate in her two decade professional experience has been to kick start projects/divisions/startup media enterprises. Her core skill areas are business strategy, sales, marketing, research and brand building. She has been part of the founding team and the Business Head of the VCCircle Network, VJive Networks, Gettyimages India, Web 18, CNBC-TV18 and Madison World. As a member of Indo-Canadian Business Chamber, her mandate is to focus on mutually beneficial trade, investment and alliance opportunities in the Indo-Canada corridor. She founded Sound & Light Social Ventures in 2013, which is a CSR advisory, fundraising, media and ecommerce platform focussed on the Indian social sector.

ATUL KHATAVKAR

Khatavkar heads the global Cyber Security (Cyber-i) practice at AGC Networks. Prior to joining AGC, he was the founder and CEO of an IT services company based out of India and US for over ten years. Khatavkar is an industry veteran and thought leader in the security domain. He is involved in interacting with senior business and IT professional across the industry and leads business units such as IT strategy consulting, application development, IT infrastructure, information security and governance, risk and compliance (GRC). Khatavkar holds certifications of CGEIT, CRISC, C-CISO, CISA and CDCP in addition to being a lead auditor for ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and ISO 20000. He has been instrumental in driving the managed security services partnership with Intel Security at a global level for AGC Networks. He has designed and built one of the largest security operations centre in the APAC region delivered on Intel Security platform and serving enterprise clients across critical infrastructure, e-commerce and mobile payment, manufacturing, BFSI and other verticals. Khatavkar has played an important role in setting up the ISMS and QMS framework and in achieving ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certifications at AGC Networks. He is a Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) with experience of building TIA compliant data centre. Khatavkar specializes in Cloud based managed security services, large scale IT transformation projects, IT governance, risk and compliance consulting.

APARAJIT BHANDARKAR

Aparajit Bhandarkar received a merit rank from the Institute of Chartered Accountancy in India and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. While at New York University, he was awarded the Glucksman Fellowship, a highly sought after opportunity to research financial markets under professor guidance. After graduating, Mr. Bhandarkar worked for almost a decade at Yes Bank, eventually becoming a President in the Investment Banking division. In 2015, his career took a turn towards financial technology as he joined the proposed Jio Payments Bank as the strategy head. Mr. Bhandarkar left the position a year later to lead DICE FinTech ACE, a leading BFSI-focused accelerator based in Mumbai. His main passion is in the opportunity financial technology presents as an enabler for democratizing access to banking, insurance and other financial services. In his free hours, Mr. Bhandarkar likes to sail in the Mumbai breeze

SHASHANK RANDEV

Shashank brings entrepreneurial and investment understanding with 10+ years of cross functional experience. He has worked with large companies, a startup (acquired by a Fortune 500 Company) and an early stage fund investing in technology enabled startups. Additionally, he is a member of Executive Committee at People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PIOCCI), working with reputed Indian diaspora entrepreneurs, investors and associations across the globe. Previously, Shashank was the founding member and Vice President of VCCEdge, the data platform by VCCircle. He led revenue, product development and growth initiatives for close to seven years at VCCEdge. VCCircle was acquired by News Corporation in 2015 where he served as business head for the division until 2016. He has also worked with NIIT Ltd. and Zensar Technologies Ltd. Shashank holds an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Engineering from Nagpur University and an MBA from International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi.

STEVEN REINGOLD

Reingold is the Co-Founder of Equatorius.  He is also a US attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and New Jersey.  He is a Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, a large full-service law firm with offices throughout the United States.  Reingold handles a broad array of commercial litigation, business bankruptcy, and bankruptcy litigation matters for clients throughout the US and internationally. His litigation experience includes participating as lead counsel or co-counsel in complex commercial and bankruptcy-related disputes resolved through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial. In his corporate bankruptcy practice, he represents debtors, official creditors’ committees, trustees, creditors, and other interested parties in insolvency proceedings involving companies of varying sizes and industries.  Given the depth of his experience, he has a thorough understanding of what it takes for a business, from an early-stage startup to a billion-dollar corporation, to succeed.

LAURENT ROTROFF

Rotroff is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Equatorius.  Rotroff is an attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts.  She has a background in international law, having worked with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda formed under the United Nations, by providing an advisory memorandum on an issue of international law on genocide that was relied upon by the Tribunal to convict multiple war criminals, as well as having been involved in cases before the World Trade Organization.  Rotroff also has a background in finance, with the Global Corporate Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was involved in leveraged capital markets syndication, with a specialization in international transactions, corporate aircraft deals, energy, healthcare and government transactions.  Rotroff moved on to form Equatorius as a means of bringing her international and business expertise together in a way that could encourage global connections and facilitate innovation and development in emerging markets.

MUMBAI SUMMIT 2018
Promo Video

Our video is presented by Femi Oke. Femi’s reporting has been recognized by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Communications Agency and InterAction. Since the 1980s, she has worked for BBC television and radio, Sky TV, all the U.K. terrestrial television networks, CNN, Al Jazeera and U.S. public radio.

OUR TEAM

The team at Equatorius is very excited about India’s potential as a world-class hub of innovation. As such, we specifically designed Equatorius to offer a pipeline of connections and resources to India’s startup ecosystem. We aim to promote India’s ascent as a premier generator of ideas and innovation by encouraging international connections and strengthening Indian-North American business alliances. Our objective is to create an environment (both online and though in-person curated matches) for India’s dynamic entrepreneur community to connect with the deep knowledge, expertise, capital and resources of the US/Canadian business community, thereby benefiting both. In furtherance of establishing and strengthening connections between the US/Canadian business and investor community and the Indian startup/SME communities.

LAURENT ROTROFF
Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder

STEVEN REINGOLD
Co-Founder

MARCO BARBOSA
Chief Technology Officer

ALESSANDRA HORTON
Director of Marketing

KIRAN REDDY AVUTHU
Managing Director | Equatorius India

PUNEET ACHARYA
Managing Director | Equatorius India

AHILYA MEHTA
Director of Business Development

ENTREPRENEUR

SUMMIT 2018

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At Equatorius, we provide a way for entrepreneurs to make connections with high-level businesspeople, CEOs, investors and successful entrepreneurs interested in sharing their knowledge, opening up their network, and assisting them in their venture. By leveraging these professionals’ intellect, experience and connections, entrepreneurs could have the advantage that enables them to achieve their dreams and pioneer technological advancements for the benefit of humanity.

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