Viplav Valluri is an avid technology enthusiast and data-driven decisions expert. He has a Computer Science Engineering degree from VTU and holds an MBA from Babson College. He was a co-founder of Koffee Media, a Live Video Streaming startup and led the company for 6 years as Chief Executive Officer. He worked with McKinsey and Company at Waltham, MA as an External Consultant in designing their next generation Knowledge Management System. He also worked with 24×7 Systems as their Vice President and helped the company to penetrate US Department of Defense and US Department of Homeland Security. Viplav is one of the founders of Fastlane Information Technologies which is spearheading the AP Fiber Grid project.
Deepak Bhere is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. His graduate research is focused on testing novel cell-based therapies for Glioblastoma, an advanced brain tumor type. Deepak has over 10 years of research experience particularly in the field of oncology. He is particularly interested in developing and testing clinically translatable therapies for advanced tumors and is well versed with the process flow of a drug candidate from bench to bedside. Outside the academic space, Deepak is also actively involved with the National Brain Tumor Society and is a part SimplyJith Foundation.
Vishnu Paide is the Operations Lead at Helixa Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. He also co-founded an analytics firm and held multiple leadership roles in setup and operations of the company. Vishnu has over 6 years of experience in leading multidisciplinary teams ranging from 5 – 20 members. Having started his career initially as a Statistical programmer, he leaped through positions and emerged into a managerial role. Vishnu holds an MS Degree in Pharmaceutical Administration from Long Island University, NY. His interests lie in exploring and experiencing various cultures across the world and spending time with nature while trekking. He actively volunteers with various NGO organizations like street cause and being social which support various causes.
Pranav Reddy is a B.tech graduate and a Startup enthusiast. He is the Happiness Hero at Helixa Lifesciences Pvt Ltd, where he works closely with the operations and the sales team.