About Us

Ground Zero for starting up

NSRCEL offers you the ability to niche down and get specific- be it ventures for profit or social causes, particular industries or special entrepreneurship programmes for women and student entrepreneurs, we have it all!

Head over to the faculty section to understand the expertise our team can offer you.

About us


Our Focus Areas

NSRCEL embodies the entrepreneurial spirit in India. Over the years, we have curated programs that attempt to reach every niche of the business ecosystem.


Emerging Businesses

Women and student entrepreneurship

Our Story

Founded in 1973, IIM Bangalore is known to be one of India’s best business schools. Facilitating a 100 acre campus in the Garden City of India, the institute creates a playground for the nation’s brightest innovators and problem solvers.

NSRCEL is IIM Bangalore’s flagship business incubator that is a non-profit institution purely focused on aiding creators and funding startups in their journey. With nearly 2813 ventures incubated that exceed $7.37 Billion in combined value, there’s nothing stopping you from embarking on your entrepreneurial path. 

We build bigger and do it better. NSRCEL shows you that the impossible is just a benchmark!

Our Team

Investment Committee

Suresh Bhagavatula

Professor – Entrepreneurship,
IIM Bangalore

Rajiv Sawhney

Ex-COO, NSRCEL, with extensive experience in leadership roles in telecom and consumer goods and services industries

Malavika R Harita

Founder and CEO, Brand Circle

Mohan Sundaram

CEO, ARTILAB Foundation President, Disability NGOs Alliance Trustee and Board Member, APD Bangalore

Nagaraja Prakasam

Angel Investor, Startup Mentor, Fund Advisor

Dr Archana Pillai

Director – Social Impact Advisory, Social Audit Network, India

Vasudev Avadhani

Independent Consultant Ex- VP (Defense), Tata Advanced Materials Ltd

Sanjay Sharma

Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor


Consultant Director, Trusted Shares and Investments Ltd

Sathish Pathakota

Director, Viscadia

Mini Muralidhar

Ex-VP Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd

Sukumar Rangachari

Business Mentor Director, PointCross.Com Pvt Ltd, Cognisite Technologies Pvt Ltd and Ace Components & Electronics Pvt Ltd

Gopal Rao Addanki

Consultant VC and Member of the Board of Advisors, United Efforts

Tamanna Gupta

Founder and Director, Umanshi Marketing & Branding Pvt Ltd

Dilip Mehta

Consultant Ex-Managing Director, HMV SaReGaMa India Ltd

Venkatesh Hulikal

Technology and Strategy Advisor

Anand Iyer

Founder and Coach, AltParadigms

Prapulla Sandeep

Consultant Ex-Director, SBU Head, Cognizant

Suman Sasmal

Ex-VP and Head of Delivery, Infosys

Prashant K Goyal

General Partner and COO, Forum Synergies

Abhiram Katta

VC and Director, Endiya Partners

Viivevk Verma

ICF – Professional Certified Coach PCC, Founder – Upsurge Global & Venture Partner – Venture Catalysts

Aarti B Iyer

Marketing and Business Strategist Co-Founder, M2 Games

Randhir Mishra

Digital Transformation Evangelist, Digital Learning Design Expert & Professional Performance Coach

Vivek Srinivasan

Founder, Gradior Consulting. Family Businesses and SMEs Consultant

Alok Agarwal

Managing Partner, The Growth Labs Board Member, Prasar Bharti

Sanjeev Ahuja

Angle Investor Founder, MissingBridge

Divay Pranav

Director, Policy and Infrastructure Partnerships, Yulu

Mridul Mehta

Partner, Centrum Capital Limited

Rahul Bhambry

Ex- Johnson & Johnson

Dharmender Khanna

Angel Investor EX-VP, SSIPL Retail LTD

Dinkar Arora

Independent Consultant, Product, Strategy and Business Development

Rajbir Singh

Founder and Consulting Partner, Value Centria

Harsha Mutt

Independent Consultant Ex-Head of Solution – Financial Servies, HCL Technology

Kalpana Desigan

Head of Product – Business Operations, Postman

Suryanarayanan A

Independent Consultant, Ex-COO, NSRCEL

Rajesh Navaneetham

Angel Investor Partner, Semcostyle Institute India LLP

Krishna A

Executive Coach, Social Volunteer, Startup Mentor, Consultant

Nupur Arya

Senior Global Facilitator, Harvard Business Publishing

Chand Das

Angel Investor, Leadership Coach

Anilesh Seth

Co-founder of GigVistas & Independent Captives (GCC,GIC)

Renjit Philip

Business Mentor, Angel Investor and Consultant

Sri Krishnan

Ex Senior Vice President, Bosch and Consultant

Dr Bhaskar R Harita

Consultant, Founder and Advisor, Cita.ai

Girish Mehta

Consultant, Business Mentor and Coach

Krishnan S Iyer

CEO, Infrastructure Investment Firm
Finance | Valuation

Bhaskara Srinivas Prata

CEO, Sri Sai Agribio Labs Pvt Ltd, Consultant and Advisor

Sridhar Pabbisetty

Founding Director, Kautilya School of Public Policy

Ninan Eapen

Director, Strategic Alliances

Ravi Trivedi

Angel Investor, Indian Administrative Fellow, Agriculture, Govt of Karnataka

Pallavi Sharma


Alexander Valiyaveettil John

CEO, Cynapto Technologies, Angel Investor

Mohib Sheth

CTO, Cynapto Technologies

Venkitraman Anand

Chief Executive and Wholetime Director, Harrisons Malayalam Limited at RP – Sanjiv Goenka Group

Sanjay Palsamudram

Managing and General Partner, SV3 Ventures

Anjana Vivek

Board Advisor, Mentor, Visiting Professor and Entrepreneur

Ashok Suyal

Dr Prashanth R Reddy

Head Of Department – ENT & Endoscopic Surgery, Sagar Hospitals  

Sandhya Vasudevan

Board of Governors, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Ex – Deutsche Bank 

G K Suresh


R Ramanan

Ex-First Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, Ex-Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog

P Somarajan

Consultant, Ex-CEO, AIC IIT Delhi

Sudhir Swamy

Swati Mohan

Nat Malupillai

Dipesh Sutariya

Co-Founder and CEO, Enable India

Rajiv Kuchal

Ex-Vice President, Infosys, Independent Consultant, Angel Investor

Muralidharan Sridharan

Chairman, Mobility Aftermarket

Sandeep Jain

Krishna Dorai

Chief Merchandising Officer, AJIO

Rama Kannan

Independent Director, Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd. and Executive & Leadership Coach

Kannan Gopalakrishnan

Adjunct Faculty, Indian School of Development Management 

Ankura Ranade

Vice President, Marketing, Mando’a MediaWorks 

Sanjay Khare

Vice President, Safety & Sustainability Strategy, Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Divleen J.

India Lead, Google Health

Brijnandan Mundhra

Director & CEO at Shree NM Electricals Ltd.


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