STARTUP RÉSEAU - INDIA.
STRATEGIC PARTNERS | CORPORATE INNOVATION & IMPACT PROGRAMS.
STARTUP RÉSEAU INDIA.
Founder and CEO of Startup Réseau.
Ajay is an MBA (Marketing & Finance) with 17 years of cross-functional work experience ranging across Program Management / Operations, Consulting, Sales and Business Development, Partnerships Development, Government Relations, International Business and Sponsorship/Fund Raising in a multi-sector, multi-cultural work environment.
Currently building Startup Réseau in India and Hindsight Ventures in emerging markets across Africa and South East Asia.
Earlier set-up, built and led Zone Startups' India operations - accelerator programs and a strong innovation consulting practice with leading corporates. Ajay was also involved in setting-up Zone Startups Vietnam.
Prior to Zone Startups, Ajay set-up the India operations of a Canadian ed-tech startup. Ajay has considerable international business experience, having worked with the Provincial Government of Ontario, Canada and managing a satellite office in Mumbai for 5 yrs, during which he has helped over 100 Ontario-based companies develop their business in India. During the same time he built an extensive network of C-suite executives within corporate India, and hosted several high-level Government visits and business delegations.
Ajay began his career in Tanzania (East Africa), where he worked on several government and donor-funded projects. For a 2-year period, Ajay assumed the role of an 'intrapreneur' and set up a social impact business in the agri-inputs value chain. Working with Local Governments,Credit Co-operatives, MFl's and International Donor Agencies, Ajay built a local team, finance and sales network and a $1.5Mn startup revenue book in less than 18-months timeframe.
Startup Réseau is an independent advisory company registered in India. Startup Réseau partners with Mastercredit Banking Groupé to provide corporate innovation programs, impact programs to the next generation of legacy business houses.