Managing Director , Kolkata Ventures

Avelo Roy started his first startup at 19 while still a student at Illinois Institute of Technology and built it to a million dollar valuation by the time he was 22. He has been building businesses in the US ever since. He has won more than 14 business plan competitions in the United States and Canada and has been honored by the California State Senate, invited to speak at a White House panel for Entrepreneurship Education and invited to be a speaker at TEDx Talk. He has been featured on CNN Money, ABC7, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune and other US news media. Currently Avelo Roy runs the largest startup incubator in East India (Kolkata Ventures) with 350+ startups. Out of which 273 are generating revenue. He has been listen as 40 Must Follow People In Indian Startup Ecosystem by Bizztor.

Dr. mahua home choudhury


Ph.D (Engg.), JU, Patent and Trademark Attorney

Scientist C (Senior Scientist) & Nodal Officer

Dr. MAHUYA HOM CHOUDHURY has completed her Ph.D. from the Department of Food Technology & Biochemical Engg from Jadavpur University, India from where she received her B. Tech degree in 1999. She is presently associated with Patent Information Center, Kolkata, India and is a C-grade scientist and Nodal Officer (Senior Scientist) over there. She has handled a number of around 9 projects and some of them include Project Investigator-Workshop on IPR at Kalyani University, Nodal Officer/Coordinating Scientist Patent Information Centre (center is running from 1997-till date)* 25 searches completed last financial year,10 outreach activities last financial year and many others.She also has 12 Research Publications, a patent to her name and 13 Edited works. She had around 19 Papers/Abstracts/Article in Science and had a very good experience in International and National Workshops and Trainings.

neeraj krishna


CEO , Kolkata Ventures

Mr. Neeraj Krishna is an innovator and an entrepreneur. He is passionate about innovation and ideas that help in solving the problems of the society. He has also been working on developing unique products since the age of 18 in the Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Industrial Design and Healthcare sectors in collaboration with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is also an expert at online marketing and brand creation for startups and has successfully developed and implemented marketing strategies for startups which have, as a result, experienced exponential revenue growth and success. He is also the Co-founder of Kolkata Ventures.

edward suda


Co-Founder , e-motions, Illinois , USA

Edward Suda is a software product professional and enteprenerial enthusiast in Chicago, US. He and Avelo Roy started several businesses together in the areas of wearable technology, internet of things, web design and food. Currently Edward's primary focus is to help companies create intuitive web and software solutions to drive scalable efficiency applying user-centric design methodology.

Prof. Mahamuda Sultana



Assistant professor, Techno India College of Technology.

Mahamuda Sultana is presently pursuing her PhD from Jadavpur University, India from where she received her M. Tech degree in 2010. She is presently associated with Techno India College of Technology, Kolkata, India in the capacity of Assistant Professor in the department of Information Technology. Her research interests include Computer Architecture, Decimal Arithmetic and Reversible Logic Architectures. She has a cumulative teaching exposure of over 10 Years. She possesses a number of international publications in conferences as well as peer reviewed journals. She is a member of IEEE (M’17), ACM (M'17) and The Institution of Engineers (India)(M’17).