Team

Co-Chairs

Mayank Mehta

The Wharton School, MBA, 2009, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair - Marketing

As an electrical engineer, Mayank’s passion for technology and belief in the difference it can make led him to start his first company Ambient Technologies in 2004. Ambient dealt in the home automation space making security, life-style and energy saving devices. In December 2005, Mayank founded Cooliris in Palo Alto, a company trying to improve the browser while trying to enhance the end-user experience in browsing links and rich media. The company grew steadily and in early 2007, Cooliris was funded by Kleiner Perkins.

Micah Merrick

The Wharton School, MBA, 2009, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair - Operations

Micah is a renewable energy professional with over three years of experience developing wind power projects and marketing green power to large commercial customers. Micah is also an entrepreneur focused on greening the electricity mix in the U.S. and helping American homeowners use less energy.

Karthik Raghupathy

The Wharton School, MBA, 2009, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair - Sponsorship

Karthik has a background in management consulting and has served clients in telecom, technology and financial services industries. Karthik has also worked in R&D in the semiconductor industry where he developed imaging algorithms for digital cameras.

Content/Panel Directors

Sean Davis

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
Team Leader

Prior to coming to Wharton, Sean served as chief investigator for U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D. While in that capacity, he was responsible for the creation of usaspending.gov, the first-ever website to allow anyone to search for information on nearly $1 trillion worth of federal grants, contracts, subgrants, and subcontracts.

Yujin Chung

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
Panel Director - Pitch Sessions

Yujin received a BS and MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell.

Jon Feldman

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
VP - Startup Expo

Prior to attending Wharton, Jon was Director of Business Development for CollegeHumor.com, an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp, where he developed and executed onsite video monetization and offsite syndication strategies. Previously, Jon helped build and manage e-commerce businesses for MTV Networks' cable television properties.

Nehal Madhani

Law School, JD Candidate, 2009, University of Pennsylvania
Panel Director - Tech/Mobile

He is a third year JD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Previously, he founded and managed an online classifieds service for college students. He completed my undergraduate degree in biology and economics at Northwestern University.

Ben Rhee

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
Panel Director - Healthcare Panel and Case Study

Prior to Wharton, he was a management consultant focused on R&D strategy and operations in the pharmaceutical industry. He managed diverse teams that designed and implemented solutions to nebulous problems. He interacted with senior clients to understand their problems, establish their goals, and translate them into actionable plans and solutions.

Gautam Tambay

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
Panel Director - CleanTech

Gautam worked was a management consultant at Bain & Company in Boston and New Delhi serving clients in Private Equity, Telecom and Consumer Goods. He was part of the team that established Bain's practice in India. He spent the summer before business school doing Venture Capital at Acumen Fund, helping evaluate deals for their renewable energy portfolio.

Operations Directors

Sudhanshu Aggarwal

SEAS, BSEng, 2009, University of Pennsylvania
Team Leader

Sudhanshu is a Computer Science major with a minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship. He is the founder of Fizzy Software. His company built over 7 applications for the Facebook platform and attracted over 500,000 users. Currently he is working on his next project, TVDekho.in.

Rani Yadav

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
Operations Director

Rani graduated from Harvard in 2003 with a degree in Economics.  After college she was a consultant at Bain for three years, and then left to pursue her passion for food by going to culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.  Rani is interested in entrepreneurship in the food industry.

Marketing

Marianne Moukhtara

The Wharton School, MBA, 2009, University of Pennsylvania
Team Leader

Marianne's background is in both entrepreneurial firms and management consulting firms. She has experience in energy, transportation, real estate, and manufacturing. Her passion for learning from international and entrepreneurial ventures has led her around the world: The Gambia, Lebanon, Taiwan, and the UAE. Her individualized major in Global Strategy for Entrepreneurship represents an accumulation of her interests, experience, and ambitions.

Ashini Desai

The Wharton School, MBA, 2009, University of Pennsylvania
VP - PR

Ashini Desai has a background in technology and strategy consulting with Accenture for eight years, focusing on the communication and high tech sector. She also co-managed a liquor store with her family for over ten years. This past summer, she interned as an investment banker in New York. Ashini received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University.

Dimitry Foux

The Wharton School/Lauder Institute, MBA/MA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
VP Website

As a Finance and Information Systems major, Dimitry decided to pursue a career in trading, working as a junior portfolio manager in a fixed income hedge fund. He is also co-founder of Teraphase LLC, which is currently developing an information portal focused on education, career, and housing.

Guy Friedman

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
VP External Sales

Previous work experience includes strategic consulting (marketing mix modeling) and macroeconomic forecasting. While working, Guy has launched a play money prediction market for economic and financial events.

Suma Reddy

The Wharton School, MBA, 2009, University of Pennsylvania
VP Internal Sales

Prior to Wharton, Suma worked in India at SKS Microfinance, one of the fastest growing microfinance institutions in the world. At SKS, she developed and launched the SKS Ultra Poor Program, an innovative initiative that aims to promote financial inclusion of the ultra poor. Previously, she worked in Mali as a United States Peace Corps volunteer.

Sponsorship

Michele Michaelis

The Wharton School, MBA 2009, University of Pennsylvania
Team Leader

With a career background in the non-profit and education arenas, Michele decided to pursue an MBA to explore entrepreneurial opportunities in a variety of industries, including the for-profit and public/privately funded educational space. She interned at the New York office of The Boston Consulting Group in 2008, and is the founder of InsightTutor, an on-line tutoring and test-prep company with beta planned for April, 2009.

Marina Glazman

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
VP of Sponsorship

Marina received her BA from the University of California, San Diego. She co-founded Olympia Consulting Group, Inc., a company that developed and implemented start-up and marketing strategy as well as advertising campaigns for small to mid-sized businesses. She worked with clients in a variety of industries including education, entertainment, and financial services.

Michael Crossey

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences/Wharton School, EMTM, 2011, University of Pennsylvania
VP of Sponsorship

Michael is an executive student at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wharton. He is a corporate attorney, and currently practices law with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in their Emerging Business & Technology Group where he focuses on corporate and technology issues and specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital transactions.

Natasha Sodhi

The Wharton School, MBA, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
VP of Sponsorship

After graduating as an electrical engineer, Natasha cofounded Yellow Fourier Technologies Pvt Ltd in 2004, an indigenous design-to-manufacturing hardware equipment company based out of India. She has also been a free lance consultant to various organizations, cofounded a non-profit initiative, and has recently been involved with a motivated team starting a state-of-the-art engineering college in North East India.

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