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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)


To promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India’s role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space.

Government Of Telangana


Telangana State Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Department (IT&C)’s main objective is to promote the use of Information Technology (IT) and act as a promoter / facilitator in the field of Information Technology in the state and build an IT driven continuum of Government services and to make Hyderabad and Telangana as the most favoured destination for investment in Animation, Visual Effects, and Gaming & Comics sector.

Software Technology Parks of India


Software Technology Parks of India, is an Autonomous Society set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY), Government of India in 1991, with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the Software Exports from India.

Software Technology Parks of India maintains internal engineering resources to provide consulting, training and implementation services. Services cover Network Design, System Integration, Installation, Operations and maintenance of application networks and facilities in varied areas.

Process development is based on the Quality Management System. Software Technology Parks of India centre also adhere to ISO 9001 certification.



STPINEXT INITIATIVES” is a section 8 company and special purpose vehicle is incorporated by STPI to act as the nodal agency and common implementation vehicle for various startup and entrepreneurship activities at STPI.

STPINEXT INITIATIVES, in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog has setup Atal Incubation Centre in STPI Bengaluru (AIC STPINEXT Bengaluru) and is supporting all STPI CoEs in various emerging technologies being established in collaborative model pan India. STPINEXT Initiatives is striving to build vibrant pan-India tech start-up eco-system powered by Mentors and Partners across the technology and sectors.

Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association

TVAGA(Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association) is an exclusive non-profit association of Media & Entertainment industry in Telangana. TVAGA has been working in collaboration with Government of Telangana, with the noble objective of promoting & supporting Animation, Gaming & visual effects industry. TVAGA is one of the Consultative Committee members to facilitate incentives of Image policies announced by Govt of Telangana to uplift the AVCG Industry. TVAGA represent the industry and acts as a coordinator between Government and the stakeholders of the industry including artists, technicians, advisors, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists, producers, and entrepreneur to improve their welfare and professional integrity.



International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) is an autonomous university, founded as a not-for-profit public private partnership (N-PPP) in 1998, and is the first IIIT in India under this model. Over the years, the institute has evolved strong research programmes in various areas, with an emphasis on technology and applied research for industry and society. The institute facilitates interdisciplinary research and a seamless flow of knowledge. Several world-renowned centres of excellence are part of IIITH’s research portfolio. It has established various joint collaboration and co-innovation models with an industry outreach spanning significant national and multinational companies.

Hyderabad Angels


Hyderabad Angels (HA) prides itself on being India’s premier platform for connecting established angel investors and new generation entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas. Established in the year 2012, with the objective of nurturing aspiring entrepreneurs, HA, today, invests in promising start-ups globally to create tangible as well as intangible value.

TiE Hyderabad

TiE Hyderabad is one of the top 5 chapters within TiE having over 170 Charter Members and around 800 Associate Members. We conduct around 50 to 60 events a year across multiple topics, including regular events of 6 different SIGs (Special Interest Groups) and the TiE-ISB Connect is our annual flagship event. We also partner with several other industry and entrepreneurship organizations to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the local ecosystem.



The Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association, HYSEA is a registered apex body with more than 300 members, representing the software industry in Hyderabad under the Public Societies Registration Act. The Association represents the interests of the IT, ITES and Software Products Industry, both Domestic & Export Oriented units in the state. The role of HYSEA is all-encompassing. Its activities include everything that has an impact on the software industry in Hyderabad. It serves as a platform for its member companies to interact with the government as well as compete in the global market. HYSEA also helps the government in formulating industry-friendly policies by providing incentives, concessions and support for foreign investors and entrepreneurs. Finally, it seeks to promote and encourage its member companies by instituting awards for various categories.


SucSEED is the Sponsor and Investment Manager of M/s. SucSEED Indovation Fund (“Fund”), an alternative investment fund registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) to carry on the activities of a Category I AIF – VCF – Angel Fund under the SEBI (Alternative Investment Fund) Regulations.

SucSEED is founded by senior industry leaders and professionals with decades of experience in fund raising, advising on raising of capital, managing the business of buying, selling and dealing of securities or other financial assets, enterprise & operational risk management, handling risks associated with capital markets and angel investments and working as mentors and accelerators with the start-up ecosystem. Being SEBI registered also ensures that investments done by SucSEED Indovation Fund meet governance and compliance standards for the Investors and no angel tax hassles for start-ups.



Dr. Omkar Rai

(Director General-STPI)


Dr. Omkar Rai is the Director-General of STPI, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India. Under his leadership, STPI has been providing services to IT/ITES/ESDM industry for the promotion of software exports and entrepreneurship from the country. He is actively involved in various policy formulations required for the growth of the industry from time to time. Before STPI, he served in National Informatics Centre in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Banaras Hindu University.


Mr. Devesh Tyagi

(Senior Director – STPI )


Shri Devesh Tyagi is Senior Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). He has more than 26 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector. He has been actively involved in the promotion of IT/ESDM sector and also working for the promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country. He has also been involved in various policy formations for IT/ESDM sector. Prior to joining STPI, he served National Informatics Centre (NIC) in various capacities. He has a wide range of experience in Project Management and Software development. He possesses strong technical capabilities and delivered lot of remarkable projects during this period. Shri Tyagi has earned his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Marathawada University and Masters Degree from BITS, Pilani.

Mr. Shashidhar Reddy

(Vice President-Engineering & business lead of Hyderabad Development Centre)


Mr. Shashidhar Reddy, Vice President (Engineering and business lead of Hyderabad Development Centre) and Centre Head, M/s Qualcomm India (P) Ltd, has consented to be the Chief Mentor for the proposed CoE.

Mr. Shashidhar Reddy is also a whole time Director of M/s QIPL and has built a team to work on development of protocol stacks,multimedia wireless platforms and driver development. Mr. Shashi Reddy has previously worked in Northern Telecom, Motorola,Sony, Intel and Skyworks Solutions.

Mr. CVD Ramprasad

(Director STPI Hyderabad)

Mr. Ramprasad is Director at Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)- Hyderabad under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India, He is responsible for promotion of IT/ITES/ESDM units covering the states of AT & Telangana.

Mr. Ramprasad had started his career with NTPC Ltd; where he was associated with core team who developed one of the earliest Corporate Networks in the country for NTPC in 1987. He served in NTPC Ltd. At various capacities before joining STPI in 1999.

Mr. Ramprasad has done his B.Tech in ECE from College of Engineering, JNTU, Hyderabad and MBA from Osmania University. He had held responsibilities in STPI Chennai and Noida as Director, before taking charge of STPI Hyderabad, in 2014.



Mr. Subodh Sachan



Sh. Subodh Sachan, Director STPI HeadQuarter and CEO of STPINEXT INITIATIVES, is heading pan-India startup initiatives of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) including establishment of domain specific Centres of Excellence in emerging technologies like IoT,AI,BlockChain,AR/VR etc.

Mr. Rajiv Chilka

(Founder & CEO Green Gold Animations)

Mr.Rajiv Chilka has Green Gold from a 1 person organization to a company that employs over 700 people. He is the creator of various animated TV shows such as, Bongo, Vikram Betal, Krishna, Chhota Bheem, Krishna Balram, Chorr Police, Mighty Raju, Luv Kushh and Arjun. He has directed 3 theatrical movies – Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan, Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali and Mighty Raju – Rio Calling. Rajiv Chilaka has received many accolades and awards, most notably, SCE Alumni Achievement Award from UMKC, ABAI Leadership Excellence award and CII Regional Emerging Entrepreneurs Award.

His creation, Chhota Bheem has gone on to become the most successful Indian animated TV series and he expanded the company’s business into multiple domains such as Licensing, Merchandising, Retail Stores, Events, Digital Business and Movie Distribution.

Mr. Mike Yatham

(Madhav Reddy)(Founder CEO Rotomaker & Smily Kiddos)

 Mike is an accomplished capitalist with an extensive knowledge of versatile business areas including Technology, sales, operations, finance and strategic investment plans. He is operating various profitable businesses in diverse sectors of the industry,such as VFX services, Gaming, Education, Media and Entertainment. He is Founder & Chairman of Rotomaker VFX studios, with over 1500 employees, exporting VFX services globally. Also has 10 animation, VFX and Game training academies all over India. (Arena Animation, MACC Animation, Rotomaker Academy and Back Stage pass).



CEO & Co Founder-YesGnome

Mr. Ravi Kiran Polimera

Gaming Industry Veteran from India

Mr. Imtiaz Hussain

COO @ Yesgnome

Mr. Pete Drapper

Division Head and Chief Technical Director at Makuta VFX

Mr. Rajat Ojha

CEO – Gamitronics Mentor of Change

Mr. Sanath P.C

Co-Founder VFX Supervisor – FireFly Studios

Mr. Ramesh Loganathan

Professor of Practice, Co-innovations, IIT-Hyderabad

Ms. Vaishnavi P

Managing Director – BigCode Games.

Mr.Kalyan Nese

President & CEO Siyaton Global Inc, SAP, IOT & Certified Blockchain Expert, Chief Evangelist at Project Terminator.

Mr. Avneesh Bhatnagar

Seasoned Product Professional Angel Investor

Mr. Yogesh Aglwal

Founder & CEO – Crossover Leadership Journeys

Mr.Raja Vaddiparthi


Mr. Krishna Prasad Tenneti

Chairman – Road Safety Authority

Ms. Madhavi Adimulam

Co-Founder Kidsens, Ananya Child Development Centre and Early Intervention Clinic

Mr. Raja Poladi

COO – InRhythm Inc

Surya Putchala

CEO & Founder – ZettaMine Labs

Narayan S. Batchu

Business Advisor & an Investor I Technology Evangelist | Alumnus of Harvard Business School

Dr. Raj Vishnu

Board Member, Hyderabad Angels

Mr. Rakesh Bhatia

Founder and CEO, TheCapitalNet

Manish Agarwal

Founder & CEO – Snap Pe

Bhanu Prakash Varla

Partner & Director – Graylogic Technologies Pvt Ltd

Mr. Ajay Ray

Founder – Raybiztech

Usha Nirmala

CEO & Co-Founder – moolya.global & moolyacoin

Mr. Kishore Ayyadevara

Author of Books on AI

Mr. Satish Chandra P

Senior Product Manager – Open Text

Bhat Dittakavi

Serial Tech. Entrepreneur | Startup Mentor | Data Scientist


CEO – Yoozoo Games India

Mr.Rohith Bhat

CEO – 99Games

Mr. Deepan Chakravarthy

Co-Founder – HashCube

Mr. Kashyap Reddy

CEO and Co-founder – Hitwicket

Mr. Manish Agarwal

CEO – Nazara Technologies

Mr. Rajesh Rao

Pioneer of the Indian Games Industry. Founded & lead Dhruva Interactive for 22 years before it was acquired by Rockstar

Mr. Sumit Mehra

CEO – Moonfrog Labs

Mr. Rituraj Behara

Founder,Cympl Studio

Mr. Manvendra Shukul

CEO – Lakshya Digital