Startup Yatra Mobile Edition – Delhi – 18-21st July

Startup Yatra will take you to offices of Mapmyindia, Inoxapps, Makemytrip, Shephertz and Techaheadcorp to meet their CXOs/Founders, and gain insights on Mobile Marketing, App development, Sales and Distribution – A new topic every day!

Let the journey begin.


Shivalik Prasad, VP – Sales, MapMyIndia

Nikunj Jain, CEO and Co-Founder, Inoxapps

Amit Somani, Chief Product Officer, MakeMyTrip

Siddharth Chandurkar, CEO, Shephertz

Jitin Narang, Co-Founder and VP – Mobile Solutions, Techaheadcorp


Session 1 – 5-7.30 PM, 18th July, Thrusday, MapMyIndia Office, New Delhi

Session 2 – 5-7.30 PM, 19th July, Friday, inoXapps Office, Noida

Session 3 – 10 – 12.30 PM, 20th July, Saturday, MakeMyTrip Office, Gurgaon

Session 4 – 5 – 7.30 PM, 20th July, Saturday, Shephertz Office, Gurgaon

Session 5 – 10 – 12.30 PM, 21st July, Sunday, TechaheadCorp Office, Noida


Shivalik Prasad, Vice President, Sales, CE Info Systems / MapmyIndia
Shivalik Prasad is the Vice President Business Development at MapmyIndia. Born 1977, he did his initial schooling at Patna followed by Cathedral and John Connon, Mumbai, post which he completed his 12th from Jai Hind College , Mumbai University. His research is in the area of Decision Support Systems across industry verticals.

Shivalik started his professional career with IBM, New York in the automotive sector, where he had the opportunity to work with senior IBM and Automotive executives. Post the automotive sector and to avoid travel between New York and Detroit , Shivalik switched paths and started working with the IBM – Business Intelligence practice servicing the pharmaceutical sector.

In Jan, 2007, Shivalik moved to Bangalore , India and joined MapmyIndia, which at that point was in the process of initiating new technologies and products in the location space – mapping, navigation, location services, content creation and delivery. At MapmyIndia, Shivalik wears many hats and is presently in charge of new business development and is an evangelist promoting ‘mapping, location, navigation, GPS’ to various influential people across automotive, telecom, mobile, VAS and internet domains.

Shivalik holds a Bachelor of Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and a Masters of Science from Texas A&M University , College Station.

Nikunj Jain, CEO, inoXapps

Nikunj is an IIT Delhi alumnus. He knows what to make, how to get it made, how to get users and then how to monetize them, on android.

But what he truly loves is:

a) growth hacking/customer acquisition
b) great UI design
c) optimising ad revenues

inoXapps works to conceptualize, design and develop smart phone apps. They are working with some of the biggest and fastest growing Ecommerce portals of India and at the same time are very open to start-ups and individuals with innovative ideas in the mobile space.

Amit Somani, Chief Products Officer, MakeMyTrip
Amit Somani is the Chief Products Officer for MakeMyTrip, heading the online product portfolio along with User Experience and Content. Amit comes with over 17 years of experience and has worked with Google and IBM where he was Head for Mobile Products for Google for Asia-Pacific and Director for the Enterprise Search and Discovery business at IBM based out of San Jose, California.

Amit has published several papers, holds seven patents and is the recipient of three IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement awards.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Insititut of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), India (Gold Medalist) and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Among his interests, Amit is a cricket enthusiast, enjoys reading and is a fusion chef.

Siddharth Chandurkar, CEO, Shephertz

Siddharth is the CEO of Shephertz, a venture he founded after working with Wipro for 10 years. ShepHertz Technologies Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in July 2010. ShepHertz is an access channel and technology agnostic cloud computing (PaaS) service provider. App42 cloud platform is their flagship product, on which their other products are built. They have taken an ecosystem approach where they want to provide Mobile, Web, Social, SaaS, TV and Gaming App developers a One-Stop-Shop for all their Cloud needs. From simple to very complex, reliable and robust Apps can be developed in a very short time and without any cloud resource management, thereby reducing time, cost and effort.

Jitin Narang, VP, Techaheadcorp

As VP, Mobile Solutions, Jitin leads TechAhead’s global mobile solutions deployment effortlessly, thanks to his wide ranging prior experience, which includes co-founding a Web development company a decade ago, leading the flagship Java product line at Whizlabs, which was ranked one of the top six innovative start-ups by NASSCOM, and working in key Sales and Marketing roles at Quasar Media, BrickRed Technologies and TimesJobs. There is no need to question his captaining skills as he managed to keep his previous start-up afloat right through the dot com bubble burst.
Jitin is the man behind several of TechAhead’s mobile application deployments for global companies such as RosyBlue, RapNet, FI ESPN, Orra, Fiat, ITC and Xerox. He has helped organizations of all sizes develop and execute their mobile strategy, enabling them to reach their customers over mobile devices. Besides understanding and catering to every client’s unique business and process requirements, he works towards enhancing value and cost effectiveness by helping to cross sell clients’ products and services.


About the Author

Amit Grover, founder of, is an IIT Delhi and IIM Indore alumnus, having more than 12 years of industry experience. He started Nurture Talent Academy, and earlier worked with Infosys, Asian Paints, Onida and Mumbai Angels. He regularly blogs on AHA Taxis, his recent venture, offers one way outstation travel across India.


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