Bringing forth the voices of the millennials to solve India's most pressing problems.

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Mentors

Name: Sharat Chandra
Past Occupation: Member of Board- Luminous Teleinfra, COO-GTL Ltd; Director Operations- Motorola India
Currently: MD TelEnergy Technologies Pvt Limited
Sector Of Expertise: Solar - Energy Management

Domain Knowledge: Energy storage solutions - Technology/evolution and future cost - Business Modelling for Managed Energy Services
Business Area: Business Strategy - Business Planning and development - Problem Solving - Team/ Organisation

Name: Vikas Kuthiala
Past Occupation: Business Leadership positions at Region and Country level with several MNC's in India and overseas over 30 years.
Currently: Independent Angel Investor and Mentor, Angelworks
Sector Of Expertise: Solar

Energy Dimensions: Education
Domain Knowledge: Design methodologies and guiding principles
Business Area: Business strategy

Name: Sandeep Chopra
Past Occupation CEO - Distributed Solar at Azure Power
Currently: Managing Partner, Purple Patch Ventures LLP
Sector Of Expertise: Solar

Energy Dimensions: Connectivity
Domain Knowledge: Energy storage solutions, technology/ evolution and future cost
Business Area: Business strategy

Name: Ashit Maru
Past Occupation: Finance & Supply chain @ Hindustan Unilever Ltd., VP Strategic Sourcing Moser Baer Solar, SVP Supply Chain Lanco Solar Energy Pvt Ltd. , Chief Procurement Officer & Execom Member Compass India 2017 onwards.
Currently: Co-founder MYSUN, www.itsmysun.com
Sector of Expertise: Solar

Energy Dimensions: Connectivity
Domain Knowledge: How energy is generated - Technology/ evolution and future cost - Supply Chain Optimisation - Finance
Business Area: Financial Planning and Business Model - Business Strategy - Business planning and development - Team/Organisation - Supply Chain Design & Optimisation

Name: Rupendra Bhatnagar
PAST OCCUPATION: Head: Industry Business Solutions SAP IndiaCURRENT OCCUPATION: Director, Dustara Technologies SECTOR OF EXPERTISE: Utilities
ENERGY DIMENSIONS: Smart Grids

ENERGY SPECIFIC CONTENT AREAS: Energy storage solutions - Technology - Evolution and future cost-Energy - Efficiency-Analytics in Energy Industry - Forecast-Energy policy and regulatory framework (rules/ guidelines/ allowances)BUSINESS AREA/ WORK CATEGORY: Business Strategy - Entrepreneurship - Business Planning and Development - Problem solving - Team/Organisation - Pitching and Presentation - Getting our Vision Right - Dealing with Failure - Conflict Management

Counsellors

Name: Nita Kapoor
Past Occupation: CEO NewsCorp Vccircle, COO Godfrey Phillips India Ltd,V.P DDB Mudra communication Ltd.
Currently: Mentor Hult Prize India, Advisory, Angel Investor.
Sector Of Expertise: Business strategy


Business Area: Business strategy - Business Planning and development - Product development - Market Research and Marketing - Product Market Fit - Social Impact - Team/ Organisation
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nitakapoor

Name: Dr. Shalini Sarin
Past Occupation: CHRO and CSR Head Phillips
Currently: SVP HR, CSR; BoP, Chair of Philips Lighting Foundation
Sector Of Expertise: Solar

Energy Dimensions: Lighting
Energy Specific Content Area :Energy Efficiency
Business Area: Social impact- Team/ Organisation-Pitching and presentation- Getting our vision right- Sustainability - Dealing with Failure-Conflict management - Organisation structure and development
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shalinisarin/

Name: Dr. Vibha Dhawan
Past Occupation: Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director
Currently: VC TERI University
Sector Of Expertise: Waste to energy

Energy Dimensions: Farming, food and agriculture
DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE :Design methodologies and guiding principles
Business Area: Team/ Organisation, Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vibha-dhawan-0807578b/

Name: KamiL Torczewski
Past Occupation : Board Member, Client Director, White Raven Academy
Currently: CEO, Trainer/consultant, White Raven Academy
Sector Of Expertise: Six Sigma, Lean, Continuous Improvement, Change Management

Business Area: Problem solving, Creativity and innovation, Team/ Organisation, Pitching and Presentation Skills, Idea Generation, Sustainability and Financial Sensitivity
https://pl.linkedin.com/in/kamil-torczewski-9274853

Name:Renu Ramakrishnan
Past Occupation : Board Member, Client Director, White Raven Academy
Currently: CEO, Trainer/consultant, White Raven Academy
Sector Of Expertise: Six Sigma, Lean, Continuous Improvement, Change Management

Business Area: Problem solving, Creativity and innovation, Team/ Organisation, Pitching and Presentation Skills, Idea Generation, Sustainability and Financial Sensitivity
https://pl.linkedin.com/in/kamil-torczewski-9274853

Name: Ravi Chandran
Past Occupation : Board Member, Client Director, White Raven Academy
Currently: CEO, Trainer/consultant, White Raven Academy
Sector Of Expertise: Six Sigma, Lean, Continuous Improvement, Change Management

Business Area: Problem solving, Creativity and innovation, Team/ Organisation, Pitching and Presentation Skills, Idea Generation, Sustainability and Financial Sensitivity
https://pl.linkedin.com/in/kamil-torczewski-9274853

Name: Sharat Chandra
Past Occupation: Member of Board- Luminous Teleinfra, COO-GTL Ltd; Director Operations- Motorola India
Currently: MD TelEnergy Technologies Pvt Limited
Sector Of Expertise: Solar - Energy Management

Domain Knowledge: Energy storage solutions - Technology/evolution and future cost - Business Modelling for Managed Energy Services
Business Area: Business Strategy - Business Planning and development - Problem Solving - Team/ Organisation

Name: Vikas Kuthiala
Past Occupation: Business Leadership positions at Region and Country level with several MNC's in India and overseas over 30 years.
Currently: Independent Angel Investor and Mentor, Angelworks
Sector Of Expertise: Solar

Energy Dimensions: Education
Domain Knowledge: Design methodologies and guiding principles
Business Area: Business strategy

Name: Sandeep Chopra
Past Occupation CEO - Distributed Solar at Azure Power
Currently: Managing Partner, Purple Patch Ventures LLP
Sector Of Expertise: Solar

Energy Dimensions: Connectivity
Domain Knowledge: Energy storage solutions, technology/ evolution and future cost
Business Area: Business strategy

Name: Ashit Maru
Past Occupation: Finance & Supply chain @ Hindustan Unilever Ltd., VP Strategic Sourcing Moser Baer Solar, SVP Supply Chain Lanco Solar Energy Pvt Ltd. , Chief Procurement Officer & Execom Member Compass India 2017 onwards.
Currently: Co-founder MYSUN, www.itsmysun.com
Sector of Expertise: Solar

Energy Dimensions: Connectivity
Domain Knowledge: How energy is generated - Technology/ evolution and future cost - Supply Chain Optimisation - Finance
Business Area: Financial Planning and Business Model - Business Strategy - Business planning and development - Team/Organisation - Supply Chain Design & Optimisation

Name: Rupendra Bhatnagar
PAST OCCUPATION: Head: Industry Business Solutions SAP IndiaCURRENT OCCUPATION: Director, Dustara Technologies SECTOR OF EXPERTISE: Utilities
ENERGY DIMENSIONS: Smart Grids

ENERGY SPECIFIC CONTENT AREAS: Energy storage solutions - Technology - Evolution and future cost-Energy - Efficiency-Analytics in Energy Industry - Forecast-Energy policy and regulatory framework (rules/ guidelines/ allowances)BUSINESS AREA/ WORK CATEGORY: Business Strategy - Entrepreneurship - Business Planning and Development - Problem solving - Team/Organisation - Pitching and Presentation - Getting our Vision Right - Dealing with Failure - Conflict Management

Aster - The ideation hub , with India's largest entrepreneurial student reach.

Aster is the idea bridge, connecting student innovation, to market need.

It is time for Young India to share their

innovations to build a New World

1.Pick a Challenge

Aster presents UNHCR India, Refugee Challenge to Young India

- Learn about Opportunities and Challenges of work with refugees

- Learn about UNHCR Innovation agenda and key activities

- Pitch to UNHCR

- Get selected for advanced incubation

March 2018 Applications closed
New Applications open in June 2018

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Aster presents Hult Prize Energy Challenge to Young India

- Learn about Energy in all dimensions

- Global scale

- Pitch at Hult Prize India

- Get selected for advanced incubation

March 2018 Applications closed
New Applications open in June 2018.

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2.Join mentorship and ideation

In conversation with Aster-HPI Mentors 2017-2018 at SOIL Institute Gurugram

Aster-HPI Mentorship Launch 2017-2018 at MDI, Gurugram

3.Present your solution

4.Enter Aster Cloud of Opportunity

What is Aster?

Aster is a social enterprise, ideation and consultingorganisation, bringing students and corporates togetherto solve problems through student led innovations, toproduce greater social impact

What do we do?

Aster presents the industry challenge statements to thestudent community through a structured programgenerating innovative solutions at the grassroots level.The ideation program is based on specific measures, andoutputs, to progress to the next stage of incubation.