Chief Mentor

Ajay Batra

Uniqorn Growth Partners
Ajay Batra is an entrepreneur, author, angel investor, and active contributor to innovation and startup ecosystems.


Ajay has been recognized for his ground-breaking work in Design Thinking and Startup Maturity Models. He is the Founder Uniqorn Growth Partners, a global startup advisory and assessment company, and a Senior Advisor with Venture Fastrack of the Wadhwani Foundation. He has recently published his book, ‘The Startup Launchbook’ with Wiley. He was the Founding CEO of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Bennett University. He also headed Bennett Hatchery – the startup incubator.

He serves on several national committees of FICCI and CII and is a sought-after jury member for national and international startup competitions like HULT Challenge, CII Startpreneur Awards, Babson Challenge, ET Power of Ideas, Innovation Launchpad, etc.

Awards & Recognition

  • He is the only Indian to be selected for IDEO’s global program on Design Thinking for Social Impact
  • Top 10 entrepreneurship contributors in the world by Arist, USA.
  • He is a Charter Member of TiE, a member of LeadAngels and a Mentor for Atal Innovation Centres, NITI Aayog.

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