I am the CTO and founding member of a startup, “Evanostics,” that develops a disruptive, cost-effective, saliva-based diagnostic technology. I benefited from EPPIC through the mentorship I received from Dr. Mahendra Shah, an EPPIC Charter Member and a serial entrepreneur, and from Pradeep Fernandes, an EPPIC Board member and also a serial entrepreneur. After the IPO of Corium, where I led the R&D and Engineering programs, as I navigated my transition out, both my mentors carved out several hours of their valuable time to work with me to think through my choices. Their continued guidance through my bumpy ride in the next small startup that I joined after Corium was also invaluable.
At EPPIC I initially worked as an Executive Committee member and later led the organization as its President achieving new milestones, bringing in several changes, and onboarding new team members.