Launching Mentors Network at Sandbox IMER Incubation Centre

Launching Mentors Network at Sandbox IMER Incubation Centre at KLS IMER, Belagavi Sandbox Startups, an incubation support wing of Deshpande Foundation, Hubballi, in association with KLS IMER has set up a full - fledged Incubation Center Sandbox - IMER Incubation Center to support, promote and foster new startups in Belagavi region currently eleven startups across different industry / sector are housed in Sandbox IMER Incubation Centre. The Mentors' Network comprising of prominent entrepreneurs and professionals mentioned below has been formed to nurture and mentor startups from this region.



  • Shri. Vijay Pusalkar, CMD, Indo Schottle Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd, Pune
  • Shri. Jayant Humbarwadi , Jt.Managing Director, Ashok Iron Group, Belagavi
  • Shri. Niket Karajagi, Founder, Atyaasaa, Consulting Private Ltd. Pune
  • Shri. Shankar Khasnis, CEO, Feedback Consulting Services (P) Ltd, Mumbai
  • Shri. Venkatesh Patil, MD, Belgaum Oxygen Pvt. Ltd. Belagavi
  • Shri. Chiranth Patil, CEO, Gite.me,Bangalore
  • Shri .Vinayak Lokur, Founder, Expert Engineering Enterprises, Belagavi
  • Shri. Keith Machado, Jt. MD, Orion Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd. Belagavi
  • Shri. Sameer Kanabargi, Founder, Phoenix Products, Belagavi
  • Shri. Rajesh Heda, MD, Esha Mall, Belagavi
  • Ms. Soniya Netalkar, Chief Officer, Netalkar Group of Industries, Belagavi
  • Shri. Shailesh Joshi, CEO, Amrut Pharmaceuticals, Belagavi
  • Dr. Shashikant Kulgod, Director, Lakeview Hospital, Belagavi
  • Shri. Swapneel Patnekar, MD, Shrestha IT Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Gautam Samant, MD, M/s Spica Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd. Belagavi
  • Mr. Bonaventure Pinto, MD, Belgaum Tyres & Treads Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr.Tejaswi Naik, Homa Organic Farmer, Belagavi

The mentors' network has been launched on 18th January 2017 at KLS IMER, Belagavi by Shri. Jayant Humbarwadi Joint Managing Director, Ashok Iron Group, Belagavi, Shri. M. R. Kulkarni, Chairman Karnatak Law Society presided over the function.

Mr. C.M. Patil Chief Executive, briefed about the Sandbox Startups aimed at promoting startups in this region and to build the required ecosystem for strengthening the same. He also invited entrepreneurs from Belagavi to Hubballi, on Jan 27/28 for a unique "Startup Dialogue".

Mr. Raj Belgaumkar, Chairman, Governing Council, KLS IMER sought the active participation from the mentors. Dr. Arif Shaikh welcomed the gathering and Dr. S.G. Chiniwar proposed the vote of thanks. The event was attended by the mentors, startups, representatives from Deshpande Foundation and the faculty members of KLS IMER.