Chandana is a “Technopreneur,” computer science graduate, and a recipient of a gold medal from the JNT University. She brings over 12 years of experience in the IT field to the XLr8AP team, having worked with international clients, such as FedEx USA, Verizon Telecommunications USA, and Mphasis, as well as with various startups. She started her own venture in security systems and contributed toward its substantial growth. She played an influential role in mentoring one of the IT startups in her earlier assignment, which has been awarded as Best IT Company by ITsAP for that region. Chandana was also the recipient of the Best Performer (“ON THE SPOT AWARD”) consecutively for two years by the multinational company Verizon USA for her outstanding contribution to the project.
Her technical expertise includes incubation, project management, and web and internet technologies. She specializes in translating business needs into technology requirements that support the company’s business objectives and mentoring startups. She has efficiently led many mission-critical projects and successfully delivered them, as well as conducting various training programs on software tools for both executives and students.
In her current role as Program Specialist at XLr8AP, she looks after the program recruitment and evaluation, as well as supporting selected startups in technology validation, mentoring and building impactful investor pitches. She is also in command of the marketing efforts of the accelerator, coordinating promotion through social and web media. She also contributes to building online tools to improve operational efficiency and reduce risk across the program. She has also completed Advanced Incubation Managers Training at IC2 Institute, University of Texas, Austin.