Trainer Bios

TechCamp trainer Sorav Jain.

Sorav Jain

Thinker in chief EchoVME Digital Marketing Services

Sorav Jain is an entrepreneur, digital and social media marketing consultant, trainer, author and speaker. Sorav started his career at the age of 17 and carries about 10+ years of Industry experience.
Sorav spearheads echoVME, a self-funded organization, which aims at delivering cutting edge Digital and Social Media Marketing skills and expertise, reached its zenith when it was recognized as ‘The Best Digital and Social Media Agency of 2016 by the South Asian Partnership Summit.

Brands he worked with :
Bosch India, Adityaram, Origin Learning, Oliva Clinic, Wink, Apollo White Dental, Ramco Systems, Urban Tree, Infenithesim, Veg Planet are in echoVME’s list.

Training & Workshop:
Murugappa Group, Shriram Group, Times Group, Genpact, MSL Media, Vikatan Group, Bosch India, Ramco Systems, Communicate India, TE connectivity.

Books :
Social Media for Business – Story of Indian Brands

TechCamp trainer Shrinath V.

Shrinath V

Consultant Google Developer Expert (Product)

Recognized as Google Developer Expert (Product Strategy), Shrinath is a consultant and is a startup mentor at multiple accelerators. He has worked across B2B and B2C sectors. Currently, his work includes helping B2B sales at a renewable energy analytics firm & conducting design thinking interventions as a partner at Questellar, a design thinking & innovation firm.
Previously, Shrinath was head of product management for Maps on a range of Nokia phones.

TechCamp trainer Vijayaraghavan Chariar.

Vijayaraghavan Chariar

Chairman Ekam Eco Solutions

Professor Vijayaraghavan M Chariar is a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Prof. Chariar’s basic training is in experimental materials science. Over the last two decades, he has worked on diverse areas such as Ecological Sanitation, Appropriate Housing, Design for Sustainability, Traditional Knowledge Systems, and Joyous Leadership. Prof. Chariar uses an experiential and learner-centred approach in his pedagogy. He has inspired a large number of students to achieve their highest innate potential, several of whom have taken to entrepreneurship in the social sector. For his innovative pedagogy, Prof. Chariar was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by IIT Delhi in 2011. Prof. Chariar taught and researched at Arizona State University as a Fulbrighter in 2012-2013. He is author of several patents, publications, technical manuals and design registrations on innovative technologies. Prof. Chariar serves as Chairman of the IIT Delhi’s much awarded sanitation start up Ekam Eco Solutions and also mentors several startups. He has been a sought after invited speaker by diverse academic, volunteering and corporate institutions on topics including sustainability, startups and self-discovery.

Dr. Suchi Gaur

Director- Global Engagement and Impact World YWCA, Geneva World YWCA

Dr. Suchi Gaur has more than a decade of experience in the social sector, working at the confluence of gender, health and technology in the non-profit, startup, and research sectors. She aims to bridge the gaps of access and delivery, advocating for rights-based policies. Currently, she is working with the World YWCA as the Director for Global Engagement and Impact at Geneva, Switzerland where she leads the mission impact work of the World YWCA through programmes, communications, engagement and advocacy. She has been leading key tools of World YWCA including the Safe Spaces Guide, the Feminist Consultation Methodology and the RiseUp! Young Women Leadership Guide. She leads multi-million dollar grants with different variety of donors including the Government of Australia, the World Health Organisation, and Christian Aid, to name a few.

She is currently a member of a number of expert advisory groups including the UNESCO-UNFPA Comprehensive Sexuality Education Partnership Forum; World Health Organisation’s Expert Review Group on UHC-LSP; Member of the International gender community of practice of ACT Alliance; Global Advisor at World Pulse and Advisor for Apprentice Hub 2022 at Girl Up India. Suchi has been recently recognized as the 50 Gender Mentors on Gender Equality for Youth Leaders by NGO-CSW Forum.

Previously, she worked as the Communication Specialist for Project HOPE, spearheading their communications work in the South-East Asia region. She has also been a volunteer trainer with the US Department of State’s TechCamp Initiative. Over the years, she has developed expertise in behavior change in public health communication and gender. A gold medalist for her Ph.D. work in Development Communication from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, she studied the tool of community radio and its linkages to policy, gender and participation in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and United States. She was awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Grant in 2012-13 to study community communications at the New York University of United States. She has also worked as the Parliamentary Research Associate for a Member of Parliament in India where she guided his work for women & child development, health, and education along with a special focus on SGBV in his constituency. She has experience of working on polio eradication in India with UNICEF.

TechCamp trainer Nishant Pagare.

Nishant Pagare

Communication Professional Syncline FIlms Pvt Ltd

Nishant has always been most passionate about telling stories from a very young age and that made him expose himself to try out various visual mediums.

He has over 14 years of combined experience in varied fields of advertising, television programming, non-fiction content distribution, corporate communication and visual communication design for non-profit sector. He has worked his way up having worked on projects in various capacities such as Line Producer, Producer, Director, Production Manager and Researcher.

His professional experience has informed a lot of the volunteer work he has been drawn to as a communication consultant. Nishant is an active member of the board of ‘Organisation for Awareness of Integrated Social Security’, an NGO based in Bhopal (M.P.) focusing on Social Innovations in India. He also serves as Trustee for the Indiability Foundation, Jodhpur, that is working to change attitudes towards people with physical disabilities in India and empowering them to live full, independent lives. He had earlier served as a Trustee for a period of 9 years for the Academy of Electronic Arts (AeA), New Delhi, a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking and empowering institution that evolves continuously to inclusively address all e-Creative Practices & Practitioners.

He feels very excited being witness to the most amazing changes which are coming about in the communication sphere with the development in the new media which has democratised the process of expression of one’s thoughts.

TechCamp Trainer Srishti Bakshi

Srishti Bakshi

Founder and CEO CrossBow

Srishti Bakshi is the founder and Managing Director of CrossBow, a social enterprise focussed on relabeling impact funds, from donations to Investments.

In 2016 she decided to put her skills and knowledge set to use for the benefit of humanity and started on this journey as a Champion for Change with Empower Women Initiative by United Nations Women.

CrossBow is a mass outreach and engagement platform tailored for cause-driven campaigns. It has a special focus on analytics, which can make a paradigm shift in how funds flow to impact campaigns and projects. Srishti delved deep into the millennial mindset – the I-Care generation.

As a part of this project, Srishti is undertaking a 3600km journey on-foot, over 260 days, from Kanyakumari (south) to Srinagar (north) in India to sensitize citizens on CrossBow’s first campaign on combating violence against women through financial and digital literacy

TechCamp trainer Vivek Kumar.

Vivek Kumar

Founder and CEO Qlicket

Vivek Kumar is the Founder and CEO of Qlicklet, an enhanced WiFi system that delivers fast, reliable Internet while allowing clients to engage with users in real time. Vivek launched the company in India with the goal of getting more Indians online for free using public hotspots. After three years developing Qlicket in India, Vivek relocated the company to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2015 and has been working to build Qlicket’s U.S. operations since. Qlicklet now serves more than 100 establishments and maintains 100% client retention in the U.S.

Vivek holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Harish Kotra

Harish Kotra


Meet Harish, the Platforms & Community Lead for AngelHack, a global company dedicated to Developer Relations and building diverse communities of change makers and innovators worldwide. With his expertise, Harish has helped run some of the best hackathons and developer competitions globally, providing opportunities for developers to showcase their skills and ideas.

During his spare time, Harish helps entrepreneurs build and automate anything without coding. He is passionate about technology and believes in empowering individuals to bring their own ideas to life. So, if you want to know more about technology and how to not be intimidated by it, Harish is the person to hit up.

TechCamp trainer Vishwarath Reddy.

Vishwarath Reddy

Product Team Labyrinth

Vishwarath Reddy is a New Media Entrepreneur. Vishwarath has a keen interest in Product management, UI/UX and a dream for building an organization with a lasting impact. He has prior experience of founding a startup, StudentLive. At 21, he co-founded, StudentLive, a platform for students to publish content and connect with fellow students. The team managed to build a 100+ college network and 5000+ student base. Currently, as a Co-Founder at Labyrinth, he is working on mobile tools for small and medium business.

Lanae Spruce, Smithsonian

Lanae Spruce

Social Media and Digital Engagement Manager Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lanae Spruce​ is currently the Manager of Social Media & Online Engagement at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is working to build the museum’s digital media presence to foster learning, creativity and shared discovery as a means to transform our understanding of the African American experience, American history, race, and modern society. She holds a master’s degree in Internet Marketing and is a curious creative interested in opportunities to connect the intersections of technology, race, social justice, and history. Follow her online @_Blackmuses.