Startup Accelerator
Chamber of Commerce
Nurturing human excellence
through entrepreneurship

Advisory Board

Mr. Marc Nager-Adviser, SACC
Chief Community Officer - Up Global
Seattle, USA.
Marc firmly believes is that to create is to be human. In every corner of the globe, entrepreneurs are creating the futures for themselves, their families and their communities. Entrepreneurship is the most powerful force that can transcend any political, social, or geographic boundary. We are community builders with a specific end goal - the creation of more meaningful and lasting companies. We have developed leveraged activation models to empower local community leaders that have a real impact. We have the opportunity to make entrepreneurship the legacy of our generation, and I'll do everything I can to make sure we don't just talk about making it a reality-Marc Nager.
Mr. Sameer Guglani
Founding Member, Morpheus Gang
A firm believer in integral education and integral way of doing business, Sameer loves to help and guide people. He as an exemplary story from the region of Punjab and Chandigarh, who has nurtured an raised 200 startups, pan India. A true philanthropic, Sameer loves to read, spend time with youth and children, and above all, he is an avid film maker.
Mr. HS Dhariwal
SEBIZ Infotech Ltd
Mohali, India
Mr. HS Dhariwal is a Global entrepreneur with a very diverse experience in the field of Business. Widely travelled, he had successful careers in manufacturing businesses in South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. Presently, he is the Chairman of a leading IT company in India, SEBIZ Infotech Ltd, situated at Mohali, Punjab, that employees over 400 professionals.

Before joining the Board as Chairman cum Managing Director of SEBIZ, Mr. Dhariwal had more than thirty years of management experience (15 years in India and 21 years overseas) in manufacturing industry such as paper mills, match factories consumer household products and industrial chemicals.

He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from India with higher education in the field of modern management and financial management, London (UK).
Mr. B.S. Minhas
IAS (Retd.)
Mr. B.S. Minhas, IAS (Retd.) has contributed his key years of his life, in the service of the Nation. A disciplinary and a inspiring officer, he has worked on various respectable positions with Govt. of India and Govt. of Rajasthan as per details given below:-

  • 2003-2004: secretary small scale industries(govt of India)
  • 2002-2003: special secretary Agriculture (govt of India)
  • 1999-2001: Additional secretary Agriculture(govt of India)
  • 1994-1999: Joint Secretary Urban development (Govt of India)
  • 1985-1993: worked in various capacities with Govt. of Rajasthan.
  • 1981-1984: worked as Principal Director in Ministry of Shipping & Transport, Govt. of India.
  • 1969-1981: worked in various capacities with Govt. of Rajasthan.
Mr. Sahil Arora
  • Senior level executive with extensive experience in credit and risk management with broad and diverse experience in banking,capital markets, corporate, leveraged and structured finance, stress testing and insurance.
  • Experienced Investor with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Focused on early-stage investments in Europe and Asia.
  • Sahil has been a guest in 15 countries speaking at conferences, participating on panels and pitch sessions and discussing startup ecosystens with governments.
  • Prior to being an angel investor Sahil had a career as Sr Management Consultant at Accenture, CitiGroup, CIT GROUP etc. He spent the first ten years doing bleeding edge technology development and then 10 years as Sr consultant for banking industry, startups and now leading Professional information business as one of the world largest news company Dow Jones.
  • Sahil guest lectures at NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson, Rutgers. Sahil has a Bachelors in Economics from DAV college , Chandigarh and MBA from Stevens school of Management, NJ.
  • Sahil’s hobbies include traveling, golf, mentoring entrepreneur and companies.
  • As an angel investor, I am looking to invest in startups in the idea and/or early stage. I am interested in investing or bring investors on board for fintech/eCommerce/AI domains
For me: great idea + innovative business model + great execution = success!
Mr. Brad Loiselle
Serial Entrepreneur
Brad is a serial entrepreneur that has founded several companies, including a company that designed, manufactured and distributed licensed products globally in partnership with Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Warner brothers and 20th Century Fox. Brad founded years later an online professional service company called iPal Interactive Learning, which was acquired by one of Canada’s largest Human Resource firms back in July 2011. Brad’s latest company - SKILLSdox, The Canadian Education Network was conceptualized back in 2009 and launched in early 2013 with a focus on connecting quality Canadian education into the India marketplace. He has also launched his first book in 2013, entitled “Keep Moving 4Ward – What it takes to be an Entrepreneur”.

Brad is a true people person and has a genuine interest in building relationships to create change and success across countries. His past experience and accomplishments include being a professor at Ottawa’s Algonquin College, a Director of Project Management with the Project Management Center, a board member and President of the Project Management Institute Ottawa Chapter, the founder and CEO of several companies across multiple verticals and a board member with the Indio-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber. Brad has been awarded the ‘Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurial Award, won the Bronze Award for Small Business of the Year with iPal from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized for his thought leadership which have been published many times in leading publications across North America. Brad has spoken at many leadership conferences such as the Canadian Society of Training and Development (CSTD), Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Conference, Mental Health Conference, Tie Con Canada, Indio-Canada, Project Management Symposium, Cultural Human Resources Conference, AIMA Annual Conference (Delhi), Ludhiana Management Association, BSEI (Mumbai) and Service Canada's Instructional Design Conference.
Mr. C.J Singh
Founder- Core PR Chandigarh, India
C.J. Singh is a strategic communication expert with over 30 years of experience in journalism, corporate communication, broadcasting, and executive coaching. A creative genius and a self made entrepreneur, C.J. has a gifted eye that crafts perfect branding and advertising solutions.
Adv. Ekant Agarwal -Executive Director SACC INDIA
Founder and CEO Ekant Associates
He is a seasoned professional raised and educated in Chandigarh is an entrepreneur at heart and a visionary, who is also the founder and CEO of Ekant Associates (Leading Law Firm) ; he is an accomplished advocate with a history of promoting effective legal, finance and business solutions that foster sustainable corporate growth for domestic and international business operations. Broad-based transactional experience with private and public companies, which is complemented by an in depth understanding of the litigation process.

Before joining SACC India, Ekant has also served the Global entrepreneurial organization, TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Chandigarh Chapter as its Associate Director for Chandigarh and Panjab Chapter, for nearly 2 years. In less than 5 years he has mentored over 300 entrepreneurs and companies, he is associated with the entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2010 as a mentor and a guiding light.

Fostering entrepreneurship in the region is a kind of passion to Ekant and in this pursuit he is also managing the first ever co-working space for Startups in Panjab, named "STARTUP IN A BOX"

On a personal level he is a self-driven person who always like to uplift the society, he is a accomplished motivator , has been awarded many number of times for his contribution towards the growth of society. He is also a spiritual person always thriving to become a better human being, desirous to learn from every creation of almighty.

He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, a Bachelors Degree in Law and a Masters in Business Administration.

  • - Member of Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association
  • - Member of District Bar Association of Chandigarh
  • - Member of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana
  • - Core Member – Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce
  • - Member of TiE - The Indus Entrepreneurs Punjab and Chandigarh
  • - Member of Lake Sports Club Chandigarh
  • - Member – Meharban Fitness Center (MFC)
  • Tech Hub Bangalore

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