Siddharth Chauhan is an independent filmmaker from Shimla. He was awarded the Youth Achiever Award by Hindustan Times Group. His films have been screened across places including Sarajevo, UK, US, Belarus, Indonesia, New Zealand, Italy, China, Canada, and France. He is the youngest and the first independent filmmaker from Himachal Pradesh to have continuously taken his locally produced films outside India.
His latest film Pashi, premiered at the Oscar Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival in the US. The only Indian short film selected in that competition in 2017. He has screened his films across many international film festivals and won uncountable awards.
Sarthak Maggon is the Founder of Sarthak Maggon Law Offices, a Delhi based full-service law firm. Formerly associated with India’s top corporate law firm namely Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Company at their Bombay Offices, He has a rich and extensive understanding of corporate laws and has been promoting commercial setups in conflict-torn regions by utilizing his qualification from his international peace and conflict study background. Sarthak works closely with prison institutions and embassies for their policy restructuring and is one of the youngest lawyers working towards achieving corporation access to justice through disruptive legal interventions. His profile of startups include industries such as research and innovation, solar power, sustainable agriculture, artificial intelligence, and tourism. The vision of his firm is to create a conducive atmosphere for corporates to grow and flourish and to establish robust frameworks for strengthening internal and regulatory compliance policy for businesses.
Shobhit Mathur is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, University of Washington and Indian School of Business. Previously he has worked for Amazon.com in Seattle and served as the Joint National Organizing Secretary of Youth For Seva. Currently, he is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Vision India Foundation.
Ambassador P. Stobdan is a distinguished academician, diplomat, author and national security expert. He began his career as a security analyst in 1989 at the Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA), where he reached to the topmost academic position of Senior Fellow in 2005. Ambassador Stobdan is a specialist on Asian affairs covering Central Asia and Inner Asia, including Xinjiang, Tibet, Myanmar, and the Himalayan region. He has written extensively on a wide range of security-related subjects in a number of professional journals on strategic affairs, books, and newspapers both in India and abroad. He served in Central Asia twice, as Director at the Embassy of India, Almaty (1999 and 2002) and Ambassador at the Embassy of India, Bishkek (2010-2012). He has also served as Joint Director in the Indian National Security Council. Between October 2006 and November 2007, he was Director of the Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies at the University of Jammu. He is a member of the India International Centre, New Delhi.
Ashima is the co-founder of Paushtaa, a healthy bakery range creating an outlet for the organic farmers to go up the value chain and connect to the urban consumers. She was also the Chief Coordinator at Toybank India where she founded the Bhutan chapter of the Toybank.
She was an independent researcher at the Organic Agriculture for small farmers in India. A national expert on an international action-research project on CSR and SMEs at the UNIDO.
Anuj Sharma is the Founder of Local Guy, a web-based portal which connects micro entrepreneurs of tier 1 and tier 2 cities to give travelers an experience of unexplored local experience in a city/village. He has been an entrepreneur right from his college life when he started Geek Pro a solution that was a hostel experiment for software and computer-based market.
He also founded bhaaiji.com, which was about enabling the customer to order directly from vendors they trust and also discover local deals. He has also received the Annual State Entrepreneurship Award 2018 by Himachal government for his startup idea Local Guy.