About Us

StartUpMitra aims at fostering entrepreneurship and helping people bring their ideas to life in ways that other people don't. We aspire on building a start-up ecosystem in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities of India.

Helping startups & entrepreneurs

StartUpMitra can be regarded as a one-of-its-kind virtual incubator where we help start-ups to grow. Unlike many other incubators and organizations, we support entrepreneurs and start-ups who just have an idea and want to bring it to life. We believe that early-stage entrepreneurs need to focus their energies towards their ideas and bringing them to life, rather than worrying about the hassles of running the business.

Bringing great people together

We connect entrepreneurs and wannapreneurs with mentors of their field who can help them with building their idea and their business. We organize networking events where you can meet great people who can make useful connections throughout your professional (and sometimes even personal!) life. StartUpMitra also connects people within its peer network for building professional relations. Let's get started and rocket your dreams!

Our Services

StartUpMitra provides a variety of services to start-ups and wannapreneurs to help them kick off, launch and bring their ideas to life. From advisory to administration, we have it all covered!
Co Working Space

We provide an ecosystem for entrepreneurs and startups to take their ideas to the next level. Currently we provide 13 seater working space, at the heart of the city location, with fully furnished and nice office ambiance


We help you with registering your start-up without you having to undergo all the hassles


You can offload some of your administration tasks to us so that you can concentrate on your idea!


We connect you with mentors who will help you with your idea and business

Peer Network

We embrace you within our network of entrepreneurs, start-ups and passionate people with whom you can connect

Investor Connect

Finding and connecting with investors is not easy. We help you get in touch with them to pitch your business

Business Advisory

We provide business insights and advise for you. With our advisory team, you don't have to be a B-leader to launch your business!


Branding takes an important role in any organization, especially start-ups. We take care of that too.

Market research

We help you evaluate and research your idea for feasibility of launching your business.

Management Team

  • Working on a mission to create a "Startup ecosystem" in Mangalore. Love working with Entrepreneurs and Challenging problems in fringe spaces. He has expertise in Start-up (taking a venture from idea stage to a scale business) ,Strategic business development,Strategic Alliance and Partnerships,etc Presently he is working as a Assistant Professor in Mangalore and handle Entrepreneurship development core subject and also engage in research activity in Entrepreneurship development area.

    Nidhish Rao
    Startup Evangelist (Founder)

Advisory Team

  • Karan is a technical entrepreneur who has his own development studio - Creativ80 Labs. He is the lead of the Mangalore chapter of Google Developers Group and a mentor for the Shivamogga and Nagpur chapters of the same. An avid reader of business & management books, he is also an inspirational & technical speaker who has delivered talks to more than 2000 students in Karnataka and erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. Head over to his website to know more!

    MV Karan
  • Amit D'Souza is a management professional, a leadership coach and an author. He comes with 15 years of experience with organizations like HP, Mphasis and Dell. Amit is a specialist in team management strategy and leadership coaching. He coaches and trains young entrepreneurs in brand building, team building, leadership strategy, management systems and risk management. An author of several articles on leadership and team strategy, Amit has also authored a book on leadership titled "Unorthodox Leadership and Animalism".

    Amit D'Souza

  • Praveen Kalbavi has over 22 years of experience in IT industry. He has handled various responsibilities in IT industry, including Software development, Project/Program Management, Client engagement, for global & Fortune 1000 clients. Praveen is currently, the Director & Chief Executive Officer, at Novigo Solutions Pvt Ltd. He is responsible for running the company & his responsibilities include, defining / executing business strategy with, building new markets, client relationships, operations management, delivery excellence & people management.

    Praveen Kalbavi
  • Jazeel Ferry is a tech entrepreneur who started building web products right after college. He has successfully built a SaaS based product Eventifier which recently got acquired by the India's leading ticketing platform BookMyShow. When he is away from his product and team you can find him mentoring and advising early stage startups. He is a strong believer in lean startup methodology and encourages young entrepreneurs to engage in rapid prototyping. Fav quote: Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. - Drew Houston, CEO, Founder at Dropbox

    Jazeel Badur Ferry

  • Mr Ravi Kikan loves startups and has experience across various sectors like Media, Advertising, Retail, Mobile, IT & BFSI.His focus areas : Supporting Early Stage Businesses, Business Growth hacking, New User Acquisition, GTM Strategy, Big Data Visualization, Building Influencer Outreach & Lead Generation Programs, Digital Community Building, India Entry & Expansion Strategy & Thought Leadership Building. He works as a mentor with startups, incubators and also take lectures in various B schools covering topics on entrepreneurship, growth & marketing.

    Ravi Kikan
  • Ravi has been technology specialist, entrepreneur & mentor with nearly 2 decades of experience with global high tech industry in various role of leader, strategist, manager, evangelist, architect, engineer. He has been associated with some of the well-known organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups operating in telecom, banking, financial services, Insurance, engineering, IT, big4 consulting, online advertising & Health-care industries such as Verizon, HP, Honeywell, Bearingpoint, Wipro, AXA Insurance, AdJug (now IgnitionOne), Net-Kraft (Now Valtech) etc.

    Ravi P S

  • Sunil K Goyal currently runs YourNest Angel Fund, an early stage venture fund he conceptualized and founded in 2011. Prior to this Sunil has won recognition for playing instrumental roles in well-known business like Bharti Group & Dabur. Sunil is a former member of TiE, Indian Angel Network & Mumbai Angels. His passion for early stage ventures has led him to invest in 9 start-ups on his own, before he set-up YourNest. YourNest leads investment in startups around the theme of Digital India. Sunil got 2 global exits – ZipDial to Twitter & Vuclip to PCCW.

    Sunil K Goyal


StartUpMitra partners with various types of organizations - technical resource partners, legal advisors, chartered accountants, technical advisors, etc - in order to provide the right exposure for a start-up to grow.


StartupMitra organizes a plethora of events, ranging from small discussion meet-ups to workshops and hackathons. Our events are mainly intended at helping entrepreneurs, wannapreneurs and startups.
Check out this page for upcoming events

  • Previous Events
    Date Name Venue
    24 May, 2015. Sunday. Discussion Meet-Up Forum Fiza Mall, Mangalore
    23-06-2015 Mangalore startup meet Nirman homes, 210-211 Suprabhath, Near AFCO Furniture, Kapikad,Mangalore
    19-07-2015 Mangalore startup meet Nirman homes, 210-211 Suprabhath, Near AFCO Furniture, Kapikad,Mangalore
    23-08-2015 Mangalore startup meet Nirman homes, 210-211 Suprabhath, Near AFCO Furniture, Kapikad,Mangalore
    Time 9.00 am

    Mangalore Hack - Campus Hack

    Novigo Solution Pvt Ltd,4th floor
    Empire Mall, M G Road, Mangalore
    20th & 21st - February 2016

    Sahyadri Hackathon

    Sahyadri Institute of Engineering and Management,Mangalore
    28th - February 2016 Catapoolt Changemakers Challenge N/A
    20th - April 2016 BITS Pilani's Conquest 2016 N/A

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