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Balaji BK

Balaji BK

Head - Startup Launchpad at Deshpande Startups
Bengaluru, India

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
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Four meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 4 days


Innovation-driven Entrepreneur with a deep passion for technology and business with a vision to create sustainable solutions for problems having real impact and wants to help enterprises to scale their business.
Worked with Bengaluru International Airport as a Planning Engineer for the World’s first earthen mound project of T2.
I am now, helping young founders to build and launch their businesses at Deshpande Startups. I have mentored over 30 startups across India & I have helped them to raise over $2 mn. I’m also an advisor and board member at Shram – a work management tool for small teams.

Mentor type

Spoken languages


Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

I was a student entrepreneur when I started my entrepreneurial journey. I have seen a ton of startups growing closely. I have been an advisor to a lot of startups and have been head of India’s best student startup accelerator program at Deshpande Startups.
I have learned the knack of picking really good entrepreneurs, and startups and helping them to cruise their 0-1 journey. I believe VC4A is an opportunity for me to share my experience and learnings with a wide range of startups and help them to maximize their success.