Turning Ideas Into Reality

About YStart

YStart-Innovation Labs Private Limited is a startup dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship by partnering with various stakeholders like startups, businesses, colleges, incubators, funds and governments. It’s joint initiative of business professionals and academicians having rich experience in the areas such as fund raising, real estate advisory and education among others.

YStart is dedicated to support innovative business ideas, early-stage entrepreneurs, corporates, institutional funds, government departments in getting access to various services from the YStart entrepreneurial ecosystem.  YStart ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’ works by bringing early-stage entrepreneurs, technology centres, business mentors, angel funds, private equity investors, academic institutions, legal and accounting advisors etc. on a common platform.  By offering institutionalised support to various stakeholders, the YStart ecosystem aims to harness the business potential of innovative ideas, minimize the failure rate of startups and create immense value for all the active stakeholders. 

YStart wants to institutionalize innovation through its services and contribute in building the technology-powered businesses of the future.  

Key focus areas for YStart are PropTech, FinTech, MediTech, Clean Energy, Design, AgriTech. 

Meet The Team

Mridul Upreti 
Mridul Upreti is the founder of YSTART and has been former CEO of JLL Funds (India). He’s using his experience of over 16 years in real estate and private equity industry to mentor and invest in Tech Startups in India.  As a technology enthusiast he is mentoring various startups and is always eager to support innovative business ideas.

Kashif Alam
Kashif Alam is Director at YStart. As ex-director, LetsVenture and former VP, HHC Holdings, he has rich experience in managing startups through the entire fund-raising process and beyond. He is mentor to various startups and is also passionate about golf.

Gagan Sharma
Gagan Sharma is Programme Coordinator at Ystart. He has previously worked as a business consultant for Hewlett Packard and is pursuing his Ph.D in Finance from University of Delhi. His areas of interest are investment research, valuation and political economy. 

Advisory Members

Prof. Muneesh Kumar
Prof. Muneesh Kumar is Faculty of Business, University of Delhi. He has a doctorate in International Business from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and has a teaching and research experience of over 40 years.