Santosh Panda
Santosh Panda

Santosh Panda


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Hello, My name is Santosh Panda. I started my entrepreneurship journey back in 2007, much before startups were “cool.” I built Explara - an event ticketing and management platform by developing a SaaS solution. For a decade, I hustled and went from bootstrapping to VC funding to $11m in gross revenue.

Back in the day, I didn’t have the ecosystem to support me or correct my mistakes. But, lucky for you, it’s all there today!

I’m now on a mission to scale India's startup success further.

Introducing my new venture, Foundership Accelerator! It is an execution focussed accelerator by founders for startups.

We leverage a Founder Network where you will be matched with an incredible set of founder mentors who understands your stage, space, and growth challenges.

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Startup Mentoring

I initiated a "probono" mentoring network to support startup founders from India's 2nd/3rd tier city and also South East Asia. I could hear and guide 175+ startup founders during May, June and July 2020. We created a vibrant community called "Grittiest" (a WhatsApp group) to support each other.

I also support various VCs, Angels and Startup folks as part of their mentoring initiatives.

Here are some of the appreciations for my work: