Chief Executive Officer, Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE)
Poyni Bhatt is a qualified legal and compliance professional, turned to technology business incubation by chance, helping entrepreneurs for over a decade. She has an experience of 3 decades in industry and academia.
She is a founding team member of SINE, the technology business incubator at IIT Bombay, and has been managing the incubator since 2004. She has been involved in 140+ start ups incubated at SINE. Several of them have done excellently, some have failed, and most are active and running their businesses very well. Majority of the startups supported by SINE have raised external funding. Poyni actively contributes to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and is mentoring start-ups and innovators outside SINE as well.
At SINE she has handled several collaborative international programs for innovators and entrepreneurs, most recently with Taiwan and Switzerland and European Union.
Prior to SINE, she has corporate experience of over a decade in manufacturing and finance sectors, where she headed secretarial, legal and compliance functions. She had handled IPOs and fund raising, structured corporate M&A deals, and also dealt with various Indian regulators.
She is a member of several Indian government committees on innovation, entrepreneurship and incubation, and also a member on the boards of several incubators in India. She also is an invitee as guest speaker, jury member for various events/ workshops related to entrepreneurship.