Founder and CEO -The Entrepreneurship School

Sanjeeva Shivesh is a serial entrepreneur + angel investor. As the Founder of The Entrepreneurship School and ThinkStartup, he wears multiple hats.

He started his professional journey as a civil servant. As an IRAS Officer, he worked at various positions in Indian Railways. Some of his notable contributions to Railways included designing Indian Railway’s first public-private partnership project – Pipavav Railway and other large-scale project development.

Subsequently, he worked as Strategy Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton at their London Office.
Then he joined FIRE Capital Fund as Executive Director where he was responsible for private equity investments.

In 2009, he took the entrepreneurial plunge to start Smart Wave, an education and consultancy firm.
In 2010, he also started LMR Connect for providing outsourced infra-management services.
In 2013, he started The Entrepreneurship School where he nurtures people who want to become entrepreneurs. He has incubated more than 400 startups. At TES, he also works with MSMEs in India, UK, USA and Singapore.
In 2016, he started Predica Technologies for global IT services.
In 2017 he started Shatadree – a data-driven policy think-tank
In 2019, he started Xcelerator Venture Partners, which is an angel platform for startup investments.

His passion lies in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Economics, Public Policy and Constitutional developments.

He has taught courses at several universities including, Singapore Management University, MDI, Gurgaon, FMS, Delhi University, TERI University and conducted more than 20 Faculty Development Programs.

He also splits his time as Advisor to MEPSC – a Sector Skills Council, Advisor to Land Ports Authority of India and Strategic Advisor to Evolet Scooters and Motorcycles. He is a regular panelist on CNN News 18, India Today, NewsX and other national channels on economic affairs and public policy.

Sanjeeva is a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, U.K.