As a founding member and Chief Growth Officer of Dev Accelerator (DevX), Umesh Uttamchandani has a strong focus on strengthening Strategic Partnerships, designing long term Growth Strategies, along with heading the Panel for curating Technology Startups/SMEs for the Accelerator program. He takes pride in co-owning Gujarat’s largest Coworking space. The primary focus is heading the role of Sourcing, Negotiating and on-boarding Strategic Partners and even focusing on like-minded collaborations. The ultimate goal is to ensure that Commercialization of Products/Services leads to produce high-value offerings that generate strong bottom line benefits for the DevX, Portfolio Companies and the end clients. Prior to launching Dev Accelerator, he worked with a 100 year old Manufacturing firm, based in Barnsley, United Kingdom, wherein he donned the hat of a result driven Marketing/Sales Consultant wherein Critical thinking and Communication skills, being one of his key strengths, supported him to devise appropriate strategies and communicate the same to the management team. Umesh, has been part of many Startups wherein his role was to ensure that they get a boost whilst moving from Ideation Stage to Implementation stage. He also has been one of the shortlisted member to work closely with Atal Tinkering Lab as Mentor of Change.