Hemant Gupta is the Managing Director at BRTSIF (BIL Ryerson Technology Startup Incubator Foundation), the Technology incubator at BSE.
After 26 years at Citi, one of the largest Global Financial Powerhouses, where he worked in a wide variety of functions including Product Management, Technology, Operations and Internal Audit, in India and North America, Hemant decided to swap a large corporate role for a more socially impactful role with BSE Sammaan, a startup set up by BSE for helping Companies do more effective CSR.
He led the building out a platform for CSR matchmaking and management, that was acquired by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in 2020 and relaunched as the National CSR Exchange in 2022. He was also a member of the Working committee and Technical Group constituted by SEBI for setting up the Social Stock Exchange (SSE) in India. He is currently working on launching the SSE at BSE.
He has taken over the helm of BSE’s Tech Incubator / Accelerator called Zone Startups India and is actively leading several Accelerator programs including empoWer – India’s first Women focused Startup Accelerator. He has spearheaded launching of several new initiatives at Zone Startups including, India’s first RegTech Accelerator program, a women-oriented accelerator program focusing on the North East and Jammu & Kashmir, and Capital Connexion – a platform bringing startups and investors together.
Hemant holds a Management degree from IIM Calcutta and an Engineering degree from IIT Madras.