Delivering transformative learning experiences that unlock human potential.

We are India's first of its kind online business school focused on developing talent for the startup economy. At Stoa, ambitious people come together to form meaningful connections and discover opportunities. We use a community-led, cohort-based model to deliver real-world business education.

India is often touted to be the next big economy. With all this untapped potential just waiting to be unlocked, all it needs is ambitious individuals coming together to build profitable businesses that create wealth and prosperity for a billion.

That’s the dream, isn't it?

Well, it is. But it lacks clarity.

As a collective, we crave the glory that comes with building things. But as individuals, we lack the conviction to go all-in on the pursuit. Building the dream isn't everyone's cup of tea. But if you think you have what it takes, come grab a seat.

Let’s build it together.

Aditya Kulkarni
Co-founder, Stoa
Raj Kunkolienkar Co-founder, Stoa
Sharmad Kuvelkar
Co-founder, Stoa
Manoj Kambadur
Co-founder, Stoa
fellows served since Oct '20
business leaders expect employees to pick up new skills.
of all employees will need re-skilling by 2025.
*Based on reports by World Economic Forum (2020) and India Skills Report (2021)
*Based on reports by World Economic Forum (2020) and India Skills Report (2021)

The power of Stoa

Innovative Approach

We spark great ideas and nurture their growth into remarkable new ventures. Our robust entrepreneurial programs give aspiring entrepreneurs guidance and resources to launch and scale companies that disrupt industries and drive economic growth.


We grow leaders who act decisively to meet tomorrow’s biggest challenges. Stoa provides experiences that give leaders judgment and skill to motivate high-performing teams and build resilient organizations that change the world.


We bring leaders of today and leaders of the future together. We are actively building a community that facilitates the osmosis of knowledge and ideas that sparks innovation and breeds entrepreneurship.

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The Team

Aditya Kulkarni
Co-Founder and CEO,
Stoa School
BITS-P, IIM-B, ex-Founder, BabyOnBoard, Learning Outcomes
Manoj Kambadur
Co-Founder, Stoa School
BITS-Pilani, UT Austin MBA, ex-VC, Swiggy, Deloitte
Raj Kunkolienkar
Co-founder, Stoa School
BITS-Pilani, ex-Co-Founder, Nova Semita
Sharmad Kuvelkar
Co-founder, Stoa School
GEC, ex-Co-Founder, Nova Semita
Sukita Tapadia
Chief Strategy Officer, Stoa School
SDA Bocconi, ex-COO, SDA Bocconi Asia Centre
Adhiraj Arora
Learning Experience Design, Stoa School
IIT-K, ISB, ex-BCG, Oxane Partners Ltd.
Murtuza Ali
Design Lead, Stoa School
BITS-Pilani, IIT-B, ex-Meesho, Bounce, Hike
Aditya Nagarajan
Cohort Operations Associate
Aditya Ranjan
Video Editor
Dhruv Trehan
Learning Design Associate
Erin Viegas
IT Operations
Ipshita Adhyapak
YouTube Lead
Mustafa Lokhandwala
Blog & Content Strategy Lead
Navendu Jha
New Initiatives Lead
Nicaia D’Souza
Community & Events
Omang Agarwal
Enterprise Partnerships Lead
Pallavi Panjabi
Talent Acquisition Manager
Parvathi Sajiv Kumar
Content Writer
Priyal Choksi
Talent Management Lead
Sachin Nair
Social Media Manager
Shawn Pereira
Developer, Product
Shelton Desouza
Community & Program Operations
Somya Aggarwal
Admissions Lead
Sonali Pahuja
Community Associate
Surabhi Umashankar
Program Manager
Suryansh Tomar
Founder's Office
Vamsi Vadlamani
Associate, Program Marketing


Nithin Kamath
Co-Founder, Zerodha
Kunal Shah
Co-Founder, CRED
Richa Kar
Co-Founder, Zivame
Gagan Biyani
Co-Founder, Udemy
Raveen Sastry
Founding Partner, Multiply Venture; ex-Co-Founder, Myntra
Ganesh Rao
Founder, Suryoday Bank
Pravin Jadhav
CEO, Raise ; ex-CEO, Paytm Money
Packy McCormick
Founder, NotBoring
Ankur Nagpal
Co-Founder, Teachable
John Danner
Dunce Capital, Early investor in Lambda School
Phanindra Sama
Co-Founder, RedBus
Vivekananda Hallekere
Co-Founder, Bounce
Harpreet Singh Grover
Co-Founder, Co-Cubes
Anmol Maini
Founder, Keeping Up With India
Vedica Kant
Founder, Keeping Up With India