Yash Saxena

Yash Saxena

A serial entrepreneur into my third venture which include building profitable ventures. Passionate about innovation & design thinking.
General Business
Ahmadabad, India
  • Business Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Start-ups

Founder, poshaQ @poshaQ • Co-Founder

Accelerating Revenue Potential for digital retail through SLATE


thingsxthings • Co-Founder


I started Openfuel, built the team & shepherded it through its pivots. Oversee all operations @Openfuel • Co-Founder

Making work simpler,creative with our tools & the flagship Meeting tool

Amazing things Yash's made
I love teaching entrepreneurship & building tools that increase the envelope of learning. And I teach what I practice. I built learning modules that included product & ideation canvas tools for entrepreneurial & design thinking learning tools for a State University (Gujarat, India) which have been used by over 150,000 students till date. The number would keep increasing, touching 200,000 by the year end. This would be world's biggest design thinking learning program that was implemented in one go.

Before this experiment was conceived, the University with 200+ tech colleges, faced a problem of lack of skilled teachers to teach design thinking & how to create a model that would be able to reach this scale without trained teachers. I therefore created canvas tools that fixed some parameters of the process and took care of learning dilution across levels to some extent.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

International Business 2008 - 2010

Government Engineering College, Bhopal

Government Engineering College, Bhopal

B.E in Electrical & Electronics 2004 - 2008


Rohit Radhakrishnan Program Lead at Openfuel recommended Openfuel where Yash is Co-Founder

Openfuel has been working with the grass root level entrepreneurs and developed its own frameworks for design thinking, product modelling and entrepreneurship learning.
The products developed by Openfuel are based on those proven frameworks tested and validated by experts from MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley and IIMA.

Siddharth Kothari CEO at Appbase recommended Openfuel where Yash is Co-Founder

I have known Yash and Nilesh since the inception of Openfuel, when it was an offline experiment - a 2 days hackathon la startupweekend where they worked at the very grassroots level to help students aspiring for entrepreneurship take their first leap into the journey. I was one of the student participants, and it played a defining role in my career as a serial entrepreneur (now a Techstars '15 startup).

The best part about Openfuel is their team and their vision, Yash and Nilesh compliment each other really well with their hustling and hacking skills. And they have a great vision: Creating a distributed, remote world by modeling offline communications. Think of what MooCs did to offline courses, but building the core infrastructure to do it for more niches like office communications, entrepreneurship, etc.

Openfuel has already validated the problem need, built a beta and have committed customers in the pipeline. They are at the ideal stage to benefit the most from Techstars' network!