Dr. B.V. Phani is the Dean Of Resources and Alumni as well as Coordinator of SIDBI Innovation Incubation Center (SIIC) and Syndicate Bank Entrepreneurship Research and Training Center (SBERTC). He specializes in finance, innovation and entrepreneurship with primary research interests being financial intermediaries, credit risk modeling, entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurial ecosystems, market micro-structure and valuation and corporate governance. He has received several awards like National Stock Exchange Research Initiative award for Research and Copenhagen Business School’s Aage, Yelva Nimb Foundation award and London Business School’s A.V. Birla award for doctoral research, PD Agarwal-TCI award of doctoral research and National Award for Best Technology Incubator. He is also a visiting faculty at the National Entrepreneurship Network, Indian Institute of Fashion Technology, Indian Institute of Management Kozikhode, SP Jain Institute of Management Research and Asia Global School of Business, Hyderabad.