Surya Adavi

Dreamer. Traveller. Doer.

I am currently a student of Business Analytics & Project Management at UConn School of Business. I have an Entrepreneurial experience of 6 years with specialization in the fields of Product Development, Data Analytics, User Generated Content & Web Technologies.

I am a detail-oriented individual with strong analytical, user experience design & management skills. I zealously help organisations make robust business decisions driven by Data Analytics & Data Journalism, and guided by strong Management principles.



  • May 2017 - Present

    Business Consultant

    Connecticut Centre of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    • Identified business opportunities, channel partners, demand & growth platforms.
    • Developed user acquisition, engagement, and monetization strategies.
    • Performed market research, aiding businesses in branding, messaging, identifying & solving complex business problems.
    • Built marketing campaigns, digital marketing strategies and go-to-market maps.
  • June 2010 - December 2016

    Founder & CEO

    Graymatter8 Media

    • Built a team of 12 developers & designers, developing e-commerce & web applications, digital transformation & innovation methodologies for 100+ clients.
    • Led Technology, UI, UX & Agile Product Architecture teams for clients across India, Japan, China, US, UK & Australia.
    • Launched 2 autonomous technology networking products – YoGrad and Youthopia.
    • November 2014 - December 2016

      Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

      YoGrad Technologies

      • Developed and scaled the platform to acquire 16,000+ registered users within 9 months.
      • Won a seed fund of $15,000 at TiE Smashup Hyderabad, as one of India’s fastest growing networking portals.
      • YoGrad is listed as one of the Top 5 websites to find Internships in India. (Top 5 websites to find internships)
    • June 2012 - May 2014

      Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer


      • Built a network of 1800+ student contributors, one of the largest such initiatives in India.
      • Conducted and facilitated more than 50 soft-skills training workshops.
      • Established and spread Youthopia’s presence across 6 cities of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan & Bhutan. Increased our readership to 60,000 monthly readers.


  • January 2017 - Present

    University of Connecticut School of Business

    Masters in Business Analytics & Project Management


    Data Mining & Business Intelligence, Visual Analytics, Predictive Modelling, Negotiation Strategies, Business Process Modeling & Data Management, Project Risk & Cost, Introduction to Project Management, Statistics in Business Analytics, Technical Communication in Business Analytics

  • August 2006 - May 2010

    Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

    Bachelor of Technology

    Computer Science & Information Technology
    Completed graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University with the major of Computer Science & Information Technology. Achieved the Distinguished Student Award with Distinction.

  • April 2012 - March 2013

    Dayalbagh Educational Institute

    Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communications

    Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communications from Dayalbagh Educational Institute(Deemed Unniversity).


  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Python
  • R
  • Javascript
  • jquery
  • AJAX
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Wordpress

Analytical Tools

  • Tableau
  • Hadoop
  • SAS, Enterprise Miner
  • R Studio
  • JMP Pro
  • Visio

Business Tools

  • ArcGis
  • ESRI Business Analyst Online
  • Growth Wheel
  • Mintel
  • Euro Monitor
  • IBIS World
  • Industrious CFO


  • Toastmasters Club

    President, UConn School of Business Toastmasters

    June 2017 - December 2017

  • TEDxBITSHyderabad

    Guest Speaker

    December 2013

  • Startup Leadership Program


    2012 - 2013

  • Entrepreneur of the Year - YiCoF

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year


  • Pankhudi Foundation

    Head - Public Relations & Resource Cell


  • TATA Jagriti Yatra 2008

    Young Entrepreneur

    December 2008 - January 2009

Avail my Expertise

As a technology architect, data analyst, team builder and business consultant, I am available for Analytics & Consulting positions in Greater NewYork & New England region.

Get In Touch

Write to me with any enquiries or questions. I shall almost always reply within 24 hours.

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