Meet the Team


Brian Hoang


Brian is a Software Engineering senior. He was previously the Founder and President of the AI and VR Societies at UTD, and is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Immosis, a VR/AR content startup. In addition to receiving the 2018 Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarship, he also led the 1st place pitch at UTD’s 2018 Big Idea Competition out of 264 teams. Brian enjoys giving back to the community by delivering talks and mentoring others on pitching and business operations.


Sarah Romanko

VP of Operations

Sarah is a freshman majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Spanish. In high school, she competed in SkillsUSA for two years, placing 2nd at the Texas Leadership and Skills Conference in 2017 and 1st in 2018. In addition to advancing to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and placing 4th, she has taken multiple business and entrepreneurship classes at UTD. Sarah is happy to mentor others on analyzing potential business ideas and creating effective presentations.


coraima saavedra

VP of Marketing

Coraima is a freshman majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Child Development and Learning. In high school, Coraima took business classes that ultimately sparked her entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, she competed in the DECA competition, making it to state finals her senior year. Finally, she previously helped develop a startup that later became a 5-star restaurant. Coraima is excited to help students find their passion in business just as she has.


syed saad Shahabuddin

Operations Coordinator

Saad is a senior majoring in Accounting. He completed a finance internship this past fall with an airplane engine company and has a tax internship this coming summer. He aspires to become a Real Estate investor in the future. Saad is excited to bring his networking skills to the club to help entrepreneurs expand their circle.

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harshini rallapalli

Operations Coordinator

Harshini is a sophomore majoring in Cognitive Science with concentrations in Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. She is passionate about impacting problems at the intersection of technology, healthcare, and global affairs. In high school, Harshini competed in science fairs and national Model UN conferences such as ILMUNC. In addition, she has helped organize the Dallas Model United Nations which hosts over 500 delegates each year. Harshini is excited to help grow E-Club and inspire all students to exchange ideas, innovate, and discover their potential as future entrepreneurs in fields that aren’t limited to just business.


Kanishk Phulambrikar

Marketing Coordinator

Kanishk is a Finance and Economics double major. He has previously interned at Baggit, one of India’s largest fashion retailers. He also enjoys playing the guitar, running, volunteering, and trekking, especially at the Himalayan mountains. Kanishk is excited to help spread word about E-Club’s mission, events, and resources.

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ronak hegde

Marketing Coordinator

Ronak is a Computer Science junior. Since moving to Texas from LA in 2016, he has actively expanded his parents’ e-commerce business within DFW by organizing networking events and handling logistics. During his sophomore year, Ronak ran an electronics reselling business from his dorm and grew the business 10x in under 5 months by continuously optimizing listings and automating repetitive tasks. Ronak is excited to help students with technical backgrounds gain experience and confidence to make an impact within the business world.



Program Director - Blackstone LaunchPad

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Director of IIE Academic Programs

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Assistant Director - Inst. for Innov. & Entrepreneurship

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Marketing Manager - Blackstone Launchpad

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