The role mentors play in successful start-ups

Blood tests to detect illnesses is now standard practice, but screening DNA to check for risks of diseases is something new. This would have been just an idea had Saleem Mohammed not met his mentor, A. Balachandaran, at the Technology Business Incubator in Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in January 2011.

In the next few years, Mohammed developed a genomic technology process to screen DNA that became the core product, named Lifelong Wellness, for Xcode Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd, the company he founded in 2012.


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