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Mentor Session: Jahan Khanna

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Jahan Khanna Co-founder & CTO Sidecar

Jahan Khanna is the co-founder and CTO of SideCar, ( and a nationally recognized expert in transportation technology. Jahan co-founded SideCar in 2012 with CEO Sunil Paul to revolutionize the way we get around, and SideCar has since become the leading on-demand rideshare community in the country. Khanna leads the SideCar technology team in all aspects of the product and tech roadmap (both the consumer facing and operational application suite).

In 2010, prior to SideCar, Jahan was a founder and CTO of Shepherd Intelligent Systems, an intelligent transportation software company for public transit, taxi, limo, school and shuttle bus fleets. Shepherd IS provides real-time fleet management via a web-based application. Jahan was additionally pursuing a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, but left to start SideCar.