Crosby MBA Advisory Board

Bandhana Katoch

Director - Agriculture Practice

Larta Institute

Bandhana has been actively involved in innovation-driven economic development by promoting technology transfer and commercialization activities, academic-industry collaborations, and developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem. She currently works as Business Advisor to small community businesses and start-up companies in different industries through College of Canyons Small Business Development Center and Larta Institute. She has worked as Marketing and Business Development Analyst in the University of Missouri where she assisted in conducting technology and commercialization assessments and helped faculty start-ups. She has also handled position where she managed and negotiated various agreements. Her prior experience includes working as life sciences research professional in US and India. Bandhana has co-founded CLIMB (Collaboration, Leadership, and Innovation for Missouri Businesses), a student organization with a grant funded by Kauffman Foundation. In other roles, she has served as adjunct faculty member for International Marketing course and led Study Abroad Program to India. Bandhana has recently co-founded non-profit organization, Samya Trust to provide holistic support to people with special needs. Bandhana is a certified Registered Technology Transfer Professional and has served on various committees in different leadership roles. Bandhana holds a Juris Doctors (Intellectual Property) and Masters in Business Administration (Marketing and Management) from University of Missouri. She has advanced degrees in life sciences area (Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, and Zoology) from US and India. When she grows up she would like to start a socially responsible enterprise that can promote experiential education beyond any geographical and political boundaries for children across the globe.

Bandhana's life mantra: “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, But sooner or later, the man who wins- Is the man who thinks he can”. ~ The Victor, C.W. Longenecker