I think my dog inspired me to run when I was a child. :-) It has been decades since then and I restarted running around 9 years ago - there have been ups and downs. I have completed a few half-marathons and now aiming for my first marathon too. More than the physical part, running helped me overcome emotional and personal issues. Things that seem too obvious and get ignored, but can transform anyone's life for the better.
I will balance my work and personal aspects here.
Workwise, I started my life as an innovator and mechanical engineer. While in college on full scholarship, I won the prestigious Kishore Vaigyanik (Junior Scientist) National Award which was given to...
I consider myself an early adopter of technology. I am optimistic about our future as a whole. I have been awarded for technology innovation and appeared on NGC. My current expertise is in Consulting and Program Direction of Mobility and Transport Solutions with Emission reduction at semi-urban level. Integrated mobility, electric vehicles, connected cars. New products and new markets. Cross-fertilizing solutions across industries is my favourite strength.
I am proud about the learning from my failed start-ups. In my spare time, I now mentor (sometimes, coach) start-ups and scale-ups for strategy across accelerators and incubators in the UK and in India. Helping with fund-raising, market-positioning, customer experience and team management. I do connect founders with my private network of investors as appropriate. Look out for my upcoming short book on lessons from mentoring start-ups and scale-ups.
Tough runs don't last. Tough runners do. Same goes for entrepreneurs. Running takes preparation, pacing, planning to be replenished (hydration), training (lots), being in the zone and an understanding of the difference between pain and fatigue - entrepreneurship involves all of this and more. Click below to learn about emotional and mental fitness when in a startup.
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— Charles Dickens
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