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Mr. Shailesh Gupta

Achiever's Success Story

“I take the art of creating a product/business to solve real – world problems as my Ikigai”

Shailesh  Gupta,  a  Forbes  30  Under  30,  Y  Combinator,  serial  entrepreneur,  and,  currently,  the  Founder  &  CEO  of  Yolobus,  sees  entrepreneurship  as  a  way  of  life,  a  means  to  fully  express  himself.  It  gives  him  freedom,  flexibility,  and  the  opportunity  to  create  something  valuable  and  meaningful  from  scratch  for  society.  An  integral  part  of  Startup  India  for more  than  a  decade,  his  entrepreneurial  life  started  in  his third  year  of  college.  He  has,  since,  co – founded  several successful  start – ups,  all  built  from  ground  zero  with  an  aim to  solve  real  problems  through  scalable  and  sustainable strategies.

A practitioner of Ikigai, Shailesh Gupta believes that the purpose of life is to be happy. It gives peace for the present, clarity for the future, and creates positivity all around. He loves to identify everyday problems & opportunities, challenge the status quo and disrupt industries through innovative, scalable, and sustainable solutions. Popularly known as SG, Shailesh Gupta is an unorthodox leader who walks his talk every day.

He represents a model of entrepreneurship that picks unattended problems, turns the state of affairs, and create a success story out of it. His latest venture, Yolobus, has secured a differentiated positioning by delivering the unprecedented safety and hygienic bus travel condition in India which was suffering from dilapidated conditions in this sector. By picking up an unattended problem thus far, Shailesh has set an example of entrepreneurship that goes beyond the obvious choices. He is driven by an innate capability to create market fit products and has proved it time and again in diverse industries. Armed with a knack for spotting talent, he is a hands – on commander who has a keen eye for details.

Shailesh believes in staying on the ground, with his people and building a culture of inclusive growth. He wants to revolutionize the start – up ecosystem by working with young entrepreneurs with great ideas to help them solve, strategize, and scale and to learn from them. Shailesh Gupta is an example of the value that can be delivered by striking the right balance of talent, leadership, ethics, and customer and people centricity. A big fan of reading, he also loves leading a healthy lifestyle and travel around the world.

As he always says, “In the end, whatever is inside your cup is what will spill out”. He is a Young Entrepreneur 2020 by IAF Awards 2020.

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