I am an entrepreneur, on a mission to solve india's unemployment crisis. I founded OpEx in 2016 with the goal of bringing together the India's top entrepreneurs, Industry experts, trainers & influncers under one platform, to educate, impact and facilitate students about startup & skill development. Under the OpEx umbrella, we have launched a variety of learning programs and platforms that have helped more than a lakh students and professionals around the country who experience personal transformation through their career. From our award-winning CiREE platform, to our engaging master classes, there is something for everyone at OpEx.
Most recently, we received a prestigious global recognision from Embassy of Croatia and Government of India as we ranked #01 amongst 306 startups from India & Croatia. I am constantly traveling around the country, meeting brilliant minds, speaking at conferences and events, and filming content you can find online. You can hear some of my favorite interviews on my YouTube & CiREE platform.
If you connect the 3 dots, Passion - Purpose - Profession, then you can allign your vision for Life.
I am a Healthcare professional who did my Post-graduation in Pharmacy and MBA in HR & Marketing. I spent few years in US based leading Pharma Industry working in Technology Transfer. Because I wanted to start something of my own, I then happily dropped out Ph.D. and pursued MBA to begin entrepreneurial journey. In 2015, I was a part of Infosys Foundation’s Global Business Foundation Skills Program, which was a turning point to kick-start my own startup, named as OpEx –Operational Excellence in 2016. For my initiative to promote Make-In-India, I got recognition from Prime Minister’s Office. With my bootstrapped StartUp, I could manage to impact more than 1,00,000 students & professionals for StartUp & Skill Development in 6 years.
I considered COVID Crisis as an opportunity & started one more StartUp- CiREE in just 18 months of pandemic. I integrated technology, expertise in Skill Development & network in the Industry to build India's First Pharma Edutainment OTT Platform for Skills, Jobs & Entrepreneurship. CiREE is a Winner at 'India-Croatia StartUp Challenge 2022' as a part of Government of India, Invest India Federation & Indian Embassy at Croatia. For CiREE, I hold Number #01 in India, amongst 306 StartUps from India & Croatia. CiREE has won prizes & rewards worth of $12,000 from Government of India and Corporate Partners.
Both my companies, OpEx and CiREE have a common vision to Solve India’s Unemployment Crisis through balancing Job Creators and Job Seekers.
Because I wanted to explore my career as a trainer, I quit the job and started my first company in 2016. Being a first generation entrepreneur, I successfully failed many a times & ensured not to repeat the same mistake again in business. During failures, the only thing which I could earn was a 'People Network'. During COVID crises, I could identify opportunities & started few more companies by keeping the same vision.
Chamber for Advancement of Small & Medium Businesses
With the vision of working closely with all stakeholders for advancement of Micro, Small and Medium Businesses, Chamber has been established at the financial capital of India. It engages, assists and supports SME's and MSME's for business development.
Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions
Embassy of Croatia & Govt of India
Winner, Ranked #01 in India Croatia StartUp Challenge 2022
Gaurav Puraskar by 'Sakaal' Media
Contribution in creating awareness and startup ecosystem at Kolhapur
#BrandKolhapur Award - one of the prestigious award for the extraordinary work by DYP group, Kolhapur
Recognised by Prime Ministers Office
Recognition received from PMO office for promoting MAKE IN INDIA Campaign in 7 State Universities
Best Emerging StartUps to look in 2020
Best Emerging StartUp by Insights Success Magazine
Featured in Mumbai based Business Magazine - Smart Udyojak in Year 2019