INTERVIEW WITH THE INDUSTRY ICONS——Mr. Pratik Gauri

Invited to the United Nations, Skoll World Forum, and Nobel Peace Prize Forum to represent India, MrPratik Gauri is the India CEO of United States based 5th Element Group, and CoFounder/Chairman of India Needs You – an award winning leadership movement.


Pratik has been recognised as Asian Youth Inspiration by Nepal’s Vice President, Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum, Climate Reality Leader trained by US Vice President Al Gore, Fellow at Startup Leadership Program, ChangeMaker at Global Action on Poverty, amongst others.

Through 5thelement.group, he is helping create the 5th Industrial Revolution by working with brands to amplify their brand warmth by unlocking millions of dollars for social causes using the shared language of the UN SDGs. He is using frontier technology to engage the bottom billion in creating quantum leaps for humanity, and for a better planet. Through INY, he has hosted 15+ impact convenings in the spaces of law / entrepreneurship /public policy /women empowerment and has equipped 25k+ young adults with a leadership toolkit.

Pratik is a public speaker and his works have been covered by the World Economic Forum, Real Leaders magazine, NASDAQ, Horasis, The Climate Reality Project, Business Today, Yourstory, Bloomberg, Times of India, several IITs/IIMs, amongst others.

He is an established writer and contributes to Real Leaders, World Economic Forum, MIT Technology Review, amongst others.

 
 
1.How would you describe yourself?
 

A social entrepreneur creating 5th Industrial Revolution to change the world by using frontier technology to engage the bottom billion in creating quantum leaps for humanity, and for a better planet.

2.What are your current initiatives you are working on ?

 
I’m working on some really cool stuff right now. Through 5thelement.group, we are redefining the way brands spend money !!
 
We are creating omniwin marketing solutions for brands to amplify their brand warmth by unlocking millions of dollars for social causes using the shared language of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
So, we are helping use millions of marketing dollars to solve challenges of the planet like hunger, quality education, gender equality, access to clean water, etc.

3.What Challenges you faced and you wish to share with us?
 One of the biggest challenges I faced when I started my entrepreneurial journey was to embrace and overcome “loneliness”.
Being an entrepreneur can be lonely initially but now I have so many world-changing entrepreneur as friends, and I am a part of amazing networks.

4.What is the success according to you?
 
Success means performing, even when the spotlight isn’t on.
 
It’s easy to perform when the spotlight is on ! But people who are successful don’t just perform when the spotlight is on, they work every second in between to build their vision, drive their business, or make a lasting impact on the world.

5.What advise would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
 
Don’t be afraid of challenges, NEVER GIVE UP, Ask for help and have good mentors, Take calculated risks, and always Believe in yourself.
 

If you believe in yourself, the world will believe in you !

6. One life lesson you would like to share

 
Always set goals for yourself which seem IMPOSSIBLE.
 
We rarely unlock our true potential unless we are forced to overcome what seems impossible. 

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