He started his first venture Gateforum in 2005 along with a school friend.
In 2016, along with his brother, Aditya started a sports venture called Gamepoint.
Journey from Mechanical Engineer to a Sportspreneur
Tell us about your startup Gamepoint?
Gamepoint is a chain of world-class multi-sport centres with quality sports facilities for Badminton, Basketball, Squash, Table Tennis, Football, Swimming, Cricket, etc. For each of these sports, we offer high-quality services under four broad categories.
Learn – Professional coaching for children and adults. It is a structured program conducted by qualified and experienced coaches suitable for beginners to advanced level players.
Play – For adults who want to play for fitness or fun. We have membership programs for regular players and Pay n Play for those who want flexibility.
Compete – We host and conduct tournaments for children and corporates
Gear Up – We have a sports store offering an extensive range of sports equipment for all sports.
Our Company Mission is to Enable Everyone to Have Fun, Stay Fit and Achieve Sporting Excellence by Learning and Playing Sports
Tell us about your journey from an Engineer to an Entrepreneur?
I always had an entrepreneurial bent of mind. So, after completing my BE in Mechanical engineering, I, along with my friends, organised a mock engineering entrance test for students of Hyderabad. It was an interesting experience because it involved a lot of planning, sales and marketing, operations and handling finances. We even ended up making profits on this venture.
During my post-graduation at IIM Calcutta, I was further drawn to entrepreneurship. We participated in several business plan competitions and won a couple of them. Moreover, I was always discussing with friends and family various business ideas.
You used to run an education company before your current venture. So why did you take a plunge from education to sports?
When I was working in Bangalore, I joined hands with a classmate from school. I started my entrepreneurial journey with Gateforum, a
test preparation company training students for the GATE exams. I must say that this journey has been fun, full of learnings and very fulfilling. Along with other co-founders, I was running Gateforum from 2005 to 2016.
We established its presence in more than 50 cities, offering multiple online and offline programs and trained more than 200,000 students across the country. As per a pre-agreed plan with the board of directors, some of the founders decided to move out of management of the company in 2015.