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Widely known as the creator of 5th Industrial Revolution, Pratik Gauri bagged “Entrepreneur Of The Year” award at Indian Achievers’ Award 2020 in recognition of outstanding and professional achievements and inspiring social contributions in the society
A couple of months ago, Entrepreneur India magazine had also announced Pratik Gauri as the Creative Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 in their 10th Annual Awards earlier this year.
The award was recognized digitally due to the ongoing COVID pandemic situation by Indian Achievers’ Forum which is known for promoting achievements, inspiring business, and communities. The Forum draws attention on the theme “how successful achievers can help social & economic infrastructural development in and around the country.” It provides examples of social entrepreneurs and successful models of the society and corporate sector partnership.
The prestigious awards recognised Gauri’s efforts since the last decade to create 5th Industrial Revolution. Through his large scale activations, he has successfully managed to mobilise millions of marketing dollar spends towards social impact using shared language of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. He has helped fortune 500 companies move their models from for-profit to for-benefit and proven that if you have a purpose, you can drive more revenue and profits.
Born in Delhi, Gauri went to 26 countries last year in 2019 to represent India and his works at prestigious forums like World Economic Forum in Davos, Skoll World Forum in Oxford, Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Oslo, and others. Gauri started his entrepreneurial journey when he was 16 years old and since then he has founded 8 companies in the impact space. Gauri is also a social media influencer having more than 250,000 followers across facebook, instagram and linkedin.
“My portfolio companies will become the next Berkshire Hathaway in the 5th Industrial Revolution Space. My portfolio will have unicorn companies in health, education, renewables, climate, and other socio-economic issues / opportunities. I run companies in the 5IR space and actively invest in social entrepreneurs”, says Pratik.
Gauri has won innumerable accolades for his works ; He is a Greenbiz Global 30 Under 30, British Petroleum Scholar, WEF Global Shaper, Ambassador at One Young World, Al Gore’s Climate Leader, Asia’s top 50 voices by Earth Day Network, amongst many others.
Expressing his gratitude for this achievement, Mr. Pratik Gauri says, “I am humbled to receive this award and I thank Indian Achievers’ Forum for recognising my efforts to create 5th Industrial Revolution. This award is for my team who has helped us get so far.”