Gurudatt B Nadiger
My name is Gurudatta. I come from a place called Davangere, about 250 Km from Bangalore, India. I am 24 years old. I did my schooling till 12th in my native and moved to Bangalore for Btech in 2007. I did not like the system of education and dropped out of my college and stared my travel company called www.justaminute.in
We were 4 very close friends running the company. I was working on full time and rest of my friends used to join me after college hours. Running a company without prior degree/knowledge is pretty challenging in India. None of us had family business background and our parents were in public sector jobs. It was a do or die situation for me. I had dropped out and it is very rare in India to talk like this. As i had plenty of time, i started reading lot of books, attended business seminar, signed up for business community meetings and conferences, gave technical talks, interacted, questioned, analysed and on the other had i was cautious of all my actions. My parents and my sister were very supportive for my idea and helped me financially and emotionally.
I stated coding our website, build different modules and launched the pivot in few weeks. We hired developers for further deployments and the company started getting leads. I remember: I used to go the parks early in the morning and distribute brochures of our website. We started getting good response from South Bangalore. We used to book about 50 travel tickets daily ( bus, rail and airways ).
In 2010, i attended an adventure camp and got thrilled of the energy i got from the camp. So www.justaminute,in, became an adventure travel company in next 2 months. As we needed expertise in the industry, with my sporting skills ( during my school days ) I did my mountaineering and backpacking course from NATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP SCHOOLS ( based in Wyoming, USA ) in the Indian Himalayas. I also hold certification in WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER from WILDERNESS MEDICINE INSTITUTE ( based in Wyoming, USA).
I help web startups in strategising their ideas in web and mobile domain. With my expertise in outdoor and adventure domains, i have worked as consultant for these major sporting events in India
1 OXFAM TRAILWALKER - FUNDRAISING EVENT
2 HYDERABAD MAARTHON
3 AIRTEL DELHI HALF MARATHON.
4 KOCHI INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON
5 MUMBAI MARATHON
6 VODAFONE CYCLOTHON.
7 TCS 10K ( TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES ).
My perception of global businesses changed after reading the book "THE WORLD IS FLAT" by Mr Thomas Friedman. I understood the technological development that's happening around the world, role of education in economics and the hyper-connected world.