Pratik Gauri

Pratik Gauri

Pratik co-founded India Needs You, a youth-led leadership movement when he was 20 years old, and then kept launching a series of successful companies with multiple successful exits. He is currently the co-founder of 5th Element Group India, a global impact management consultancy based out of New York. He has recently launched Digital Scalers with The Green Man of India, Dr K Abdul Ghani, and India’s leading blogger cum veteran digital entrepreneur Om Thoke, looking to help startups that are currently looking to grow their revenues and digital footprint through B2B, B2C, and B2G avenues. He has also created Bloggers World – the World’s Largest Impact Blogging Network with more than 6000 bloggers, giving an opportunity to aspiring impact bloggers who wish to enter this field and get live hands-on help, connect to brands and become impact millionaires. Additionally, he sits on the advisory board of multiple startups in India, the United States, Europe, and Africa.


Pratik holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of Chicago. He founded his first company in the education sector when he was only 16 years old. Since then, there has been no looking back for Pratik. He has come a long way and created eight businesses, all in diverse sectors and geographies. Pratik has also worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Reckitt Benckiser.


Pratik is a public TEDx speaker; the dynamic leader has delivered over 150 speeches in 30 countries. He is also a social media influencer with a huge fan base and verified profiles on Insta & FB with over quarter million followers. The multi-talented personality is also skilled in writing. His incredible works have been covered by Forbes, World Economic Forum, Entrepreneur, Real Leaders magazine, NASDAQ, The Climate Reality Project, etc.


Pratik is creating the 5th Industrial Revolution where humans and technology will dance together to create positive impact. He intends to use his startups as a means of creating positive changes in society. In order to transform the world around him into a better place for all, Pratik aims at helping underprivileged people escape poverty by providing them with quality healthcare, clean drinking water, and education.


Pratik has received many distinguished awards and honors for his works and creating a positive impact. He was named Creative Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 – by Entrepreneur India magazine in the startup category. He was also named Entrepreneur of the year 2020 by the Indian Achievers’ Forum in the same year. He has also been recognized as Entrepreneur 35 under 35, ETNow Leaders of Tomorrow, Greenbiz Global 30 Under 30, British Petroleum Scholar, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Ambassador at One Young World, Al Gore’s Climate Leader, Fellow at Startup Leadership Program, Winner of UNLEASH 2019, Asia’s top 50 Voices by Earth Day Network, and Changemaker at Global Action on Poverty.

What’s more, Pratik has also been invited to several prestigious convenings such as World Economic Forum in Davos, Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Oslo, Skoll World Forum in Oxford, BRICS Civil Forum in Moscow, and United Nations in New York. His works have been funded by One Young World, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Desmond Tutu, Justin Trudeau, Emma Watson, among others.