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Sharath GayakwadCo-founder of Gamatics Published On: Thursday, September 17, 2015 Views 2342

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"Concentrate on bettering yourself every time not beating someone."

When you have the will and desire to reach greatness, then no hurdle can be big enough to block your path. The story of Sharath is so inspiring that it motivates many individuals that anything is possible. Born with a deformed left hand, Sharath held the zest in him of being a part of the Indian Army. Irrespective of being differently abled, he took it upon himself to learn swimming and went on to participate and win as a Paralympic swimmer in Asian games. He is also an Arjuna awardee and has an aim of becoming a swimming coach.

However, He also has another big thing under his name, which has been making quiet the rounds. It is his latest startup Gamatics, which would be the primarily offering enterprise tracking and analysis of an athletes’ performance. It also focuses on developing biomechanics, which will capture the technique of the athlete in real time giving the coaches a better insight on improving performance.

What inspired you to build the above product/ service?

The Idea of data analytics is very catch and the part it plays in sports is immense. As a swimming coach, analyzing a performance manually is a lot of work and too many things needs to be done. Which increases the work load and time plus the results are not 100% accurate. When it comes to technology the results are very accurate. The time, work load is very less and the data is always safe and secure.

What is your life mantra?

Hard work is the most important thing to achieve success.

What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?

There were and are many challenges in the journey as it isn’t over yet. Whether its financial, time, infrastructure, injury etc. I have gone through different challenges over the period of time and these challenges not only test you but also push you to your limit.

How did you overcome those challenges?

I faced those challenges and worked hard to overcome it. It would have not been possible without the support of parents, Coach John Christopher, sponsors, friends and experienced Athletes advices which helped a lot in overcoming them.

Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.

We are incubated at IIMB NSRCEL. We have received angel funding from them.

How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?

Provide nourishing and nurturing environment for each individuals. Provide them opportunities to grow without boundaries. That makes people stay with our vision.

According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?

  • Hard work
  • Love
  • Determination

Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?

We use IBM cloud services for hosting and development. Asana and Slack for productivity and communication.

Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.

Giving 100% every training session and race.

Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.

Under estimating my own potential.

Answer in less than 50 words

One tip to success:

Concentrate on bettering yourself every time not beating someone.

One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:

Thinking that you can’t do it.

One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:

We might have all the facilities but nothing is going to work till you work hard

What are your plans for next 3 years?

To take part in the 2016 Rio Paralympics and win medals for the country. After that will be taking up swimming coaching. Meanwhile will be leading Gamatics India Pvt Ltd towards Data Analytics and supporting future sports stars.

If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?

I am happy with where I am. Definitely want to cut down on all the mistakes I have committed! But all the experiences I have had has made me the person I am today and success I have achieved.

Sharath Gayakwad - Arjuna awardee

What are your top three getaway destinations ?

Goa, Havelock, Australia

Share a quote that inspires you the most.

“For myself, Loosing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I’ve been in.” – Ian Thorpe

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