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I'm Shailesh Gupta

Founder/COO at Innov8 Coworking

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Hello! I'm Shailesh Gupta , a recipient of several business and innovation awards, he is an avid reader with unparalleled experience in growth, strategy and product thinking. A true visionary, he did his first startup at age of 20. He has studied engineering at IIT.

Professional Skills

Ruby on Rails 80%
Python 52%
Angular JS 61%
Strategy 89%
Project Management 99%
Product Development 97%


Street Photography


Street photography is photography that features the chance encounters and random accidents within public places.

Street photography does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. Though people usually feature directly, street photography might be absent of people and can be an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.

Framing and timing

Framing and timing can be key aspects of the craft with the aim of some street photography being to create images at a decisive or poignant moment. Street photography can focus on emotions displayed, thereby also recording people's history from an emotional point of view.

A Look Into Documenting Street Fashion Photography

HB Nam is an internationally known street fashion photographer. In this Leica Camera Portrait, Nam explains how he started in photography and what photography means to him. For Nam, it's about documenting what's around him and the concentration required to achieve a good shot.

Suspension Bridge


Suspension Bridges - Design Technology

Suspension bridges in their simplest form were originally made from rope and wood. Modern suspension bridges use a box section roadway supported by high tensile strength cables. In the early nineteenth century, suspension bridges used iron chains for cables. The high tensile cables used in most modern suspension bridges were introduced in the late nineteenth century.
Today, the cables are made of thousands of individual steel wires bound tightly together. Steel, which is very strong under tension, is an ideal material for cables; a single steel wire, only 0.1 inch thick, can support over half a ton without breaking.

Light, and strong, suspension bridges can span distances from 2,000 to 7,000 feet far longer than any other kind of bridge. They are ideal for covering busy waterways.

With any bridge project the choice of materials and form usually comes down to cost. Suspension bridges tend to be the most expensive to build. A suspension bridge suspends the roadway from huge main cables, which extend from one end of the bridge to the other. These cables rest on top of high towers and have to be securely anchored into the bank at either end of the bridge. The towers enable the main cables to be draped over long distances. Most of the weight or load of the bridge is transferred by the cables to the anchorage systems. These are imbedded in either solid rock or huge concrete blocks. Inside the anchorages, the cables are spread over a large area to evenly distribute the load and to prevent the cables from breaking free.

The Arthashastra of Kautilya mentions the construction of dams and bridges.A Mauryan bridge near Girnar was surveyed by James Princep. The bridge was swept away during a flood, and later repaired by Puspagupta, the chief architect of emperor Chandragupta I. The bridge also fell under the care of the Yavana Tushaspa, and the Satrap Rudra Daman. The use of stronger bridges using plaited bamboo and iron chain was visible in India by about the 4th century. A number of bridges, both for military and commercial purposes, were constructed by the Mughal administration in India.

Rocky Mountains

Nature, Photography

Work Experience

August 2015 – Present

INNOV8 Coworking


January 2015 – September 2015

Indiavidual Learning

Head of Product

September 2013 – September 2014

Khosla Labs

Software Engineer

September 2011 – September 2013


CEO, Founder

September 2010 – April 2012

B-Club, IIT Kharagpur

Advisor , Founder

December 2010 – January 2011

Planning Commission, India


September 2009 – September 2010

Ecozen Solutions

Head of Business Development

May 2010 – July 2010

ITC Limited

Project Manager

May 2009 – July 2009

GE Energy

Project Analyst



B.Tech + M.Tech, Mechanical Engineering

IIT, Kharagpur


Class XII, CBSE Board

KV Andrews Ganj, Delhi


Class X, CBSE Board

KV Andrews Ganj, Delhi


  • We met at a GSF event when Shailesh was working on Aadhar Up. Two years later, he joined us at embibe to take on consumer sales and eventually product. I have seen him have the best of days and the worst of days (as is entrepreneurship) - three things have never fazed about him - his incredible ambition, insatiable appetite for knowledge and his smile. The kind of person you would want to confide in more than manage, challenge more than pamper and create things with more than just work - I really enjoyed our time together. I am delighted to offer my endorsement.

    Aditi Avasthi Founder & CEO at embibe -hiring product superstars
  • Shailesh worked as a summer intern in my organisation under my direct supervision and worked on specific assignments. He came across as a detailed oriented professional with immense energy and enterprise. He excelled in his eagerness to go beyond his given assignment and always brought something special to the table. He is intelligent and a great future is ahead of him.

    Siddhartha Ghoshal Associate Director at Dansden Consulting Pvt. Ltd. and Vice President at Oorjan Cleantech Pvt. Ltd.
  • I worked with Shailesh, and the rest of the AadhaarUp gang at GSF Accelerator. I still remember our first meeting with Shailesh, during which he had pitched AadhaarUp to us. All of us were impressed with the passion and conviction, with which Shailesh had spoken about his vision to simplify the payement's industry in India. GSF's Investment Committee perhaps saw the same, and selected AadhaarUp for the programme. This was no mean feat. The acceptance rate at GSF 2012 was close to 8%.

    Ash Sirohi Duke, MBA

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