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Anil Kumar

Managing Director, Great Sports Infra Pvt Ltd.
City: Hyderabad


Consumer Services, Engineering

Areas of speciality:

Branding, General Management, Marketing

Anil Kumar is a first-generation entrepreneur with an Engineering & MBA background with over 18 years work experience. He worked in the business function at Wipro and Ramco – in India and the USA. In 2004 he started Great Sports Infra Pvt. Ltd. (www.greatsportsinfra.com) which later became a finalist in TATA-NEN Hottest Startups and ET Power of Ideas. The key achievements in his business include a successful introduction of a product category that did not exist in India and setting up a distribution channel that helped win over 3,000 customers, spread across 180 cities & towns in India. Anil Kumar was awarded "Star Entrepreneur" by Indira Innovation Foundation. He was featured in the Young Turks program in CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz Entrepreneur; and in over a dozen publications like 'Entrepreneur', 'Smart CEO', 'Inc.', 'Dare' etc. Their business model is being made into a case study by ICFAI’s Business School. Anil’s main strengths are in qualifying business ideas, conceptualizing the "go-to-market" models and executing them successfully. Anil is a Charter Member of TiE, Hyderabad and also mentors startups through “MentorEdge” of the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (IIM-A). He has an extensive extra-curricular background, with national level achievements in sports, NCC etc. He can reached at anilkumar@greatsportsinfra.com.

I can relate to (and guide, regarding) many of the challenges that first-gen entrepreneurs face especially when they come from a background of working in large corporations and then find that the street reality is very different in India to run a startup.

Time Commitment

8 Number of Hours per Month

Space Commitment

2 Seats over a 6 Month Period

Investment Commitment

0 Lacs over a 0 Month Period