CEO in Karnataka, India
Ashvin Gopalakrishna is the CEO and co-founder of Quikwit Social Welfare Foundation, Mysore, India. Quikwit Foundation employees numerous high potential volunteers from different stream across India to deliver high impact support to Education and Empowerment to children and youth especially women from rural districts.
Founded in 2013, as a humble Self Help Group with a bunch of volunteers, today Quikwit Foundation is a Non-Profit Company working across India and reaches out to numerous children, youth, and women. Ashvin believes that the most important factor a child, youth or a woman needs is a family to support and nourish their dreams and that's exactly what Quikwit Foundation does!
Under Ashvin's leadership, Quikwit Foundation has successfully sponsored numerous projects including Free Scholarships to students and women, Free Solar study lamps, Free Notebooks and Yearly Bus Passes to rural and underprivileged girl students, Free job portal, Free Spoken English classes to visually impaired, Free Blankets and medicines to elders living in Old Age Homes, Tree plantation, Free Awareness and Medical camps in rural India.
Ashvin co-founded his first company Empresa Fuerte Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2011 when he was barely 21 years old and served as its Executive Director until his heart made its way towards non-profit sector. He also co-founded Eatsy Cafe, an online/retails specialty restaurant chain network. Eatsy Cafe has partnered with Quikwit Foundation to sponsor FREE monthly meals to randomly selected individuals and orphanages.
Ashvin has delivered speeches across India and abroad while the recent speech was in University of Malaya-Wales. He usually delivers lectures in university colleges on social responsibility and on how he wishes to achieve his goal. Recently, Ashvin attended conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and International Rural Development conference in Bangkok, Thailand where he delivered keynote speech on Social Entrepreneurship and his Non-Profit experience.
Ashvin lives in Mysore with his parents and is highly passionate about horse riding and car racing.