Rakesh Sidana is
CREATIVE by birth,
PASSIONATE by nature and
PERSISTENCE is in his blood.
Multi-talented. Visualizer who creates something new, seller who sells vision, mentor who motivates and God believer. He is Founder, CEO of his company MeriCAR.com and now recently he has also become a Blogger and an Author.
In Jan.1973, He was born in small town, Jalalabad (west), Distt. Firozepur (Punjab), wearing baby girl clothes just after his birth because his mother was expecting a girl. He is boy 😉 As he grown up, going temple in the morning (reading gita) and making painting were his childhood activities after school. He spent free time singing at home or reciting in the temple. His parents were surprised seeing his fourth kid born with religious thoughts. His mother’s motivation help him to achieve great heights.
He went to hostel for graduation, studied at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab). He never left his creativity behind and he continued his hobbies in University. His paintings are displayed in the college and hostel. Leading in cultural activities, gathering classes for get together were his activities while being mediocre in studies.
His desire to fly. He landed at metro city Delhi to do management course at All India Management Association. He got his first job and got a chance to explore Internet in 1995 when India launched in public. He got married and settled in Delhi in 1999.
INTEREST – New Technologies
His passionate nature leads to explore web technology and he written articles which got published in The Times of India and he was regular contributor for “i.t magazine” (EFY publisher).
(His IT Article : HTML is dead, CSS in May 2003 Edition)
WORKING PROFILE – Dot COM
He always attracted towards new technologies, unique ventures and worked for many dot com companies (Panalinks, IndiaMART) before “dot com busted” in 2002 and he was survived as an employee to switch to his last job 1E Ltd (London Based IT company). He started own consultancy in 2004.
In 2008, his “curious” mind gave birth to unique business model – MeriCAR.com A first-in-India, marketplace for car garages and auto repair shops.
In 2010, he enlightened to be ENTREPRENEUR status when his business model was recognized in the media.
RECOGNITION at IIM-Ahmedabad
He was invited at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad for Entrepreneurship Training Program as a part of The Power of Ideas.
ON TV SHOWS & MEDIA COVERAGE
His venture recognized and he was on TV shows ETNow, CNBC and got full page coverage in The Financial Times and The Economic Times. He impressed TOP investors in the country and got his venture funded twice (till now).
RAKESH SIDANA HAS A LARGE VISION
After 6 years while working on his vision, he has launched a project to make presence in 1000 cities by creating entrepreneurs in India.
(Press News : YourStory.com)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEACTURE & MENTORSHIP
His positive energy and passion always impress people and Management Institute Invite him for Corporate Talk on Entrepreneurship.
He lives in Gurgaon (Haryana, India) with his spouse and he has two lovely kids.