Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress?very truly said!
The above lines are actually true for a group of vibrant and enterprising youth from Vadodara who came together and took place the germination of a great idea. The wanted to do something practical for the environment and people around. They did and are doing! They gave birth to an innovative user-to-user shared trips portal interestingly called as OliveTrips.com.
These young India based entrepreneurs advocated their mighty idea through this website which offers state-of-the-art platform to our society and the nation as a whole. The people can now efficiently utilize the unoccupied seats of car/bike/auto by offering to the passengers traveling in the same direction based on their prior conversation.
The portal is launched by well-known environmentalist Shri Kartikeya V Sarabhai (founder Director CEE) in presence of other dignitaries at Centre for Environment Education at Ahmedabad, India on the World Environment Day, June 5, 2011.
Suresh Purohit, the founder of OliveTrips.com has obtained BE from DDIT and MBA from The MS University of Baroda. Having worked with various organizations of repute, he finally wanted to do something good and worthwhile for the environment and people. His willingness to do something unconventional and beneficial to the society made him left the job at one of the high esteemed companies. Constant brainstorming and participation in workshops like Vibrant Gujarat made him think over the idea of usage of internet for the benefit of environment, because the way internet has grabbed the entire world since the last decade, no other means of communication can beat that. When the concept was discussed with different people, mixed response was received by Suresh. Due to his devotion and dedication, he was quite successful in getting both, moral and monetary support from likeminded friends to launch OliveTrips.com.
Hitesh Gujjar, is the co-founder of OliveTrips.com. He is a post-graduate in Chemistry and promotes efforts in research and innovation for the society.
Bharat Thakkar, is the co-founder of the portal. He has done BE Mechanical and MBA Finance, both from The M S University of Vadodara.
For more specific information or collaboration opportunity you can contact us on Suresh@OliveTrips.com.