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VISION

Incubate and nurture a happy and prosperous community of skilled professionals, visionaries and conscious humans in rural and backward parts of the world, providing world-class services & solutions with creative excellence and appropriate use of technology to serve worthy causes both local and global.

VALUES

We value human to human trust the most and do our best to upkeep it in all our engagements whether commercial or social. Our core work values are perfection, excellence, responsibility, commitment, and discipline. We resonate with the [human values] enlisted on Lifemaker.

Social contribution

In parallel to our professional work, we actively put our time, money and mind into [Lifemaker program] and other causes for human progress and making Earth a better place for all.

Team

Our team consists of a well connected and passionate group of digital nomads and startups collaborating together freely on different projects and creations. Our freelancer network is also sizeable, thanks to the technology events and communities like Hillhacks and CodeCamp that we have helped co-found and kickstart. Also, the alma mater network and professional/personal network of our founders from IIT Kanpur gives us leverage in finding and hiring talent or services from the IIT network. Gai (Product management, QA, Drupal dev), Mithya Labs (Full-stack dev), Concinnity (Drupal and Full-stack dev) are three IT organizations currently affiliated with us.

Ayush Ghai
www.linkedin.com/in/ayush-ghai
www.anchor.fm/ayush-ghai
www.facebook.com/ayush-ghai

Since:

2009

Current Role

Founder, Managing Director, 2009 - current

Expertise

Technology, Architecture, Products, Content. Stack - Nodejs, Elasticsearch, ReactJS

Current engagements

Active development and marketing for ElasticGraph. Caretaker & facilitator @ Lifemaker - a social cause for holistic human upliftment.

About

A graduate in computer science from India's premier college, IIT Kanpur, Ayush has been active in the tech industry since 2006. In 2012 following his inner calling to be one with nature, Ayush moved to the Himalayan belt of Dharamsala with rest of Mindgrep team. Since then, along with technology he has pursued a variety of disciplines like Yoga, philosophy, music, science, psychology, environment, circular economics, sustainability... He has been contributing to some community projects as part of his engagement, like Ghoomakad community space, Dharamsala International Film Festival first two editions, Tedx Dharamsala 2nd edition, Infinity Hackbase, Hillhacks, CodeCamp and now - the Life University Space in village Saalig, Dharamsala where he teaches children and youth in evenings.

Akshar Ghai
www.linkedin.com/in/akshar-ghai

Since

2012

Current Role

Director 2016 - current

Expertise

Legal, Operations, Sales

Current engagements

Legal ops, finance, and sales for Mindgrep. CEO and MD, Almamet India Pvt Ltd, a child concern of Almamet GMBH, Germany. They supply material, technology, and consultancy for Steel Industry.

About

Soon after completing his Law education from Fergusson, Pune Akshar started his career as a lawyer and helping Mindgrep part-time with its legal and financial work. Thereupon he was offered to be head of Almamet India which was just being created in India by Almamet GMBH, Germany. Since then he has been leading Almamet's India arm and also facilitating legal and ops work @ Mindgrep. He travels across the world and loves to explore new cultures and cuisines.

Avneesh Raghav
www.linkedin.com/in/avneeshraghav/

Since

2010

Current Role

First incubate, Developer, Tech Lead

Expertise

Full-stack development and team lead, Nodejs, AngularJS, ReactJS, MongoDB

Current engagements

Founder and CTO, Mithya Labs, 2015 - current A full-stack development company that makes web and mobile products from start to end. Guide at Mindgrep's training and incubation program. Overseeing tech work on a need basis.

About

Avneesh was one of the five interns hired by Mindgrep when it took its first consulting project for developing a job crawling engine for HeadHonchos.com. He ended up being hired and incubated by Mindgrep for four years, till he became a tech lead and senior developer. Thereupon he started his own first called Mithya Labs and still continues to be associated with Mindgrep on need basis. Avneesh is a simple and hardworking person with simple needs.

Akash Yadav
www.linkedin.com/in/akash-yadav/

Since

2012

Current Role

Intern and developer, 2012 - 2015, Developer, Head, Metataste, since 2016

Expertise

Full-stack development, Elasticsearch

Current engagements

Currently on tech gigs at different places, and development/ops of Metataste. Contributing to Mindgrep's taken work on need basis.

About

Akash joined Mindgrep just after his college and learned full-stack development with us. He fell in love with Metataste very much and takes care of it till date. He is also working on gigs elsewhere or with Mindgrep on need basis. He loves music and company of good friends.

Pankaj Thakur

Since

2014

Current Role

Third, incubate. Developer. 2014 - current

Expertise

Full-stack development

Current engagements

Currently on tech gigs through Concinnity Media Pvt Ltd, our affiliate company. Also the main contributor to the development of Mindgrep's Elasticgraph platform.

About

Pankaj came to Mindgrep as a 15-year-old from a poor family in rural Himachal Pradesh. Since then he has grown to be a 20-year-old self-employed full stack developer, having gained experience working on Elasticgraph platform for Mindgrep, which was initially built with Dalai Lama Trust as the first client. He juggles his time between his other gigs and Elasticgraph. He loves to ride his unicycle, learn English, read books when he is not with friends or out on a trek.

Saurabh Singh
www.linkedin.com/in/saorub

Since

2019

Current Role

Marketing and customer relationships

Expertise

Ex developer. Current niche - marketing and customer relationships. Developer. React, Nodejs, Angular.

Current engagements

Marketing of Mindgrep's Elasticgraph and Metataste platform. CEO @ Concinnity Labs, An outsourcing and C2H firm specializing in Drupal CMS and full-stack development.

About

Saurabh started his career working with Gai Technologies team (Which was Srijan Tech Dharamsala at that time) as a developer. Later he moved to Mumbai and started his own tech consulting business. He has been a meditator since his teenage.

gai.co.in

Current Role

Business affiliation

Expertise

Product Management, QA, Drupal Development

Current engagements

A technology services company from Dharamsala, HP, India specializing in Drupal.

About

A Drupal services firm in Dharamsala, with the aim of training and incubating young talent in the Himalayas.
Concinnity Media Pvt Ltd

concinnitymedia.com

Current Role

Business affiliation

Expertise

Web development, Drupal development

Current engagements

A technology services and C2H company from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, specializing in Drupal and full-stack development.

About

A Drupal and full-stack development services firm run by Saurabh, our teammate.
Mithya Labs Pvt Ltd.

mithyalabs.com

Current Role

Business affiliation

Expertise

From idea to reality. Full-stack web and mobile development.

Current engagements

A full-stack development company which takes an idea to products.

About

Another startup by Avneesh Raghav from Mindgrep itself, they are now based out of Dharamsala after a stint in New Delhi. They work with startups and organizations to deliver products from concept stage to final execution and operations.

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