Elan Adventures….adventure sports into business


Élan Adventures is a start-up venture of a group of adventure travel enthusiasts from IIT-Kanpur. They have a common vision to take adventure sports to its full potential in India and at the same time employ its vast resources to tackle socio-economic problems in the areas which offer such opportunities.Their aim is to give every youth a chance to go through the unforgettable and life changing experience of adventure sports.

They have trekking, mountain biking, rafting, skiing , fixed departure, water sports, wild life safari and lots more.

Mukesh Singh has a bachelors degree in Computer Science & Engineering and a minor in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Post his bachelors, Mukesh pursued a PhD program at MIT and decided to drop out of the program to do an animation startup based out of Boston, Zoesis. He worked on solving technical problems for the internet space. Mukesh joined Amazon India and worked for five years at Amazon on search and payments domain. Mukesh was the Senior Vice President of Technology development at MakeMyTrip till July 2011 and transitioned out of MakeMyTrip to start ZopNow, an eCommerce company in the daily needs space.
In his personal life, Mukesh is a long distance runner and finished his personal milestone of 12 marathons in 12 months including one in Ladakh.

Prashant Singh: An alumni of IIT-Kanpur and an Adventure Sports enthusiast. He has been into the wild for more than 6 years now and done around 30 treks himself in all parts of India. Check out the Economic Times article for more on him.

Ritesh Bhatt: An alumni of IIT-Kanpur and a fellow of the Entrepreneurship Summer School at London Business School. Another travel enthusiast with a trekking peak under his belt.

Contact Details:
Elan Adventures
M1-202, Ashiaana, Lucknow- 226012
Email: contact@elanadventures.com, elan.adventures@gmail.com
Phone: 011- 22757033


Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.

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