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The New Indian Express

Four Start-up Founders Straddle Work, Passion

By February 27, 2016 No Comments

Off the Track

Having followed Formula One for years, CEO and founder of Shopmatic Anurag Avula registered to volunteer for race marshal when it was held in Singapore in 2008. Ever since, he has been volunteering as a senior official at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.

“To be a Formula One racer, you need to start young and be super fit. I am not close to fitness,” he says, giggling. “So, the next best thing was to volunteer. Around 23 different groups work without pay for the event and do not report to anyone directly. The volunteers are from different walks of life — from high court judges to company CEOs. So you get to meet people from various backgrounds and cultures passionate about the sport.”

Source: The New Indian Express