Shine Gopal is a visionary serial entrepreneur who founded Imark Global, a venture development company that has propelled many growing companies to international markets. With a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, Shine has worked closely with governments, universities, private and public companies. He has collaborated with various international delegations and crossed borders for collaborations that have had a significant impact on the global business landscape.
In response to the pandemic, Shine took a bold step to create a sustainable and innovative environment by moving into a rural part of Kerala, Attapadi, the first tribal panchayat in India. He transformed a barren mountain into a green haven for people to co-work, co-live and co-create. The resulting Imark Valley co-work and co-live facility is now operational, surrounded by ambient nature and pure forest, where people can come together to learn, innovate and grow. The facility includes an innovation center, residential units, restaurant, studios, and an upcoming nature park where Shine has planted thousands of trees. He has employed local villagers, procured produce from the community and empowered them for job creation and skill development.
The center is a hub where people from various countries can collaborate, co-create, and co-live. It brings many international meetups and immersion programs to India, enabling cross-border collaborations and fostering innovation.
Imark Valley also collaborates with entrepreneurs to create sustainable ventures and projects with a focus on circular economy, sustainability and impact ventures. The center is a global village where people from different backgrounds and cultures can come together to collaborate, co-work, co-live, and co-create. In addition to these initiatives, the valley is implementing socail projects for afforestation, creating nurseries and training entrepreneurship in the rural community.
Speaking about his vision for Imark Valley, Shine says, “Our vision is to create a sustainable environment that fosters innovation and collaboration among entrepreneurs and businesses from around the world. We believe that by working together, we can create a positive impact on society and the planet. Our goal is to build more innovation villages like Imark Valley, where people can co-exist with nature and each other while creating sustainable ventures that benefit the community.”
Shine’s dedication to entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability is truly inspiring, and his work has had a significant impact on the business and social landscape. He continues to create ventures that positively impact the lives of people and the planet while supporting local communities, businesses and governments.
Education: Bachelors in Arts (English Literature)
Certification: Sussex University on Corporate Governance
Date of Birth: 21-12-1976