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Be Limitless is a blogging platform created by serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, and philanthropist, Gurbaksh Chahal.
Everything you read across the site has been created by Chahal himself.
From inspiring stories and memoirs, news, and thoughts, to motivational pieces surrounding entrepreneurship and philanthropy, everything has come from his own experience of life, his journey to success, and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
Through this broad range of content, there’s something everyone can resonate with, digest, and take away, whatever stage you’re at in life. It’s a space to discover, be inspired, and gather motivation to tap into achieving your dreams.
Four-Time Award Winning Global Entrepreneur.
Gurbaksh Chahal is a four-time successful entrepreneur with a deep passion for starting and growing businesses and supporting others to do the same.
The story of how Chahal’s success came to be really is one to be truly admired.
His journey to entrepreneurial success started when he was just a teenager.
Chahal is and always has been business-minded, with a deeply ambitious yet humble head on his shoulders that has carried him throughout his journey.
The early days
Gurbaksh was born on July 17 1982 in Tarn Taran in India.
At four years of age, Chahal’s family made the decision to emigrate to San Jose, California.
Growing up, Chahal’s experience of education is one that he doesn’t look back fondly on. Throughout school, from kindergarten to high school, Chahal encountered intense bullying and racism.
It was his family, and his grandmother in particular, who gave him the strength and the confidence to be who he wanted to be and embrace what made him different, and what made him who he was. The early days and his family’s support have a huge part to play in the person Chahal is today and the dreams that he continues to set for himself.
The First Business Venture
At just 15 years of age, he discovered that there was money to be made and means to support his family through purchasing and selling second-hand printers.
He’d buy them from the local market at low prices and re-sell them on eBay for high.
This taste for business, profitable income, and independence lay the foundation for what was to come.
At 16, after dropping out of high school, he pursued his dream of having a career in the dot-com boom. Chahal threw himself straight into the business world and worked hard to unlock an opportunity that would change his, and his family’s life forever.
Just before the turn of the century in 1999, he used the money from his high school printer side hustle to capitalize a start-up, ClickAgents, which was one of the first advertising networks focused on performance-based advertising.
After 2 years, the company caught the eye of ValueClick, a NASDAQ company (CNVR), which bought ClickAgents from Chahal for nearly $40 million.
Now the entrepreneurial ball was rolling, it was time to focus attention on the next big venture.
Four years later, BlueLithium was born, the second company Chahal founded. BlueLithium focused on data, optimization, and analytics.
It soon became a pioneer in behavioral targeting and was named one of the top 100 private companies in America for three consecutive years by AlwaysOn.
The company was flying high. In 2006, it also went on to receive the highest honor as the Top Innovator of the Year, which has previously been won by Google, Skype, and Salesforce.
On September 4th, 2007, Yahoo! announced that it had acquired BlueLithium for $300 million in cash.
With two successful entrepreneurial experiences under his belt, 2009 brought about the third business creation and internet-based company.
Chahal launched RadiumOne, which quickly grew to become one of the fastest programmatic platforms leveraging social data from around the Web.
This was acquired in 2017 by RhythmOne, a public company on the London Stock Exchange.
The Story To Date
Gurbaksh strives to use technology and his vast network to create businesses that make the world a better place, whether that be through health, business growth, or improving lives.
His start-ups have created thousands of jobs and opportunities for people around the world. Currently, Gurbaksh has 3 main areas of business focus.
Gurbaksh Chahal is Chairman and CEO of RedLotus, which was founded in 2019. This is a company that helps brands and enterprises to automate their business with rapid pattern indication using a patented A.I data platform.
In 2020, Gurbaksh founded ProcureNet and is the Chairman and CEO of this fast-growing unicorn company.
The platform enables government authorities, international organizations, and large businesses to connect to an advanced, pre-approve on-demand manufacturing network, capable of producing and distributing commodities at great speed and rapid scale.
ProcureNet’s core purpose is to help overcome issues and delays across worldwide manufacturing, support the growth of manufacturing communities and offer businesses and organizations access to quality, value-driven commodities as and when they need them.
Because of the ability to connect with on-demand manufacturing, ProcureNet has also had a big part to play in manufacturing and distributing humanitarian aid.
Gurbaksh and the team at ProcureNet have set up the Emergency Humanitarian Response Center, which collaborates with NGOs and governments during natural disasters and conflicts to provide medical assistance and protective equipment to first responders and civilians.
In 2021, Chahal founded Medriva, which is part of the ProcureNet family.
Medriva exists to make health more accessible to everyone, manufacturing and distributing life-saving medical products and devices across the world.
With a 2.2 billion global shortage of syringes declared by the WHO, Medriva stepped in, utilizing all of ProcureNet’s technology for its rapid scale manufacturing capabilities to produce and distribute the lifesaving syringes to PAHO, UNICEF and WHO.
By February 2022, Medriva had successfully manufactured enough syringes to ensure that 1 billion people could get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Chahal has been awarded 11 patents by the USPTO for developing the underlying ShareGraph™ technology. And, awarded 1 patent for NeuralBank™ technology with several others pending.
The Chahal Foundation
In addition to being an entrepreneur, Gurbaksh Chahal is a keen philanthropist on a mission to make the world a better place. He’s a true believer in giving back.
One way he’s committed to doing just that, and helping others to do the same, is via The Chahal Foundation.
In 2012, Gurbaksh Chahal was deeply moved by the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting, where white supremacists stormed into a peaceful Sikh temple and murdered six people. As someone who had experienced racism and bullying throughout his childhood, Gurbaksh couldn’t believe that racism and hate crimes still existed and appeared to have escalated.
For Chahal, he couldn’t just sit by and allow this to continue. Something had to be done. His heart and soul prompted him to step up and make a change.
The BeProud campaign, which focused on stopping hate, building hope, accepting others for who they are, and setting an example for future generations, was the first of many campaigns led by The Chahal Foundation.
Since 2012, The Chahal Foundation has gone on to grow worldwide, on a mission to positively impact the lives of communities, families, and children living in a cross-section of society.
The Foundation has 4 key areas of focus:
Through educating and raising awareness of important social issues and giving back through funding and mentoring, Gurbaksh and his team at The Chahal Foundation hope to help people across the world to live their life with limitless dreams and limitless possibilities.
Gurbaksh Chahal believes that to achieve success, you must go through an incredible journey of ups and downs. And once you do, you feel humbled. The beauty of the American Dream is that once you’ve seen it, you start to think about ways in which to give back to the community, to continue to support that dream for others.
“Everyone should continue to remind themselves that we all are living with a shared commitment for a better world, towards a greater purpose. No one can take that away from this belief, so long a person believes in it. Life’s biggest profit isn’t a number; it’s what we give back to the people that inspire us.”
Awards and Achievements
Chahal had a lot of success early on in his life which led him to be on the Oprah Winfrey Show talking about his book “The Dream“, along with a detailed story of his life journey.
On October 23rd, 2008 the Oprah Winfrey show interview with Chahal aired and it was an instant hit across the internet and TV.
He has also been featured on various global publications and has been invited by Men’s Health, EXTRA, Neil Cavuto, among others to share his entrepreneurial journey.
In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Commercial Science from Pace University for his career achievements as an entrepreneur.
In 2019, Chahal was awarded for his renowned achievements as a global entrepreneur by the DGSMC with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Previously, he received the Leaders in Management Award presented by President Donald Trump in recognition of his success as both an accomplished leader and entrepreneur.
Chahal was also invited to the White House in 2011 and 2012, by the former POTUS and the first lady, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. He was also awarded the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.