Breaking World Records and Finding Sponsorships – Deepak Kamath

Deepak Kamath went around the world on a motorcycle, rode the Road of Bones, and most recently landed his motorcycle 6 times on Antarctica and became the first person in the world to have done over 10 kilometers on a motorcycle in Antarctica. He did all of this by getting big brands to sponsor his dreams. In this episode, he talks about finding sponsorships, his adventures and so much more.

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Who is Deepak Kamath?

Deepak Kamath is an Overland Adventurer for over 3 decades, a motivational/inspirational speaker having shared experiences on platforms like colleges, motorcycling clubs across India. He is the first person to have circumnavigated the globe across 6 continents in 47 days and has his name in the Limca Book of World Records. He most recently landed his motorcycle 6 times on Antarctica and became the first person in the world to have done over 10 kilometers on a motorcycle in Antarctica.

'You don't have to necessarily carry all for passports, but I do because of the kind of humiliation I came across for having de-boarded the train in Trieste thinking that the folks there thought I was a refugee...' - @deekam99 #adventure… Click To Tweet

Why Should You Listen to Deepak Kamath?

There are plenty of reasons why you should listen to Deepak Kamath. Let me give the top 3:

  1. He has broken world records but also has pursued his dreams while working a full-time career, being a husband and a father.
  2. Deepak is crushing it in an age when everyone thinks of everything from saving money.
  3. Deepak has traveled the world on an Indian passport (and he’s really good at building relationships with people around the world).
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What You’ll Learn from this Interview?

Deepak talks about a lot of things in this interview. Here are specific things you’ll learn:

  1. What gave Deepak the opportunity to ride his bicycle on an international expedition when he was in college (and what he did when his bicycle was stolen).
  2. Deepak explains what made him think of pursuing adventure for life.
  3. He talks about how he got an old second-hand motorcycle upgraded to a brand new one, by talking his way through.
  4. Why focusing on the job is more important than focusing on the money.
  5. How he gets sponsorship for his adventure ideas.

and so much more!

How Can You Listen?

Deepak’s interview is available in audio.

Direct Link to Audio

How to Get In Touch with Deepak Kamath?

Instagram: @deekam.99

Twitter: @deekam99


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Special thanks to Deepak Kamath for taking the time to join me this week!

Karthik Vijayakumar

Managing Partner at Design Your Thinking Labs. Storyteller, producer, copywriter, digital marketer, and artist. Helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs and brands. Husband to a makeup artist, dad to a 7-year old.