Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship related track of The Goa Project 2016

This year (2016) The Goa Project features a separate track on Entrepreneurship.

Any form of Entrepreneurship is not easy. But there are specific sectors that are more challenging than the others. If you are trying to build a sustainable organization in a difficult and / or unglamorous market, this is a great opportunity to show case it to the world. Please come and share your success stories, failures, learnings and experiences.

Some examples (but not limited to) are:

  1. Creative entrepreneurs in design / performing arts / social impact space

  2. Consumer facing business that is self-sustainable and profitable

  3. Sectors like infrastructure, waste management, renewable energy, engineering, agri-food..

  4. The tragedy of the commons

  5. Useful technologies that require behavioural change / have poor adoption curves..

  6. Developing markets outside India

  7. Difficult to monetize sectors such as music or entertainment

  8. Any thing else and more..

The emphasis is not really on the sector or even the problem-opportunity-solution. Tell us how you are cracking the challenges of adoption, sustainability and scalability. Even if it is Work in Progress, there is a lot we can all learn from you.

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Deepta Arjun

@deepta

Enabling rapid behavior change through focus on commonality

Submitted Jan 18, 2016

While newer attitudes, behaviors and technologies are being introduced in various communities, the majority of them either take a really long time to sustain and thrive or they simply wither over time. To ensure the sustainability of anything new requires an attitudinal shift towards adoption. This behavorial transition becomes easier and quicker when customized and inclusive training is designed and delivered by understanding the need of the communities and finding the right path for it. Despite the wide range in human tendencies, certain elements of commonality remain. This panel aims to use a panel discussion amongst experts to highlight and find ways to better utilize the common behavioral tendencies which we share to enable scalable sustainable social change.

Outline

The session will look at the important questions and challenges in adapting newer facets of growth and the possible answers/solutions to them. Looking at the general background of organiations and sighting success vs. failure. It will be open to discussion for participants to ask specific questions related to their organizatin or work life.

Requirements

  1. Active Listening
  2. An open Mind
  3. Lots of Questions (Even if we can’t answer them in the discussion, we can always take them offline during Evevning Performances :P)

Speaker bio

Over the last 11 years I have worked on behavioral change training with a variety of people. On one hand I’ve worked with urban young people in the BPO sector in India to senior Bhuddhist monks in Myanmar. Having worked on both sides of the social, financial and educational divides I can see that despite our evident differences, it is what we have in common that makes us human. My current work focusses on finding effective ways to enable sustainable, scalable positive social change by leveraging on shared behavioral tendencies.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more