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:
Creative entrepreneurs in design / performing arts / social impact space
Consumer facing business that is self-sustainable and profitable
Sectors like infrastructure, waste management, renewable energy, engineering, agri-food..
The tragedy of the commons
Useful technologies that require behavioural change / have poor adoption curves..
Developing markets outside India
Difficult to monetize sectors such as music or entertainment
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.
Get out, get going and be a woman!
We have always heard the terms ‘man up’, ‘be a man’ and so on. I find it amusing. Women, those who have been given a fair chance, have been able to make huge difference in the global marketplace and my workshop is designed to provide women entreprenuers smart working hacks to grow in their roles as well as get immense job satisfaction.
The workshop would revolve around both real-world skills as well as soft skills that are unique to women and how they can be used at global work places for growth, expansion and DNA development of an organization.
Women entreprenuers with a minimum of three years of work experience recommended in order to connect with the issues discussed.
With more than 16 years of experience as a female entrepreneur, Kavita has many interesting stories to share from her multi-cultural experiences in the global tech marketplace as well as insights on work-life balance. As one of the founders of Web Spiders (www.webspiders.com) she also consults B2C and G2C enterprises on digital initiatives.
Kavita also curates the content for Click Asia Summit, which is an event that addresses the core needs of digital marketers in India and is working on stealth-mode on a tech start-up at this time. Two pre-teen kids take up her weekends and you are quite likely to find her in Starbucks at weird hours with her faithful macbook.