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.
Live Performance Production: Stand Up Comedy
This session will dive into the details on how to create a stand up comedy performance space along with how to begin actually performing.
With having performed stand up comedy for over a decade primarily in the U.S., this session will explore the mechanics of building a comedy set as well as producing a successful show. The details are to include how to get into the art form, what are the challenges aside from the inherent stage fright, how to approach building a set, and what the internet has done to accessibility to reach audiences.
Basic performance settup: stage + audio.
Tushar Singh a stand up comedian based out of Los Angeles, CA. Since starting in New York in 2005, he has performed at various clubs, colleges, festivals and private shows across the country. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Tushar co-created Unnecessary Evil – a weekly stand up comedy showcase at the Westside Comedy Theatre in Santa Monica. The show was hailed as one of the “10 Best New Stand-Up Shows in L.A.” by LA Weekly (http://www.laweekly.com/arts/10-best-new-stand-up-shows-in-la-5907676). In May of 2015 he was featured on the Fox television show “Laughs” with a performance at the Hollywood Laugh Factory. He is also the subject of feature length documentary called American Hasi that explores the emerging stand up comedy scene in India. The movie is set to release in 2016.