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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Hemant Albert Soreng

@hemantsoreng

Sustainable Experiential Travel

Submitted Jan 6, 2016

1/ To make the audience aware of the latest travel trend worldwide - Experiential Travel.
2/ To highlight the importance of sustainability in travel.

Outline

Experiential travel is not just a buzz word or the latest travel trend worldwide. Its already a way of life for travelers around the world. More than just destinations the focus is on what to do there. And thus one finds trekkers, adventure travelers, divers, foodies, shoppers and so on.
Add one more dimension to it - Sustainability. It opens the world of eco-travel, environment friendly, employment generation locally and so on.
This talk delves on the above and tries to highlight its importance as service providers and as travelers. But, also talks about the business opportunity which benefits stakeholders across the range - the travel co., local service provider, local people, travelers, local govt and administration - encouraging not just employment and income generation but also preserving local traditional art & culture and way of life.

Requirements

Just an open and receptive mind.

Speaker bio

I am running a startup (www.rustiktravel.com) that is based on this concept - Sustainable Experiential Travel. I am a passionate travel and have been traveling for years now across India and abroad. Therefore, I understand this subject from a business and a customer point of view as well.
Other than that following is my brief profile.
Hemant Albert Soreng is a high-altitude mountaineer, ultra- marathoner, amateur cyclist and digital marketing professional. An early entrepreneur, in 2000, he co-founded eDeltaC Communications, one of the first digital agencies in India, which was bought by Ogilvy, a top advertising agency worldwide, after two years of profitable operations. He then moved on to work for various companies in leadership positions for the next ten years (a period he calls ‘sabbatical’) until he plunged into entrepreneurship and consulting yet again in 2012.
He is also a guest faculty in various Business Schools, a speaker in various forums and regularly advises young entrepreneurs in the Internet space. He is an Electronics & Communication engineer from DCE and has an MBA from IIM Bangalore.
An avid blogger and writer, he has published many books and continues writing about adventure, travel, digital marketing, entrepreneurship and related topics.
More about me at http://hemantsoreng.com/about.html

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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