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.
TATVA: a travel, nature and arts based emotional awareness and wellness practice
This session will introduce TATVA; a new organisation based in Goa that promotes and celebrates conscious self exploration, emotional vulnerability and authenticity. TATVA’s multidisciplinary approach to emotional wellness will give the atendees an opportunity to explore the relationships between mental health awareness, creative expression and travel experiences.
The session will focus on the rewards of cultivating a sense of curiosity about our selves and our lives through psychotherapy and contemplation of questions like: How do we bring a sense of immensity, vastness and calm in our lives? How do we create lasting meaning and purpose? How can we be more present and engaged in our relationships and how can we further enrich our lives and the lives of other people? The importance of creating safe and engaging spaces for dialogue, process, and self understanding will be dicussed in the context of how we relate to ourselves and the world. Our framework is designed to make emotional wellness more open, collaborative, inclusive and far reaching.
Kripi Malviya is a counsellor, psychologist and poet with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and an International Certification in Addiction Counselling and Training. In the past she has worked with, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of therapeutic settings.
She has worked with multi-disciplinary teams of international mental health professionals, from varied cultures and therapeutic backgrounds. She has facilitated addiction and general mental health training in the South Asian and South East Asian regions; including Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand.
Kripi is an existentially inclined psychotherapist; who enjoys working with people in all their uniqueness and intricacies by providing them the space to explore themselves. She is the creator of TATVA.