Construkt Main Festival – Design Tent (Day 4) Summary – CC 1

March 26, 2014

The day started with a workshop conducted by WishBerry’s Anshulika Dubey with Go Fund Yourself. She started the session by introducing crowd funding, pitching for their idea so that they get funded. Crowd will fund an idea if it is deserving, and interesting. To be crowd funded one needs to connect with and understand the audience. Then Tune into the Future (Music Business) talked about music as an art, so it should be respected. People need to value music. Well, this event is about music and the current market of musicians and their art. Manojna...

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Construkt Main Festival – Technology Tent (Day 4) Summary – CC 3

March 26, 2014

  1. Session: Maker Futures
Speakers: Sugathri Kolluru and Jabali Searcot of Ludo Designs In a time when innovation is the need of the hour, Sugathri Kolluru and Jabali Searcot have only just begun to come up with exciting and useful product ideas at their start up called Ludo Designs. From a clock that has a heart rate monitor and can tell you how healthy you are, to a projector built out of the parts found in a cheap phone, targeted at schools, Ludo designs have come up with a number of innovative ideas. Now, 3D printing is taking over the world, with a number of ...

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Construkt Main Festival – Social Impact Tent (Day 4) Summary – CC 2

March 26, 2014

MOTORCYCLE AS MEDIUM: TALK + DCUMENTARY SCREENING One of the much awaited sessions at the Social impact tent, Motorcycle as medium though was just a 20 minutes session it kept the audience gripped and enthralled. Designer, photographer and storyteller Arvind Prabhakar narrated his first-hand experience on how he makes a journey unforgettable when he is on the road. As a part of indusrider, Arvind gave a little insight on what exactly they do when they hit the road. Not just motorcycle rides but they cover and report on various stories and incidents that they come across in the jo...

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Construkt Main Festival – Culinary Tent (Day 3) Summary – CC 2

March 26, 2014

March 22- The Culinary Stage The Construkt festival on 22nd March 2014 kicked off with “The Daily Dump” – Turn things around Triathon that was packed with information and created awareness among the crowd. The volunteers demonstrated the types of wastes, their segregation techniques and how it can dealt better with our little effort. It was a fun episode with games of waste management that won people prizes. The next session was by Sandesh Reddy, who inspired the audience with his story of how his commitment got him to where he wanted.  How he got into his dream of baki...

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Construkt Main Festival – Design Tent (Day 3) Summary – CC 1

March 26, 2014

1)      Construkt Studio – Storyfying Design By Jacob Mathew, Damjan Obal, Shriya Kariappa Have you ever thought of designing your story idea with right innovation and inspiration? Well, we learnt that here today. To design a story one needs to have a proper theme, with a theory that can be projected to the world. The speakers with this thought divided the participants into groups with a briefing of what to do, how to do, & why to do it. Each group worked on their briefs and designed theirs plans while brainstorming ideas with constant help from the speakers/mentors. After desig...

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Construkt Main Festival – Technology Tent (Day 3) Summary – CC 3

March 26, 2014

1. Construkt Studio – How to Pitch to an Accelerator by Microsoft Ventures Speakers – Ravi Narayanan and Avinash Menon, Microsoft Ventures Micrososft Ventures is dedicated to helping small business models reach their potential through their accelerator program. The event saw a lot of talented and creative audience members who had come up with their own business ideas attending the session. To begin with, speakers Ravi Narayanan and Avinash Menon explained what exactly an accelerator is – and how important it is to have a viable business model...

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Construkt Festival Fact-sheet

March 19, 2014

A quick factsheet with all the details for Construkt Festival 1.             Lets start with the basics. What exactly is the Construkt Festival? It’s a festive conference. It’s a space where we take the ‘serious learning’ of a conference and marry that to the ‘Informal festive atmosphere’ of a musical concert to give you a Festive Conference. What you get is a platform where the informal spirit allows you to chat with your neighbor, conversations are easy and flip-flops mandatory. Content has been curated to target entrepr...

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Crawl Factsheet

March 18, 2014

A quick factsheet with all the details for Construkt Festivals crawls. 1.         So what is a crawl? A crawl is chance to meet some amazing startups, companies, cafes, design houses and engage with them at their spaces and hear their stories. We have over 40 companies, across the spaces of Culinary, Design, Social Impact and Technology willing to engage with you and share personal details of how they made it up the ladder of success. Detailed list of crawl companies is here-...

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Food for Thought

March 18, 2014

Imagine this – let’s say you are out with someone you’ve just met. The restaurant you are in is exquisite and the food you’ve ordered looks delicious. The moment the person you are with starts eating, whether you realise it or not, you’ve already judged the person. You’ve made up your mind about the kind of person you are with. It is safe to say then, that the way we eat defines who we are and where we hail from. Food is an essential part of all our lives. The way people gather, behave and discuss food across continents is influenced by cult...

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3 fictional characters who teach us valuable entrepreneurial lessons

March 16, 2014

  • Lateral thinking and capitalizing on the scenario - Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter franchise):
Fred and George always displayed a flair for practical joke objects, much to their mother’s apprehension. Finally, they get funded by Harry who gave them his Triwizard Tournament earnings as their startup capital. These twins are J.K. Rowling’s instrument for depicting the power of humour in the most dire of situations. It’s quite inspiring really, how these boys capitalize on the You-Know-Who fear doing the rounds. They open a J...

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