Posts Categorized: Hackers

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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Confessions from a Technical Head at a Media Startup

March 10, 2014

TheMediaAnt is about an year and a half old startup based out of Bangalore dealing in the media industry. It's basically an online sales channel for media owners while at the same time a discovery platform, infact a marketplace for the advertisers who are mostly small and medium enterprises. You can read a lot about the philosophies and the problem that we're trying to solve on  Read More

Some Wisdom from a Serial Entrepreneur

March 8, 2014

Kingsley Joseph is a startup enthusiast who has put his efforts into Digital Chocolate, TripThirsty, BiteMe and SalesForce. When I asked him to name one thing he liked about Startup Festival last year, he said, “I loved the Zumba y’all made us do last year!” A bright smile ensued. Always one to appreciate a good crowd, he says the high point of his Startup Festival experience were the networking sessions and the crowd interactions. TripThirsty is a travel wish-listing and deals portal for groups online. This free and open directory of treks, hikes and other adventure activities is one ...

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Maraa: This is what change ‘sounds’ like

March 7, 2014

A young media and arts collective, Maraa is transforming the way people consume Community Radio. Here they talk about their ideas, their work and the problems that they’ve faced, convincing people that the right to speech is as important as any other fundamental right. 1.  How was Maraa conceptualized? While conceptualizing the organization, we had three simple ideas in mind:

  1. We need to walk our talk – so we must start an urban community radio station. A radio station that broadcasts philosophy and literature with as much ease as ...

    Read More is your answer to homemade food

March 7, 2014

We are used to going online and ordering food from restaurants. We are certainly not used to seeing homemade food sold online - giving all those undiscovered chefs at home a chance to cook and sell food at their convenience, without going through the hassles of setting up a restaurant. You can see all this and more on Imly - what Airbnb did to hotel industry, they want to do it to the food industry! “I used to tell my mom that if she started selling the food she made for us she would make a fortune. That made me realize that she probably is not the only one o...

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The Tech Community

February 28, 2014

Technology has been so embedded in our lives in the past 20 years that a whole new vocabulary has emerged to cater to it.  We wake up to alarms on our androids, check our mails on the phone, get our news on our tablets, like stuff on facebook, head to work listening to a podcast and skype with our co founder sitting on another continent, without a second thought. This is our everyday. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Clark...

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