Posts Categorized: Social Impact

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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5 NGOs That Inspire Social Entrepreneurs

March 16, 2014

In their bid to find innovate solutions for overarching social problems, social entrepreneurs are backed by several socially-conscious individuals and organizations. Here's a list of five not-for-profit organizations that have been inspiring social entrepreneurs to create and sustain positive social change. Read More

The Great Big Tech Gap

March 7, 2014

Great Big Tech Gap Jeff Hammerbacher, of Facebook fame, was quoted that “the best minds of [our] generation are thinking about how to make people click ads [and] that sucks." And boy, does it suck. Ask any recent graduate here in Bangalore what their dream job is and the answer is usually either Google or Facebook. Nobody wants...

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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 ...

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The changing face of Social Impact

February 28, 2014

Not long ago, the Dubbawalas of Mumbai set out to feed hungry street children with their initiative ‘Share my Dubba’.  Soon after, a group of four individuals lit several lives in urban slum areas of Mumbai through ‘Jal Jyoti. What do both these groups have in common? --The belief that they could create an impact in their respective communities. These groups are not the only ones trying to make a difference. Whether it is about improving education, empowering rural areas, or tackling hunger –...

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