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


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 journey. Arvind who is also a filmmaker, screened a documentary shot in portable camera.

He also spoke a little on the equipments that they use when they embark on the journey. A go-pro or a portable video camera, solarapps for charging and a mapping tool called Timescape are few of the unavoidable equipments. “Timescape is not just a mapping tool but also helps them in storytelling and reporting,” said Vaibhav, who is also a part of the group.

So if you have an unbiased independent story and want these riders to cover, then write to them, they will go all the way on their motorcycles and cover them in their style.



Rated among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in the world, Bangalore as we all know is known as the “startups paradise.” Bangalore is also has the largest impact entrepreneurship communities that cuts across sectors and a large set of stakeholders.

Bangalore Impact Ecosystem was one such event that spoke about entrepreneurship communities, and the thin line between nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. The speakers were Vishnu Swaminathan, the country director of Ashoka India, Achyutha Sharma, the young entreupeuner of Anathakaran and Govind Shivkumar.

The panelists spoke about the importance and essentials of a social ecosystem. Social Impact Ecosystem covers the cultural and heritage spots in Bangalore and presents a broader understanding of the city and how the city has evolved in its diversity. The enthusiastic panelists and the gravity of the topic turned the session into one of the most interactive one.



Social Entrepreneurship is a buzzword today, and this session gave the audiences a detail of what to expect and what not to expect from it. The panelists were Gaurav Shah, Elijah Monroe from the America India fellowship and Steve Hardgrave from Gray Ghost ventures.

The spoke about how social enterprises are strengthening their strategy and execution, in a resource-efficient and effective manner through hands-on consulting as well as program management services.



This was an interesting session as it had startups from different segments come together and talk about their product or service.  The panelists had big wigs from TiE Bangalore like Ravi Gururaj who is a Serial Entrepreneur, Angel, Mentor, Tech Execuitive, Evangelist, NASSCOM Product & Executive Council.

Nagaraja Prakasam is mentor at NSRCEL and an angel investor and entrepreneur with around two decades of global experience, primarily in the USA and in India.  Hemachadra Javeri, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Director, Forum Synergies (India). Sonia Manchanda, Co Founder and Principal Designer Idiom, Creative Chief DREAM:IN and finally Mukund Mohan, CEO-in-residence at the Microsoft Accelerator.

They spoke about startups varying from hyperlocal waste management equipments, affordable cars like TATA Iris, Ayurvaid a chain of hospital across South India, Paperboat (Indian beverage), Tumahara-products from the farmers of Tumkur to Freshwrold- fruits and veggies at your doorstep.

– Varsha Vishwanathan Varier.