By Ram, Rang De Team
I have personally been a big fan of Headstart and have had the opportunity to participate and speak at several of the events organised by the group. When Headstart was organising a conference called ITsAP Conference and I heard about it from Ramesh (Managing Director & Head of India Development Centre, Progress Software) who was in the organising committee, I was totally gung-ho about it. Ramesh was kind enough to invite me to be a part of the event and I readily agreed.
A few days before the event, Rang De received an invite to participate in the start up-showcase. For us at Rang De, this was a great opportunity. Our enthusiastic Hyderabad Chapter members pitched in to support me with the start up show case while I went on to participate in the panel about social entrepreneurship. Watch the video of our stall below.
In the last three years, my passion for social entrepreneurship in India has been growing and I always find meeting fellow social entrepreneurs to be a delightful experience. I had the opportunity to meet
- Yasmina McCarty, Co-Founder & CEO, Greenmango
- Ali Asghar, CEO, Roshan Vikas
- V Ramesh, Founder CEO & Director, Ecomove Solutions
The panel was well moderated by Lindsay Clinton, Managing Editor, Beyond Profit. I was later invited to be a jury member for the “Social Impact” product awards. I enjoyed being part of this jury as i got an opportunity to interact with fellow jury members as well as shortlisted startups who were contesting for the award. I also had the opportunity to meet Harinath Co-founder of Headstart.in and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with him. Below are some clips showing my participation in the panel.
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