In this chat, Bhushan Trivedi,Founder, Piconergy talks to me about the challenges he faced while designing a solar light for his customers from the BOP. Take a view.
‘One Life, One Passion’ has served me in multiple ways. It has helped me meet and learn from spunky and dynamic entrepreneurs, push my creative bar with each story and kept me motivated and passionate about my purpose. I owe a lot to it!
Areen Attari, a Bio Architect by both profession & passion enthusiastically shares with me his life-changing experience at ‘Warriors without Weapons’, an international training program for social entrepreneurs in Brazil. This program focuses on transforming dreams into realities by seeing every adverse situation as beauty in abundance.
Before the rise of crowdfunding as a medium to raise funds, photographers relied on either their personal savings or institutional grants for financing their pet projects. Today, crowdfunding has changed the rules of the game. It has not only made raising funds from several donors much easier but it also provides a platform to a photographer to showcase his or her work.
Uplifting communities while chasing profits makes a social entrepreneur’s task a classic balancing act. As a matter of fact this duality influences most of his decisions related to branding, operations, cost efficiency, scaling up and raising funds from investors.
Telling a visual story of a passionate indie entrepreneur goes beyond clicking a few pictures of him and what he does. There are 6 principle dimensions to the entrepreneurial journey that I try to capture in my creative process.
For several decades, big production houses, curators, studios and institutions were the creators, financiers and presenters of innovation in arts, music, films and various other creative and social enterprises. Although the biggies still continue to do so there has been an explosive spurt in creative ideas and their implementation by individual artists, producers and entrepreneurs. Indie is an acronym for ‘independent’ and refers to the economic activity of such creative artists that’s giving rise to the Indie economy.
Growing up to become someone of consequence is a fantasy that lightens up all children not withstanding where they come from. I remember I wanted to become a top gun tearing through skies in a supersonic jet. But some dreams will not be fulfilled, not because they will be replaced but because those who dream will not survive to see them through.
How does it feel to listen to the sound of a never heard before musical instrument. Intriguing to say the least. Well, this week I met Varun Lulla for my photography project. He is a ‘Morchang’ and an unusual instruements virtuoso.