Welcome to The Goa Project

A unique social experiment that brings dreamers across platforms together for an unconference and a romantic holiday... If you love what you do.

Think beautiful strangers, great minds and sun kissed bodies on the beaches of Goa. All you need is a little imagination. And a BIG dream. Watch it take flight. With a little help from your new friends.

The Goa Project 2013 has come, thrived, and gone. Thank you for making it the success that it was.


  

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The Idea

The Goa Project is a melting pot that harnesses the collective creativity of people from different walks of life. It’s an experimental platform which fuses diverse energies and mentalities - building new ideas to transform our world and ourselves.

The format of The Goa Project follows the unconference model, where all attendees learn, share, and exchange ideas dynamically. Through crowdsourced topics and open participation, complex problems are solved, relationships are built, and collaborations emerge. Want to actively contribute to the agenda before you even arrive? Submit your idea for a topic now through The Goa Project Funnel.

The purpose of The Goa Project is to create confluence among interesting and diverse people. Maybe you will learn a new skill. Perhaps you’ll be sprung out of your comfort zone. You might even meet people who can bring your personal projects to life. Together, these instances of confluences will collectively ignite our minds and spark our souls.

Why Goa?

Just show up, and think outside. No box required.

An event like The Goa Project is about going beyond our comfort zones and thinking outside the box. By holding it in Goa, we make it even easier for you. Just show up, and think outside. No box required.

We want to take people out of their steel jungles, and transplant them into the inviting sands and sun of Goa. It sets the tone for open-mindedness, and enables all of us to interact with interesting people in surroundings that maximise the transformational potential of the experience.

Gold Sponsors

Inmobi
Inmobi

Sponsors

FusionCharts
FusionCharts
Wingify
Wingify
PayTM
PayTM
WebEngage
WebEngage
Ixigo.com
Ixigo

An Event of this magnitude and aspiration doesn't come true without the support of the right sponsors,
who align with us. Interested to Support? Please get in touch.

Partners

teachforindia
Teach for India
Social Cause
cks
Center for Knowledge Societies
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dutchdesigndorkspaceindia
Dutch Design Workshop
Promotional
globalshaperschennai
Global Shapers Community
Promotional
nenwf
NEN
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nh7
NH 7
Promotional
Counter Culture Bangalore
Counter Culture Bangalore
Promotional
Graffitti
Graffitti
Promotional
Igenero
Igenero
Web Communications
Startup Village
Startup Village
Promotional
inc42
inc42
Promotional
The Alternative
The Alternative
Promotional
dasboot
dasboot
Web
Now Floats
Now Floats
Promotional
Effect Works
Effect Works
Presentation
The Filmery
The Filmery
Presentation
Wishberry
Wishberry
Crowdfunding Platform
India IFA
India Foundation for the Arts
Content Partner
Furtados
Furtados
Tech Platform

Want to partner with us on this amazing adventure?
Please get in touch.

The Plan

It’s a creative hybrid of workshops, teach-ins, and roundtables - tossed together with jam sessions, exhibitions, and show-and-tell. There are six tracks: Performing Arts & Music, Entrepreneurism, Film, Society, Visual Arts and Fringe. The agenda for these tracks is created by the attendees before and at the event through our crowdsourced funnel. Everyone who shows up is a potential speaker, and those who don't speak contribute by posting photos, blog entries, podcasts, and video clips of the proceedings.

The Goa Project also builds intimate, personal conversations into the program. Throughout the day, you’ll naturally bond with others through euphoric tastings at the foodie event, inspiring insights at the film festival, and ridiculous dance moves at the after party. If you’re entrenched in amazing conversation when a session ends, take it to the beer and bonfire chats. Exhibitions and entertainment provide fuel to your fiery conversation, and create memories to mark your new friendships.

The Attendees

A far cry from the normal

You’ve got the gumption to manifest ideas in which you passionately believe. Ideas that you know will disrupt traditional dimensions, and bring us forward as a people. You’re maniacally driven for more, for better, for bigger. And this innate sense of purpose has more than once taken you through rough terrain, offbeat paths. You’ve probably thought of yourself as a backpacker through this wild life. Others may see you as a rebel or a revolutionary.

You relish on novel experiences. Possess a slant for testing ideas in panoramic prisms of minds from other disciplines. You’ve been recognized in your primary profession for opening the door to new horizons. But you also harness sophisticated habit in disciplines not your own.

You cherish the framework of experimental thoughts and tapping new channels of your brain. You’re quick to challenge assumptions, but you rarely degenerate into negative criticism. You are naturally attracted to polymaths, but also appreciate the deep focus involved in mastering just one craft.

Language was never a barrier for striking a conversation. Compassion and empathy for others have made you do crazy things, travel light years, or give until it hurts. You flourish among others, though your passion can keep you completely under the rock for days.

You’re ready for an event like The Goa Project that will unite you with new minds, from diverse walks of life – but with the same spirit as yours.

The Team

Co-Hosts

Preetham V V
Director Products, Strategic Initiatives at InMobi
Vijay Anand
The Startup Guy.
 

Core Team

Caitlin Marinelli
Global Social Enterprise Professional
Rashmi Dhanwani
Business Leader & Venture Adviser - eCommerce, Mobile, Consumer
Sumeet Anand
Founder, CEO @ Kreeo (i-nable Solutions) & Core Team Member (Volunteer) @ NASSCOM IP4Biz
Udhay Shankar
Strategist, Communicator, Networker.

Ninjas

Aditya Gupta
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Ajay Prabhakar
Chief Engineer at ImplementHIT and Head Honcho at The Score Magazine
Archana Prasad
Founder & Director, Jaaga.in
Avinash Raghava
Fellow at iSPIRT Foundation
Gautam B
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Javeeth Ahmed
 
Kavita Gonsalves
 
Kiran Jonnalagadda
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Lakshmi Rebecca
Director, Producer and Show Host at Red Bangle
Rohan Sarda
 
Sandeep M
 
Sanket Nandhani
Previously headed Marketing and Sales at FusionCharts
Shubhodeep Das
Zopper @ZopNow, Usability Consultant, Dataweave
Vidhya Mohankumar
Urban Designer

Contributors

Akshay
Founder & Director, Jaaga.in
Lakshmi Karanth
Brand Manager at Idea Cellular Ltd
Mahesh
Architect
Prajyot Mainkar
Rajiv Prakash
Business Leader & Venture Adviser - eCommerce, Mobile, Consumer
Sanjay Swamy
Crazy About Collaborating with Visionary Entrepreneurs
Shradha Sharma
Founder -CEO - YourStory Media Pvt.Ltd
Shubham Agarwal
Shweta Thakur
Founder at Graffiti Collaborative
Smita RajGopal
Director
Sridhar Ranganathan
Product Guy, Mentor, Investor, passionate about user experience and technology
Subodh Kohle
Suraj Hattangadi
Independent User Experience Consulting
Vivek RP
Co-Founder @ WebCreators.in

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Contact Us

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Questions or suggestions for the event? Shoot us an email at info@thegoaproject.com