March 29, Track III

About The Goa Project

The Goa project is a volunteer-run attempt by a group of passionate individuals who are entrepreneurs, designers, artists, musicians and the likes. Their aim is to create a forum where they can speak beyond the languages of their profession. We are young, energetic and as such the forum is not for the "done and retiring", but for the "up and coming" generation, and the hope is that through the fusion of art, culture, ambitions and technology, we will find a unified voice to express our creativity. The Goa Project is a trip to discover, find mutual admiration, to learn and redefine oneself, and what one creates there on.

Track theme

Entrepreneurism, is one of the three tracks on Day 2 of The Goa Project. We want to explore the limits of what Entrepreneurism means, talk about the success stories, the secrets you don't usually share in public, the individuals and teams who dare to create something out of nothing (in a commercial environment) and succeed or fail to learn something valuable. Got graying hair? Help us younger folk attain the zen of building startups. Tell us about best practices in opportunity spotting and in working style, of how to organize our files and how to assemble crack teams. Teach us about hustling, but still staying within the boundaries of the law of the land. You get the drift?

Track Manager(s):

  1. Vijay Anand (@vijayanands)

Commitment to Sharing

We believe in open source as the binding force of our community. What you share, will be used in the Goa Project Communities, videos recorded (unless specicially asked not to - for a off-the-record topic) will be shared with the audience and the Goa Project community.

Speaking submissions

You can submit a proposal to speak at The Goa Project (and can nominate others too - please let them know you nominated them) via the submission funnel below. Please describe your proposal in as much detail as possible. Detail is important if you'd like to be voted up into the schedule. In particular, we want to hear why you/nominated are the best person to be delivering a talk on your proposed topic.

Your submission will be up for public voting for up to a month before the event. For the final tally, we will only consider votes from event delegates (Ticket holders), as a way to ensure participants get exactly what they pay for.

This event also has a Program Committee (Track Managers) of selected individuals from the community whose votes have additional weight, and whose charge is to help you refine your proposal and prepare it for the event. The Track Managers are responsible for ensuring that the final schedule meets the high quality standards that participants expect.

Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection. Selected speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event (limited to one speaker per proposal). Proposers whose talks/sessions are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the prevailing rate for the day on which they made their proposal.


To attend The Goa Project 2013, sign up for the event at


Lecture - One speaker sharing their viewpoint, followed by a short Q&A (25 Mins)

Debate - Two opposite viewpoints on a topic, backed by two strong speakers or two teams. (30 Mins)

Q&A - A Panel of Experts, with the audience asking questions - each question gets a limited time to be answered and to move to the next question. (30 Mins)

Workshop - a 1 Hour session on teaching a specific skillset or topic by an expert

Lightning Talk (5x5 Style) - 5 Mins for 5 Slides and then we yank the cord! (5 Mins)

Birds of a Feather Meet - Informal and Casual discussions and debate on a topic. Share what you know, hear what others know - you walk out knowing more about a topic. (45 Mins)

Status: Closed