Past Meetup

1st Phase Problem solving Workshop: Last Mile Distribution with Essmart Global

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37/5, Ulsoor Rd, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens, 560042 · Bangalore

How to find us

Park at Manipal Center (paid parking). From Dickenson Road, enter Ulsoor Main Road. Take the 2nd right, where there is a signboard for "Yellappa Chetty Layout". Corner building is Prestige Garnet. Take left and right. House is on the left.

Location image of event venue


We're holding this first event in association with Beaglesloft, ( the playground for innovators in the heart of Bangalore.

This workshop is for anyone interested in developing innovative solutions to social problems.

You can be from any background. Student, Corporate, Development sector, Social Entrepreneurship, Design, Engineering - everyone is welcome.

There will be refreshments available throughout.

For the first event:

Hard start at 6 pm

• Sreechand, from the leading social enterprise Essmart Global will present the problem they are attempting to tackle (Last Mile Distribution) along with key data points.

• Mukesh, an experienced design thinking practitioner, will then facilitate a guided design thinking workshop in which you generate ideas, imagine prototypes and eventually attempt to validate a solution to the aspect of problem you and your group have chosen.

• Then as a community we will critically discuss the solutions each group has developed, Sreechand will also talk about how Essmart Global has specifically tackled the issue.

• Finally, we'll talk about what social problem each participant is interested in tackling and how they might start on that journey.

The purpose of this Meetup is to build a community committed to pursuing social change through innovation and entrepreneurship over time.

We will hold a series of at least 4 connected events (although you can join at any time) which will lead up to - and follow on from - a Social Innovation themed Startup Weekend in April 2015.

We hope to see all of you on the 6th of December at Beaglesloft and then again for future events. Stay tuned.

Best regards,

The organisers:

Karthik Shankar (Pratham Books)

Nathan Cruz Coulson (UnLtd Tamil Nadu)

Shevika Mishra (Ashoka & Startup Weekend)

The speakers:

Sreechand Tavva (Research & Products at Essmart Global)

Mukesh Gupta (SAP)

Special thanks to Niranjan & Tania of Beaglesloft for their support!

Tentative Schedule:

5:30: Refreshments & networking
6-6:30 Sreechand’s Essmart Global problem presentation
6:30-6:45: Intro to design thinking, steps involved, uses
6:45-7: Intro key activity —> Use Essmart Global problem presentation as the research/explore phase then launch into ideations and narrowing down to prototype
7-7:45: facilitated activity (15 minute brainstorm, 15 minutes selecting prototypes, 15 min elaborating on prototype design in relation to Essmart global information)
7:45: present solutions - critical and constructive discussion for each
8:15: Essmart global solution presentation
8:30-9: Wrap up and “Homework assignment”