TEDx Hyderabad Unfolding journeys

TEDx Hyderabad

Everyone has dreams, but a few dare to venture into the skies by taking a flight against all odds. Entrepreneurs dare to do so, the Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull way. Giving wings to the dreams of entrepreneurs are the mentors, akin to the Chiangs, and other pioneers, like the Sullivans, in the industry, who guide the flight of the startup entrepreneurs and help the scale the skies. Chiang and Sullivan belong to the other world where Jonathan Seagull flew to and practiced hard to achieve his target.

While having a workable business idea and an amazing business plan are indeed essential to kickstart, it is also important to make sure that the entrepreneurs find the right mentor and guide to shape them up during the struggle and sustenance phase. Offering the much-needed support to startups for a long time now is the TEDx Program.

TEDx Hyderabad Unfolding journeys

TEDx Program is designed to help communities, individuals, and organizations to ignite conversation and connection through local programs that offer TED-like experiences. TEDx prides itself of successfully hosting a series of global conferences on topics like technology, entertainment and design since 1984 to spread knowledge and bridge the gap between industry leaders and startups.

At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos are organized to commence a conversations and build connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently to offer TED-like experiences, under a free license granted by TED.

TEDx Hyderabad

TEDx Hyderabad Unfolding Journeys, a TED program, is all set to ignite the fire of entrepreneurship among the budding brains of the society. With pioneers of the industry and peers from across the country visiting, Hyderabad is the place to be for all the budding startups to be in this September 20, 2015 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.


The theme of this year’s event is UNFOLDING JOURNEYS and will have over 500 attendees who will be curated from the application form (registration). So, hurry and register now for an exciting day to converse, connect and collaborate for Impact!

Here is a list of the speakers you can expect to be part of the TEDx Hyderabad Unfolding journeys this year.

Raman Roy:

Chairman And Managing Director At Quatrro BPO Solutions, Raman is considered as the “the Pioneer” and the “Father of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry” in India. He is highly acclaimed for having generated employment for over 700,000 people indirectly and over 35,000 direct jobs in India through his pioneering efforts of establishing the BPO industry.

Palam Kalyanasundaram:
The 73-year-old Kalyanasundaram, who was adorned with the title of the ‘noblest of the world’ by The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge found his inspiration to serve the needy from his mother. Acclaimed as the ‘Best Librarian’ this septuagenarian has been donating his entire salary towards charity for the past 35-years, which is the duration of his service at the Kumarkurupara Arts College, in Tamilnadu, as a librarian. To make ends meet, he works in odd jobs after college hours.

Conferred with the Man of the Millennium award and Lifetime of Service Award from Rotary Club of India in 2011, his services to the society and mankind continues to inspire millions every day, justifying the title of being one of the most outstanding people of the 20th century that the United nations honored him with.

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Kshitij Marwah:

Head, MIT Media Lab India Initiative, Kshitij Marwah is the Founder of Tesseract Imaging. He founded the Tesseract Imaging just after graduating from the MIT Media Lab. His passion and love for photography and technology comes alive with Tesseract where he has created novel camera designs and virtual reality experiences for filmmakers and photographers.

Colleen Lightbody:

MD Neuroleadership Group Africa.Owner at Brainwise Coaching and Learning. She is a renowned coach, trainer, assessor and mentor in South Africa and is also an internationally renowned trainer and mentor. Her global training experience and coaching and program development includes clients in the Asia-Pacific Region along with having trained people from the United States, Europe and Africa.

Her specific area of expertise lies in Neuroleadership; Personal and Professional Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence. In addition to a private, global coaching practice, Colleen also has over 5000 hours of training and coaching experience working with personal, professional and corporate clients. She is the President of the Neuroleadership Institute Gauteng Chapter, Currently Colleen has completed a Masters in Leadership through the University of Johannesburg as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Neuro leadership through Middlesex University and is currently enrolled for a PhD in Leadership.

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Executive Director at Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and an Agriculture Scientist who has been working towards establishing models of agriculture which are local resource and knowledge based and economically and ecologically sustainable. His notable achievements include pioneering the concept of Non Pesticidal Management (NPM) in the agricultural sector. Punukula, a village in the Khammam dist of Andhra Pradesh (AP) has become completely pesticide free without affecting the yields using this technological innovation.

Joe Koster:

MD Rechsteiner Partners Hyderabad, Musician, Executive Search/Placement and the Director of the Hyderabad Western Music Foundation, Joe Koster is often referred to as the mission man. He has been instrumental in introducing Western music to people in Hyderabad and at the same time try fusion to create a confluence that will bring different people together musically.

With such a versatile line-up of speakers and the amazing opportunity to interact and learn from them has been alluring attendees already and the registrations have been flooding. So, hurry, the seats are filling fast, so book your spot now!

Registerations for TEDx Hyderabad

Sindhuja Iyer

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