See you at CU India 2016!
@ THE COWORKING UNCONFERENCE INDIA
SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 1, 2016
Great News! The team behind the CU Asia events are bringing the original Asian coworking conference to India! CUIndia will bring together coworking space operators and enthusiasts, tech companies, investors, real estate partners and others interested in the evolving workplace.
The Startup Nation theme honours the emerging startup scene in India and the roles that the coworking movement has in supporting the growing ranks of freelancers, creatives and entrepreneurs that are driving India's growth into the new economy.
We can promise you one thing. You've never been to a conference like this before.
Sept 28, 2016 (Wed)
Coworking Academy is a fun and focused workshop to help new or prospective spaces accelerate their learning on the Big 4 of Coworking Space: Community Engagement, Coworking Finances, Coworking Operations, and Programming & Events.
Join us to get unstuck; ask questions to experienced operators; and take away tangible tools and templates. You can also join forces with other newbies in the field and see what magic unfolds!
Location: 248Collective, Sangolda, North Goa
CU India DAY 1
Sept 29, 2016 (Thu)
CUIndia will provide you with the opportunity to share experiences and explore the ways in which we can live, work and learn differently in the new collaborative economy.
Now it's your time to be part of The Future Of Work!
Location: 248Collective, Sangolda, North Goa
CU India Keynote Speakers
We have a lot of names in the CU India 2016 line-ups. Here are some of the speakers who will be headlining our keynotes' batch this year:
Parmesh is the head of Godrej India Culture Lab, and the Editor in Large at Verve Magazine. Godrej is one of the most innovative institutions in corporate India, and Parmesh is passionate in exploring the collision of design, culture and space and how it could drive innovation.
Naresh is an architect from bangalore, who started Bangalore's first Coworking space called Cobalt, which was later rebranded as Numa. He is also a TEDx speaker, where he talks about how to spur innovation in urban cities.
Varun is the co-founder of 91springboard, with over five years of investment banking experience and four years of fundraising experience for startups. 91springboard is one of the greatest successes in the Coworking and Incubation space. Their main vision is "Scaling Innovation" and they're passionate to spread the ideas around.
Indu is a filmmaker and visual artist from Kerala who got roped into building a community at Cobalt, and is now in charge in shaping the artistic vision of Numa Bengaluru. Her visual aesthetics include tinges of activism, feminism and performace.
Other than being the co-founder of 91springboard, Pranay was also the CEO of CIIE (Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship) at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is a prolific speaker on incubation and startup ecosystem.
CU India Day 2 - the "Unconference"
Sept 30, 2016 (Fri)
They say decisions are made by the people who show up, and an unconference is no exception. It is the ultimate participatory adventure!
Bring your insights, concerns, queries and burning topics for discussion to these 6 unconference sessions, and help us design the day with what matters most to you.
Location: Museum of Goa
Oct 1, 2016 (Sat)
You're in Goa, India after all, so don't forget your healthy dose of culture, beaches, great food and nature! Sign up for our post-conferences excursions, and you'll figure out why the world calls Goa 'Rome of East'.
Work and Play
Having a conference in paradise, it would be a shame to have all work and no play. That's why we'll bring CU India participants on unforgettable excursions on Sunday, October 1st. The costs? On us!
The Fort Circuit
Visit secret and quaint destinations of Goa along with the sentinels of the past which are historic specimen of immense military, political and economic importance in a land crisscrossed by rivers and canals and bordered by sea on the west.
Bursting with architectural gems, stunning coastlines, delicious cuisine and a unique blend of Indian and Portuguese heritage, Goa has been listed in the Top 5 India's favourite leisure destination by Conde Nast Traveller.
We picked these two unique venues that we think showcase Goa's unique soul and its rich history:
Sangolda, North Goa
The Coworking Academy (September 28) and the first day of CU India (September 29) will be held at Goa's newest collaborative creative space. Located in Sangolda, North Goa, 248collective is founded Bhagyashree Patwardan, Jack Leenaars and Noreen van Holstein. It will be the coolest collaborative community space in Goa, and CU India participants will be the first to experience it!
Museum of Goa (MOG)
Pilerne Industrial Estate, Bardez
The Unconference (30 Sept) will happen at MOG, the recent addition to Goa’s cultural landscape. Housed in a 1038 square meters space, designed by architect Dean D’Cruz, MOG is situated on the Pilerne Plateau in Northern Goa. Attempting to explore rich varied Goan histories through the medium of art, and diverse experiences of creativity, within the last eight months, this space has developed into a hub for people from all walks of life - art enthusiasts, educationists, artists, musicians, curators, activists, collectors and innovators from all walks of life. This September, MOG will open its door to coworking enthusiasts at CU India.
THE WORD ON THE STREET
You don't need to trust us. See what others have to say about CAAP's events.
Founder of IndyHall, Philadelphia
“CU Asia is, hands down, the best coworking conference I've attended on the planet. I'm pleased and proud to have shared the experience with all of you!
Clearly, lots of intent and thoughtful planning made this event enjoyable and meaningful for all of us.”
Founder of Angkor Hub, Cambodia
“It was an amazing event! I met people with similar experience, people with the same mission, people with the same dreams. I felt a part of an awesome family.”
“It was really refreshing to be reminded of what this movement is all about. It's awesome to see how connected coworking communities are here in Bali, and I'm excited to visit the rest of you while I nomad around to see what's going on in other parts of the world."
Rehoboth Global Project Manager
"It was my first time to attend the CU Asia gathering this year. For me, it was a life changing experience. I really enjoyed meeting like-minded people from all over the world with similar DNA to me. Technology is allowing us to so many amazing things that we never thought could be possible in the past. By spending 3 days at the conference, it has led to friendships and partnerships that can be continued on-line from far away. This is awesome! I’m so proud of this community!"
WHO WILL YOU MEET?
Founder of Mingle
CEO, WorkAmp Spaces
Founder of Prospective Co-Working Space
Co-founder of 91springboard
Vandita Kedia Purohit
Founder of KoHub
Koh Lanta, Thailand
Co-founder of Hubud [Hub-in-Ubud]
Partner-Cushman & Wakefield
Co-Founder ah! Ventures, Co-Founder Pronto Infotech, Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, India
Venture Partner at Orios Venture Partners
Director Tenant Advisory Group - Cushman & Wakefield
India Corporate Real Estate Executive, Investment Advisor, Shared Services Strategist, Portfolio Manager, India
Director of Corporate Innovation at 500 Startups
Co-founder & editor, therodinhoods.com
Co-founder of The Hub Singapore
Co founder & Managing Partner, Blume Venture Advisors
Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory
Founder of Coworkaholic.com
Washington D.C., USA
Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma
President & Co founder at Venture Catalysts
Co-founder and Co-CEO of Hubba
Supranee Jaroenlersjanya (Poy)
Community Curator, HUBBA