Talk about social entrepreneurship, and 'What's up Bharat' immediately comes to mind. Kartik founded this social enterprise which is developing an integrated platform and network for art, new media and programs relating to social change in India. Prior to this, Kartik was Vice President at Lok Capital -- a social venture capital firm focused on the base of the pyramid. He has also worked with firms like Merill Lynch, BTS group, UNDP and the Rockefeller foundation. At TEDxSIBMPune, Kartik began his talk by posing some thought-provoking questions to the audience - including one about the sheer reason behind pursuing a career path such as an MBA - and urged the audience to answer those questions. He elaborated on the demographic divide of India and the bottom of the pyramid which presented the most pressing need for social change. Kartik's talk reflected his staunch belief in freedom, inclusion and unity which needs to be driven by the youth of today. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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