Stoa Digest #129: 🌊 Keep Flowing 🌊
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. So keep sailing!
Hello there Stoans,
As 2023 comes to a close, we’re proud to say Cohort 13 has completed its program journey! Kudos to all the folks from C13 and hats off to their dedication and consistency.
6 months of prompts, classes, case studies, community mixers, offline meet-ups, friendships, and whatnot. While we'll miss your presence in sessions we’ll see you over Discord & IRL meetups
Cohort 13, best of luck with your next challenge – the Charter beckons!
Watch out for that alum tag on Discord; it's coming your way soon. 🎓🌟
What was your turning point?
“I went to volunteer in a surf school after quitting my Web3 job.“
‘Vaha’ is derived from the Sanskrit word “Pravaha” which means flow. The term “flow state” describes a mental state in which a person is completely focused on a single task or activity and this flow ecosystem is growing in India. (Siddhant tapped the right opportunity at the right time)
“What started from tying a rope across two mountains and walking on it is now an idea that many people have validated, adopted, and loved- Flow. Highlining, surfing, climbing, activities. I love activities.”
This love is what he is putting in building his company, Vaha.flow which creates tools and curates experiences to help people achieve the flow state.
I met Siddhant during the Cohort 12 induction and during lunch, he was playing with a beautifully carved wooden stick, and to my surprise, it made a lyrical sound. I was amazed!
It was a swinging flute. It was designed by tribal artists from the Bastar region in Chattisgarh. Nothing but magnificent.
“When I met the top 1% of folks from the Indian startup ecosystem, and they validated the swinging flute, I knew that I have to make Vaha reach people and for that, I need a peer network. Enters Stoa. I met so many people working on curating experiences, and building spaces that it opened my scope of vision.”
And now, Siddhant’s vision has gotten wings, and vaha.flow has been incubated by IIM Nagpur as one of the 3 startups that won a pitch competition.
Kudos to you and your love of flow, Siddhant.
“Creating vaha moments is my goal and 2024 is going to see me flowing!“ ⭐
🐝 Community Buzz 🐝
Stoa Toastmasters Edition #3 was a huge success. 25 fellows delivered 4 speeches over a month to sharpen their communication skills by incorporating meticulous feedback. Kudos to all of you for your effort and keep practicing folks!🔥
Despite the pandemic ending a while ago, it’s quite a joy seeing alums from our pandemic cohorts like Cohort 02, meeting up now in person!
If you’re someone from our pandemic cohorts and reading this and you haven’t met your fellow batchmates yet, this is your sign to drop a message on the group DM!💃🏻
🎺🎖️ Community Trumpet 🎖️🎺
If the question of what, how, when, and why we spend bothers you, we’ve got something for you! Our beloved fellows, Akshat Jain, Pratik Bhanushali and Yathish R from Cohort 11 have come up with an easy solution for you.
Presenting, Kharch.money, an app that will help you, me, and everyone with our finance management with a UI that will blow our minds.
Want to know more? Join their waitlist 👀