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Stoa Digest #52: 🦁Stoa weekend but in real life !
A tale of the residency
Last weekend we hosted an IRL Residency down in Bangalore with a few strangers, a few teammates and a couple of familiar faces.
While we have run a few IRL meetups previously, this was our first jab at designing a learning and community experience in person, over two nights.
We dabbled with concepts around MECE, Storyboarding, and understanding Markets & Economics. We also practised some Tough Love, danced and played with Improv, tagged each other with frisbees and closed the weekend with a Case.
Seeing 30 odd members come together, and co-create something magical, amidst the organised chaos was a reminder of what the entire community has been about.
To learn, grow and bond.
Sharing the vulnerability to learn together is not easy. Yet, here we are! A whopping 700+ community.
And we are quite excited about bringing this experience to more members of the Stoa family over the next few months.
📣 Announcements 📣
🚨CALLING ALL ALUMS AND FELLOWS🚨
Something big is happening to Stoa and you’re invited to hear all the details first in a town hall with Raj & Aditya this week!
Keep an eye out on your inbox for invites!
(Also no, the news isn’t that Aditya will stop wearing his ‘Born to be Awesome’ t-shirt)
📆 Upcoming Events 📆
Tuesday, 14th June, at 8 PM
This Tuesday we have a Kaksha session run on Sustainability, run by Prerna Bnasal Chatterjee from Cohort 06. Prerna is the founder and CEO of Earthist.
Before launching her own venture, she spent ~14 years working with companies like AMEX and IBM. Now with Eathist, she working towards solutions to help people find sustainable alternatives to everyday products and goods.
Wednesday, 15th June, at 8 PM
The founders of FamPay will be dropping by this Wednesday for a fireside chat which will be hosted by Sameer Mohan, C2 Alum.
FamPay builds financial products for teens with their primary product being a prepaid card. Their mission is to help teens get an early start on financially aware and build good habits.
If you’re curious to know what it takes to build fintech products in India, or what it’s like building for Gen Z, register for the session using the link below.
🥳 🎂Birthday Parttaaayy! 🥳 🎂
UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
15th Wednesday: Charanteja Sakamuri
16th Thursday: Arun Kumar RN
17th Friday: Anshul Sharma
18th Saturday: Mikhail Budhabhatti
🐝 Community Buzz 🐝
Bonus GIF of Pranshu & Deepak from C6 doing GO TEAM in GOA 🏖
🥲 Meme Wars 🥲
This week’s shiny new winner of Best Meme goes to …………
Aayush Mittal sir, for sharing the woes that every cohort faces as they piece together their legendary Goa trip 😅 Cake and chikki on us folks 🏖
Chalo till next week dosto 👺