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If you are an entrepreneur or innovator, here’s your chance to participate in the first-ever Marriott TED Salon event being hosted in India at Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield

If you are an entrepreneur or innovator, here’s your chance to participate in the first-ever Marriott TED Salon event being hosted in India at Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield

Tuesday August 28, 2018 , 3 min Read

A women’s health advocate and a leader in the field of designing and engineering low-cost health products for developing countries will show how a social business can provide health and livelihood solutions to impoverished women.

A marine biologist, ocean educator and pioneer of blue whale research will tell you how the first long term study on blue whales in the Northern Indian Ocean confirms that the marine mammals around Sri Lankan waters are characteristically different and what this means for marine life.

An agricultural entrepreneur who helps farmers in Vietnam grow high-quality mushrooms from rice straw, something that is considered a waste product and disposed by burning, will highlight how this simple solution not only prevents social and environmental hazards but also builds sustainable and prosperous farming practises.

The three innovators -- Zubaida Bai from India, Asha de Vos from Sri Lanka and Trang Tran from Vietnam -- will take stage at the Marriott TED Salon being hosted in India for the first time at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield

Participate in the “Innovation Begins With Me” contest. Two entrepreneurs / innovators will win invite-only passes to the TED Salon being hosted in Bengaluru.

The Marriott TED Salon is a joint initiative of Marriott Hotels and TED (TED is a non-profit idea sharing platform known for its TED conferences) which provides Marriot guests, entrepreneurs and innovators an opportunity to attend a live TED event and connect with TED Fellows.

Marriott TED Salon was introduced in Asia for the first time in Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, it will be the 2nd one in Asia at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield. So far, Marriott TED Salons, which are invite-only events, have been hosted in cities such as Seattle, London, Dubai, Bangkok, and Santiago.

Marriott Hotels strive to spark creative ideas and meaningful conversations around the world andMarriott TED Salons are a part of a larger partnership between Marriott and TED to bring original TED-curated content to its hotels worldwide through special events, blogs and in-room entertainment.

Since entering into a partnership in 2016, TED is working with Marriott to curate content around the themes of ‘curiosity, innovation, travel, and entrepreneurship.’ By delivering original content, events and experiences, TED and Marriott Hotels are working together to inspire new perspectives and build a community of global travellers who are informed and engaged. And, by hosting the salon-style events at Marriott Hotels across the world, Marriott is supporting the TED Fellows initiative by spotlighting individuals within the programme.

To win a chance to be part of the first ever Marriott TED Salon event in India, tell us about an innovation that drives your product or service. If you have also incorporated an innovative process or idea that is helping your company grow or helping to address a key challenge on ground, you could be among the two entrepreneurs / innovators to win invite-only passes for the Marriott TED Salon at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield. 

Participate in the “Innovation begins with me” contest right away. The last day for participation is September 3, 2018.

Event: Marriott TED Salon at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield in Bengaluru

Date:  September 6, 2018