Entries by Preethi Padmanabhan

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 | Namita Krul-Taneja | Creating charity-driven business plans

Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus said that to understand what results a project aimed at marginalized people should deliver we need new yardsticks. New yardsticks to understand not just the economic returns on investment, but also the social returns. That is the tenet entrepreneur Namita Krul lives by. The founder of New Yardsticks, an organization aiming at […]

TEDxDelftWomen 2015 | Zairah Khan | The Value of Investing in Women

“Poor people are getting poorer and average people remain where they are,” says TEDxDelftWomen speaker Zairah Khan. An entrepreneur herself, Khan asserts the importance of investing in women as the key to a more equal world. Twenty years ago, the UN declared that women constitute 70{95388bbb2e9df0f2b3d26445fc24fe82185b1b567dbb094bc3a45074083d0a2b} of a much larger group of poor people, giving us […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Delft Brass | All about the brass

Preceded by a few technical talks, Delft Brass, a group of enthusiastic and musical individuals from Delft, immediately transformed the TU Delft Aula Congress Center by performing a musical medley, which instilled energy and enthusiasm in the audience. Beginning with a few mild notes on the trumpet, the music took off as the ensemble swung into higher pitches, creating synergy through brass. The […]