Building Sustainable Communities: A Fireside Chat with Pauline

May 22, 2021, 10:30 – 11:45 AM

We are excited to present yet another event for Women Leaders' month, a fireside chat with Pauline Laravoire, sustainability director at Techo-India University and Co-founder of Y-East. We'll be talking about how to enable communities driven by sustainability. Tune in with us in this Virtual Fireside Chat to get some really cool and helpful insights!

Virtual event
Fireside Chat

About this event

  • Who: Pauline Laravoire, Co-Founder Y-East
  • What: Virtual Fireside Chat
  • Where: Virtual (link will be shared through email)
  • When: Saturday, 22nd May, from 4pm to 5:15pm(IST)

In this fireside chat with Pauline Laravoire, we'll be talking about Sustainability of organizations and startups and how to achieve it. She is also Co-founder, Y-East, Youth For Sustainability India Alliance and Community Engagement Manager.

Speaker Bio:

Pauline Laravoire hails from Paris, where she also spent the first 25 years of her life. She holds a master’s degree in Sustainability and Social Innovation from HEC Paris and has developed her expertise in strategy consulting, social entrepreneurship and impact assessment, especially as the co-founder of non-profit AQWA, which supports social enterprises and NGOs through social impact assessment studies.

In 2018, Pauline moved to Kolkata, where she joined Techno India Group as Sustainability Director. As such, she is striving to create more learning and professional opportunities for students in the sustainability sector, especially through her network-based venture Y-East.

Overall, Pauline has developed expertise and passion for building communities of organizations towards sustainability, being notably associated with the following community-based ventures: Y-East, Youth for Sustainability India Alliance and #LearningPlanet.

Startup Bio:

Y-East is social and environmental impact-focused platform aiming at bridging gaps and optimizing synergies between all actors of the sector corporations, NGOs, social enterprises, impact investors, governmental agencies, students and citizens at large... with a specific focus on East and North East India.

Y-East works around 4 main pillars: Community-Building, Action Support, Awareness Raising and Research.

Check out what happened


  • Pauline Laravoire




  • Harsh Vardhan

    Startup-Grind BBSR

    Event Manager



Saturday, May 22, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM UTC


Pre Call and Introductions
Fireside Chat
Q and A
Networking Session


  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Prachi Arunima

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Co-director

  • Nandini Mishra

    StartupGrind Bhubaneswar

    Event Manager

  • Satyaprakash Sahoo

    Startup Grind Delhi NCR

    Community Manager

  • Deepank Saini

    Head of Human Resources

  • Shreyas Pande

    Research Lead

  • Bhabarnab Talukdar

    Graphic Design Lead

  • Aashish Singh

    Operations Manager

  • Aditi Pattnaik

    Startup Grind Bhubaneshwar

    Chief Marketing Strategist

  • Harsh Vardhan

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar


  • Pradeep Pal Singh Negi

    HR Lead

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