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Varun Gupta

Area of Practice

Impact Entrepreneurship, Business Design


Bachelor of Engineering, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore

MA Design in Education (Pursuing), Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore


Work Experience


  • Founder Swavanam LLP, Consulting, coaching and facilitation for impact enterprises
  • Director- Sustainable Growth, Mindful Life Mindful Work, USA
  • Associate Director, Partner- MaynardLeigh Associates, New Delhi
  • Associate Vice President, Blue Tiger Learning Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Interest Areas

theatre; sustainable enterprises; emotional health; art based therapy; creative facilitation; growth strategy

Current Practice at Srishti

Entrepreneurship for Impact, Impact Edge Lab, Business Design

Creative Practice and Outreach

Led a project for designing for micro enterprises with Selco Foundation

Led the Impact Accelerator Program for Artisan Entrepreneurs from Commitment to Kashmir

Created Online Learning program for Commitment to Kashmir

Mentored Fellows working on Menstrual health with Sukhibhava Fellowship

Facilitated workshops and mentored startups at RegenEarth, program by Industree Foundation

Recent Units facilitated

Impact Accelerator with Commitment to Kashmir

Projects showcase:

Students working in class
Kashmiri artisan-entrepreneurs in session at the Kashmir Impact Accelerator


Students working in class
Online actors recreating a government office experiential theatre


Students working in class
Studio- Unpacking experiences