#BHXResidentNotes : Uniting the Ununitable
The BeachHouse Project brings together creative entrepreneurs from different walks of life and acts as a facilitator between them to help them meet, connect, learn, exchange and grow with each other. And it’s crazy how everyone finds common friends within the group.
This time when we hosted our entrepreneurs at Shillong, we witnessed multiple connections being formed over the space of seven days. A restaurant owner from Ahmedabad found friends in Bangalore, a 23-year- old DJ from Shillong found friends with individuals from Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad.
There are plenty of platforms that allow you to build connections in the space that you are in – for example, Linkedin/Facebook which allows you to connect with similar people and each of those friends have a number of similar people in their social clout. But will you ever tap your network’s network and go out to seek people you have nothing in common with or have no work with?
Shuchita our resident at BHX Shillong says, “If I hadn’t signed up for BHX and come to a remote location, been almost stranded with a bunch of 18 other people I have nothing in common with, with the ONLY purpose of having to talk to them and dig their lives out of them, I would not in a million years talk to these people…even if they were a part of my immediate network (which clearly some of them really are).”