ACT 2021 Featured Capstone:
Scaling Compassion, Mindfulness and Well-Being through Technology and Communities around the World
Partner, Wisdom Ventures Fund and Founder, Mandala Ventures –
Los Gatos, California, USA
Who did your project serve and what suffering did it adress?
My project served investors and entrepreneurs who want to invest in and create innovative products that support human flourishing. It addressed tech addiction, loneliness (in an always-connected world), and rising mental health challenges.
How did this project address that suffering?
We founded a venture firm that’s dedicated to funding startups and businesses focused on enabling a more mindful, connected and thriving world.
Who was your audience and how many people participated?
We have announced the Wisdom Ventures Fund and hundreds of people have expressed interest in receiving funding from Wisdom Ventures.
How has the ACT Program helped you become an Ambassador of Compassion?
ACT offered me a strong foundation and a community to strengthen my commitment to serve others with the gifts I have received. Mindfulness and compassion practices have transformed my life. We know that one candle can light hundreds of candles and those candles can light another thousands and millions. We need this collective light to address the challenges of our times and ACT serves as a fertile ground for us to cultivate these skills with loving teachers and an amazing community.
What advice would you give to someone who's considering participating in the ACT Program?
Don't think twice! Go for it.