EP #113: Aravinth Panch – From Stateless Forced Child Soldier To Serial Tech Entrepreneur Driving Social Change in Sri Lanka As Co-Founder of DreamSpace Academy

Aravinth Panch (@aravinthpanch) is a social & tech entrepreneur empowering underserved communities in the Global South to tackle local socio-economic and environmental challenges while helping companies to realise their ideas from mind to market. He is currently the co-founder of DreamSpace Academy (@dreamspace.academy).

He joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss how he went from stateless and suicidal to super successful, having a pet crocodile, founding several businesses and investing in various others, being forced to become a child soldier at the age of 14, trying to deport himself from India 6 times before successfully being able to leave, finding purpose in entrepreneurship, viewing DreamSpace Academy as similar to the Xavier Institute from X-Men, and so much more.

Follow Aravinth:
– LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aravinthpanch/)
– Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/aravinthpanch/)

TAKE THE QUIZ – “What Type of Creator Are You?”**



00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Aravinth Panch (Ara)
01:10 – What sparked his interest in entrepreneurship/driving social change?
08:34 – The story his company, araCreate; engineering, media, and business
11:16 – One of his companies (Hybrid 360 Art Tech) doing visual FX for Indian cinema
13:33 – Trying to deport himself from India six times; not allowed to live or leave
21:18 – Being a part of 20 companies in January 2023; managing his time
24:01 – Refusing shares while consulting for 250 companies and declining CEO roles
27:04 – The story of DreamSpace Academy
38:03 – Success stories from DreamSpace
53:45 – Building in Sri Lanka while living in Germany; how he sustains himself
55:08 – Reflecting on finding his purpose
59:22 – Advice he would give his 16-year-old self
1:01:36 – The personal legacy he wants to be remembered for
1:02:29 – Creator Confessions
1:09:12 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan