Design Led Entrepreneurship Awards 2019

‘Responsible Design’ led entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures

Responsible Design pays special attention to the “human-centered” approach to shaping new businesses, conceptualizing meaningful innovation and undertaking a venture journey that forever has empathy and responsibility at the center of critical decisions.
In summary, ventures embracing attributes and values of “design thinking” will be recognized and rewarded.

Design Thinking has three lenses through which a designer attempts to seek a good solution- ‘Desirability’, ‘Feasibility’ and ‘Viability’. The jury seeks to find how ventures balance business imperatives with technological feasibility, along with human needs and desires. Thereby having a social impact on people. The sweet spot at the intersection of ‘Desirability’, ‘Feasibility’ and ‘Viability’ is value innovation which is rare and is worth rewarding and recognizing.

Together, we design a better future.

TiE and QGLUE (the design venture of QAI) announce Design Led Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 that recognize entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures driven by ‘Responsible Design’.

Post the evaluation process, selected candidates will pitch their proposals at TiE Global Summit and the winners will be recognized at the conference and their work will be highlighted. Further, exclusive design mentoring sessions from acclaimed Mentors will be given to the winners, post the event.

Share your story. Inspire others on the journey.

Applications are open For the TiE QGLUE award for Design-led Entrepreneurship 2019

Eligibility

Who Can Apply?

Any entrepreneurial venture-recent startup or otherwise.
Private Independent entities.

Evaluation

  • Understanding of the market vis-à-vis product placement
  • Current clientele and potential pipeline
  • Comparative positioning to the competitors; differentiates; value proposition
  • Social Impact: The Company should be ethical in its conduct and line of work
  • Planning and Execution: how are long/short term goals planned for; strategies for achieving them
  • Team: Experience, dynamics of the team members working together
  • Company presence: Offices; website interface, marketing vehicles/campaigns

Timeline

Application Link
Applications for TiE QGLUE award for Design-led Entrepreneurship 2019, are now open. Kindly apply by filling in the questionnaire. (To be connected to a Google form)
Register before the last date
Applicants can register themselves on the portal by filling an online form. The last date for submission of the form will be Tuesday 30th October 2019.
First level of screening
The jury will subject the applications to the first level of screening. Selected applications will be declared.
Semi-finalists - Tele Interview with the jury
The semi-finalists will have a tele-interview with the Jury. The semi-finalists will be assessed further based on the application submitted, the process followed, outcomes and impact.
The Finalists selection
The Jury based on the tele-interview will select the top 5 entries, as finalists. The announcement will be done on 19th November 2019.
Open Presentation
The finalists will give a 10-minute presentation of their business plan to the audience at TiE Global Summit in New Delhi on 29th November 2019.
Announcements of Winners
Winners will be announced on 29th November 2019 at TiE Global Summit, New Delhi.

Jury & Design Mentors

Ayush Chauhan

QUICKSAND CO-FOUNDER, UNBOX

Ajay Batra

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & DESIGN THINKING | AUTHOR

Arvind Lodaya

PRODUCT DESIGN, UX/CX, UI, BRANDING, INNOVATION

Navyug Mohnot

CEO, QAI GLOBAL SERVICES

Pre-Jury

David P Issac

CONSULTING PARTNER & PRACTICE HEAD -QAI- DESIGN THINKER

Anubha Kakroo

DESIGN THINKING, DESIGN STRATEGY, INSIGHTS, BRANDS, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

Nimesh Pilla

DESIGN AND BRAND STRATEGIST IBM INDIA PVT LTD.

Meet the Design Mentors

Five Finalists will receive Design Mentorship. The shortlisted five applications will receive a four months design mentorship from QGLUE’s Designers in Residence.

David P Issac

CONSULTING PARTNER & PRACTICE HEAD -QAI- DESIGN THINKER

Girish Prabhu

DEAN, DESIGN & INNOVATION AT SRISHTI INSTITUTE OF ART

Sudhindra V.

FORMER CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER, IBM

Vijay Ghei

VISITING PROFESSOR OF DESIGN THINKING, HULT BUSINESS SCHOOL

Become the next success story

Registrations are open For the TiE – Lumis Entrepreneurial Excellence Award 2019.

About QGLUE

QGLUE is a venture promoted by QAI. QAI, incorporated in 1980, is a transnational consulting company facilitating quality and process improvement in organizations worldwide. With clients in 30 countries, QAI has over 30years undertaken 700 client journeys.

QGLUE helps businesses design services that people love and also impact the world around us. Using a human-centered approach with a robust framework rooted in design research, analytics, and process modeling and through inculcating a design mindset within the stakeholders. QGLUE equips people to solve wicked problems by helping them seek the problem and reach a solution that betters the world around us.

Winner

Winner

OYO Rooms

First Runner up

Tactopus Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Special Mention

Spread Design & Innovation

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Taj Palace, New Delhi
14th & 15th Nov, 2019

Taj Palace, New Delhi
14th & 15th Nov, 2019