TiE and QGLUE (the design venture of QAI) announce awards that recognize entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures driven by ‘Responsible Design’.
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.
After 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.
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The entries can be shared through pitches and can be documented with photos, videos and testimonies from stakeholders. The submission will also contain a 2 to 3-minute HD video explaining the original approach, the design imperatives, customer centricity and the relentless validation that was undertaken in the process.
The Jury, comprising of eminent thought leaders and practitioners drawn from academia and industry will evaluate the entries on the following criteria:
• How human-centred design played a role in the entrepreneurial roadmap
• How empathy mode is exemplary in the development of activities,
• How the company proposes a transformation which favours the human situation.
• How environmental/technological/ business/ and human (and social) needs were balanced.
The shortlisted five applications will receive a four months design mentorship from QGLUE’s Designers in Residence.
The Delhi-NCR Chapter of TiE, one of the biggest and most vibrant of the TiE chapters, has unique significance. It seeks to engage not only with entrepreneurs but also with policy makers, in order to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship. It seeks to become the bridge that would connect Indian government and industry with successful Indian entrepreneurs across the world, many of whom are regarded as thought leaders.
The Delhi-NCR Chapter is among the largest and most vibrant across the vast TiE network. In the last 10 years, it has emerged as the forum of choice for startups, serial entrepreneurs, VC and angel investors, policy makers and academia. At the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, TiE Delhi-NCR plays the role of an ecosystem builder by bringing in multiple stakeholders and values to align with the common goal to foster entrepreneurship.
TiE Delhi-NCR conducts over 50 events every year covering aspects of entrepreneurship like funding and finance, marketing and sales, expanding into new geographies and business and organization management.