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Registrations now open for Design-Led Entrepreneurship Awards 2021!
TiE Delhi – NCR and QGLUE (the design venture of QAI) announce the 4th edition of the Design-Led Entrepreneurship awards to recognize startups and ventures that are driven by ‘Design & Innovation’ – to shape new business, conceptualize meaningful innovation and undertake a journey that forever has empathy (both within and outside) at the center of critical business decisions.
21% of global “Unicorn” start-ups across all sectors have co-founders who have embraced design or come from design, arts, or human-centred background?
36% of designer co-founded company’s exhibit success: 36% of top funded start-ups are
co-founded by designers.
This year will be the 4th season of the Awards, and we want to provide a platform to as many start-ups as possible – to get recognised, display their approach, & eventually get rewarded for these efforts.
Evaluation Process
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 application of design thinking and innovation within their organisation.
Application Deadline: 31st March, 2021
Application Procedure:
1. Register on the online portal. Fill out the application form.
2. The jury will shortlist applications after the first level of screening.
3. The semi-finalists will have a tele-interview with the jury and the top 5 winners will be declared
on 5th April 2021
4. The selected candidates will then pitch their ideas on stage on 16th April 2021.
Winners will receive mentoring from an eminent panel of design coaches at QGLUE, among other benefits.