India's First Award for Design-led Entrepreneurship by TiE and QGLUE

NEW DELHI, November 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

TiE Delhi - NCR and QGLUE (the design venture of QAI) announce awards that recognize entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures driven by Design, the first of its kind in the country.

Entrepreneurial ventures that are driven and led by design, with a special attention to the 'human-centred' approach to shaping business are the need of the hour, in this experience economy.
With so many great ideas, what makes a venture succeed is the undertaking of a journey that has empathy at the core of all its processes, balances business imperatives with technological feasibility, along with human needs and desires, ultimately impacting people.

21% of the global 'unicorn' start-ups across all sectors have co-founders who have embraced design or come from a design, arts or human-centred background including architecture, design, music visualization, fine arts, media arts.

To acknowledge, appreciate and reward start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures that are led by design, QGLUE and TiE Delhi - NCR announce the 'Design-led Entrepreneurship Awards'.

The Jury, comprising eminent thought leaders and practitioners drawn from academia, industry and the design fraternity, will judge all entries based on the following:

  • 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

The selected candidates will then pitch their ideas at TiEcon Delhi 2017 event, in December, and the winners will be recognised at the conference and their work will be highlighted and rewarded at the event. Further, design mentoring from acclaimed mentors would be given post the event to the winners.

Applications can be registered here:

About QGLUE:
QGLUE is a design and innovation venture that uses design to help businesses build services that people love and impact the world around us. Using human-centred approach with robust methodology, QGLUE equips people to solve wicked problems by helping them reach a solution that is not just right, but also desirable with design at the heart of it all. QGLUE aims to evangelize design and innovation that makes the world better designed and people happier.
For more information, visit

About TiE:
TiE is a non-profit, global community that welcomes entrepreneurs from all over the world. TiE believes in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through the five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world's largest entrepreneurial organization out there. With programs like TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) and Mentor Match, TiE is looking to reach out and foster the next generation of entrepreneurs.
For more information, visit (TiE - Delhi - NCR).

Media Contact:
Upasana Sharma
Phone: +91-9810078395
Director, TiE


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