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MISSION

Design4India, a NASSCOM initiative, aims to create massive transformational value for the Product and Startup ecosystem of India by bridging the gap between technology and design, educating the need for immersive user experience around start-ups to become the foundation of their success. 

VISION

Catalyze the Product, Startup and Innovation ecosystem in India.

Enable 500+ product Startups.
Train 5,000+ design thinking professionals.
Create world class opportunities and solutions for India

PURPOSE

We are Design4India, a platform initiated by NASSCOM,to guide your startup through the various facets of Design and User experience.We’re a Design-centric organisation,launched at the NPC in oct 2016,Bangalore.

India is at an interesting point-The Technology industry is evolving rapidly with a growing Start-up and innovation ecosystem.

MEET OUR TEAM


Every one of our team members represents the spirit of our initiative:

Driven
Committed
Acutely aware of the limitless potential to grow.

Ravi Gururaj - Design4India

Ravi Gururaj

Member,Executive Council,NASSCOM

Ravi Gururaj is an entrepreneur with six ventures and two of which exited to NASDAQ public listed companies, an angel investor and mentor and ecosystem evangelist. He was elected to the NASSCOM Executive Council, is a member of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA) Executive Council, President of TiE Bangalore, member of the CII and Govt. of Karnataka Startup Councils, Chief Mentor at Reliance Industries GenNext Hub, and co-chair of the Penn-Wharton Club of Bangalore & HBS Alumni Angels India chapter.

Ravi received his MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School, graduated with honors as Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology receiving a B.S.E. in Computer Science & Engineering from the Moore School and a B.Sc. in Finance from the Wharton School, was a research scholar at the University of Edinburgh and schooled at La Martiniere for Boys in Kolkata.

Sangeeta Gupta - Design4India

Sangeeta Gupta

Senior Vice President, NASSCOM

Sangeeta Gupta is the Senior Vice President at NASSCOM. She started her career with NASSCOM and since then she has been working towards strengthening the association and interaction of NASSCOM members, government and the media towards NASSCOM’s objective of being catalyst for the growth of Indian software and services industry.
She is leading the Design4India initiative and ensuring that we create the real impact for the product and startup ecosystem in design.

Shalini Chandnani - Design4India

Shalini Chandnani

Consultant, Design4India

An executive with over 15 years experience working with executive leadership in accelerating ROI in marketing, sales and organisation development leveraging digitisation in Emerging & APAC regional markets.

Responsible for building the working plan for the Design Initiative and detailing of specific activities , relationships with the Alliance Partners, the Marketing Plan and Social Media presence and other aspects related to the Design Initiative

Vaishali Kalra - Design4India

Vaishali Kalra

Design Lead, Design4India

Graduated from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore with a specialisation in visual communication and strategic branding. Her interests lie in understanding how people and cultures shape and consume brands.
Combined with her training in visual communications, she helps us in ideation on communication and drives a holistic approach to design.
Rocky Das - Design4India

ROCKY DAS

Marketing Lead, Design4India

A Post Graduate (MBA) From Bangalore University

His passion lies in Technology which is supported by “Marketing Lead” in driving incremental marketing activities.

Joining with Nasscom and Design4India team, He aims play as a Marketer to build networks, handle social media and Digital strategy which would add value to the organization.

Nafeesa Rashid Banedar - Design4India

Nafeesa R Banedar

Admin Lead, Design4India

Nafeesa has over 6 years of Industry experience ranging from Administration to Vendor management. Currently working as Admin Lead to support to Provide administrative support to managers and executives by determining their requirements and creating correlating program.
Nehal Pandya - Design4India

Nehal Pandya

Program Manager, Design4India

Nehal is a Marketing professional with over 9 years of experience, specializing in the development, implementation, and oversight of brand communications. He has successfully implement communications strategies that align with business goals. He is proficient in developing integrated marketing campaigns incorporating social media, public relations, video interviews, SEO, SEM, event management & other channels as needed.

Prior to Design4India, he has worked with leading brands like 3M, Bosch PT, Manipal Global, Fox Traveller, Karbonn Mobiles, etc. Nehal received his MBA in Marketing from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and B.Sc. in Chemistry from NVPAS, VV Nagar, Anand.

Working with Design4India as the Program Manager, he aims to help spread a word about design with a larger audience in India for them to see how it does make a difference.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS(FAQs)


What is Design4India?

Design4India is both an online and offline platform that caters to connect Tech startups to the world of Design Thinking, User Experience, Human Centered Design etc.

Who is Design4India for?

Software, IoT, IT, Product and Startup ecosystem

How can we as a Startup leverage this platform?

Be part of the Community, engage in our events, hackathons and online courses. Be mentored by the Industries’ finest Design Experts.

I want to be a Mentor. How do I connect with Design4India?

Something important that we can all do with our years of experience is to give back. Teach. Guide. Advise. This something everyone looks for. Sign up with Design4India here. Be part of our community and guide those who seek to be the next big innovators.

How do we be part of more sessions like Design Storm and Design Lounge?

Keep an eye out for our many events we have planned out for the year!

Do you help startups get funding?

We are focused on Design and not funding. We hope to dramatically improve the design of your products and help drive your success.

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