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The Design4India initiative is educating the tech workforce about the pressing need for experience design and in enabling them to solve ‘wicked-problems’. Design4India aims to build a design-driven ecosystem where design augments emerging technology and fosters the next level of disruption for the innovation economy.  


Design4India seeks to enable 5,000+ product startups and train 15,000+ design enthusiasts and professionals in the country. The initiative will enable companies to create people-centric products and solutions that add value to the Indian economy as well as global markets.


Design4India harnesses an inclusive work environment that enables team members to brim with the spirit of the initiative. Each team member sports a specialised skill set which is highly valuable in empowering the Design4India platform. The team is driven, committed and acutely aware of the limitless potential to grow.


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

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.

K.S. Viswanathan

Vice President, Industry Initiatives, NASSCOM

K.S. Viswanathan, (KSV) is currently serving as Vice President (Industry Initiatives) at NASSCOM. His key charter is to enable the technology capabilities for the IT ecosystem in the country – both the traditional segments as well as the newer emerging ones (particularly Digital) to help India retain its supremacy in the IT industry. In addition, KSV leads the Start-up & Open Innovation initiatives at NASSCOM to enhance the innovation capabilities of the digital ecosystem.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Mr. Viswanathan has held strategic & leadership positions at Wipro Infotech, Dell, and Azim Premji Foundation. His past roles in the industry included Senior Vice President and Chief Executive for India at Wipro Infotech; Managing Director of Dell India in 2000 and were the Project In-charge to establish a legal framework for the Azim Premji University.

KS Viswanathan has been recently inducted as a member of the Advisory Committee by CSIR- Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bangalore as well as Governing body of IIIT, Bangalore.With over 37 years of relevant Industry experience, he is a graduate from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and holds an MBA in Marketing from Madras University.

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

Rocky Das - Design4India


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.

Vinayak Bhandare

Vinayak Bhandare

Senior Design Lead, Design4India

Vinayak is a UX researcher, designer, and design thinker. He has worked on 500+ projects spanning the globe in the field of digital experience, visual communication, branding, animation film design and space design. He strives to make the world a better place by implementing the best practices in creating enriching immersive, creative and innovative solutions by matching needs, requirements and limitations.

He enjoys setting up design vision, principles, and guidelines for the quality of output; adopting a ‘hands-on’ approach when required to help the team with research and development of digital experiences; striving for continuous improvement and excellence; mentoring, developing and coaching the team; crafting strategies to build robust and more human-centered culture.

Theertha Muralidhar

Content Lead, Design4India

Theertha holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from Deakin University, Melbourne. She has four years of experience in handling projects in the digital marketing sector across Australia and India.
She is passionate about entwining creativity with analytics in content and social media strategy to successfully achieve goals, be it maximizing conversion rates, boosting engagement or expanding follower growth.


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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