1. Design Thinking
Today innovation is everyone's business. In this rapidly changing world, everyone is expected to get lean – to do better with less. And that is why we all need design thinking. At every level in every kind of organization, design thinking provides the framework one needs to become an innovative thinker and uncover creative opportunities that are there. Design Thinking is a structured methodology used by designers to develop and deliver products, services and experiences that addresses complex latent needs of humans. By adopting Design Thinking principles a business can not only identify the latent needs of end users but also develop low cost working prototypes for their needs and test them in real time. Design Thinking as a method can be applied to a situation where the problem is complex and is difficult to decipher. Using Design Thinking, individuals and organizations have been able to transform their cultures to become more innovative, which has had a positive impact on their top line and bottom line.
This course aims at familiarizing participants with the methodology and tools of design thinking. The course will also aim to help participants to utilize tools effectively and help them deploy the Design Thinking process to conceive new products, services and experiences.
2. Venture Ideation
How can you cultivate and grow your idea into a profitable business? Venture Ideation is structured to help you answer this question. You will begin by assessing whether the life of an entrepreneur is the right fit for you. In your assessment, you will examine the entrepreneurial mindset and compare the skills, strengths, and goals of successful entrepreneurs to those of your own. You will continue by exploring methods for identifying opportunities and selecting one opportunity to pursue. After you have selected your opportunity, you will begin the process of evaluating whether your idea can thrive as a viable business. In this process, you will determine the feasibility of your idea by completing technical, market, industry, and financial analyses. You will conclude this course by developing a business model and a timeline for implementing your venture. The guided analyses, models, and timelines that you develop will serve as excellent references for you as you pursue your entrepreneurial interests outside of this course.
Clinics: These are one-on-one sessions with guides and mentors to help you address your specific problem. From ideation support, to creating a business plan, making a financial model, solving a technical problem etc. The sessions are with people with extensive experience in that field who are best equipped to help you.
These sessions are by prior appointment only. Click here to book an appointment.