Workshop on Design Thinking for High Growth Business
10th Nov 2016


Just like in nature, as in the world of business, one that does not grow decays. Starting a firm is one thing, but securing growth is quite another, and the failure to scale is often cited as the single most important reason why startups perish. Growth calls for specific skills and capabilities beyond sheer enthusiasm and good luck. Research suggests that firms which rely on a scientific approach to growth are far more successful than those relying on commonsense.

The intent of the session is to introduce the entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to tools and techniques of problem solving and opportunity creation. Enterprises at any stage of their development, more so in the early stages, need to get a few important things right and then the management takes over. The session deals with those ‘few right things’.

Key takeaways:
Learn the techniques of creative problem solving
Challenges through the process of structured design thinking
Systematic approach of ideation & idea selection
Learn skills on how to combine design thinking with analytical decision making

Who should attend:
This program is ideal for professionals from any industry who are tasked with problem solving and are looking for new approaches to finding solutions.
Business Owners, CEOs, Startups, Business Strategists, Managers, Designers, Academia

About the Coach:

Pavan Soni is an Innovation Evangelist by profession and a teacher by passion. He has consulted with leading organizations on innovation and creativity. He has also taught at over two dozen engineering and management institutes across the country. Pavan works closely with the Karnataka Knowledge Commission, FICCI, NHRD, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce, CII, and European Business Group, among other industry bodies towards shaping their innovation activities. Pavan has been invited thrice to speak to TEDx - BITSGoa in 2009, SIBMPune in 2012, and Hewlett Packard Bangalore in 2014. For his work on innovation, Pavan bagged the prestigious ‘On the Job Achiever’ Award at Lakshya in 2007, and was conferred with the ‘Innovation Excellence Award’ at the 5th Indira Innovation Summit in 2012.

Pavan is author of over a dozen papers and articles published in national and international journals, and has contributed to three books on innovation and creativity. He is a Gold Medalist from MBM Engineering College Jodhpur, and did his PGDIE from NITIE Mumbai. Pavan completed his Doctoral Studies from IIM Bangalore in the domain of innovation management. More on his work is available at

Registration charges: Rs 4000/- (inclusive of taxes) per participant

For more details, please contact Mr. Anil Bedge at or (+91) 99000 53062