SOCIAL INNOVATORS

Ulrich Meyer-Hollings

16 March


Managing Partner: Future by Design


POP-UP CLASS:

"DARE TO BE DIFFERENT – HOW IDEATION & HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN THINKING CAN INFLUENCE YOUR FUTURE VENTURE"


SYNOPSIS:

Our imagination is a powerful force of competitive advantage. Design Thinking has provided us with a very useful toolkit to build new ventures with real impact - by moving from observation into prototyping and market launch. My talk will introduce this thinking by way of concrete examples of how design can future-proof your venture.

BIO:

“I am currently Managing Partner at Future by Design - an international boutique advisory firm focused on creative business development and design-led innovation. Before that I worked across Europe for different Innovation Strategy and Brand Consulting firms and clients. Before that I also spent a few years “…on the other side”, designing corporate innovation structures and rolling out new ventures in the media industry.“

Q&A

Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts? “This initiative is great as it taps into raw, fresh talent that is positively naive and starts a conversation that is enriched by multiple perspectives. Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship is vital for SA.”

HOW DO YOU ‘IMAGINE A NEW AFRICA’? “To me a new Africa creates it's own future in a more collaborative way by harnessing the diverse talent pool we have available. It provides for a more human notion of capitalism and creates new paradigms for more inclusive growth.”

CONNECT:


http://futurebydesign.co.za