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Inaugurated2016 (Bangalore)
Attendance568 (2017)

DesignUp is a volunteer and community-led Conference and meetups, focused on Design-in-Tech, founded by Jay Dutta in 2016 in Bangalore, India.[1][2] DesignUp has no paid employees and DesignUp events are funded by sales of tickets and sponsorships.


Pre-Conference Events: Based on feedback from the first Conference, This year there are 4 pre-events.
Main Event:
The main conference will happen in Bangalore with the number of design and industry experts including Daniel Burka. this year, DesignUp extends to become a 3-day event – the first day is dedicated to Masterclasses with industry experts from around the globe. The 4 to 7-hour Masterclasses are for a small group of people.


Pre-Conference Events: Based on feedback from the first Conference, a series of smaller pre-events with fewer speakers were held in 2017 at Bangalore and in Pune.
Main Event:
The main conference was held at ITC Gardenia and had 568 attendees.[3]The format was two days, with half day workshops on both days. The event had 46 speakers, workshop leaders and panelists, including: Khoi Vinh, former Design Director for NYTimes.


The first event in 2016 was primarily supported by SAIF Partners and The Design School of Maeer's Institute of Technology in Pune, India.[4] It was attended by 230 people from Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad besides San Francisco. The first event was 2 days - one day for talks and one day for Workshops.

See also[edit]

  • SXSW
  • Web 2.0 Summit
  • Slush


  1. "Shaping the future: on designer Jayawant Tewari". The Hindu.
  2. "Design driving change, from NYT to Dubai". Deccan Herald.
  3. "design in technology" (PDF). Times of India.
  4. ""Data is the new muse of app designers". "Economic times".

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