Jacob, a product designer trained at NID, works at the intersection of Design, Business, Sustainability, Capital and social Impact.
He co-founded consulting companies Tessaract and Idiom Design, Dovetail Furniture in manufacturing, The Design Store in retailing and Spring Health in BOP services. Jacob worked with the first wave of retailers like Levi’s, Weekender, Titan etc, and continued to help create big organized retail businesses like Big Bazaar, Central, Brand Factory and Hometown too. As CEO of Industree Foundation, Jacob leads the Creative Million mission to bring a million women artisans into producer owned enterprises over the next 10 years, building a multi billion dollar “AMUL” of Creative Manufacturing. At Srishti he leads the Impact Edge Lab which works with students in their thesis projects and Impact Entrepreneurship programs in Bangalore and Pune bringing live projects and enterprise building into the academic environment. Jacob continues to play a mentoring role at Idiom and also advises several start-up companies in addition to being a design mentor to the Future Group.
Areas of Interest: Designing businesses to transform society, Sustainability, Design thinking, Lean Manufacturing, and Start-ups.
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