DREAM:IN Next GenPosted: September 20, 2012
Starting September 2012 and peaking in February 2013, DREAM:IN Next Gen is a plan to search,
select, shape, shortlist, showcase and scale a 100 youth dreams. Across south of India, As Next
Gen enterprises or as plans for social action. That are imaginative and impactful. With the best local
and global talent as catalysts and subsequently, as mentors.
The DREAM:IN methodology is key here, allowing for innovation and incubation at a massive scale.
It is a sophisticated combination of ethnography, anthropology, design research and design thinking
with simple and powerful communication and film making. To weave message and effect and to
enable the dream, believe and realize process.
DREAM:IN Next Gen, anchored out of Bangalore will lead the way for the Next Generation to no
longer be consumers of income and employment and instead become creators of new value and
meaning. Starting from India and leading the way for other emerging nations.
Over 10,000 of these dreams; and more, nationally and globally can be viewed on http://www.dreamin.in
and will be tracked across the three phases: dream, believe, realize.
DREAM:IN NEXT GEN JOURNEY
24TH SEPTEMBER TO 6TH NOVEMBER
DREAM:IN will partner with 50 eminent and progressive institutions across South and West India:
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Maharashtra and Goa.
4 volunteers from each of the respective institutions/270 dreamcatchers will receive instructions
on the methodology for independently executing a DREAM:IN Next Gen campaign internally and
externally in their respective institutions.
They will also be trained to interview potential dreamers and record dreams as video clips of a
professional quality in terms of both content and technique.
The DREAM:IN campaign, inviting next gen dreamers will run online and offline, across
9 clusters of towns and cities, 12 days across each cluster, some will be staggered whilst
others will be simultaneous.
In this period, a total of 10,000 dreams will be recorded as videos, by the dreamcatchers locally.
Or uploaded directly on http://www.dreamin.in and reviewed and categorised by the DREAM:IN team.
29TH SEPTEMBER TO 13TH NOVEMBER
The dreams will be viewed, analysed and sifted. So that only the most sustainable ones,
from a societal, environmental and economic standpoint are selected in these categories
A. pre entrepreneurship stage
B. budding entrepreneurs
C. emerging entrepreneurs.
According to expert estimates, about 3,000 dreams will be selected.
2ND OCTOBER TO 18TH NOVEMBER
The DREAM:IN team and selected members from the The DREAM:IN network [A group of up to
20 people that includes talent in the policy, enterprise, design, innovation and finance space] will
integrate in a panel. That will leverage technology to connect with the dreamers individually and
provide the know-how and the mentorship to shape their dreams. Into scenarios, venture ideas,
plans, prototypes and impact ventures. By this stage, there would be about 500 visionary start-ups
and social action projects.
7TH OCTOBER TO 9TH DECEMBER
At this pre investment stage, the 500 shaped plans and the young aspirants who will finally turn
them into impactful ventures will be systematically, brought face to face via skype with a preinvestment
advisory group consisting of 5 people. 100 shortlisted young persons will be invited to
Bangalore for a 4 day DREAM:IN Camp, and there will be a total of 3 DREAM:IN Camps. Where the
dreamers will be prepared to present at the DREAM:IN Conclave.
DREAM:IN NEXT GEN CONCLAVE
14TH, 15TH AND 16TH FEBRUARY 2013
The DREAM:IN Next Gen Conclave will be a global event in Bangalore, India. Over three days,
leaders; innovation and design catalysts will converge to dream with a young India, the aspirations of
the next generation and what the impact of those aspirations is to the future of India and the world,
will be brought alive.
Furthermore, what is now and what is next will be bridged with investments. And an optimistic and
realistic new beginning will be made, to dream, believe and realize with the next generation.
The DREAM:IN Next Gen Conclave will create the ideal platform to dream big and confident dreams
and to scale them imaginatively.
14TH AND 15TH FEBRUARY 2013/ DREAM:IN JAM
Over two days, 100 young dreamers, selected from amongst 10,000 from South India will have
a stage and an audience to share their dream. The audience will consist of leaders in policy,
social service, enterprise, innovation and design. Leading technology and innovation brands and
corporations will also be represented.
The presentations and talks by the young dreamers will be interspersed with reflections and analysis
by experts. Inspiring life stories of 20 really big dreamers will provide inspiration and impetus for the
participants and all attendees. 10 selected young dreamers will travel from Brazil and New York to
share their dreams. An audience of over 300 is expected.
The event will be livecasted and thus viewed simultaneously by students and faculty in 50
participating Institutions, 6 Brazilian Universities, 1 Design School in NY, USA and more. And all the
dreams can also be viewed on http://www.dreamin.in
16TH FEBRUARY 2013/ DREAMSCAPING
A long day full of ideas and plans, the dreamscaping sessions will be anchored by some of the best
design catalysts globally and take the participants, who will be leaders in their own fields, through
design thinking sessions to demonstrate how dreams can be realized quite swiftly actually, given
the right team and approach. A ‘book of dreams’, which will have open source ideas – that fulfill
the aspirations of next generation will be prepared and made available to all participants before they
Venture Book Room: Across the three days, Investors will have conversations with the young
entrepreneurs/leaders, along with their mentors. By appointment, in the Venture Book Room where
all ventures will be displayed as panels, products, stories and scenarios.
Independent meetings for each venture could continue upto a period of 1-3 months. And investees,
mentors and the DREAM:IN team will be involved either online or physically.
Theater of dreams: A theater of dreams will be set up, where dreamclips of 60 seconds each will
run continuously 24/7 across 9th, 10th, 11th Jan. And fresh ones will be recorded as well.
Attendees, especially international guests could opt for the DREAM:IN Experience and visit next
generation enterprises and meet progressive thinkers at their places of work and stay. To get the
real flavour and have a deep and meaningful immersion in a dynamic city and a rich and complex
The DREAM:IN Next Gen Conclave will seed the process and launch the online platform and most
likely, the next 10,000 dreams will be uploaded automatically and voluntarily.
An imagination network, a design system and a technology product to enable young people
everywhere to Dream, Believe and Realise.
A global network and organization headquartered in Bangalore, India that is at one level, developing
onground and online systems and networks to understand the aspirations of the youth, to create
a core of qualitative and quantitative data. And at another level, is a super incubator of imaginative
new ideas, providing resources and inputs to shape and scale them.