Our mission is to support you through your journey

At Business Design Tools, we know that starting a business can be a wild ride. We are here to provide you with the necessary tools and guidance to create exceptional products and services that your customers will love.

Having firsthand experience with the challenges of building a successful startup, we believe in the power of advice from those who have been in your shoes before. That’s why we are dedicated to sharing our knowledge with you and being your partner in success.

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, we’re here to provide you with the tools and guidance you need to create exceptional products and services that customers will love.

What can you do with the tools?

Boost Your Creativity

Our tools help you generate new and innovative ideas to overcome obstacles and stay ahead of the competition.

Get Actionable Insights

Talk directly to your customers and gather valuable data to improve your products and services.

Test and Validate

Take an experimental approach to business development, using data to make informed decisions and gain a competitive edge.

Launch with Confidence

Make the most of your product launch by leveraging our tools to ensure success and achieve your business goals.

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Why design a business?

...and why isn't business design taught at business school?

When you apply the principles of design and design thinking theory to create a new venture, or to reimagine a business you are already building, you will unlock a powerful set of methods that can open up new possibilities for profit and growth.

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The Team

Giulia Piu

Giulia is a serial entrepreneur and product design leader with a passion for human-centred design and innovation. After working for over 15 years as a digital design consultant across Milan, Melbourne, New York and London for blue-chips and startup companies, she co-founded and sold the award-winning startup BuddyBounce and founded Business Design Tools, a platform that supports entrepreneurs in their startup journeys since 2010.

She has worked as a mentor, speaker and advisor to several accelerators including Google Launchpad,  Capital Enterprise, Barclays Rise, ContaminationLab and CASS City Starter. Giulia is currently Head of Communications at Ananda Impact Ventures where she is responsible for the development of the marketing & communication strategy for the firm as well as the management of its brand presence across multiple touchpoints.

Chris Verbick

Chris Verbick is an innovator and design thinker who is passionate about leveraging the power of human-centered technology. With a professional background in graphic design, illustration, printmaking, and branding, Chris has spent the past decade expanding his skillset to include business strategy, product design, and engineering.

As a founder and serial entrepreneur, Chris has successfully bootstrapped three startups, paving the way for collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Intel, Investec, Infosys, Fujitsu, Tata Consulting Group, and the City of Paris, as well as a range of SMEs and startups. Chris harnesses the creative power of design to drive growth, enhancing brand value and product offerings through the use of collaborative development tools.

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