Startups are disrupting our world. They are fast, agile, lean and they have the power to affect step-change of entire industries and economies on global scale. To stay relevant in this fast changing world, everybody needs to learn in practice how to innovate like a startup. We do not just need more start-ups. We need more companies that are smart, productive and deliver impact. We need entrepreneurs that have the skills and experience to build high growth businesses with sustainable globally competitive advantage. And that's why we run these workshops.
You will learn in practice how to formulate customer value proposition using Customer-Problem-Solution logic. Practice customer interviews to test Customer-Problem fit and gain customer insight. Practice the Pitch method and learn how to Pivot to refine customer value proposition. Understand the critical importance of identifying and testing Assumptions and learn how to do it in a very rapid and lean way.
“I enjoyed and valued the co facilitation. Both Petr and Craig were great on content, process and group dynamics. They were both encouraging yet prepared too challenge constructively when required.”
“It is a combination of great tools, and the clollaborative learning method and the professionalism and passion with which the course is delivered. The course has little competition - there are no other courses like them in Australia.”
“As an entrepreneur with some business success, I believed I already had my own successful opinions on how to approach customer validation and was extremely sceptical of having my reality challenged by new ways of thinking. However, the tools introduced at the workshop not only convinced me to expand my reality and adopt new approaches, had I known this many years ago, I could well have saved several hundred thousands dollars..”
You will learn how adaptive business models underpin impact of innovations and enable entrepreneurial success in dynamic market conditions. Understand foundation elements of business model generation. Learn in practice how to use the Business Model Canvas. Identify critical Business Model assumptions and learn how to design experiments to test them. Use the canvas to map, discuss, design and invent / improve your business.
"This workshop makes you question your assumptions about all aspects of your business idea, and strips the business down to its core elements - the 'must haves' instead of a rambling to do list. Clear thinking and efficient use of resources are key in the design and development of a startup and this workshop sets you up for both."
“It is an amazing opportunity to practice working in team , to test own creative entrepreneurial thinking, and to see and assess the performance of the workshop peers.”
“This was a great hands on workshop that presented quality methodology in a dynamic and practical way. The group work and learning by doing was really effective to both learn and practice the material and the facilitators not only kept the pace moving, but brought their experience and skills to improve the learning experience.”
Understand the role of product design and product engineering in product development. Learn how to define your product vision, build prototypes, and obtain critical early validation from customers. Learn how to reduce the risk of bringing new products or services into the market. Learn how to successfully implement product engineering within your team. Learn how to build products faster, and at lower cost
“An outstanding course I can highly recommend for anyone considering launching a start-up. It introduces the concepts and tools required to transform your idea into a product people will want.”
“I found while there was a lot of content in a short time, I was able to follow the disciplines being taught and took away a good understanding of the sprint process.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. I found it to be engaging, informative and interesting..”
General Manager, KILN Incubator (CBRIN), business growth expert with international experience in helping companies innovate and grow.
CEO, Griffin Accelerator, director, angel investor, mentor, scientist and highly experienced entrepreneur passionate about helping start-ups succeed.
CTO-in-residence at Kiln Incubator (CBRIN), serial technology entrepreneur, dedicated builder of people, products, and companies.
CEO of ANU Connect Ventures, angel investor, venture capital fund manager. Canberra startup community supporter, B2B sales guru and coach.