Today I met with the current batch of 10 startups at the Moldovan XY Accelerator program, answering questions and giving feedback.
Thank you Traian Chivriga for inviting me.
It’s that time of year again when Digitalhub Aachen kicks off its next batch of incubated startups – and true tradition, I’m off to support them for the duration of the program!
We’re running the 10 early-stage startups through the Lean Launchpad (LLP) model from Stanford by the father of the Lean Startup movement Steve Blank, for 4 months, meeting weekly to report progress and receive peer review.
Yesterday, I was honored and delighted to be invited to join the panel for the presentations of the Hacking 4 Recovery at Stanford, hosted by Steve Blank.
Hacking 4 recovery is a summer series of 5-day pop-up classes at Stanford University creating new businesses and reinventing existing.
Great teams presenting impressive progress after only 5 days of intensive work!
Recently I was interviewed by Telekom about corporate incubation, corporate entrepreneurship and what really “failure” means in the context of Lean Startup.
You can read it here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-questions-vidar-anderson-svenja-enss-van-gemmern-/
Today I was honored to be invited to share from my startup mistakes and coach participants at a Lean Startup Bootcamp for developers in Baghdad, Iraq.
One of the most interesting things I learned was that solving the last mile problem, buying groceries online to have them delivered is also a startup thing in Iraq – and a particular problem with the logistic is that popular exotic fruits are sold at separate shops often far removed from the supermarkets, which leaves the fulfilment and delivery process doubly complex.