Customer Development, Education, Lean Startup

Off to Aachen to help early stage startups again!

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!

Off to Aachen again! #wearamask

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.

The Lean Launchpad format
Yours truly leading the Lean Launchpad peer reviews @ Digitalhub Aachen
The reporting format for the peer-review; data talks, bullshit walks
Can’t complain about the locations: A previous church…
…and an old public bath.
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Customer Development, Education, entrepreneurship, Lean Startup

Hacking 4 Recovery @ Stanford with Steve Blank

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!

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Education, Lean Startup

Lean Startup Bootcamp, Baghdad Iraq

Skyping in to Baghdad

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.

 

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