URWork, one of Asia's largest co-working space operators with a valuation of more than US$1B, is set to open its first operation out of China in Singapore.
There are countless tools we use with clients to build fast, learn fast and measure fast in order to determine what will ‘wow’ customers enough to extend or generate new lines of revenue and remain a competitive force well into the future.
Lawrence Levy was CFO of Pixar from Toy Story through to Monsters Inc. Uncover 10 key insights on corporate innovation and culture change.
The story of a 3M researcher, $99 purchase orders and a $60B empire.
About six months ago I made the decision to leave a successful management consulting career to follow my startup dreams.
The role that Government should play in fostering entrepreneurship.
Why your ideation tools aren’t working and how to bring ideas back to life.
When it comes to creatviity, the state you’re in is more important than the tools you use.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending Startup Bootcamp’s Fintech Demo Day in London.
The Mills Oakley Accelerator has been established to commercialise legaltech.
Gary A. Bolles is the co-founder of eParachute, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area-based startup focused on helping job-hunters & career changers, inspired by the best-selling career book of all time, “What Color Is Your Parachute?”
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ash Maurya is the founder of Leanstack. Since bootstrapping his last company seven years ago, he has launched five products and one peer-to-web application framework.
Mills Oakley is launching Asia-Pacific's first Legal Startup accelerator.
Pascal Finette heads up Entrepreneurship at Singularity University as well as SU Labs, its accelerator program which grows startups that are focused on tackling the world’s most intractable problems leveraging exponential technologies.
The team at Lemonade Stand are proud to announce that we have successfully secured $100,000 as part of LaunchVic's $6.5m first round of funding allocations.
In milestone episode #50, I speak to Chris Kutarna, a two-time Governor General's Medallist, a Sauvé Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar, and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School with a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford.
Max Kelly is currently Managing Director of Techstars London.
This Fast Fix Friday covers off on all of the different books, podcasts and other resources that have made me and can make you a better professional and person in general.
Our podcast has just turned 50! To celebrate, we've listed out 50 of the most important and memorable lessons about innovation.
Given we have a finite amount of time each day, we need to identify opportunities to get the edge on your competition. Over the last six months I have identified three personal growth hacks that everyone should be aware of. The great thing is you can action these straight away!
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The Lean Canvas is designed for entrepreneurs seeking to validate their idea. Leveraging parts of the Business Model Canvas, as well as the underlying principles of Lean Startup methodology, the Lean Canvas helps users de-risk their idea as quickly as possible. Developed by Ash Maurya, the Lean Canvas empowers entrepreneurs by enabling as much learning as possible. Maurya sees the Lean Canvas as a "grounds-up tactical plan or blueprint that guides the entrepreneur as they navigate their way from ideation to building a successful startup."
The Innovation Manager's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to innovating in the enterprise. Packed with over 110 pages of content, the book will go over everything from the why and the how, to changing company culture. There are also dozens of guides, case studies and instantly actionable tips backed up by in-depth research and the latest and greatest in innovation theory.
The Business Model Canvas gets innovators to think intimately about the key business model elements in an effort to define, understand and test key assumptions. This supports the development of virtual prototypes and minimum viable products to rapidly test assumptions, increase the speed of learning and iterate towards product market fit. The canvas, in its original form, was first published by Alex Osterwalder, author of Business Model Generation.
The Value Proposition Canvas gets innovators to think intimately about the customer jobs-to-be-done, pain points and desired gains. This develops an explicity understanding of customer value creation, helps innovators design products and services that customers will want and supports marketing and business development activities. The canvas, in its original form, was first published by Alex Osterwalder, author of Value Proposition Design.
96% of startups fail. It's not because they build products that don't work. Rather, it's because they build products that nobody wants! The startups that succeed are those that define the key make or break assumptions underlying their business model, create experiments and pass/fail metrics and get out of the building to test their assumptions using real people. Speed and making as many changes based on validated learnings as possible before running out of resources is imperative to success. Before you do this though, make sure you've completed your business model canvas first.