It was a great experience to connect the Swiss Startup Ecosystem with the Berlin one! The URODEA team, winner of the Startup Weekend Biel 2019 & 2nd place in the Bernese Business Creation contest, had the pleasure to discover with Startup Mario the #HealthCare & #HealthTech Scene in Berlin.
The Urodea team got a lot of inspiration, feedback, insights and experience sharing on this tour by meeting with #medtech experts such as Lutz Haase (health care angelinvestor & startup mentor, innovation consultant FTWK), Julian Ramirez (medtech project manager Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH), Stefan Boeckle (director Vivantes – Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH & advisor re.flex - Recovery made simple) and Max Müseler (Co-founder Betterguards Technology).
In a rapidly changing business landscape, fueled by exponentially growing technologies, there’s no choice for companies but TO INNOVATE. Yet that’s easier said than done. More than anything else, succeeding with innovation is a balancing act. Execution vs exploration? Internal vs external? Traditional governance vs portfolio funding? It was great joining the Innov8rs conference in Paris along with my colleague Skadi Mobius to discuss on how to improve organization’s innovation outcomes. During three days we had a deep dive sharing what’s working now in corporate innovation.
How my hands-on workshops look like!? Well, they are all customized based on the needs (Corporate, Startup or Student teams) and project stage (Exploration, Validation, Business Model Design) of the teams I’m working with. Nevertheless, I wanna give you a glimpse into a Design Sprint I was running recently as part of the Odyssey Program initiated by START Global with two Swiss teams working on a collaboration platform idea and a corporate challenge by Beiersdorf. In this hands-on bootcamp I have introduced 12 innovators to a systematic process to put structure into the chaotic nature of innovation using user-centred design, hypothesis-driven testing methods and the Sprint framework developed by Google Ventures and Jake Knapp. No Bla Bla, all action! We interviewed people on the street, analysed the needs and problems, ideated & sketched possible solutions, prototyped click-dummies, went out testing, were iterating based on the users' feedback and so much more! It was a lot of fun. Be the change you want to see in the world!
It was great being invited as StartupMario to be giving a hands-on workshop at the START Summit, Switzerland’s leading conference for entrepreneurship and technology. Together with my friends Stephan Matzdorf and Lukas Stadelmann from RETHINK Innovation we were inspiring the community of innovators and visionaries on how to "Give your idea a form – Rapid Prototyping in Innovation Processes"! It was a lot of fun & getting in the doing mode!
Lean Startup Summit brings the big ideas from Eric Ries’s books off the page to show how organizations are making them real around the world. Alongside keynotes and case studies, we offer workshops and mentoring sessions where you can have more immersive experiences, breaking off a chunk of the practice and working through it with our seasoned experts. The learnings you come away with happen on all levels, from the inspirational to the personal. Lean Startup Summit attracts a diverse audience from countries across Europe and beyond.Become a part of our wider European innovation community by joining us in Berlin this February.
Organizing Official Lean Startup Nights, Workshops and the official Lean Startup Berlin Meetups.
Hosting the roundtable at the Summit about Identifying and Engaging with Customers & Discovering and Fulfilling their Needs
Creating new innovative products and services with real customer value will shape the world of tomorrow. The rules for success have changed. In a global and rapidly changing world, characterized by an uncertain and risky environment, new strategies need to be defined. The traditional planner mindset gives way to the targeted validation of critical assumptions, systematic testing with prototypes and iteration based on customer feedback. Whoever learns faster what really creates added value for the customer will win the race and operate sustainably.
Startup Class is an intensive hands-on, project-based summer school in which you will design and test prototypes and develop new business models that address real-world needs.
We believe entrepreneurial thinking can change the world. Startup Class is a 4-week event to boost your creativity and teamwork skills. The Startup Class 2018 involved the project partners Siemens, Cisco, Deutsche Bahn and Google for Entrepreneurs. http://startupclass.de/
Role: Lead Instructor and Coach
Feedback from participants:
My experience at Startup Class proved to me my ability to become an entrepreneur.
Startup Class opened up a whole new world of possibilities to me.
Startup Class was an immersion into the skin of an entrepreneur. Mind blowing!
Creating social impact with design thinking and lean startup methods! Coaching in hands-on design thinking & lean startup workshops the current circular economy badge of the Impact Hub Geneva & Lausanne.
Organization of the Lean Innovation Night, an inspiring event gathering the community in the Impact Hub Geneva to discuss on how to innovate for radically greater social good. Was happy to host a great speech by Ann Mei Chang author of the Lean Impact book, share some Lean Startup Basics with the Worldreader case and to moderate our panel with great insights by local social entrepreneurs Zak Kaufman Co-Founder Vera Solutions, Jonathan Moy de Vitry from Right Here / Right Now Productions and Felix Stähli Co-Founder of the Impact Hub Geneva and Impact Hub Lausanne.
Co-Organizer Official Lean Startup Berlin Meetup
Lean Startup Workout
Blockchain meets Lean Startup Workshop for Capgemini's Tech Startup Friday
Bringing together founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and selected students, the Startup Camp serves as the largest early stage startup event in Berlin.
Curator Young Entrepreneurs Track 2016
Curator Young Entrepreneurs Track 2017
Curator Lean Startup Track 2018
Creating a new extracurricular course "Entrepreneurial Challenge" for students of Universiteit Twente aiming for a MOOC.
Organizer Startup Weekend Bern 2013
Organizer Startup Weekend Bern 2014
Organizer Startup Weekend Bern 2015
Initiator of START Call 2016: Berlin’s largest student-run entrepreneurship summit.