It’s a bit bittersweet. We used to be able to fit all the Lean Educators in my living room and have space left over. No longer.
Turns out we needed a bigger room for the Dec 4th-5th Lean Educators Summit.
The good news is that if we’ve turned you away or you were on the waiting list we moved to a bigger venue.
It’s been almost a decade since we first started teaching the Lean Methodology. It’s remade entrepreneurship education, startup practice and innovation in companies and the government. But in all that time, we haven’t gotten a large group of educators together to talk about what it’s been like to teach Lean or the impact it’s had in their classrooms and beyond. It dawned on us that with 10 years of Lessons Learned to explore, now would be a good time.
This one class launched the National Science Foundation I-Corps program, (designed to help turn our country’s best academic research into companies), the I-Corps @ the National Institute of Health, I-Corps @ the Department of Energy, I-Corps @ NSA, Hacking for Defense and Hacking for Diplomacy, Hacking for Cities and Hacking for Non-profits. Hacking for Oceans is coming next.
Educators Sharing Best Practices
So, for the first time ever, Jerry Engel, Pete Newell and Steve Weinstein and I are getting all educators from all these groups together for a “share best practices” summit – December 4th – 5th.
We’re going to cover:
- The effectiveness of our programs [including I-Corps and Hacking for Defense]: What we have learned so far and how to make it better
- Customer Discovery and Lean Innovation in Academic Settings vs Non-Academic Settings such as incubators and accelerators
- Tech Commercialization: innovators vs. entrepreneurs – motivating scientists and engineers
- Lean Innovation in the Enterprise, Not-for-Profit and Government – what’s different
- International: Success and Challenges of Lean Innovation and Customer Discovery in Europe and Asia [and South America? Australia?]
- What’s next for Lean and entrepreneurial education
- and much more…
Agenda is below.
See you there!