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Innovators Handbook 2021

We’ve always been big fans of the Innov8rs conference, and giant fans of unconferences. It’s the best way to get past the buzzwords and have real discussions about real problems. In other words, to get actionable advice.

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Nick Noreña
Nick Noreña is an innovation coach based out of Berkeley, California, who has spent the last 7.5 years working in the startup and corporate innovation space. He has worked with over 100 project teams and businesses as a coach, educator, and entrepreneur. Nick specializes in helping early stage startup or corporate teams validate their business ideas. His favorite project in recent memory was co-designing and running a 10 week training program for aspiring startup coaches, investors, and accelerator managers in Vietnam in cooperation with the Innovation Partnership Program. With his remaining hours, Nick volunteers his time in the startup community helping early stage founders validate their business ideas.
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Tristan Kromer
Tristan Kromer works with innovation teams and leaders to create amazing products and build startup ecosystems. He has worked with companies from early stage startups with zero revenue to enterprise companies with >$1B USD revenue. (Unilever, Swisscom, Salesforce, Fujitsu, LinkedIn) Tristan has worked with over 17 technology accelerator programs and ecosystem programs such as Innovation Norway, Vinnova (Sweden), Enterprise Ireland, NEST’up (Belgium), StartSmart (Estonia) and the Innovation Partnership Program (Vietnam-Finland) With his remaining hours, Tristan volunteers his time with early stage startups and blogs at
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