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Nick Noreña

San Francisco, USA
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.
Clients: Jaguar Land Rover, IDEO, Walmart, Center for Creative Leadership, Unilever, Asian Development Bank
Language
English
Skills
Lean Startup

Sam McAfee

San Francisco, USA
I develop better technology leaders, build high-performing product development teams, and strengthen organizations.
Clients: ShareThrough, Adobe, PG&E, Anthem, Blackstone, Center for Creative Leadership
Language
English
Skills
Lean Startup
PMF - Product-Market Fit

Ryan Hatch

Green Bay, USA
Ryan is a product strategy leader & coach. Excellence in lean product innovation, innovation strategy, high-growth startups, and product management. Ryan coaches entrepreneurs and executives who are unafraid of growth. He guides teams through innovation strategy design and leads & coaches great teams to grow new products. Let's talk growth, new ventures, new products, new markets, new business models. Ryan has a wealth experience, including: high-growth startups, Fortune 500 corporate innovation, FinTech value proposition design, coaching product teams, innovation portfolio management, exploring new markets, product concept design, innovation investments, product management, and much more.
Language
English
Skills
Lean Startup

Alexia van Schaardenburg

Lyon, France
I help businesses, innovation, transformation or marketing manager to find the right way to deal with those challenges. My toolbox includes Lean Startup & Lean Enterprise, Design Thinking, Agile methods, collective intelligence, facilitation but also common sense and a good dose of humour. Dealing with a business, innovation or a transformation, is not just strategy or operations. It is also and foremost the people beyond an idea or a business.
Language
English
French
Spanish
Skills
Lean Startup

Karl Burrow

Tokyo, Japan
Karl is the owner of Karllestone Capital, a Tokyo-based management and strategy company. He specializes in entrepreneurship and startups, business model innovation and design thinking, transformation implementation, corporate innovation, operational improvement, and turnaround management, helping organizations undergoing significant change to make the right decisions. An experienced CTO in the fintech and banking sectors, Karl serves as an adjunct professor at Keio University and New York University, and is co-author of the books "Business Model Generation," "Value Proposition Design," and "Business Model You."
Skills
Business Model Innovation
Change Management
Coaching
Corporate Innovation Lab Design
Corporate Innovation Lab Strategy
Language
English
Japanese

Rob Aalders

Masstricht Area, Netherlands
Rob supports entrepreneurs and help cities to become smart. His passion is to connect people and places and create the future. Entreprenuership and innovation are core to all success! As founder of Startup Spirit, he grows business by learning corporates how to innovate like a startup and support the development of strong startup and entrepreneurial eco-systems. The clients he has worked with include Fortune 500 and mid-sized international companies in various industries like IT, Medtech and financial services.
Language
Dutch
English
German
Skills
Lean Startup

Franck Debane

Paris, France
Franck Debane has lived and worked in the Silicon Valley, London and Paris. Engineering by training he has co-founded 2 startups (one acquired). He then worked for AOL and the BBC during their major business transformation. He now helps corporates organize and run their innovation and transformation initiatives. Franck also co-founder of Lean Startup Experience in Paris, a 11.000+ practitioner community in France organizing 20 events per year.
Clients: Total, Nissan, Leroy Merlin, Societe Generale.
Language
English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Skills
Lean Startup

Peter LePiane

Toronto, Canada
Peter has acquired a unique blend of experiences over the last 3 decades. He has advised large enterprises through agile and innovation transformation, volunteered in a fledgling venture capital firm, mentored startups in various incubators, professionally coached leaders and their teams, and operated as a change management consultant. It is this differentiated background that allows him to be the brave champion required in the face of drastic organizational mindshifts. He is equipped to help both leaders and teams of innovation shape their habits towards: ☛ Generating and investing in ideas that align to the organization’s Innovation Thesis ☛ Acknowledging assumptions made with humility vs running with them in the face of little evidence with hubris ☛ Outcome-based and disciplined experimentation ☛ A learning fast instead of a failing fast bias, and ☛ Trading the dream of future assumed success for the reality of current customer feedback
Clients: Givaudan, Cisco Systems, Candian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Scotiabank, Cooperators Insurance, Pycap Venture Partners, DNV-GL, Pernod Ricard, Ryerson University, Virginia529, IFDS (State Street)
Skills
Change Management
Innovation Accounting
Leadership Coaching
Lean Startup
PMF - Product-Market Fit
Language
English

Andi Plantenberg

San Francisco, USA
Andi Plantenberg is an entrepreneur and principal at FutureTight, an innovation consultancy that builds entrepreneurial capabilities in the enterprise -- based in San Francisco, California. She's also Faculty member at Lean Startup Co, and a long-time mentor for startups in Silicon Valley (500 startups, IndieBio, Singularity University, Draper University).
Clients: GE, Mayo Clinic, Procter & Gamble, NASA Ames Mission Control, OpenTable, BISSELL floor-care
Language
English
Skills
Lean Startup
PMF - Product-Market Fit
User Experience

Tristan Kromer

San Francisco, USA
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 GrasshopperHerder.com.
Clients: Unilever, Walmart Labs, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Credit Sesame, Bosch,
Skills
Change Management
Innovation Accounting
Leadership Coaching
Lean Startup
PMF - Product-Market Fit
Language
English

Rammohan Reddy

Bangalore, India
Rammohan helps corporates and innovation-oriented organizations design and run structured innovation programs and startup accelerators. Through initiatives designed as short-term bootcamps or long-term programs, Rammohan has improved the innovation quotient of organizations. He speaks on various national and international platforms about innovation ecosystems and startup culture. He is also a TEDx speaker.
Clients: DBS Singapore, Singapore Press Holdings, Philip Morris International, Amdocs, EpirocMining, Technation Kazakhistan
Language
English
Hindi
Telugu
Skills
Lean Startup

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