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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
Skills
B2B
B2C
Business Development
Business Model Canvas
Business Model Innovation
Language
English

Jon Ruark

Washington DC, USA
Innovation coach with 17 years of Department of Defense and Intelligence Community experience. I am passionate about helping organizations become data-driven and helping entrepreneurs figure out where to start. I am a Systems Engineer turned lean startup coach that understands government policy, acquisition, and regulations and how to apply lean techniques to them. Agile engineering coach with SAFe certifications. Expert in hypothesis testing, business experimentation, innovation accounting, and MVP development.
Skills
Agile Methodologies
Agile Methodologies for Goverments
Business Model Canvas
Business Model Innovation
Business Strategy
Language
English

Jael Kong

Netherlands
Jael has been a corporate innovator for over 12 years in Unilever, and helped drive the innovation transformation program within Unilever, across Beauty & Personal Care and Foods & Ice Cream business units. She has over 17 years of experience in human insights, and is also an accredited Life & Leadership Coach, Agile Team Coach, and Strengths Coach. Jael enjoys working with individuals and teams to level up the way they show up to the challenges in the real world, through more acute awareness of themselves and the systems they co-create.
Clients: Unilever, Pernod Ricard, Flying Fish Lab, Empower 2 Free
Language
English
Mandarin

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
Skills
Agile Methodologies
Business Development
Business Model Canvas
Business Strategy
Coaching
Language
English

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

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

Susie Braam

UK
Susie Braam is an expert in corporate innovation, strategy and leadership. Former Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the UK National Security arena, Susie now coaches and provides advice on business model development and innovation capability.
Clients: UK Government, Eat Like A Local, Moka Lashes, Gate Guys.
Language
English

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
Lean Startup
PMF - Product-Market Fit
Language
English

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
Agile Methodologies
Business Development
Business Model Canvas
Business Strategy
Change Management
Language
English

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

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

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
Skills
Business Model Canvas
Business Model Innovation
Coaching
Corporate Innovation Lab Design
Corporate Innovation Lab Strategy
Language
English
Hindi
Telugu

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

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