- Ben Williams, Director of Business Development and Member Services, Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
You’ll take home a complete, hypothesis-driven financial or mission-impact model you can use to make decisions on your innovation projects.
Each week you will commit to 3 hours of self-study sessions and 2 hours of interactive work with your coaches and peer group to turn theory into practice, making real progress on your innovation project.
Our innovation coaches are experienced entrepreneurs and corporate innovators that have worked with dozens of accelerators and coached across 30+ industries. In addition to weekly sessions, we are always available online to answer any questions about your project.
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.
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.
Director of Change & Insight
Director of Business Development and Member Services
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
We limit our programs to 20 participants to ensure our coaches can provide focused attention on your project. Besides a weekly, 2-hour interactive session with our coaches, they are available throughout the week for email and video support.
You will have the best experience with this program if you use a real project that you are working on. However, we can work with you to create a sample project if you do not have one. Your project should have a clear solution hypothesis that you can describe in detail or create a user journey map for. This solution does not need to be validated, but it should be clear enough that we can use it to create the financial or mission impact model.
You do not need to share company secrets to get feedback. No direct competitors will be allowed in the same group, and you can request private feedback from the facilitator under NDA if needed.
Our program covers both financial and mission-impact models, using innovation principles, methods, and tools that teach you to be a better decision-maker whether you are for-profit, non-profit, or an impact-driven government agency.
There are no prerequisites for this course, but you will have an easier time if you have some basic comfort level with a spreadsheet. It is also helpful (but not necessary) to have some basic lean startup and user experience knowledge. We will cover all of the needed math and statistical concepts from a practical standpoint.
We have discounts for early stage startups, nonprofits, and anyone willing to participate in a case study of their experience. We also offer a 30% discount for teams of 3 or more.