- Ed Essey, Director of Intrapreneurship - Microsoft Garage , Microsoft
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.
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
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.
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The retail price of Innovation Accounting Program program is $2,495 for six weeks. However, there are discounts for early bird purchasing, non-profit companies, early stage startups, case study participants, and more. You can download our pricing brochure here. Please contact us for additional information.
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. You can download our pricing brochure here. Please contact us for additional information.
We hold this program every two months in multiple time zones. Please contact us if you'd like to reserve a future seat. We can also create a private, customized schedule for your organization.
We limit our programs to 20 participants to ensure our coaches can provide focused attention on your project. In addition to the weekly, 2-hour interactive session with our coaches, they are available throughout the week for email and office hour 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 recommend taking the Running Better Experiments program before or directly after this course.