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Introduction to Lean Innovation

March 12 @ 13:00 - 15:30 CST

In this half-day workshop, you will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods.

Making the world a better place is a messy prospect. However, innovators, whether directing groundbreaking research, designing new products, empowering communities or building new startup businesses, all must take similar first steps to be successful: knowing who one is helping, how and why help is needed and how a proposed solution might benefit its intended recipients. This is a challenging, but critical, first step to take. We at the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, invite the entire GW community to attend a half-day introductory workshop, offered monthly every third Friday, to learn how savvy innovators take this first step: they talk to humans. It sounds simple…it isn’t…but this method is central to Agile software development, Design Thinking and Lean Startup concepts.

We invite anyone who hopes to solve global problems, start a new business, develop a new product to join us. Even if you just have an inkling of an idea or are simply curious, should attend the workshop. Participants will gain understanding of the evidence-based innovation methods we use in GW’s NSF I-Corps program, New Venture Competition and Summer Accelerator, as well as thousands of Silicon Valley startups, global NGOs and companies. This workshop is also the starting point for anyone who is interested in participating in the NSF I-Corps Site program at GW called InnovateGW.

Come learn from our world-class instructors, mentors and experts through the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

If interested in attending this event, please register for only 1 ticket type. If there are multiple ticket types that apply to you, please only select your primary designation (i.e., you are both a GW student & staff member, but GW staff is your primary designation.)

Please note that this is an online event. A Zoom link for the event will be sent to all registrants a few days prior to the session.