“We’ve learned a lot about entrepreneurship. Perhaps our curriculum should reflect what we’ve learned?”
Steve Blank, Lean LaunchPad® founder
The Lean LaunchPad® Educators Seminar is a 2.5-day program designed for entrepreneurship faculty who want to learn the basics of integrating Lean Startup principles into their teaching. You will learn key techniques for building a curriculum that you can adapt to your institutional environment and needs and put to immediate use.
Lean LaunchPad® Seminars are led by Jerry Engel, Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, founding Executive Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, and Faculty Director of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps™ Program.
Prerequisites: The seminar is taught in two modules, a Foundation Workshop and the Intermediate Workshop. The two-day Intermediate Workshop is taught assuming familiarity with the foundational concepts of the Lean Startup approach: the business model canvas, the customer development process and agile engineering. All participants have the option of attending the half-day Foundation Workshop where these concepts are introduced.
Intended participants: The seminar is designed for educators affiliated with an educational institution who want to develop a course to teach students lifelong entrepreneurial skills. Application is required.
Priority will be given to:
- Educators who want to incorporate Lean Startup methodology into their entrepreneurship education course or program environment
- Teaching teams with multiple members
- Educators currently teaching or conversant with the business model canvas, customer development or Lean LaunchPad®
- Incubators and accelerator program managers
- Anyone interested in building entrepreneurship and innovation development programs