Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminar Agenda

Day 1: Frameworks and Challenges

8:30AM – 8:45AM

Welcome to the Workshop

8:45AM – 10:00AM

MODULE 1: How We Got Here - Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

  • The story (and your story of the Lean LaunchPad)
  • The LLP toolkit: BMC, Customer discover and MVPP
  • Education vs. Incubation
  • Prior LLP teaching experience
10:00AM – 10:30AM

Break and Activity

Mapping out prior teaching experience with LLP and the nature of opportunities that are represented in the student population

10:30AM – 12:00PM

MODULE 2: Teaching using the Business Model Canvas [1] - BMC Pedagogy [1]

The BMC as a Strategy and Learning Framework
Teaching the Right Side: Customers, Markets, Value Propositions, Product Market Fit, and MVP

12:00PM – 1:15PM

Lunch Discussion Groups/Customer Discovery Exercise

1:15PM – 2:15PM

MODULE 3: The Student Experience - Student Panel: Experiencing LLP

  • The Impact of the LLP Course for Students
  • The Challenges of Successful Customer Discovery
  • Keeping up with the Workload
  • Lessons Learned vs Pitching
  • What Happens after LLP
2:15PM – 3:00PM

Discussion: Key Learnings

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Networking Break

3:30PM – 4:45PM

MODULE 4: Teaching using the Business Model Canvas [2] - BMC Pedagogy [2]

Resources and Revenue and Cost Models
Metrics that Matter: CLTV, CAC, etc.

4:45PM – 5:00PM

Summary, Build Agenda for Day 2, and Close

6:30PM -

Networking Dinner on Your Own in Groups

Day 2: Pedagogy and Solutions

8:30AM – 8:45AM

Welcome and Review Agenda

8:45AM – 10:00AM

MODULE 5: Teaching Customer Discovery - Customer Discovery Pedagogy

  • OUT OF THE CLASSROOM: Successful Customer Interview Experience and Learning
  • IN THE “CLASSROOM”: Reflective Teaching, the Flipped Classroom, Radical Candor
10:00AM – 10:30AM

Networking Break

10:30AM – 12:00PM

MODULE 6: The Faculty Experience - Faculty Panel: Teaching LLP

  • Hearing Multiple Voices of Experience
  • Putting LLP into Practice
12:00PM – 1:15PM

Lunch Discussion Groups

1:15PM – 2:00PM

Discussion: Group Reports and Key Ideas

2:00PM – 3:00PM

MODULE 7: Making it Happen: Logistics and Resources - Lecture: Lean LaunchPad Pedagogy [2]

  • The Role of Mentors and Advisors
  • The Syllabus
  • The On-Line Resources
  • Using Course Management Software
3:00PM – 3:30PM

Networking Break

3:30PM – 4:30PM

MODULE 8: Education vs Business Creation - Adapting LLP to Special Settings

  • Accelerator vs Classroom
  • Life Sciences, Energy, etc.
  • Hacking 4 Defense, Policy, etc
4:30PM - 5:00PM

MODULE 9: Education vs Business Creation - Lessons Learned

Identifying Challenges and Next Actions

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