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 - BMC Pedagogy

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

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Lunch Discussion Groups/Customer Discovery Exercise

1:00PM – 2:00PM

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
2:00PM – 2:15PM

Discussion: Key Learnings

2:15PM – 2:30PM

Networking Break

2:30PM – 3:45PM

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

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

3:45PM – 4:30PM

Summary, Build Agenda for Day 2, and Close


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 – 10:15AM

Networking Break

10:15AM – 11:45AM

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

  • Hearing Multiple Voices of Experience
  • Putting LLP into Practice
11:45AM – 12:45PM

Lunch Discussion Groups

12:45PM – 1:30PM

Discussion: Group Reports and Key Ideas

1:30PM – 2:30PM

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

  • The Role of Mentors and Advisors
  • The Syllabus
  • The On-Line Resources
  • Using Course Management Software
2:30PM – 3:00PM

Networking Break

3:00PM – 4:00PM

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

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

MODULE 9: Making LLP Work for You - Lessons Learned

Identifying Challenges and Next Actions

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