Building products that customers love

Last week we dug deeper into the topics of entrepreneurship and startups. Your comments on my question “What is a startup?” are the beginning of the debate so keep them coming as we go, please.

The Lean Startup

I’ve asked you to read the book, and here is more food for thought:

Also check out the free Lean Startup Co. webcast to build up on our Storytelling for Entrepreneurs session, and on the Lean Canvas session – they will be discussing with Tom Nguyen how ’empathetic design, radical simplicity, and iteration will help you build products that bring people joy’.

‘Tom Nguyen is Principal Product Manager and product lead for Adobe Voice, an award-winning storytelling app that lets anyone create engaging explainer videos in minutes. Its mission is to democratize storytelling, to help people make an impact by sharing stories that matter.’

Finally, our agenda for tomorrow:

10AM – 1PM in KHFL2011

Storytelling for Entrepreneurs (Rob Grundel


2PM – 6PM in KHBS3033

Lean Canvas (Richard Anson)

Don’t forget your M&Ms!
See you all tomorrow!

P.S. I keep linking to people on LinkedIn – follow the breadcrumbs, please.

Go get the Squid at the Bright Futures workshop

Bright Futures 2015

Squid London are coming to the workshop so it is not only the perfect skills workshop for you, but also a great opportunity to talk to Squid London about how they developed their product(s). Take a look at their list of stockists – how did they get from their initial idea ‘to brighten up the rainy days’ to being in MoMA NYC, Tate, Globus, Hamleys Toy Store and The British Museum? The workshop is your opportunity to find out and get a contact for later on when you need some advice for your businesses. Happy networking!

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* No business skills required

Squid London