Agile Mindset for Your Startup: From Vision to Viability
With Jeffrey Beir & Abby Fichtner
You’ve got a big idea addressing a huge market opportunity - should be no problem getting financed and building a successful company. But that’s not how real companies get built. In the engineering world, agile has replaced traditional waterfall methodologies because it lowers risk, improves predictability and allows for mid-course correction. The same applies when thinking about how you build your business.
Abby and Jeffrey will present a framework for building your business with an agile mindset and explain why most companies should be built this way. With a revenue and financing lens, they will provide a toolset and approach for focusing, sequencing, reducing risk, proving value and building flexibility into your plan.
Who should attend? Founding teams early in their company building process. Pre-funded companies trying to figure out how much and who to raise money from. Angel funded companies with a big plan, and not enough capital to get there. Entrepreneurs struggling with where to start, which customer segment to target first, and what metrics to prove.
We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.
Note: Harvard Shuttles have a stop directly across from the i-lab, and you can track the shuttles online here: http://harvard.transloc.com/ If you are driving, please park in the i-lab's lot (entrance on Western Avenue, directions and payment information are here: http://i-lab.harvard.edu/parking).
When & Where
Harvard Innovation Lab
Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.