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Innovation Ecosystem Design - Online Workshop (Part I)

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This is not a webinar.

For either Startup Ecosystem Builders or Corporate Innovation, this online workshop will focus on how to map out your ecosystem and identify obstacles to innovation that are putting the brakes on innovation.

This is a practical hands on workshop, not a webinar. You will be required to do actual work using Zoom and Mural to facilitate exercises. So come prepared to work!

For Corporate Intrapreneurs and Innovation Executives

Large companies aren't like startups, and copying their tactics can be frustrating and sometimes foolish. A big corporate is more like an ecosystem that has startups inside it, trying to survive. The CEO can't simply command innovation to occur and expect greatness. But we can change the elements of the ecosystem to support intrapreneurship.

So should we build a program like GE Fastworks? Or just copy Intuit's Innovation Catalyst? All ecosystems are different and blindly copying a model from Silicon Valley can lead to disaster. Every company must take its strengths and weaknesses into account and design an innovation program to complement them.

For Startup Evangelists and Development Agencies

Silicon Valley, Sillcon Alley, Silicon Wadi...while everyone is trying to copy the San Francisco Bay Area, each regions has strengths and weaknesses that are unique and distinct.

Should we build an accelerator? Should be focus on ideation? Should we offer public workshops or just focus on reducing red tape? To attract entrepreneurs and investors, ecosystems must exploit the strengths and minimize the weaknesses. Copycats don't do well.



Part I - Identifying Ecosystem Obstacles and Setting Ecosystem Metrics

This 2 hour session will go over all the elements of an innovation ecosystem, typical obstacles, and how to develop your own metrics for each element.

Part II - Designing Ecosystem Experiments

Based on the results of part I, we will take the biggest obstacle of the ecosystem and design a practical experiment to run to have a positive impact on the ecosystem. Every experiment will include metrics and be actionable within one month.



How is an online workshop different from a webinar?

In a webinar, you are just watching videos with little interaction or facilitation. This workshop will be going through exercises live with and instructor and facilitators who will work with small groups to go over some finer points of the exercises.

Is there a different time slot available?

Yes, we alternate the time slot to be accessible in different time zones. Please email Hello [at] and let us know your location and we'll invite you to the correct session.

Are there non-profit or startup discounts?

Yes, we always support community leaders and non-profits. Please email Hello [at] and let us know your situation.

When is Part II?

There are multiple sessions for Part II. Depending on which time zone you are in we will recommend a different session. The Part II for this session is scheduled for May 1 at 2 pm UTC-7.

Please email Hello [at] and let us know your location and we'll invite you to the correct session.

Can I attend in person?

No, this is online only.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Hello [at] with any questions, comments, or concerns.

What's the refund policy?

Absolute money back guarantee within 30 days of the workshop. Even if you simply didn't enjoy the webinar, you can ask for your money back.

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