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"Lean Startups for Social Change" Webinar with Michel Gelobter

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Are you interested in developing a plan to test out your social entrepreneurship, nonprofit or mission-driven business ideas?

Don't waste valuable time, resources or money pursuing your ideas, if you find that it doesn't work for the people you are trying to serve.

The Lean Startup methodology (based on Lean Manufacturing principles) seeks to eliminate wasteful practices and increase value-producing practices during the earliest phases of a company or organization, so that they can have a better chance of success, without requiring large amounts of outside funding, elaborate business plans, or a perfect product or service. It is all about agility and flexibility. Its mantra is “build, measure, learn”: create small experimental initiatives, quickly get real-world feedback on them, and use that data to expand what works and discard what doesn’t.

These concepts have also been applied to dozens of social sector and nonprofit organizations, focused on reducing environmental impact, improving government services for residents, providing care to those in need, and improving educational outreach.

Learn from Michel Gelobter, serial social entrepreneur and author of Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact.

The webinar will be held on April 10th, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PST via online webinar.

Webinar links will be sent to attendees prior to the event, and a recording will be made available to those that signup if you cannot attend live.


Watch Michel's presentation at Lean Startup Week 2017

About Michel Gelobter

Michel Gelobter directs the Sustainability, Energy, and Innovation practices at infoedge, a management consultancy. Michel has held senior positions in advocacy, government, academia, and business, with an ongoing substantive focus on environment, energy, and social justice. 

As a businessman, he founded the first consumer-facing climate software company, Cooler, and was a founder or senior leader in two other cleantech startups.

As an advocate, Michel co-founded a number of environmental justice, water, and oceans organizations and led Redefining Progress from 2001 through 2006, where he worked to originate and design the world’s most aggressive climate legislation (California’s Global Warming Solutions Act). As an academic Michel was the founding director of the Program on Environmental Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to that, his government service included staffing the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee and serving as Assistant Commissioner for the New York City’s $2 billion-a-year water utility and environmental agency.  

Michel earned his Ph.D at ERG and presently serves as a Board member of CERES, the California Clean Energy Fund, and the African-American Advisory Committee of the Spence-Chapin Adoption Agency. He is co-founder the Green Leadership Trust, and directs the innovation and sustainability practices at infoedge, a management consulting firm operating at the intersection of big data and strategy.

Michel is the curator of the Lean Change Blog as well as the as the author of Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact.

Michel lives with his three children in Berkeley, CA.


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