Lean LaunchPad Seminars


Registration is open for:

Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminar
April 21-23, 2014, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
See below for more information, or apply now.

We’ve learned a lot about entrepreneurship. Perhaps our curriculum should reflect what we’ve learned?
~ Steve Blank

 

Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminar
April 21-23, 2014
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

“One of the most comprehensive training programs I've ever attended.”

“Very valuable to anyone trying to start using LLP at their school.”


A 2.5-day program designed for entrepreneurship faculty who want to learn the basics of integrating Lean Startup principles into their curriculum using the Lean LaunchPad class as a canonical model. Educators will learn key teaching techniques for building an experiential curriculum that can put to immediate use. You'll learn from the educational innovators who created the Lean Startup revolution and share ideas with other educators in "birds of a feather" sessions. You'll leave with the understanding of how to adapt and adopt the Lean LaunchPad class to your own curriculum.

Prerequisites: The course is taught in two modules, a Foundation Workshop (see below) and the Intermediate Workshop.  The 2-day Intermediate Workshop is taught assuming familiarity with the foundations of the Lean Startup: the business model canvas, the customer development process and agile engineering.

Qualifications: This course is designed for educators affiliated with an educational institution, i.e., who want to develop a course to teach students lifelong entrepreneurial skills.  An application is required. Priority will be given to:

  • Educators who want to incorporate Lean Startup methodology into their entrepreneurship education course or program environment
  • Teaching teams with multiple members
  • Educators currently teaching or conversant with the business model canvas, customer development or Lean LaunchPad

 

The Lean LaunchPad Foundation Workshop
April 21, 2014, (1:00-5:00 pm)

This workshop is part of the Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminar described above. A half-day seminar for those not conversant with the business model canvas, the customer development process or agile engineering. This class provides an introduction to these basic tools and methods, which are the foundation elements of the Lean LaunchPad process. The purpose of the class is to prepare for successful participation in the Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminar and is held directly before it.

Prerequisites: None. Educators with advanced knowledge of business model design and customer development may opt out of this session.


Qualification: Application and enrollment in the Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminar.

APPLY HERE
for the Educators Seminar


Application is required

While we recommend attendance in teams, each person attending must apply individually for the Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminar.  A maximum of 3 people per institution will be permitted per course.  Application approval is a rolling process. If accepted to the program, you will be responsible for completing the registration process by providing additional information and payment. You are encouraged not to make travel plans until you have been accepted to the program.


Have questions? Email LLP@nciia.org


Why Lean LaunchPad?

The Lean LaunchPad, taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Caltech  and  adopted  by  the National Science Foundation, emphasizes experiential learning, a flipped classroom and immediate feedback as a way to engage students with real world entrepreneurship.

Students learn by proposing and immediately testing hypotheses. They get out of the classroom and talk to customers, partners and competitors and encounter the chaos and uncertainty of commercializing innovations and creating new ventures. 

Your students will do, rather than plan  to.  Unlike  many approaches to entrepreneurship education,  Lean  LaunchPad  does not rely on static case studies or fixed     models; it challenges students to create their own business models based on information derived from personal engagement rather than secondhand market research.

 

LEAN LAUNCHPAD EDUCATORS IS PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH


Registration fees

LLP Educators Registration
With hotel: $3,295
Local rate: $3095


Registration includes

  • Two nights' hotel accommodation
  • Meals during the workshop
  • Workshop materials and fees

 

April LLP Educator Details

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
From: Mon, Apr 21, 1:00 pm
To: Wed, Apr 23, 4:00 pm

Seminar agenda

Seminar logistics information

Assigned pre-course preparation

LLP Educators Teaching Guide, January 2014 edition