Introduction to Lean Innovation
Making the world a better place is a messy prospect. However innovators - whether directing groundbreaking research, designing new products, or empowering communities - must all take similar first steps in order to be successful. They must know who they're helping, how and why help is needed, and how a proposed solution might benefit intended recipients.
This is a challenging but critical first step. GW's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites our entire community to attend a short introductory workshop, offered monthly, to learn how savvy innovators take this first step - they talk to humans! It sounds simple, but this method is central to Agile Software Development, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup concepts.
We invite anyone who hopes to solve a global problem, start a new business, or develop a new product to join us. Even if your ideas aren’t fully formed, or you haven't yet assembled a team.
Once completing ILI, you'll gain access to the 2 short course tracks:
- EDNDC: For DC-based participants with a venture across any industry are eligible to participate in a free intensive lean startup bootcamp & milestone based mentorship worth $4k
- NSF I-Corps: Participants coming from an institution of higher education (GWU)