3 – Early Validation

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I am Alex “Mr. Design Thinking” Grots. I co-created this course as an adaption of my design thinking methods.

I am Daniel “Mr. Large Organisation” Dippold. I co-created this course inspired by Eric Ries to promote lean thinking and validation techniques.

About the authors

Alexander Grots is the former European head of the world’s largest innovation agency IDEO. In this role he was also part of the team that developed the Design Thinking method. He is a much sought-after speaker in academia as well as business in international companies. For several years Alex Grots has founded his own companies and is an active business angel. Most recently, he co-founded ProGlove, an industrial engineering company that counts hundreds of employees and has raised over €40 million in capital. He is also an initiator of Impact Week, a non-profit program that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in developing countries through design thinking.

Daniel Dippold has grown the Kairos Society Europe into 80 full-time and part-time workers. He teams for Unlimitix, EWOR, talkyourwalk.io and is skilled in staffing and managing big consulting projects quickly.

About the course

This course is an integral part of the EWOR journey and is meant to equip you with lean validation techniques that ensure you have validated your idea before building your product. Prior to this course, you should have already synthesised a customer need and selected an idea that addresses it accordingly. While the first course was to validate the customer need itself, this course validates whether your idea is valid to address your customer need.

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