LEAN STARTUP MASTERCLASSES

The only way to learn entrepreneurship is by doing it.
My masterclasses cover how to practically apply Lean Startup across the entire end-to-end journey from an initial idea to a compelling pitch deck to raise pre-seed and seed funds.
They all include practical work in class and always deliver an actionable outcome for participants.

HOW TO COMPILE A LEAN CANVAS

Lean Startup Masterclasses

Lean Startup basics and step by step guidance to compile a Lean Canvas for a new business idea.

Duration: up to 1.5 hours
Max participants: no limit
Practical outcome: a fully compiled Lean Canvas
Requirements: lean canvas templates printed on A3 paper sheets and pens for participants, projector with HDMI connection, wifi.

IDENTIFY RISKIEST ASSUMPTIONS FOR A BUSINESS IDEA

Lean Startup Masterclasses

How to identify target segment, market size, and customer problems as the riskiest assumptions for a new business idea with step by step guidance.
Participants will make a practical plan to progress with the actual venture building.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Max participants: up to 6 startup teams at a time
Practical outcome: a clear plan of actions to validate riskiest assumptions for each business idea
Requirements: post-its, sharpie markers, pens, large whiteboard for each team, projector with HDMI connection, wifi.

GET OUT OF THE BUILDING: CUSTOMER DISCOVERY INTERVIEWS

From idea to startup masterclass

Practical approaches to validate assumptions on target segment and customer problems and to “get out of the building” with step by step guidance to take action.

Duration: minimum 2.5 hours
Max participants: no limit
Practical outcome: a script to conduct customer discovery interviews
Requirements: script templates printed on A4 paper sheets and pens for participants, projector with HDMI connection, wifi.

VALUE PROPOSITION DESIGN WORKSHOP

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A practical session to design a customer-centric and competitive value proposition based on customer insights and generated by leveraging the entire team capabilities with step by step guidance.
Participants will also make a practical plan to test it on the market.

Duration: minimum 2.5 hours
Max participants: no limit
Practical outcome: a draft value proposition and a practical plan to test it
Requirements: “how might we” questions templates printed on A4 papers, value proposition canvas template printed on A3 paper sheets and pens for participants, projector with HDMI connection, wifi.

THE PERFECT EARLY STAGE PITCH DECK

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A practical session with step by step guidance to draft the pitch deck for a business idea in order to raise pre-seed or seed funds.

Duration: 2 hours
Max participants: no limit
Practical outcome: a draft pitch deck
Requirements: one laptop each team, projector with HDMI connection, wifi, mini-jack audio connection and speakers (I’m going to use a video as example).

Testimonials

After 5 years in uni, this is probably one of the best lectures I’ve ever had! I’m now hooked on reading Davide’s blog!” Karina Djokova, Imperial College Business School London Student

“Rather than getting us to show him our existing pitch deck, Davide asked us questions to extract the information we needed. Davide can cut through the jargon to distill the information we need to be including in a pitch”. Max, tech entrepreneur

We really enjoyed the Masterclass provided by Davide. I used to participate in a couple of Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas Workshops but I found the one guided by Davide is the best (easy to apply and the guidance is clear)“. Mark, Imperial College London Student

“Davide’s speech has been extremely entertaining and engaging. He clearly outlined the challenges and the process he has been using to launch a successful new product to the market.
It’s great to see how Lean Startup works in a real use case and not only on a book!
Moreover, besides the successful product launch, the audience could appreciate the actual savings that a large corporation has made by adopting his process, and what were the obstacles he had to overcome.
Strongly recommended”. 
Roberto Borroni, organiser of Product Management Night Romandie (Switzerland)

“For the first time I actually felt that taking a product or a service from an idea to a reality is actually something that I can do, and not limited to a select few with a magic formulae. It would be awesome to have more sessions like the one we had as part of this module, it was great!” Karen, Imperial College London Student

The best workshop of the entire Entrepreneurial Journey elective. These are the things that we actually need to know to learn how to start a new business“. Tash, Imperial College London Student

[I’ve loved] “The challenging nature [of the masterclass]. It encouraged full understanding of the business, and allowed us to tell a story. Making everything link is a key concept and it fills me with confidence for the businesses future. Quite honestly, every tool used was new to me, and the concept behind forming the lean canvas was explained extremely well”. Anthony, tech entrepreneur

[I’ve enjoyed] “The pace, and clarity of the information being delivered. It was unpatronising, easy to understand, entertaining and useful. I really enjoyed learning about tools that you can use to organise yourself and delegate tasks. I can’t thank Davide enough for the great workshops he did. I’m feeling inspired and full of energy!”. Alice Stewart, Kingston University student and entrepreneur

“An incredible workshop. Participants commented repeatedly how enthusiastic and passionate you were. You were truly inspiring and the comments certainly reflected this”Arian, Imperial College Surgical Society Innovation conference organiser