Imperial College London

Imperial College London has been ranked the most innovative university in UK. It is organised into faculties of science, engineering, medicine, and business and its main emphasis is on emerging technology and its practical application.

Imperial is consistently cited among the top universities in the world.
In 2017, it ranked 5th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 8th in the QS World University Rankings.
Staff and alumni include 15 Nobel laureates, 3 Fields Medalists, 74 Fellows of the Royal Society, 84 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and 85 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Source: wikipedia.

identifying riskiest assumption masterclass

Identifying the Next Steps for a Business Idea

I’ve run masterclasses to identify the riskiest assumptions for a new business and defines the most immediate next step to validate them. The events were part of the Entrepreneurial Journey, an elective course of the Imperial College Business School MBA.

OUTCOME: a clear plan with actionable next steps to validate a business idea.

RUNNING TIME: 4 hours, including Q&A and in class exercise. Participants need to compile a Lean Canvas ahead of the masterclass.

Lean Startup Masterclass Imperial College London

Finding Product-Market Fit

I’ve run a masterclass to encourage PostDoc students to adopt a Lean Startup approach when transforming their deep-tech innovations into new ventures. The event was part of the Imperial Techcelerate Program, a new programme for researchers who want to fast-track the commercial development of new ideas and build their entrepreneurial skill-set.

OUTCOME: founders compile a series of “how might we” questions enabling them to run a Value Proposition Design workshop targeting their early adopters needs.

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, including a practical exercise in class.


From Idea to Startup Masterclass

I’ve run a series of short masterclasses providing a brief overview of the Lean Startup methodology and introducing participants to the Lean Canvas. The event was part of the Imperial Surgical Society Innovation Conference 2018.

OUTCOME: a compiled Lean Canvas for each participants’ new business idea.

RUNNING TIME: 30 minutes.


“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)“.
Imperial College London Student

“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!”
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“.
Imperial College London Student

“Great Storytelling“.
Imperial College London Student

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