Lean Startup Sprint – Your first steps with your Startup Idea
30. November 2020 @ 9:00 - 11. December 2020 @ 15:00
If you are a working on a new startup idea, apply now for this program. We’ll develop a prototype and test your idea together, the Lean Startup way.
It’s fun to have startup ideas! But implementing an innovation project or starting your own business is hard. Especially in the early days, when the path is unclear and so many things seem to be important. When it’s so early, it’s hard to decide to “go all in” or not, because there are so many unknowns.
This Lean Startup Sprint is a remote program for you to develop your startup idea further. You will be getting a personal team coach and individual recommendations for things to work on. Everything is done remotely via video calls and the Venture App.
We will give you tips and tricks to develop a prototype and evaluate your startup idea. Pitch your idea to peers and collect valuable feedback!
This 2-week sprint is here for you to systematically work on your fresh startup idea, the Lean Startup way. This means it’s not another seminar, we’ll focus entirely on your idea. A coach will support your team along the way and you will define next steps together. During the 2 weeks you will have created several new prototypes and a proof-of-concept. In the Lean Startup world, we talk about finding a ‘problem-solution-fit’. This could be a valuable business opportunity, a technique to save a significant amount of resources or a new way to tackle an important social challenge. Come with your idea – we will develop it further together.
After the 2 weeks you will have gained clarity about your idea, whether to ‘invest’ more sweat and tears into it – or not. To allocate more money or to look for more co-founders or not. With the proof-of-concept, you will be able to explain your idea to an incubator or accelerator program – or maybe apply for an investment, a bank loan or any other funding.
This sprint is entirely remote. You will have several video conferences with your coach and he/she will send you digital material and links as well as suggest some priorities. We will work with the Venture App where all your progress is saved and important information shared. We recommend using a digital whiteboard as well. In order to make significant progress, you should be able to spend at least 20 hours in total for this sprint. This means around 2 hours per day on average.
This sprint is free of charge and publicly funded. But we have limited capabilities capacity, so make sure to convince us in the application form! How did you come up with the idea? What’s your background and interests?
Because this sprint is organized by Berlin School of Economics and Law and Startup Incubator Berlin, we’d love to support – but are not limited to – currently enrolled students (Bachelor, Master, MBA). Since our facilitators and coaches are Berlin experts, it’s good to be in Berlin, too, to profit from that expertise. Apart from that, we are pretty much open to all disciplines and (of course) ideas for innovation projects or startups and would love to support you and your startup team.
Apply until 28th November
Send us your application, as a single founder or as a team, and prepare to start your Lean Startup Sprint. We will confirm your application as soon as possible.
Kick off on 30th November: 09 a.m. – 11. a.m.