InterAction Lean Impact Workshop (Nairobi)
Jan
21
to Jan 22

InterAction Lean Impact Workshop (Nairobi)

An engaging two-day workshop to achieve greater program impact at greater scale through sector-adapted modern tools and approaches.

  • Learn techniques from Human Centered DesignLean Startup, and Lean Data – adapted for global development and humanitarian aid organizations by Ann Mei – to explore ways to understand and optimize for customer value, sustainable paths to scale, and development impact. These tools provide structure to think out of the box, dramatically accelerate learning, build business models that will scale, and drive a faster pace of change while embracing a measured degree of risk.
  • Develop practical, concrete strategies and steps for applying these techniques in existing context and constraints.

Participants will leave the workshop with new ways of thinking, a suite of new tools to design programs that deliver better results, and a greater network of peer connections.

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Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good

Join us to hear Ann Mei Chang speak about her book "Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good".

Are you tackling one or more problems facing people and the planet, but just can't seem to make enough of a dent? Transformative change will not be achieved through business as usual. By building on the best practices for innovation that have emerged from Silicon Valley, we can bend the curve of progress by running lightweight experiments, driving fast feedback loops, and accelerating learning. The result will better address real needs, improve cost effectiveness, and unleash the possibility of true scale. Through inspiring stories drawn from her interviews with over 200 organizations across sectors and geographies, Ann Mei will share both the theory and the practice behind successful social innovation.

This event will be followed by a reception in Fuqua's Faculty Hall.

SPONSOR(S): Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE)

COST: free

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SOCAP18
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

SOCAP18

The Lean Startup has revolutionized how businesses build and launch products. Can these same techniques work for purpose as well as profits? Despite a number of unique challenges, the answer is a resounding yes. Around the world, social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, triple bottom line companies, and impact investors are starting to innovate for radically greater social good by running lightweight experiments, driving fast feedback loops, and accelerating learning. To do so, they have pioneered new ways to engage customers, measure impact, structure funding, and build business models that can drive exponential growth. Join Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way, and Ann Mei Chang for a special fireside chat on the eve of the launch of Ann Mei's new book, Lean Impact

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Webinar: Amplifying Social Good Using Lean Startup
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Amplifying Social Good Using Lean Startup

Do you want to tackle one or more problems facing people and the planet, but are not sure how to make a meaningful dent? Transformative change will not be achieved through business as usual. By building on the best practices for innovation that have emerged from Silicon Valley, we can deliver far greater bang for the buck by running lightweight experiments, driving fast feedback loops, and accelerating learning.

The result will better address real needs, improve cost-effectiveness, and unleash the possibility of true scale. Through inspiring stories drawn from her interviews with over 200 organizations across sectors and geographies, Ann Mei will share both the theory and the practice behind successful social innovation.

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Aspen Action Forum
Jul
28
1:30 PM13:30

Aspen Action Forum

Lean Impact: Lean principles for social change

The Lean method took the startup world by storm by providing a new playbook for how startups could develop businesses and products while minimizing wasted efforts. “Going Lean” encourages testing and experimentation instead of elaborate planning, values customer feedback over intuition, and uses iterative methods over traditional “big planning up front” development. Learn how to apply this framework to the world of social good organizations.

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Skoll World Forum
Apr
10
to Apr 13

Skoll World Forum

Lean Impact: Scaling Innovations for Social Good

Join this interactive workshop to experience how “lean methodology” can help you develop more scalable solutions for social good. The workshop will highlight common paths to scale, provide practical tools for testing your sustainability model, and give you hands-on experience applying lean methods to real world problems. Bring a social challenge or solution in which you’d like to see growth accelerate, or work with fellow participants on theirs.

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