Learnings from our Startup Design Camp with Batch 8. Part II

Learnings from our Startup Design Camp with Batch 8. Part II

One of the things we love about our work with Eleven’s startups is the variety of industries and aspects that they cover. And there’s always a B2B case. This time it was Adora that brought on the B2B challenge, and in such cases you should remember to always consider both Points of View – that of the decision maker, and that of the end-user. Emphasize what’s in it for them. It will get you miles ahead if you do it right.  

Learnings from our Startup Design Camp with Batch 8. Part I

Learnings from our Startup Design Camp with Batch 8. Part I

After having successfully worked in this format with two batches from Eleven’s portfolio, we ventured into our third adventure – with Batch 8.

This time our Startup Design Camp was condensed in six very intense days, during which the startups managed to learn the design-thinking processes and methodologies by completing a mini design challenge on day one, and working on each team’s personal wicked problem throughout the remaining five days.  

So can you have enormous fun and learn as well? (part II)

So can you have enormous fun and learn as well? (part II)

In the first part of this blog post I told you about how we designed a creativity lecture for AUBG for their AAA Lecture Series. Actually, all we did was give them the possibility to co-create on the spot with us, which, I have to tell you, takes a great deal of risk. Of course, we assumed this risk with the open mind of the experimentators that we are.

So, what is it that we learned from the audience?

Should you be creative when you teach creativity?

Should you be creative when you teach creativity?

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by the Alumni Association of my Alma Mater to deliver a lecture on creativity and change management together with a very good friend of mine - Yordan Zhechev, Creative Director at DDB. So we sat down at lunch and started thinking about how we can do it in a way that will be both pleasant for us, and an interesting, learning, impactful experience for the audience.