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In Real Life: Will My Idea Work?

Have a great idea? How do you know it's great? Don't miss this opportunity to learn tips and tricks for validating your idea before you pour tons of money or time into it.


You'll become familiar with the Lean Startup process and the Lean Canvas- both tools are all about working smarter and faster to get your idea into the hands of customers and validating its value.


Facilitator: Rachel Spekman, Innovate@BU, Program Director of Business Innovation


Attendees will be able to: 




  • Understand and explain the Lean Canvas tool 




  • Understand how other companies and/or startups have utilized the Lean Canvas to improve their business overall




  • Utilize the Lean Canvas to uncover areas of development and strength opportunities for their idea/business




Each workshop follows a similar format:




  • Overview of workshop goals




  • Overview and lesson on the topic




  • Hands-on activity and exercise




  • Share learnings and activity results




  • Wrap up and questions










This workshop is part Innovate@BU's In Real Life series. The series includes six different workshops that teach innovation skills and help build an entrepreneurial mindset that you can use to create impact #InRealLife. Each topic is offered two times during the fall 2018 semester. Check out the full list of topics and schedule of In Real Life Workshops.