39 minutes | Apr 10, 2019

Ep 8: "Lean Startups for Social Change" with Michel Gelobter

Are you interested in developing a plan to test out your social entrepreneurship, nonprofit or mission-driven business ideas? Don't waste valuable time, resources or money pursuing your ideas, if you find that it doesn't work for the people you are trying to serve. The Lean Startup methodology (based on Lean Manufacturing principles) seeks to eliminate wasteful practices and increase value-producing practices during the earliest phases of a company or organization, so that they can have a better chance of success, without requiring large amounts of outside funding, elaborate business plans, or a perfect product or service. It is all about agility and flexibility. Its mantra is “build, measure, learn”: create small experimental initiatives, quickly get real-world feedback on them, and use that data to expand what works and discard what doesn’t. These concepts have also been applied to dozens of social sector and nonprofit organizations, focused on reducing environmental impact, improving government services for residents, providing care to those in need, and improving educational outreach. Learn from Michel Gelobter, serial social entrepreneur and author of Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact (https://amzn.to/2X0hzSv) The webinar is hosted by Lean Portland (https://leanportland.com/) and the Portland State University Impact Entrepreneurs (https://www.pdx.edu/impactentrepreneurs/)
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