Kick Off Event
Run real experiments with real customers.
2 day workshop.
Immerse in a 2-day workshop which gets corporate startup teams testing critical assumptions around innovative ideas. Each team is guided by their personal AfCE mentor throughout the 2 days to ensure the correct assumptions and customers are identified and the best experiments are conducted.
Define your elevator pitch
How to identify early adopters
Identify your most critical unknown assumptions
Setting up your experiment
Run interviews with real customers
Complete your 1st experiment loop
Team participants form a strong bond with each other and their mentors, which is the first critical step taken before entering the 12-week Corporate Startup Accelerator phase.
Identify the most critical assumptions
Learn lean experiment design and tracking
Learn and practice interviewing customers
Practice data based decision making
Foster teamwork and culture change
Cross functional exposure and learning
Pre Kick Off preparation support
Seven newly formed corporate startup teams flew in to Bayers’ Mexico City Innovation Hub to kick start their innovation projects. The 2 days were lead by AfCE’s CEO and 7 AfCE mentors speaking English and Spanish with their teams, along with opening remarks from Bayer’s South American regional management and the Global Head of Innovation was in attendance for the full two days. Four of the seven teams already invalidated crucial aspects of their idea within their first experiments. Similar Kick Offs have taken place in Berlin, Taipei, Seoul, Leverkusen and Barcelona.
To help further introduce corporate entrepreneurship within Migros (Switzerland’s largest retailer), AfCE was asked to run a mini version of this Kick Off for 70 participants so they could learn the principles behind Lean Startup. Six Train the Trainer participants from within Migros were leveraged so that only three AfCE mentors were required on site.
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