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Since it was launched nearly a decade ago, the Lean methodology has remade entrepreneurship education and startup practice. It is the basis of I-Corps (including NSF, NIH, DOE), Hacking for Defense (DoD), Hacking for Policy (State Department), and countless university courses around the US and the world. 

And you have been a key part of that revolution and movement.

Given there is so much we can learn from each other, we want to bring together a select group of leaders like you who have been instrumental in this transformation, to capture best practices and define a vision for what lies ahead. 



This Summit of Innovation Educators is co-hosted by Steve Blank, Jerry Engel, Pete Newell, the National Security Innovation Network, and VentureWell.

When: December 4-5

Where: Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Cost: $1,500 per person, includes lunch both days and dinner on Day 1

Agenda: (tentative, subject to change)

Day 1 - December 4 - 9:00 AM-6:00 PM - Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

  • Best practices for establishing and building an LLP program
  • Models of resourcing the implementation of LLP
  • Models of situations where LLP is used
  • Models for identifying appropriate problems to solve in the program
  • Lessons learned and impact stories

Dinner 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Steve's Ranch in Pescadero, CA

Day 2 - December 5 - 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (box lunch provided) - Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

  • Evolution and innovation -- how can we keep the approach relevant and fresh
  • What's next -- open discussion around emerging issues and opportunities


Download the full agenda.

For hotel and travel information, go here.

Space is limited. Please register here to reserve your spot.



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