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We can differentiate several steps in the life of a hardware startup: concept, minimum functional prototype (MFP), complete functional prototype (CFP), design..
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We will cover a variety of proven techniques for validating your MVP & value proposition for B2B startups. Attendees will select two or three that fit their style and develop a plan to implement t
$378 million sounds like a lot of money, right? It’s a catchy headline and looks great on a Sunday...
Good summary of tactics to grow an innovation ecosystem at govt level.
Bossa Nova Robotics launched the lean version of Rosie, the robot maid from the Jetsons, today at Robobusiness. CEO Martin Hitch explained how Bossa Nova have taken their experience in the brutal and rapidly evolving robot toy industry and translated it into what they hope will be the prototype of the common ‘economy model’ household robot.
Enough about similarities, now what makes Lean and Six Sigma different?The biggest different is their FOCUS. Below is a simple yet comprehensive definition of Lean and Six Sigma and its highlight their differences.
LEAN focus on SPEED by Eliminating Waste and Improve Process FlowSIX SIGMA focus on QUALITY by Reducing Variation
While the maker community has been focused on the MakerBot news and ensuing discussion on open source hardware, Kickstarter not so quietly changed its rules in a way that significantly affects how ...
The question of when to sell or even to share an innovative idea with another party becomes an important issue for most entrepreneurs during the commercialization process.
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Faster ways to design, finance and build prototypes are cutting the costs and reducing the risks of developing new products, helping Silicon Valley return to its hardware roots.
Great article, but overhyping the crowdfunded overachievers creates the impression that funding hardware is easy, when there are still great robotic companies struggling for lead investors in their Series A rounds even though they have distribution and cofunders lined up.
How to Build a Lean Startup, step‐by‐step #leanstartup Eric Ries (@ericries) h?
Android is fragmented and geting more so. This is a challenge for those that develop on it for su...
Lean Startup Machine is a competitive three-day workshop where you will learn how to apply Lean Startup methodologies in the real world.
Getting out of the building is just the beginning. You still need to design a product that people can use and find value or delight in.
I've spent a lot of time rolling my eyes at the words "lean startup" because-- like "pivot"-- they've become so bastardized. Eric Ries and his philosophies of rapid iteration, testing hypotheses an...
Great interview from Pando Daily's Sarah Lacy and Eric Ries
A thread on lean methodology ran through the keynote expert panels. What's it telling us?
The major problem with the existing method as it exists so far is that our minimum viable changes (MVC) lacked an overarching change lifecycle. We need a better approach to accelerate learning, an obvious one (in retrospect) is to make sure minimum viable changes are designed, socialized, and introduced in order of the highest risk.
When I changed from being a startup executive to an EIR at a venture capital firm, I didn’t realize how ill equipped I was for my most important task: market validation.
A new book explores Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's best startup accelerator.
The rise of startup accelerators has led to a lot of interest in finding out exactly what happens inside these pressure cookers for new online businesses. To find out, we're following ...
I was asked to speak at UX Week 2012, and figured I'd turn my blog post "User experience is strategy, not design" into a talk, but a funny thing happened along the way. I realized that, yes, UX is design, but not design as we've been thinking of it.
In other words, product discovery is essential for startups precisely because we’re in a time of such exciting visual innovation.
This is lean to me, because it's looking at the numbers and questioning assumptions. This is the "measure & learn" part of the lean startup equation.
When you think of Steve Jobs and Apple Computer, they are not necessarily innovators of new technology - they leverage existing technology l...