Innovation Education

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No business plan survives its first contact with customers.”

Steve Blank and Bob Dorf – The Startup Owner’s Manual

At Innovative Dubuque LLC, we make innovation education practical for organizations that want to reach new markets, launch new products, and/or learn how to bring a culture of innovation to their staff. Our innovation education can be tailored to any group or situation. The goal is to help people learn the mindset of innovation, which can be taught. More importantly, we teach participants to be able to utilize these new skills to create successful operations in a way that reduces risk by pre-testing demand. It is easier to iterate and pivot before money has been invested and the clock is ticking.

As you look at the packages below, understand our enlightening innovation sessions are not just about learning theory. Work time is built into each subject during each session which allows participants to work through their ideas and get real-time feedback. The innovation mindset involves some theory and a great deal of practical application of the theory. Becoming proficient takes practice and guidance. To be successful both participants and the organization as a whole must change their mindset to be willing to celebrate learning and take calculated risks. Quantified learning must become the measure, not the immediate success of each project.

While some organizations are able to use these skills and make large changes, most need our help with follow-up innovation execution. This is because different measurements are needed for innovative projects. The go-to measures of ROI and pro forma projections do not accurately portray how well an innovative mindset has been implemented or the potential success of innovative projects. We help executives and managers learn how to promote and reward innovation. At the project level we work with innovation project leaders and participants with the issues they will face to get to success.

Below are the packages that we offer and you can buy them online. Check out our Innovation Education FAQ page for questions or contact us. Either way know that our goal is to help those at your organization or group learn the concepts and gain experience with how to innovate, develop a customer focus and test ideas.

Concepts

$1,475

1: In-Person Session (4 hours each)

Assumptions

$2,975

2: In-Person Sessions (4 hours each)

Business Model Canvas Work Time

Key Assumptions Analysis and Ranking

 

Discovery

$4,475

3: In-Person Sessions (4 hours each)


Business Model Canvas Work Time


Key Assumptions Analysis and Ranking


Customer Interview Experience and Review

 

Adapt

$5,975

4: In-Person Sessions (4 hours each)


Business Model Canvas Work Time


Key Assumptions Analysis and Ranking


Customer Interview Experience and Review


Quickly and inexpensively test ideas and make changes

All packages include:

  • Review of key reasons why businesses and startups fail
  • Learn about the key parts of a successful business model
  • Focus on problem/need duration, intensity, and frequency
  • Analyze customer segments
  • Develop a customer focused mindset
  • Differentiate products or services
  • Determine the right revenue and pricing model
  • Implement your sales funnel and get/keep/grow

Add on packages

  • Design Thinking (4 hour session): $1,500