Workshop 1: Orientation & Problem Identification

March 8, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Innovation Guelph Atrium

  • Introduce The Startup Library series
  • Meet participants
  • Identify problems and opportunities for improvement
  • Frame problem statements
  • Key concepts: build, measure, learn

Workshop 2: Pitches & Problem Exploration

March 15, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Innovation Guelph Atrium

  • Make initial pitch (which problem do you want to solve?)
  • Form teams
  • Explore problems and user experience
  • Generate potential solutions
  • Set success criteria
  • Key concepts: desirability, feasibility, viability

Workshop 3: Solution Finding & Validation

April 5, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Innovation Guelph Atrium

  • Develop promising solutions
  • Gather feedback (primary feedback)
  • Share progress with entire group
  • Plot course of action
  • Key concepts: minimum viable product, pivot

Workshop 4: Prototyping, Testing & Validation

April 12, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Innovation Guelph Atrium

  • Refine prototypes
  • Demonstrate customer validation
  • Deliver final pitch to group
  • Identify next steps
  • Reflect on The Startup Library experience
  • Key concept: customer validation

Final Reflections: TUG Spring Conference 2013

April 19, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, The Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Campus

  • Share The Startup Library experience
  • Pitch our best ideas

NOTE: Program details subject to change (we are promoting “continuous improvement” after all).