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InnovationFactory: Lunch ‘n Learn Success!

September 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Okay, you’ve all been to lunch ‘n learns before, I take it…but if you’ve never been to one sponsored by our Hamilton Innovation Factory, then you’re needing an update on this successful totally free learing series!

Just yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending their September event  based on using the new Business Model Canvas app, ably led by Robin Hopper, an IF EIR (entrepeneur in residence) whose background more than warrants notice!

Robin has been founder and ceo of several venture  backed start-up companies, the most recent of which was Awareness, Inc. – a pioneer in the social media marketing space.  Working with  entrepreneurs and companies now allows Robin to leverage his extensive  operational experience in raising angel and venture capital, product  strategy, marketing and scaling organizations.

He spoke at some length on both startup experience from his own past and how he saw that experience from a hindsight position – and offered up many ideas and tips on how to get to the point where a startup founder should scale…and when doing so was too early. I know that from where I sat, I saw many other heads nodding in agreement…and found that the content of his slidedeck was spot-on, if only too too short!

Yes, I know, you can only fit so much material into so tight a time-frame…but as an idea, here Innovation Factory, maybe you might consider offering up say a “brunch ‘n learn” of a longer time period…where we might get say some of the IF entrepeneurs all chatting and offering up a look at their own startup pasts anecdotally….I know that I’d sure book that kind of an educational seat…and I’m sure many more would too!

Here’s a link to the business tool that Robin spoke about and showed us how to use via an exercise he did live for us –

 

And here’s a link to his own slidedeck too….great stuff from a noted serial entrepeneur, eh!

Plus some pictures here of the 100+ attendants too!

  

And Ron Neumann, the Innovation Factory Exec Director who spoke to us all on the thrust of the organization and what success they’ve had so far!

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    InnovationFactory: Lunch ‘n Learn Success!…

    Okay, you’ve all been to lunch ‘n learns before, I take it…but if you’ve never been to one sponsored by our Hamilton Innovation Factory, then you’re needing an update on this successful totally free learing series! Just yesterday, I had the pleasure of…

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    InnovationFactory: Lunch ‘n Learn Success!…

    Okay, you’ve all been to lunch ‘n learns before, I take it…but if you’ve never been to one sponsored by our Hamilton Innovation Factory, then you’re needing an update on this successful totally free learing series! Just yesterday, I had the pleasure of…