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Bootcamp Workshop 2: Building Great Products the Lean Startup Way


Instructor: Dan Olsen

In this 5-hour workshop, you go from half-baked idea to a product people love. The workshop is divided into three sections:

Define customer needs, identify opportunities, and find a winning product strategy and MVPLearn and apply UX design principles to create and test your productValidate your product with user testing and metricsWho should attend the workshop?

If you just have an idea for a product or are working on an existing product and you want to make it make better – this is the place to be.

If you want to learn more about product management and UX design – join us.

Note: even though the title says “Lean Startup”, this workshop is not just for startup people!  The principles learned in this workshop can be applied to larger companies, too.

Student Takeaways:

Students will walk away with a solid understanding of how to design a great product and validate it with users.


None. If you have a product, idea, or design that you would like feedback on, bring it.

About the Instructor:

danolsen-100Dan Olsen is an entrepreneur and product expert. He started his high-tech career managing submarine design and then worked at Intuit where he led product management for Quicken. Dan also led product management at Friendster. He was CEO and cofounder of YourVersion, a personalized news discovery engine startup that won the People’s Choice Award at TechCrunch50. Dan currently consults to companies, usually as interim VP of Product for early stage startups. His prior clients include Facebook, Box, YouSendIt, Chartboost, Epocrates, Ness, VideoGenie, and One Medical Group. Dan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Stanford. You can learn more about Dan on LinkedIn.

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