How to generate unique ideas for your startup - using Lego Serious Play

About this group 

Startup Corner is a free event happening weekly at The Cribb. Every week features a different topic, interesting speakers, cozy couches, coffee, snacks and creative people! 

On December 3, our featured speaker will be Innovation Architect, Gbemi Akande. He will give you a session on how to generate ideas to solve challenges in your business.

Take a break from the work week, and come have fun while learning tips for entrepreneurship, meeting regional experts, and networking with your peers.

About the workshop

Ideas are the lifeblood of any innovation effort. However, many organizations simply use suggestion schemes and idea boxes, which don’t always generate innovative or actionable ideas. Even brainstorming has limitations when it comes to getting people to think creatively and come up with unique ideas.

This Idea Generation workshop explains how to go beyond brainstorming to generate more high-value innovation project ideas from a variety of sources including internal innovation and R&D sessions, current and potential customers, and suppliers in the value chain. You will learn how to use a variety of advanced ideation techniques, and how to  generate ideas from outside the organization using tools such as open innovation, crowdsourcing and social media technology.

This workshop features LEGO SERIOUS PLAY®This workshop features LEGO SERIOUS PLAY® — a unique methodology designed to enhance innovative thinking and creativity, and improve communication and teamwork. Guided by Gbemisola Akande, a Trained LEGO SERIOUS PLAY consultant, you will use LEGO building blocks to create specific representations, or metaphors, as a tool to improve idea generation and help you communicate your ideas more clearly.


Gbemisola Akande 

Innovation Architect at Innovation 360

Gbemisola Akande (Gbemi) holds an MBA from Hult International Business School and a Master's Certificate in Innovation Management from the Global Innovation Management Institute. He is currently an Innovation Architect with Dubai-based consultancy Innovation 360. 
In Innovation 360, he works on developing frameworks for innovation strategy and implementation. This includes custom solutions addressing different aspects of the full innovation deployment process.
In addition, Gbemi has an award-winning track record in managing sales teams in a variety of disciplines including direct selling, retail marketing and advertising. As State Coordinator for an online discount retail company in Nigeria, he oversaw the company's business development and sales training activities for a large region. 
Gbemi also has experience in the entrepreneurial community, most recently through his affiliation with i360accelerator and TURN8 seed accelerator in Dubai.

About The Cribb

The Cribb is an exciting place where work meets business adventure in a fun environment. We have carefully crafted The Cribb to be a place with complete entrepreneurial resources, meetups for all types of events, and interaction between entrepreneurs and industry thought leaders. All of which will help build a community of new businesses and develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai.  

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  • Asiya

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    December 5, 2013

  • Asiya

    It was very innovative workshop, seemed like people really enjoyed it!

    2 · December 4, 2013

  • Shams

    I liked it. Instead of drawing 2D illustrations to visualize ideas, Lego bricks can help simulate ideas in 3D. I liked the synergy between the teams' members and would really advise to use this technique to trigger ideas ...

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Najeh N.

    I loved it, it opened my mind to good practices and triggered some good business ideas.

    2 · December 3, 2013

  • Mohamed B.

    The idea wasn't clear

    December 3, 2013

  • Kamal H.

    Directions From Abu Dhabi: From Abu Dhabi, take exit 42, go straight till the end, turn right together with the road and you will see Football Center/ TURN8 building - We are on the mezzanine floor!

    Directions From Dubai: Take exit 43 (Manara street), go over the bridge to Al Quoz, then turn right 3 times - and you will see Football Center/TURN8 building. We are on the mezzanine floor!

    December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone

    December 2, 2013

  • abed el m.

    I think its a fantastic idea

    2 · December 2, 2013

  • Asiya

    November 27, 2013

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