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Official Design Sprint Bootcamp with John Zeratsky & Chris Johnson
Founder Institute Chicago supports this community event. For more details and to attend, must RSVP at (For a special 30% discount, use code "chicago-startup-founder-101" when checking out) In one action-packed day you'll experience an entire 5-day Design Sprint. You'll get to try the exercises, ask questions, build confidence, and develop muscle memory for running your own sprints. You'll laugh. You'll high-five. You'll leave with new and powerful ways to do better work, faster. John is a former design partner at GV, where he worked with Jake Knapp to develop the Design Sprint process. Since 2011, he has run more than 150 sprints. John co-authored the Sprint book and he's the editor of Sprint Stories, where hundreds of teams share their experiences with the sprint process. John won't just talk at you. During the Design Sprint Bootcamp, you'll put pens to paper, sticky notes to whiteboards, and hands in the air as John leads you through the full 5-day sprint process. And there will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn from John's experience running sprints with Slack, Blue Bottle Coffee, Flatiron Health, Uber, One Medical Group, and many many more. The Official Design Sprint Bootcamp is perfect for anyone who wants to bring the Design Sprint process to their team, company, or organization. For more details and to attend, must RSVP at (For a special 30% discount, use code "chicago-startup-founder-101" when checking out) Location coming soon but will be in Chicago

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Startup Founder 101 brings together aspiring and experienced tech entrepreneurs to discuss, meet, and collaborate to build great new startups, and to push the local startup ecosystem forward.

This group hosts numerous free events throughout the year where you can learn the best practices of starting a company from people who have been there and done that. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local founders and investors, exchange ideas with experts, get feedback on your idea, participate in startup workshops, and more.

Typical startup event topics include:
• Coming up with a strong startup idea
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