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The sprint is a process for answering critical business questions by creating a realistic prototype of an idea, and testing it on real users - in under a week! Developed at Google Ventures, it encompasses business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more.

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De-Risking Early-Stage Investments with GV's Design Sprints

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# About this Live Webinar

Even today, 6 years after the best-selling book Sprint came out from the bowels of the war-room at Google Ventures, and after it revolutionized product design at Google, Twitter, Airbnb, Lego, Facebook, Netflix, Slack, and large consulting shops like IDEO, EY, and McKinsey – we keep meeting early-stage investors, angels, and VCs who haven’t heard about this 5-Day process, and why it is taking off everywhere in the startup and corporate world.

Instead, many investors continue to pour their money down the drain of unvalidated, unnecessary development efforts. It’s why I wrote this article: De-Risking Early-Stage Investments With GV’s Design Sprint, and why we’re putting together this event.

In many ways – it’s no wonder this sea-change in the way thousands of new products are now born has originated at Google’s investment arm. It has de-risking and cheap validation as its primary objective. In fact, it’s a process that is equal parts Design and Due Diligence. In this global webinar for early-stage investors, we’ll explain the unique de-risking value of GV’s Design Sprints, why they are the next wave in the Lean Startup revolution. We’ll also share our experience with this impressive process.

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## Webinar Agenda

We’ll keep it short and simple, with time to answer questions and expand on points of interest. The structure will be roughly:

### Intro to Design Sprints

We’ll cover the basics of what Sprints are, how they got created, and what if anything is really new about them.

10:00am – 11:00am (US Eastern)

### Sprints & Early-Stage Investments

We’ll look at how GV, and other funds and company-builders use the Sprint process to involve more subject-matter experts and external talent, to validate before investing large sums, and to get to know entrepreneurs in their natural environment.

11:00am – 12:00pm (US Eastern)

### Q&A: Your Questions

## What's a Design Sprint?

The tech and design worlds are all abuzz again: it started with agile development, then the Lean Startup revolution, and now: Design Sprints. Developed and polished at Google and Google Ventures across 150+ projects, and practiced at Airbnb, Lego, Facebook, Netflix, Slack, and large consulting shops like IDEO, EY, McKinsey, and Deloitte - Design Sprints are a recipe for a design hackathon, which is guaranteed to produce a realistic prototype and user feedback in just 5 days.

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## Who Should Attend?

  • VCs & Funds
  • Institutional Investors
  • Angel Investors
  • Angel Group Leaders
  • Accelerators & Incubators
  • Non-Profit Innovation Funds

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## About the Speaker

Eran Dror was the head of product at SetJam, a smart TV startup from NYC which sold to Motorola in 2012, and then the Head of Product at Blue Label Labs, a leading 64-person product design and development firm in NYC, where he lived and worked for a decade. After implementing Design Sprints across all of Blue Label Labs new projects, he founded Remake Labs as a way to bring Design Sprints to the larger community and to larger problems.

Google's Design Sprint: A Secret Weapon for Product Decisions

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## Google's Design Sprint: A Secret Weapon for Product Decisions

## What's This Webinar Anyway?

In this Global Design Sprint Webinar, we'll share our experience with this impressive process that is revolutionizing design at Google, Twitter, Airbnb, Lego, Facebook, Netflix, Slack, and large consulting shops like IDEO, EY, and McKinsey.

We'll also discuss how we can disseminate and embed best practices at scale, how cross-functional teams can work together reliably across multiple projects, and how to keep the product innovation pipeline flowing.

## Webinar Agenda

So what's all the buzz around Design Sprints - and what did the inventor of Sprints, Jake Knapp, tell me over breakfast in SF one day in 2019?

The Design Sprint allows organizations to create a repeatable and robust Innovation program, because it enfolds years of learning and experience in Design Thinking, group problem-solving and alignment, challenge-mapping, prototyping, and testing with real clients - and all of this in only 5 days.

The Sprint process was originally developed at Google as an attempt to solve scaling challenges. It allows designers to go where they are most needed, and to condense as much value into a single week as possible, giving teams a starting point to build on. I recently wrote this article: 7 Lessons on Scaling Product Innovation Using Google's Sprint Process to share what sprint-running companies have taught me, and what they can teach scaling startups about scaling innovation.

  • 10:00-11:00 - Intro to Design Sprints
  • 11:00-12:00 - Scaling Product Innovation

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## What's a Design Sprint?

The tech and design worlds are all abuzz again: it started with agile development, then the Lean Startup revolution, and now: Design Sprints. Developed and polished at Google and Google Ventures across 150+ projects, and practiced at Airbnb, Lego, Facebook, Netflix, Slack, and large consulting shops like IDEO, EY, McKinsey, and Deloitte - Design Sprints are a recipe for a design hackathon, which is guaranteed to produce a realistic prototype and user feedback in just 5 days.

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## Who Should Attend?

  • Innovation Leaders
  • Team leaders and managers
  • Product managers
  • Startup founders
  • Board members and investors
  • Executives

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## About The Speaker

Eran Dror was the head of product at SetJam, a smart TV startup from NYC which sold to Motorola in 2012, and then the Head of Product at Blue Label Labs, a leading 64-person product design and development firm in NYC, where he lived and worked for a decade. After implementing Design Sprints across all of Blue Label Labs new projects, he founded Remake Labs as a way to bring Design Sprints to the larger community and to larger problems.

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