November 28, 2016

Pitch Night

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Living Labs invites you to attend student presentations from the new fall course Creating a Design Startup.

Creating a Design Startup Pitch Night
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 14

Emily Carr Motion Capture Studio
Room 285E, 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island


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Special thanks to the Scotiabank Platform Program for Emerging Entrepreneurs and the Discovery Foundation in making this project possible.

Led by Haig Armen, Senior Researcher with Living Labs, Creating a Design Startup equips designers with the tools and methods to create their own startups. Participants learn how to develop and evaluate product/service concepts, establish a rapid iterative prototyping process and use the human-centered design process to create and test minimum viable versions of their products and initiatives.

This fall, with support from Scotiabank and the Discovery Foundation, the course was injected with seven guest lectures and workshops from entrepreneurs, designers and tech pioneers who’ve put together wildly successful startups, worked with top companies, and developed new and incredible products and business models. Guests and topics included:

Michael Tippett, CEO, Wantoo
Using the Business Model Canvas

Marc Baumgartner, Founder, Codename Design
Value Proposition Design

Amanda Downs, Director of Communications, 1QBit
Brand Storytelling and Digital Prototyping

Scott Forsythe, Industrial Designer, WOKE
Physical Prototyping

Maura Rodgers, Entrepreneur and Founder, Ground Control

Darryl Hatton, Founder and CEO, Fundrazr

Izzie Egan, Co-Founder and CEO, Blankslate

Join us on December 14 to hear the fabulous student-led companies in development. 

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