November 9, 2018

Pitch Night | Creating a Design Startup 2018

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Join us on December 10 for Pitch Night, where students will present the companies they have been developing in the Creating a Design Startup course.

All Welcome!
Monday, December 10, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Emily Carr University Boardroom D2315
520 East 1st Ave.

Creating a Design Startup equips designers with the tools and methods to create their own startups. Students 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.

With support from the Discovery Foundation and Scotiabank, the course was augmented by the Art, Design, Business Speaker Series, which brought six public guest lectures 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. These lectures were followed by hands-on workshops, which gave the students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to their own projects. Guests and topics included:

Haig Armen, Creative Director, LiFT Studios: Value Proposition Design
4:30 pm, September 17, 2018

Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber, Executive Director, League of Innovators: Business Model Canvas
4:30 pm, October 1, 2018

Ian Bell, Founder & CEORosterbot: Pitching
4:30 pm, October 15, 2018

Amanda Downs, Director of Communications, 1QBit: Brand Storytelling
4:30 pm, November 5, 2018

Hussein Hallak, CEO and Founder, Next Decentrum: Validation
4:30 pm, November 26, 2018

Paulina Cameron, Director, Futurpreneur: Funding
4:30 pm, December 3, 2018



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