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LEANLAB Education: Innovation Workshop

Saturday, December 8 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm • Organized By LEANLAB Education
3105 Gilham Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64109


Through fast-paced full-day workshops, LEANLAB teaches educators, students, parents, community leaders, and early-stage entrepreneurs about human-centered design, design thinking, lean methodologies, and entrepreneurship!

Who Should Attend?
LEANLAB Innovation Workshops are most ideal for:

  1. Educators and School Leaders who want to learn design-thinking, innovation processes and cultivate environments that foster creativity and entrepreneurial mindsets in their classrooms and schools
  2. Aspiring Entrepreneurs with ideas that address critical problems in the education sector AND
  3. Pilot-stage Entrepreneurs who want to take their current education startups to the next level.

What Will I Learn?
We'll walk you through the design thinking processes, developed and refined at the renowned Stanford D School. You'll work to refine your idea using the famed lean startup methodologies first developed by Eric Ries and taught at Harvard. You'll participate in exercises that will help you identify your target user/customer, and design, build and test an initial prototype.

Who Leads the Workshops?
The LEANLAB team has an extensive and varied background that crosses the education sector and start up world. Learn more about us.

What's in it for you? By being a part of the workshop, you will get to join a larger community of ed innovators and gain access to our extensive network and resources to grow and sustain innovation in education across the region.

What's In It for The Lean Lab?
We're seeking Kansas City entrepreneurs who could potentially fill one of the five coveted spots in our 2019 K12 Fellowship Program.

Join us and be a part of the next group of problem-solvers who will build solutions that will impart transformational change in Kansas City education.




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LEANLAB Education
3105 Gilham Road, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64109
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