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Just to be clear, I don’t run. These Sprints has nothing to do with physically running.
After reading the book called Sprint, this inspired me to try Sprint with a few startups.
As a mentor, I already help a number of startups so as an extension to this, Startups Ignite organized Sprints for a few startups with a small team of people with different perspectives to play the different roles the startups did already not have. Startups Ignite supplied the facilitators, myself being one of them.
What is a Sprint?
According to GV, “The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more—packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use.”
This 5 day Sprint process should be a great learning experience for everyone. More Sprints may be scheduled again.
I am running a 5-day startup Sprint (over two weekends 6/3 to 6/5 and 6/11 to 6/12) for 4 startups at a co-working space. Not just myself, of course, but with 20 other engaged individuals.
Learn more about the Sprint process
I encourage anyone interested to read the book/ebook, listen to the audiobook and watch the videos of how to run a Sprint.
Let me know if you are interested in hearing more about it aside from the book.
I will add lessons learned once we have completed the four Sprints.