Centric – How Radical Is Your Innovation?
October 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Landon Young is a trans-disciplinary entrepreneur, researcher, and strategist focused on high-impact technology innovation. Landon was named one of thirteen Kauffman Foundation Global Scholars in 2013, awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship in 2011, is the Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper Hub in Kansas City, and 2018 MP1 Fellow.
As a Business Strategist, Landon works with founders, board and C-level, and product owners to align their vision and mission with the implementation of new technology. Clients range from funded SaaS startups to multi-billion dollar foundations and Fortune 500 companies. Typical technology projects range from Internet of Things (IoT) to digital designs and web & mobile application. Other projects include machine learning and voice integration.
Landon relies on his cross-disciplinary experience in science, engineering, and technology to apply design thinking and lean startup principles to align client vision with marketplace need. Landon is formally trained at Purdue University (B.S.,M.S.), Stanford’s d.School, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Session Title – Startup Valuation: Role of Innovation
From radical innovation to incremental growth, many product advocates find it hard for others to buy into the vision and opportunity. So much of a project’s success comes from being able to effectively communicate its vision, value, and execution to those who aren’t as close or invested in it.
In this month’s workshop you will learn how to use a framework that compares radical vs incremental developments. Then receive guidance on how to valuate a product or company, how to position and “sell through” a project, or prepare for a meeting with VCs & investors.
Through a series of thought-provoking exercises & radical candor questions, this session will prepare a team for the pressure testing of challenging, skeptical, and oppositional conversations.
- Build confidence around your product or idea
- Why and how to value our companies and projects
- Learn how to use a framework that compares radical vs incremental developments