The Rapid Prototyping, Creative Incubating, Lean Startup - FITC
FITC Toronto 2012
DesignDevInspire
  • 2012-04-23 00:00:00 2012-04-25 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2012 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto

Presentation

Overview

An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators.

You’re a maker and you’ve begun to realise that you spend your days designing and building stuff for other people to get rich off. You have the skills to realize dreams, and have your own fair share of ideas, but how do you become a successful entrepreneurial innovator and not just another failed startup?

In this presentation Hoss Gifford will explain how to model your business idea using industry best practices, and analyse some of the more common business model patterns. You’ll examine the Toyota Production System and learn how its obsession over small batches helped it become the world’s largest automaker, and how to apply lean manufacturing processes to your business.

You’ll discover why the traditional idea of a company skunkworks — an exclusive group of elite engineers and artists working at a secret offsite location — may seem alluring, but is ultimately damaging to the larger organisation.

Above all else, you’ll learn that raw innovation isn’t enough to succeed, that the ability to ship is more valuable than the imagination to come up with ideas.