How Might We Improve Lives Using Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship?

Henrik Scheel, Founder, Startup Experience Inc.

Friday, August 2, 2013, 4:00–8:00pm & Saturday, August 3, 9:00am–6:00pm

Common Ground, Collis Center

A student workshop

Be a social entrepreneur! Solve a real-world problem & turn an idea into a business. All students welcome. Registration required. (This is a one and a half day event. Participants must attend both Friday and Saturday. Networking reception to follow.)

The Startup Experience is a crash course on high-impact entrepreneurship and social innovation. Participants will go through an intense journey to identify a problem and turn it into a viable opportunity for a startup company.

During the workshop, participants will learn how to identify and understand a big problem, screen new technologies, and use design thinking to come up with great new ideas. Working within lean workgroups, participants will then find an innovative business model and use prototyping and visual communication to pitch the idea to a panel of experts.

The Startup Experience simulates the life in a startup company and forces students to get out of their comfort zones. Participants will get hands-on experience with social innovation and gain the necessary confidence to become successful innovators in the future.

The program was created in close collaboration with leading entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and has been run successfully in 10+ countries around the world.

Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center, Tuck School of Business, Tucker Foundation; Co-sponsored by: Career Services, Collis Center for Student Involvement, Dartmouth Athletics, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Society, Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation (DALI) Lab, Kairos Society, Mitosis, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer - Wily Initiatives Fund, Office of the President, Thayer School of Engineering, Tuck School of Business, and William Jewett Tucker Foundation.

About the Speaker

Henrik Scheel

Henrik Scheel is a Danish serial entrepreneur currently living in San Francisco where he focuses on startup projects in entrepreneurship education and telecom. While still an engineering student, Henrik founded two companies in IT and Design Thinking. He then worked with the Global Research team at Vestas Wind Systems and became specialized in strategy development and Innovation Management. In 2010 he moved to Silicon Valley where he founded Startup Experience Inc. Through Startup Experience he has formed partnerships with governments, NGOs and corporate non-profits in 15+ countries and is striving to transform entrepreneurship education in higher education.

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