FORGE Collaborative Lunch and Learn Workshops
Come together with other founders and change makers to build community and explore topics on innovation and creating solutions for pressing problems. These workshops will include a free lunch, short topical workshop, and time to get to know others who are pursuing ventures and solving problems. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Food will be provided. For a list of upcoming lunch and learn workshops see below.
Getting Started with a Venture
February 23, 2022, 12-1 pm – ENR2 Room S120A (Next to Slot Canyon Café)
When beginning a new venture, it is important to take a moment to assess where you have been and where you currently are. It is important to know who you are, what you value, and what drives you to create solutions for a problem. In this workshop, we’ll help you reflect on where you have been and introduce you to a simple process framework you can use to map out your venture idea.
Developing Human-Centered Solutions
March 30, 2022, 12-1 pm – ENR2 Room S120A (Next to Slot Canyon Café)
The goal of this workshop is to introduce you techniques for designing human-centered solutions. You’ll learn about the design thinking process and how it can be used in tandem with the Lean Canvas model we introduced in the first workshop. Lastly, you’ll learn strategies to improve your opportunity recognition, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.
Validating Your Idea through Customer Discovery Techniques
April 27, 2022, 12-1 pm – ENR2 Room S120A (Next to Slot Canyon Café)
In this workshop, you will learn more about the customer development model, what it is and why it is important for building out your Lean Canvas. We’ll also share strategies and important considerations regarding the process so you are prepared with the skills to do it effectively. Specifically, the skills of active listening and interviewing and how they are connected to customer development.