Design Sprints for startups


Design sprints are a fast-paced process for co-designing, prototyping and validating new product, service, and business model ideas. Originating at Google Ventures, the design sprint enables teams to align on solutions and to test them with customers in under a week.

This interactive workshop offers a practical introduction to design sprints, geared for startups. Tim Rayner and Diego Trigo from Hello Again, a solution design agency in Byron Bay, will walk you through the 4-day design sprint model, explaining the thinking behind each step of the process and how to get the most out of your design sprint team.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to know when you’re ready to sprint
  • What can you expect to achieve
  • Hot tips for running an awesome sprint
  • How to use design sprints to create a high-performance culture

The facilitators

Dr Tim Rayner runs design sprints with Hello Again and teaches ‘Leadership, Teams & Scalability’ in the MBAe at UTS Business School. He is the author of ‘Hacker Culture and the New Rules of Innovation’ (2018) and the award-winning short film ‘Coalition of the Willing’ (2010).

Diego Trigo is the founder and CEO of Hello Again. He has 10 years experience working as Managing Partner, CTO, start-up founder, technical director and developer/builder in Melbourne and Sydney. Expert in the convergence of marketing, media, data, commerce, CMS and CRM related technology, Diego brings a wealth of knowledge in building and prototyping digital solutions. Diego’s current focus is on creating new businesses in uncharted territories, advising on technology strategy, ideation and roadmaps for start-ups.

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