I work with small groups of people to help develop ideas or improve innovation skills. My workshops can be tailored to suit your requirements and group size. Some of the more popular topic areas are:

  • Using the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas to develop an idea
  • What not to ask your customers: how to get useful feedback on your product development
  • Business to business selling skills and getting your first customer
  • Sophisticated networking: how to develop, maintain and use your networks
  • A beginners guide to creating and selecting new product ideas
  • Design thinking: a one day design-thinking experience which will immerse you in this popular idea creation and selection technique

Ideally I work intensively with groups of 8-14 people, however the material is also suitable for groups of 30-40 participants with some modifications to the interactive elements.

Recent work

Saïd Business School Entrepreneurship Summer Intensive

Half-day workshops (group size 7)

  1. Introducing business model canvasses and how to use them
  2. Sales and selling (focussed on B2B sales)
  3. The power of networks and how to use yours

Oxford VIEW – Venture Ideas Exploration Workshops (group sizes 16-30)

Two blocks of 6 evening classes taking project teams through an idea development process.  Each class is a 3-hour session based on a flipped-classroom model, with reading and homework given between each session.

Level 1: From concept to developed idea, including customer feedback and market analysis

Level 2: developing the business plan and financial opportunity

Creating value from an idea: Identifying your value proposition  (group size 8)

A one-day workshop for members of the public, including development of a value proposition and use of the Business Model Canvas, for the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford