Lean AKademy – Episode VI

The first phase of our first attempt with “Lean”, in Lean AKademy is coming to an end! Only one meeting left, and the teams have really started to grasp the problems they are tackling, acknowledging their customers as well as the alternatives they currently use to solve their problems! For this sixth meeting, once more, we focused mainly on the interviews and their results, only spending a few minutes discussing on theory. We will have enough time to go into greater depth about channels, metrics, pricing and more, in the second phase of the Lean AKademy!

Lean Slides

For this meeting, all our teams have succeeded in collecting enough input through interviews!… Click to read the full post

Start-up Owner’s Manual – Book and online course reviewed

For the past few months, almost a year now, I have had the opportunity to experiment and work with the latest approaches in business & product development! I started working with the Lean Startup methodology by Eric Ries and the Lean Canvas of Ash Maurya and worked my way back to the origins of the entire approach, going through Alex Osterwalder’s famous Business Model Canvas, all the way to the course that Steve Blank taught to his students, on how to build a startup… Taking this course online, here, but also reading his book, opened up my mind to a world of opportunities and ideas!… Click to read the full post

Startups: What are they? Really…

On the 24th of April, I had the priviledge of seeing an article of mine, published in the weekly edition of the Finance & Markets Voice newspaper! It was a short position article of 300 words, in which I shortly discussed the concept of a startup, as this is perceived in Greece, also discussing data that come from all around Europe. Since the article was in Greek, I decided to attempt to translate it and share with the rest of the AK team but also our followers, here! Enjoy…!

Photo taken from: http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2013/08/06/startup-vs-big-company-which-is-better-for-your-career/

Photo taken from: http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2013/08/06/startup-vs-big-company-which-is-better-for-your-career/

We read in an article from Endeavour Greece that within 2013, amidst the crisis in Greece, 144 startups were founded, gathering a staggering funding of 42 million euros.Click to read the full post