Lean Startup Training - Spring / Summer 2019

We received a grant from Synchrony Bank that supports Lean Startup Training for entrepreneurs in Northern New Jersey. The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and to get a desired product to customers' hands faster. The Lean Startup method teaches entrepreneurs how to drive a startup, how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development. The plan is to introduce the Lean Startup methodology throughout Northern NJ by partnering with other academic institutions within the region (Stevens, Seton Hall, NJCU, and NJIT) to recruit potential participants.

There will be a series of three-session Business Model Canvas workshops that will offer technology-based entrepreneurs the skills needed to develop their own business models. We will leverage the curriculum we previously developed under the Lean Startup Accelerator. The program will offer additional one-on-one coaching to follow the initial training to help entrepreneurs customize a model for their business. This will enable them to respond to the due diligence requirements of potential funders and to create a persuasive case for funders to offer the additional support they need.   


Lean Startup Training Seminars 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Walsh Library, lower level, Beck Rooms A and B

400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079

Campus Map: https://www.shu.edu/visiting/campus-map.cfm

(ONCE ON CAMPUS- A visitor parking permit is required to park a vehicle on campus and may be obtained at any of the guard booths as you enter campus. Guest will be issued a guest permit at either Farinella Gate or Ward Place Gate.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

S Fielding Room 3rd floor, Stevens University

1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken, NJ 07030 

Campus Map: https://www.stevens.edu/sites/stevens_edu/files/files/Stevens-Campus-Map-2014.pdf 

(ONCE ON CAMPUS- After entering campus, proceed through the gates to the traffic circle in front of the Wesley J. Howe Center (13- story building). Temporary parking is permitted on the circle while obtaining a parking permit at the lobby desk.)

 Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  

Leir Conference Room MTSM 3rd floor, NJIT 

198 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07103

Campus Map: http://www.njit.edu/campus-parking-maps 

(ONCE ON CAMPUS- come to the entrance of the NJIT parking deck, located at 154 Summit Street. Garage deck entrances are equipped with a two-way speaker that can be activated with the touch of the red button located near the card reader access panel. Inform Public Safety that you are here for Lean Startup Training Seminar.) 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  

NJCU School of Business, Room 232 

Harborside 2, 200 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311

Campus Map: https://www.njcu.edu/directions-school-business

(ONCE ON CAMPUS- Parking can be located at Central Parking 110 Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311) 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Michael Ehrlich, ehrlich@njit.edu