Panel Of Leaders To Discuss "Lean Innovation" At The Executives' Club Of Chicago Innovation Program

Feb 16, 2016, 10:48 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, Eric Ries authored the bestselling book, The Lean Startup, outlining the principles of success for startups – a type of business traditionally known for its rate of failure. Since then, lean startup methodologies rapidly gained traction not only with new businesses, but within major corporations, where the need to be agile and adaptable is today, key. These resulting corporate units are part incubator, part accelerator, and 100 percent innovation.

On February 16, hear an expert panel discuss Lean Startup methodologies, their experiences with the model, and best practices for harnessing these principles for success within your organization.

Gain insight into what it means to develop a startup within your company that is agile and can easily adapt to changing markets, as well as, gather ideas for your own organization's innovation projects.

Event Details

  • Innovation Program: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    In alignment with the Innovation Committee
    Chicago Booth's Gleacher Center, 6th Floor, Room 621, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60611
    Registration and Networking: 5:00 p.m.; Program: 5:30-7:00 p.m.


  • Viv Goldstein, Director, Innovation Acceleration and, Co-Founder, FastWorks, GE
  • Coco Meers, Founder & General Manager, PrettyQuick, a Groupon Company
  • Dave Wolf, Managing Director Digital and Mobile Solutions, KPMG LLP


  • Mark Tebbe, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Innovation Committee Co-Chairs: KPMG LLP and Verizon

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