Design Thinking and Lean Startup are relatively new innovation methodologies created to help organizations and people deal with the complexity and incertainty of the VUCA world we are living in.

Design Thinking is a human centered and collaborative approach to solve complex problems, an iterative process composed from the next main stages: Understand, Empathize, Define the Point of View, Ideate, Prototype, Test.

Lean Startup is an innovation methodology that helps validate business ideas before investing too many resources in the wrong idea, through experimenting and interacting with clients and users in an early stage of the idea development.

Similar to Design Thinking, the concept origins are in Silicon Valley. Lean refers to reducing waste of resources allocated for developing a business (time, money) and startup refers to businesses that do not have a validated business model yet. Lean Startup is not focusing only on startups, it can be used as well in large multinational organizations.

What do the two methodologies have in common?

Today we invite you to a 1 day workshop to explore and experience both Design Thinking & Lean Startup and find the answer for yourself.

Our promise: you will understand the key principles and benefits that govern these new ways of working and feel confident to emerge into a Design Thinking and/or Lean Startup process into your own organization.

Mihai Svasta & Raluca Androne will work with you on specific business simulations using the a/m methodologies. You will learn Design Thinking and Lean Startup by experiencing them, led by people who really implemented new ways of working at companies in Europe.

What are you going to learn?

  • Design Thinking philosophy and process
  • Lean Startup process & principles
  • What works best, in which case

Logistic Details:

  • Duration: 1 day ;
  • Schedule: 9:00 – 17:00 (but you will not want to leave…)
  • Location: Bucharest, Impact Hub Timpuri Noi
  • Language: All materials are in English; we will conduct the workshop in Romanian.

Outrageous 🙂 Low Cost per participant: 149 Euro, VAT not included, for registrations prior to May 15th.

What do you get? Knowledge, Energy and Confidence.
Register per email at, email with subject ”Design Thinking & Lean Startup- I am in!” or use the registration form below.

Access the “Design Thinking: Methodology, Toolset, Mindset” explainer resource here.

Access the “Lean Startup: Methodology, Toolset, Mindset” explainer resource here.