Design Thinking Workshops

In the search of being close to new projects and ideas to be taken to reality, I actively and constantly participate in workshops and courses made to help entrepreneurs take their first steps in their ventures. 

For instance, when back from Domus Academy and while I was starting Tincho & Lola, I joined EmprendING as a project mentor and design thinking workshops facilitator. EmprendING (which formal name is Entrepreneurships in Engineering) is a class initially thought to introduce engineering students to the world of entrepreneurships. Within this frame I took part as a mentor for projects, helping them on a weekly basis with an outside view, and adding structure and creativity to their development. I also gave workshops of Design Thinking, Business Model Generation and Idea Generation. 

Also, I was invited by the city government of Buenos Aires to work as a facilitator in charge of several groups of entrepreneurs who took a course called Academia Buenos Aires Emprende (Buenos Aires Entrepreneur Academy). The two-months course consisted on 8 encounters in which we guided groups of 20 or 30 entrepreneurs from Buenos Aires through a content specially assembled for the course. The content included different thematics, such as Discovery of Business Opportunities, Design Thinking (of which I was one of the thematic referents), Business Models, Lean Startup and Pitching. 

As part of Academia Buenos Aires Emprende, and together with other colleagues we were asked to assemble a Design Thinking online video toolkit that could help as a reference for participants and entrepreneurs from all around Argentina. 

Also, as one of the projects for Bill Burnett’s Human Values in Design class for the Design Program in Stanford, we organized a design thinking bootcamp for participants external to the university. The bootcamp consisted in half a day in which the almost 50 participants from different backgrounds and industries learnt the basis of Design Thinking by doing hands on projects, and also by listening the stories of two of it’s creators: Mr. David Kelley (founder at IDEO and head professor of the Design Program) and Mr. Michael Barry (founder of Point Forward and teacher of Needfinding in dschool).