On August 6th 2015 Startup Manufactory will be hosting Jeff Skinner’s 2015 batch of the Entrepreneurship Summer School (ESS) of London Business School for a product development workshop. With around 60 MBA/EMBA students aka aspiring entrepreneurs from London Business School attending we will dive deep into how about developing products in teams and how to go about building and testing Minimum Viable Products (MVP). We will also discuss Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup Methodology and explain the principles of lean product development and the benfits of pivoting and product iterating cycles.
Matt Kuppers and Timo Hilhorst will further discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing product development, explain how to create realistic remuneration packages for CTO’s uncluding equity options, vesting periods, cliffs and cash compensation. We will also touch on where to source developers from and how to evaluate talent quality. A long list of freebies for startups such as the Rackspace Startup Programme, the Amazon AWS Free Tier, the free wireframe app Ninjamock, the team communication app Slack and many more will be shared as well.