Community learning is at the heart of Lean Startup Co. That’s why we’ve put together an intimate group of dedicated Lean Startup practitioners across a variety of sectors to represent Lean Startup Co., share their insights, and engage with the broader Lean Startup community.
Ambassadors are here to guide attendees through our annual conference in San Francisco (Oct. 30 – Nov. 5). Connect with them through Twitter, our attendee Slack channel, or find them during the conference!
Adam Berk is a faculty member with Lean Startup Co., a lean entrepreneur, lean teacher, and serial entrepreneur. He is one of the more intrepid experimenters, and is currently a mentor at Google Laundpad Accelerator and the resident troublemaker at The Entrepreneurial Science Foundation. He founded or co-founded Neighborrow, Fotogether, Spinnaker, and the MilValChal, which funds all startups at a $1,000,000 valuation if they conduct + submit 100 customer interviews within 50 days and use the funding to test a hypothesis (or multiple hypotheses). He holds a BA in Economics from Emory University.
True has been a Certified Medical Assistant in the healthcare industry for almost 20 years. Working in every clinical setting imaginable, he has a intimate knowledge of what problems needs to be solved and decided to pursue product management as way to significantly impact the industry he loves. As he shifts from the “antiquated” side of healthcare to the innovative side, he’s decided to dedicate the next 10 years to help usher in the new era of healthcare.
Agilist with product and user experience background. Living in São Paulo and close to the Internet industry for over 10 years, he is always finding ways to work in a more sustainable and humane way. Jose is focused on the conception of new products applying agile methods, user experience (research, interviews, and usability testing) and ideas and methods from Lean Startup. Since 2012, he has been working very close to Lean Startup in a totally hands-on approach and attended several Lean Startup Machines in Brazil as a mentor.
Andrea Contigiani is a PhD Candidate in Management at The Wharton School. He studies innovation in entrepreneurial ventures using observational approaches and experimental techniques. His current research seeks to measure the impact of different types of experimentation on performance in early-stage startups. Outside research, he helps Philadelphia-based entrepreneurs in ideation, design, and testing.
Gabriella Cook is the founder of Saint Gabe, a San Francisco-based marketing agency that specializes in social entrepreneurship. Saint Gabe partners with startups and small businesses who wish to inspire, empower, and incite marketplace innovation.
Jean Dahl has been a serial entrepreneur, consultant, thought leader, and yes, even a corporate executive during her career. Having travelled down all of these paths, Jean understands Lean Startup methods from the small startup up through to the corporate boardroom. As a result, she possesses extensive experience in building and managing multi-million dollar global product portfolios, leading [email protected] transformations, and leveraging [email protected] methods. A Specialist leader within Deloitte Consulting’s Lean Agile Advisory practice, she is passionate about assisting companies in thinking more strategically through both intentional and emergent innovation practices to disrupt their industries and competition, resulting in competitive advantage.
Yvonne English is a self-professed startup geek. Having founded several companies, she has also coached multiple startups through raising millions, founder’s dilemmas, and successful exits. Before finding her niche in entrepreneurship, Yvonne worked in large corporations in Canada and the US. She founded a business incubator in 2010, coaching 21 startups during her five years at the helm. She advises startups and works with larger organizations as well.Yvonne loves technology, teaching, theatre, and traveling. She’s married to an amazing guy and has a quirky little dog who only answers to her full name – Juno English.
Gail Ferreira is a Lean Agile Leader specializing in innovation coaching and consulting. Possessing a unique blend of deep business and technical skills, Gail’s experience spans 25+ years as a managing consultant leading and directing complex transformation initiatives for global industry clients. As a lean agile leader, Gail works with organizations to create lean startup at scale financial models and strategy maps. Gail has solid leadership experience driving enterprise level transformation initiatives, succeeding client expectations for products, services, delivery, and quality.
Cynthia Jaggi is the Founder of Gatherwell, helping every business be a business for good, and Co-Founder of Living Economy Advisors, accelerating the world’s transition to a living economy. Based on more then 15 years working with organizations from Fortune 500s to start-ups, she and her team bring a unique mix of hard core analytics, clear-eyed vision and the science of well-being to doers who have the courage to build unflinchingly unique businesses and lives. Her ideas and writing have been featured on Business Insider, Idealist, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others.
Hien co-founded a design agency called Ohm Works based out of Ann Arbor, MI that specializes in branding, content strategy, email marketing, and SEO. Their mission is to help their customers in articulating their value proposition and sharing it with the world. Hien also runs a philosophy blog (Chillpill.io) where he gives his readers the tools to succeed in life on their own terms. When Hien isn’t working, you can find him playing with his two cats, out enjoying a run, or authoring his first book based on his life philosophy Sabi-Do.
Daniel is an entrepreneur, product development coach, and solutions engineer. He is a passionate advocate for Lean, Agile, and system engineering methods and practices with 20 years of engineering and product development experience. Prior to founding nuCognitive, he was an engineering manager and senior consultant at Intel Corp. Over the years, he has developed heuristics for successful, sustainable transformations that scale. Daniel is a graduate of MIT’s Leaders for Global Operations program. He has dedicated his career to developing new products and bringing them to market. His current areas of focus include organizational transformations, entrepreneurship, solutions thinking, and complex systems.