Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

November 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Presented by Emily Joy (Senior Client Success and M&E Officer, MicroMentor), Alp Tilev (Chief Technical Officer, Ampersand Motorcycles), Rey Faustino (Founder & CEO, One Degree), Ann Mei Chang (Executive Director of Lean Impact, Lean Startup Co.)

Experience Level: All Levels

Track: Nonprofit


Rapid innovation and change in the social sector can feel intimidating. Most nonprofits find it difficult to “fail fast” when failure can have an adverse effect on vulnerable communities. Additionally, the work of social change can be slow and cumbersome, especially for entrenched nonprofit and governmental services. By adopting Lean Startup principles, nonprofit organizations can find tremendous success and make a marked social impact. This panel presentation will foster a lively discussion among leaders from nonprofit and social good organizations who are using Lean approaches to knock down barriers to innovation, quickly launch, test, and implement new programs more efficiently, and engage their constituents equitably.

Moderator: Ann Mei Chang
Panelists: Rey Faustino, Alp Tilev, Emily Joy