Muru-D are a Sydneyside accelerator that have shown a sporadic interest in the Perth startup community, and have partnered with Pollenizer before to bring us workshops and interesting stuff. They’re doing another free workshop this Thursday (4th December 2014) at Spacecubed with Sam Birmingham going over the basics of Lean Startup.
The Eventbrite signup page is here, and you can see the basic information there. It’s a primer in Lean Startup methodology, so if you’ve been planning on writing your 40-page business plan for your new startup, you need this!
We asked them a few questions, because we’re nosy and it’s our job:
//SN: Is this aimed at recent Startup Weekend Perth attendees who will be considering taking their ideas further?
Pollenizer: Not necessarily, a coincidence in fact. We’d love to see some attendees come along to develop their concepts further. In bringing these workshops to various cities in Australia, we act to bridge the gap between hackathon and accelerator. If we can help entrepreneurs refine their skills and become better at experimenting and delivering new innovations, all the better.
//SN: Given that Pollenizer are pretty focused on corporate innovation now, what’s the motivation for this session?
Pollenizer: Yes, Pollenizer is working on incubation services for corporates. We also continue to work with partners, such as muru-D, to help entrepreneurs in the very early stages of their startup. The motivation between both Pollenizer and muru-D, is to stimulate the startup ecosystem while providing support to individuals playing around with a concept and need a push to get started. Ultimately, we are interested in promoting entrepreneurship throughout the entire country.
//SN: Will Muru-D and/or Pollenizer be doing any more events in the Perth startup community? Is this part of a growth series?
Pollenizer: This is the second time we have collaborated with muru-D to present a workshop in Perth. We hope to bring another one next year, depending on the demand. Pollenizer has presented Lean Startup courses in Perth multiple times, and hope to continue.
//SN: Do attendees to this need to have read Lean Startup and Sam will expand on that, or is Sam going through the basics?
Pollenizer: The course works through the basic principles of the Lean Startup. The book is not pre-requisite, however beneficial for attendees to be across the material. We provide a digital copy of Startup Focus to all those who attend.
Sam’s a veteran of these Pollenizer workshops, and //SN can thoroughly recommend it to help your thinking about your startup idea. Go and book your ticket here!