Idea validation is a cyclical process. It’s never really done. It’s a lot like jumping rope with a group. You just need to jump in at some point and start trying.
The hardest part of being the lean engine inside a large organisation is convincing the people in it that small things are worth paying attention to.
What Los Angeles-based startup Xtensio provides is a technology platform for nascent entrepreneurs or experienced entrepreneurs looking to build new, cutting-edge technology or a disruptive business model, to define and develop this value proposition from scratch.
My life as a startup mentor has three constants: midnight anxiety, coffee and lean canvases. I deal with the first two with a combination of meditation and hard liquor, depending on how much time I have on my hands. Lean canvases, on the other hand, have become both a necessary evil and my favourite thing in the world. If you’re doing it right, running a lean canvas session is equal parts endless joy and cautious panic.