Innovation leaders and entrepreneurship experts

Vidar Andersen

Vidar Andersen is a Norwegian serial innovation venture entrepreneur, investor, educator and advisor to F100 corporations on innovation based in Cologne, Germany. He’s been an invited speaker at places like Stanford, Cambridge, SxSW, Web Summit and LeWeb. In 2015, he was recognised by Wirtschafts Woche as one of the most important people in the German startup scene and was invited as a keynote speaker at the London Intrapreneurship Conference on the topic of data-driven innovation and innovation metrics (KPIs).

Tristan Kromer

Tristan helps product teams go fast. As a lean startup coach, Tristan works with product teams and innovation leaders around the world to apply lean startup principles to teams and innovation ecosystems. Tristan designed lean startup programs such as the Build or Die Bootcamp for TechBA (Mexico) and the Lean Reactor (Belgium). He has worked with companies ranging from early stage startups to >$1B USD revenue companies (Swisscom, Pitney Bowes). Tristan regularly speaks and gives workshops with organizations such as the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & D-school, General Electric (GE), and more.

Ash Maurya

Ash Maurya is the author of the bestseller “Running Lean: How to Iterate from Plan A to a plan that works” and “Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth”. He is the creator of the one-page business modelling tool “Lean Canvas”.

Ash is well-known among entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs because of the practical and useful pieces of advice he gives about business. With his “Lean Canvas”, he managed to develop a systematic methodology to increase the success rate of the product you’re building. As a business blogger, his posts have been featured in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune.