Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs [DT4E] helps create your first million-dollar idea.

Every entrepreneur is looking for their first million-dollar idea, but many don’t find it. They look, they wait for inspiration, and for some, it never comes to them.

Successful entrepreneurs will commit to finding their big idea by taking action. They start with passion, add a process for creativity, and do the work necessary to identify an idea that has potential.

Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs is a 90-minute workshop specifically designed to help passionate entrepreneurs identify their first million dollar idea.

  • Problem Statement: How might I create a million dollar idea?
  • Empathy – Understand how motivation and interests impacts decision making.
  • Define – Make sure you’re asking the right question?
  • Ideate – Go from divergent thinking to convergent ideation.
  • Prototype – Making the first version of your million dollar idea.
  • Test – Get candid feedback from other entrepreneurs.
  • Share – Involve mentors and subject matter experts

This workshop was designed by Idea Lab Director Kevin Popovic. KP is the Founder of Ideahaus® and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. He has the experience and perspective of an accomplished entrepreneur, and is uniquely qualified to offer insights on creativity and innovation.

Why This Workshop

DT4E is fun, and it is fast-paced, and it is intensive. It is not for spectators or for those who are not prepared to lean in and start a business. All workshops start on time, stay on task and full-participation is required.

Participants will:

  • Understand the Design Thinking process and how it is applied to generating new ideas
  • Understand the concept of Project Planning and how it impacts resources, schedules and budgets
  • Understand how to generate a Prototype that represents their concept to others

Check our calendar for DT4E Workshops or contact us to request a workshop.

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Idea Lab is part of the Zahn Innovation Platform at SDSU. We help people generate new ideas using Design Thinking and other creative problem solving tools.We help the people in our SDSU community – people, teams and organizations – on campus and afar. We also work with the business community to help them solve problems, develop products and services, and improve process.