Innovation Masterclass
Online Edition

5 days online course

All you need to make a kickstart in innovation. Learn the key innovation methodologies and put them to practice.

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This workshop is organised in co-creation with Kromatic.

Want to learn how innovation can deliver real results

Pick up key skills to start innovating faster

Does your business need a creative boost to start innovating faster? If you keep waiting around for brilliant ideas to strike, someone else will beat you to it. This two-day workshop helps you save priceless time. Innovation Masterclass is a two workshop by Vidar Andersen, Norwegian serial innovation venture entrepreneur, investor, educator, and advisor to F100 corporations on innovation.

The benefits

better decisions  what project to invest in

recognize the levers of growth for a particular business model

identify and rank risky assumptions

create better relationships between those that allocate and receive resources

measure project progress pre-/early revenue

Work with leading experts and materials

Great learning is hands-on, shared experience and great program

For every success that the Steve Jobs’ of this world have, they also have moments of struggle; moments when they feel stuck. The ability to keep innovating continuously is what makes some companies wildly successful decade after decade while others fail and disappear.

You will experience the basics of how startups develop new services quickly in to the market. Why startups are different from corporations. Are startups just a smaller version of existing companies? Are projections and business plans what you need for your innovation venture to succeed?

This masterclass offers a comprehensive overview of what Lean Startup methodologies of Business Model Engineering, Customer Development and Agile Engineering has to offer and how they all fit together. The masterclass is learning and developing in one. You’ll be working on your own idea these days.

Companies & Organizations we have worked with:

What we’ll cover

The business world is a precarious environment of uncertainties. This workshop is engineered to have maximum effect on the innovation pipeline of your business by equipping you with the right methods for working with high stakes. The goal is to move innovation ventures forward faster, with less risk and low investment.

Day 1 Innovation Fundamentals

  • Why Corporations are not Startups; What we know now
  • What Corporations can learn from Startups: The Lean Startup Methodologies
  • Business Model Engineering
  • Customer Development
  • Agile Engineering & Minimum Viable Products (MVP)

Day 2 Design innovation experiments and business models

  • Mastering Business Model Engineering and the BMC
  • Mastering Customer Development and The Problem & Solution Interview
  • Mastering Agile Engineering and the art of the MVP

What can you do after this course?

This class is ideal for innovation professionals, product managers, and product owners.


  Why innovation is important
  The key differences between a company and a startup
  Business model innovation vs technology
  Fundamental knowledge about the key innovation methodologies
Avoiding major innovation mistakes


Practice key innovation actions
Start a lean startup project in a corporate
Defining the most critical assumptions
Interview customers with confidence
Design and test your first experiments and business models


  Enabling employees with the fundamental methods and processes to get from 0 to 1 and move beyond just ideation
The insights to avoid waste of money and time in innovation projects
Design and run your first innovation experiment and process
Unlearning old ways of doing things that don’t work for innovation
Redesign business models to have more impact

What can I expect from this course?

This class is an interactive learning experience full of practical, real-world techniques and hands-on exercises. Learn in-depth techniques while working on your project. You’ll learn by doing while getting real-life stories and coaching from our instructors.

Live Training Sessions

Live online training sessions exploring 50 tools & 40 guided exercises

Personal Coaching Sessions

Personalized coaching sessions with your mentor to facilitate your learning progress

Bonus Study Tracks

Bonus study tracks to help you apply your learnings and expand your knowledge, at your own pace

Lifelong Access & Support

Gain lifelong access to our online learning environment to review slides, videos & resources and access to our online community on slack

// Start building and creating. Work on your real-life project

Learn by doing as you work on your personal project.
We offer hands-on exercise walk-throughs, guidance, and live discussions with trainers and peers.

// Real-Time One-to-One Coaching

You’ll also have regular remote coaching sessions tailored to your specific needs.

// Learn online

Using the latest educational conferencing technologies, your learning journey starts as soon as you sign up. You’ll get access to our rich and friendly learning platform.

Here you’ll find all workshop information, curated content on Lean Startup to prepare and after the workshops, all slides and resources, self-study tracks, and more. It’s also a trusted place to discuss and learn from each other.

// Get certified

Graduate with a Startup Spirit certification of competence. You’ll also receive a virtual certificate that alumni add to their Linkedin profile.


At the end of the training program, participants earn a certification. This certification validates their participation in the class and the learning of foundational principles and practices to real innovation projects.
There is no exam. The program is designed to be highly experiential as we believe that real learning comes from experience, not from passive studying of concepts. The certification affirms the individual’s understanding of the key principles and proficiency at applying methods to drive innovation and creative problem solving, including:

  • Apply innovation methods to solve complex problems
  • Drive innovation within your team or organization
  • Spark a customer-centric focus in your design and product teams
  • Infuse a culture of agility through rapid validation of new ideas
  • Base decisions on real insights from customers and rapidly build prototypes for validation

Those who earn a certification indicate a thorough understanding of principles and practices related to innovation and creative problem solving with a focus on ideation, human centered design, and rapid validation of new ideas.
The training program and certification process are rigorous to ensure that those who pass the qualification fully understand the class content and are able to apply the concepts immediately to be more effective in their jobs.
Regardless of one’s career stage, certification is a valuable professional asset that distinguishes you as having the knowledge and ability to drive focused and purposeful innovation projects inside a business enterprise.

// Learn from experts and peers

You connect and collaborate with people in similar roles chasing similar objectives facing similar challenges. Being part of this workshop,  means you also become part of a global community.

Gain access to our exclusive community

As alumni, you will join a community of professionals and gain exclusive access to:

» Events, roundtables & workshops
» Online Slack groups
» Online Content
» New Courses
» Networking opportunitiesAnd much more…


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Vidar Andersen


Vidar Andersen is a Norwegian serial innovation entrepreneur based in Cologne, Germany who now works as a venture entrepreneur, investor, educator and innovation advisor to F100 corporations.

In 2015, he was recognized by Wirtschafts Woche as one of the most important people in the German startup scene.

Rob Aalders


After working in banking and government, Rob launched several innovation ventures. He was involved in the funding and coaching of dozens of startups and companies before starting his own company. He worked with several Fortune 500 companies on strategic investments. For more than three years, Rob has helped large enterprises, startup communities, and startups to grow faster.