The Startup Way with Eric Ries + Wharton's Adam Grant

Monday, October 16, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Join the Arts + Business Council, a Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, for a conversation featuring Eric Ries (author of The Startup Way + The Lean Startup) and Adam Grant (Wharton’s Top Rated Professor + author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B), on how organizations of all sizes can harness startup techniques to drive growth. 

In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries, Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard, created a global movement. Concepts like constant iteration, minimal viable products (MVPs), and pivoting have changed the language of business. Now he turns his attention to companies and organizations of all sizes.

Ries has been working with giant firms like General Electric and Toyota to help them become more nimble in order to spur growth and create products and services that customers want. In The Startup Way, he shares his insights, stories and best practices, delivering a critical toolkit to solve all business challenges.

A New York Times bestseller, The Lean Startup has been translated into nearly thirty languages. Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies around the world. Eric is also the CEO of the Long-Term Stock Exchange, a brilliant initiative to eliminate short-term incentives.

Program Agenda:
5:30pm-6:30pm: VIP Book Signing with Eric Ries + Adam Grant (with exclusive VIP performance by BalletX)

6:00pm-6:45pm: Networking + Registration

6:45pm-6:55pm: Opening Remarks

6:55pm-7:35pm: Keynote Conversation

7:35pm-8:00pm: Interview with Eric Ries + Wharton's Adam Grant, moderated by Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal, Sam Schwartz.

8:00pm-8:35pm: Strategy Salon with Eric Ries + Wharton's Adam Grant, moderated by the Head of Vanguard Innovation Studio, Lisha Davis. Featuring LiquidHub's Michelle Berryman, Managing Director of Strategy & Innovation.

8:40pm-9pm: Thank you and Closing Remarks 

VIP ticket includes copy of The Startup Way and book signing from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
6:45 PM – 9:00 PM


Ticket - $35.00

VIP - $75.00

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