How valuable would it be if you had a tool to tackle the problem of uncertainty in your startup?
That's why we asked Professor Lenardic to sit in the chair. It gives us the opportunity to take a deep dive into why you want to have a scientist on your startup team. Tonight we will be learning to harness the power of experiments for business.
Prof Lenardic discovered his own unknown limitations when revisiting the skate park after a decade of inactivity. As a scientist, he experimented with hypothesis testing and data analysis to improve his skateboarding technique. A young kid became interested in his process, leading to the formation of Skate Lab.
Skate Lab is attracting the eye of business. Businesses are re-learning unique and effective ways to solve problems.
(English teachers close your eyes)
Maybe with that scientist, you'd have asked the more effective questions that lead to making sense of the data which identified a profitable business model for your target market that had the money to buy your product because you communicated in ways they GO CRAZY FOR YOUR SOLUTION!
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Listen & Learn - Are you a member of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem? We encourage you to come meet, learn from and have the chance to ask questions of one of the countries most creative and experimental science professors, Adrian Lenardic (LinkedIn Bio).
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Identify opportunities from dynamic conversations and encounters.
Absorb new information from our guest’s and your peer’s expertise.
Implement & Test an idea so you are utilizing good startup practices of validation.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
Download this map http://www.rice.edu/maps/mapimages/Campus_Map_Color_7_08.pdf
We will be in Building #22 and the Annex is between Buildings 22 and 23. There is an ABL 131 sign already on the door.
Adrian is a fluid dynamicist who works on planetary thermal evolution, mantle convection, dynamics of continent formation and evolution, and interactions between planetary atmospheres and their deep interiors.