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Smarter Decisions Faster Using Design Sprints – StartupSac Scale Up Seminar

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn to make rapid, data-driven decisions using design sprints! JDM of the Right Box will teach you how to accelerate startup success.

You’ve got a killer startup and you’re on the path to product-market fit. Like every startup, cash is scarce, runway times are short, and the wrong decisions can sink you. But imagine being able to confidently make decisions that sprint toward the product-market fit you need to scale, based on data from real customers — and not in weeks or months, but in just days.

Of course… you could always just go with your Founder Gut and hope that it all works out, but you already know the land of wishful thinking is where startups go to die. Instead, what if you could replace unreliable, shoot-from-the-hip decision-making with a defined, reliable, 5-step process based on design thinking?

Fortunately, it’s surprisingly straightforward! There’s a proven process used by some of the world’s biggest startup successes:

A design sprint is a time-constrained, five-phase process that uses design thinking to reduce risks when bringing a new product, service, or a feature to the market.

Join us for a Scale Up seminar with JDM of The Right Box to learn how to run a design sprint optimised for startups.

Understanding the process of running design sprints will instantly improve your day-to-day decision-making by changing the way you think about the process — even if you never run a formal sprint. But the long win comes with mastering the unfair advantage of using design sprints to go to market, find product-market fit, and scale both faster and smarter than the competition.

Common design sprint use cases:

  • Defining (or refining) product features
  • Designing exceptional experiences
  • Solving thorny problems, like a drop in retention.
  • Testing market viability
  • Refining business strategy (target market, value prop, USPs, etc)
  • Brand and identity creation
  • Maximise sustainability and social impact
  • And much more!

What you will learn:

  • Design thinking 101
  • The design sprint process
  • How to run a traditional design sprint
  • Adapting the process to your own startup

StartupSac Scale Up Seminars are designed for startups that are beyond the idea stage and have some traction.

The Mission of StartupSac is to accelerate Sacramento’s startup and innovation ecosystem by informing, educating, empowering, and connecting its startup founders and innovators. Learn more here.

About JDM

JDM (aka Josh David Miller) is a startup traction expert who has helped founders launch or scale more than 100 companies. He is the founder of The Right Box, a studio that helps venture-backed startups use design thinking to find product-market fit, the author of the 3-2-1 Traction newsletter, and an advisor to a number of early startups.

Thank you to our venue sponsor, Bloom Workspaces.


Bloom Workspaces
2014 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811 United States


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