Capstone – Project

18. Learn and Apply Google Ventures’ Design Sprint for IDEA Center Startup

A Collaboration Between

Engagement Synopsis

The University of Notre Dame uses a design sprint, a method pioneered by Google Ventures for its own startups. “The Sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.” It was developed by Design Partner, Jake Knapp at Google Ventures. It is compressed generative research, aimed at finding innovative solutions to bold questions. Each day focuses on a specific aspect of the methodology, with the final day (Thursday) culminating in application and testing of the output of the process. You won’t want to miss seeing how this all comes together. SynGlyphX and Stargo are evaluating their future product roadmap and sales processes. Participants in the design sprint will be evaluating sales and market testing language with various customer segments to identify which roadmap elements provides the greatest promise to the company.

For this interterm, The IDEA Center is collaborating with two alumni teams, SynGlyphX and Stargo. SynGlyphX helps organizations make sense of complex data so that they can take action on what is most important. Technological advancements have led to an over-abundance of big and complex data sets. SynGlyphX helps make sense of this data by offering technology solutions to help synthesize (Syn), visualize (Glyph), and solve for the unknown (X variable). Stargo will revolutionize the marine cargo insurance industry by providing near real time actuarial data through connected IOT devices.

*NOTE: While we’ll be applying Google’s method but not working with their staff for this project, the opportunity to learn and apply this skill will be useful in any future career path. The first step in learning how to facilitate a Sprint, is in doing one. We will focus on sharpening specific skills, such as customer interviewing, user journey mapping, solution sketching, prototyping, and unit economic analysis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will experience a “real-world” design challenge in one of a diverse set of business verticals.
  • Students will build knowledge, skills and deeper understanding of Design thinking methodologies and early business model development.
  • Students will gain exposure to LEAN methods utilized in developing startups

 

Company Information

CompanyNotre Dame IDEA Center
HQSouth Bend, Indiana
RevenueUnlisted
EmployeesUnlisted
StageMedium Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects
Websitehttps://ideacenter.nd.edu/

Company Overview

The IDEA Center is the University of Notre Dame’s collaborative innovation hub dedicated to expanding the technological and societal impact of the University’s innovations. We do this by nurturing and facilitating the movement of the best ideas of faculty, staff, and students from discovery to commercial application. The Center provides the necessary space, services, and expertise for idea development, commercialization, business formation, prototyping, entrepreneurial education, and student entrepreneurial efforts. The Center is open to any University researcher, student, alumni, and community members with an idea they want to commercialize

Industry Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA Interterm (SPRING 2021)
LevelGraduate
Students Enrolled120 enrolled, 3-5 students per team per project
Meeting Day & Time3/22-25/2021
Student Time Commitment30+ Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment5+ Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Project Topics

Research & Development

Software Design & Development

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Assigned Students

Student

Tucker Cottrell

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Student

andrew daum

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Student

Kyle Johnson

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Student

Jack Stacey

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Student

Mukul Tiwari

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Student

Gage Vernon

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Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission
OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF

OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF

Each company will provide a web conference link and time for scheduled kickoff meeting
March 22 Event na
PROJECT COMPLETE: UPLOAD FINAL DELIVERABLES PROJECT COMPLETE: UPLOAD FINAL DELIVERABLES
Please upload your final presentations and/or any final reports you delivered to the company.
March 25 Submission Required submission-required
Final PEER Evaluation Due

Final PEER Evaluation Due

March 28 Event na
Final SELF Evaluation Due

Final SELF Evaluation Due

March 28 Event na
Temperature Check #1 Due by 5:00 PM ET

Temperature Check #1 Due by 5:00 PM ET

March 22 Event na
Temperature Check #2 Due by 5:00 PM ET

Temperature Check #2 Due by 5:00 PM ET

March 23 Event na
UPLOAD STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY UPLOAD STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. Please download, sign, and then upload the Statement of Confidentiality. If your industry partner requires an additional NDA, that will be loaded as a Project Resources
March 20 Submission Required submission-required
Final Interterm Feedback Survey

Final Interterm Feedback Survey

March 28 Event na

Key Milestones & Project Process

Project Resources

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