We’re just about at the halfway point in the semester and the students are gearing up to launch some version/aspect of their product service to the public.
When you’re getting close, it can be helpful to get rapid, qualified feedback from a fresh set of eyes.
So, we ran a double-header Product Sessions event this past Saturday (which has been a marathon week for the students), and brought in an awesome set of experienced product and design experts.
The sessions are all 1-on-1, but at the end of it, we all reconvene and share what we learned (including the advisors). Above, advisor christianarca is dropping some knowledge on the rest of the group.
A huge thanks to all of the advisors who gave up the nicest Saturday we’ve had in awhile to spend some time with the students.
Thank you Aly Valli, Andrew Mercando, Brad Dickason, Carine Carmy, Christian Arca, Christina Mercando, Christina Cacioppo, Cooper Smith, Courtney Christopher, Jeremy Canfield, Liz Danzico, Nick Barr, Phoebe Espiritu, Solomon Liou, and Tom Harman!
Running a Product Sessions event within the Entrepreneurial Design SVA class felt a little bit like making a turducken, but overall I think it worked out. I’ve been following a pretty basic formula over the past few years, which was contrary to my former self: get the right people in the room, and then get out of the way.