News & Updates
Hacking 4 Recovery Day 1 (August 10th, 2020)
Hacking 4 Recovery kicked off today with 22 teams! Four teams, Adnoviv, Words4, Polu, and Voyager Kolea, presented to the larger group and received direct feedback from expert entrepreneurs, Steve Blank and Tom Bedecarre. All 22 teams shared about their first 10+ customer discovery interviews for the day, and received feedback in smaller breakout sessions led by our phenomenal teaching team. Steve Blank rounded out the evening with two lectures on the Lean Methodology stressing the importance of getting out of the building and discovery. We cannot wait to see what our teams learn tomorrow as they work towards their goal of at least 50 customer discovery interviews for the week.
Hacking 4 Recovery Day 2 (August 11th, 2020)
Day 2 of H4R kicked off with an inspirational message and words of encouragement for businesses during this challenging time from Piia Aarma (picture 1), Founder and President of Pineapple tweed with over 25 years of experience in communication. Four teams, Cup20, Meet Need Hawaii, Surf World Hawaii, and MyBiotics, shared about their top lessons learned so far from their customer discovery interviews (CDIs). At this point, all teams have completed at least 20 CDIs and are starting to make changes to their Business Model Canvas. Steve Blank (picture 2) closed out the evening with an engaging presentation on value propositions, customer segments, and validating experiments which generated lots of questions from our H4R innovators. We’ll be back at it again tomorrow, so stay tuned!