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Speaking & Seminars

We’re interactive. Our keynotes and intensive innovation labs are inspired by our SmartUp research, our new book on global entrepreneurship, and Jonathan Littman’s work with IDEO (his bestselling books The Art of Innovation and The Ten Faces of Innovation have sold 750,000 copies worldwide and have been published in 11 languages, including Chinese). 

We offer several different workshops, customizable on demand, at client locations, our spacious facilities in San Francisco at Schoolab, and internationally. We also partner with the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, the University of San Francisco’s Silicon Valley Immersion program, Leadership Business Consulting of Lisbon, and Schoolab San Francisco. The interactive labs are designed to help participants increase their own entrepreneurship and design capabilities through immersive engagements that draw upon the design and innovation skills of anthropology, cross-pollination and prototyping. Immersive and transformational, these sessions are ideal for MBA students, undergraduate students, innovators, executives, product managers, brand experts, startup teams, and entrepreneurs.

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See our videos below, and contact us at susannacamp@smartup.life.

The Entrepreneur’s Faces

Design Thinking Challenge Lab

Design Thinking Immersion

Ethical Innovation

Public-Private Innovation