VRG Economy students kicked-off their diploma projects last week in an unusual way – they left school.
After a short theory introduction to the LEAN methodology, students were challenged to travel to new places in their community to investigate what type of businesses there were at that location and how their ideas might work in that environment. They were challenged to “DISCOVER“.
In groups of 4, students explored business behavior in unfamiliar situations. Students photographed interesting observations and then wrote a short reflection about their discoveries.
On day 2, Economy students traveled to Stockholm House of Innovation – Epicenter for further inspiration. Students listened to further lectures on LEAN start-up methodology and visited this innovative hub of entrepreneurs.
During this visit, students were able to discover best practices by watching and listening to real entrepreneurs .
To reflect on their adventures, students gathered at our sister school, VRG Odenplan, in the afternoon for further discussions. During this time, students began to “DEFINE” their ideas … brainstorming and debating, questioning and rethinking.
This week, students returned to school after a weekend of further thought.
When asked about their experiences they responded in this way:
(Evaluation tool: Mentimeter – a VRG Mentor Company!)
In the next step, students will continue the process of “DEFINING” their own ideas … specifically focusing on market needs and potential customers.