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Innovate Like a Startup (private)

October 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


This is a talk for Swissnex’s Future of Money Study Tour– a private event for Swiss banking professionals.

In the 20th century, we built unique propositions for scale and long-term competitive advantage. In the 21st century, any offering with that focus is highly vulnerable to dynamic competitors who achieve greater understanding & intimacy with the various segments of your market, taking it away from you piece by piece.

In this talk, we’ll look at how successful ventures use today’s best practices to achieve superior, actionable understanding of their customers and evidence-based innovation to avoid waste and effectively use that understanding to improve their offer. We’ll draw on (deservedly) popular frameworks like design thinking, Lean Startup, agile, and the Business Model Canvas.



For more on the process of Venture Design, please see Venture Design page.

For more on workshops and materials, please see the Online Workshops page.


Want to discover the latest innovations in the financial services? In October 2014, swissnex San Francisco invites you to join a study tour focused on the latest trends in this field, including mobile payments, virtual currencies, cloud banking, authentication, and new approaches to the traditional bank.

Participants will visit ground-breaking companies, startups, and US bank headquarters that are truly shaping the future of their industry. They will spend time with the executives in charge of innovation, online and mobile delivery, and retail strategy, as well as with consultancy firms, research companies, innovation leaders, and experts who monitor the Silicon Valley.

The study tour is open to a maximum of 10 professionals and will appeal to those seeking more knowledge and insight into financial innovation and future trends.


Who We Are
nex-us \ nexus, pp. of nectere, to bind\ 1: connection, link 2: a connected group 3: center or focus

nex-t 1: closest to in space 2: closest to in time

swissnex San Francisco is part of a knowledge network with nodes in the world’s most innovative hubs—Bangalore, Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, and Rio de Janeiro—where the future is being shaped.

swisssnex is an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs as an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco. A public-private venture, vital financial support is provided by partners, sponsors, and donors sharing swissnex San Francisco’s commitment to connecting the dots.


October 9, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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