In Real Life Workshop Series

Are you a student club leader eager to take your group to the next level? Do you see a problem in your community that you want to help solve? Maybe you have an idea of your own that you can’t wait to launch? Or, do you want to feel confident in bringing innovative and creative ideas to your team at work? Start building your innovation skills and entrepreneurial mindset that you can use to create impact in real life. 

Our spring 2019 In Real Life Series includes six different workshops and topics. Each topic is offered twice during the semester. Attend them all or pick the topics that most interest you!

  • Workshops are held on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7pm at the BUild Lab
  • Each workshop follows a similar format:
    • Overview of workshop goals
    • Overview and lesson on the topic
    • Hands-on activity and exercise
    • Share learnings and activity results
    • Wrap up and questions

The topics:

Building Your Team

You can’t do it all on your own, so how do you find the right rockstar team to turn an idea into reality? Learn how to build and maintain a strong team whether they’re employees, interns, or volunteers.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Designing for Impact

In your community or across the globe, learn how to develop ideas that solve problems and make things better. This workshop will teach attendees the design thinking process, also known as human-centered design.

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2018


Will My Idea Work?

The Lean Startup process is all about working smarter and faster to get your idea into the hands of customers and validating its value. This workshop will teach attendees how to discover your target customers and apply the Lean Canvas towards your own idea or one of our examples!

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Finances: Let’s Talk Money

How will your idea or business generate income? How will you track finances? During this workshop, we’ll cover basic finances to choosing the right business model for your idea.

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Communicating Your Idea Through “The Pitch”

You are so excited about your idea! How to do you get others just as excited so they want to join your team, buy your product, or invest? Learn how to effectively communicate and pitch your idea and passion to customers and investors.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Marketing and Branding Your Idea

You’ve got the idea, now you need to tell the world! Learn to build a cohesive brand and marketing strategy that will make your idea stand out.

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019