Open-innovation programmes that develop entrepreneurial skills and propositions
Entrepreneurship Workshops and Bootcamps
Formulate and validate ideas, and experience the fundamentals of Lean and systematic entrepreneurship in 1-2 days.
Creation Hacks and Design Sprints
Tackle industry challenges or themes by designing, developing and testing your product or business propositions with real customers in 1-5 days.
Incubators and Accelerators
Validate market-fit to launch new products or businesses through our intensive and immersive 2+ weeks facilitated open innovation formats.
Our unique approach
Immersive, not Theoretical
You will “learn-through-doing” by working on real propositions to be tested with actual customers now; guided by expert facilitators and coaches in venture development and experimentation.
Real, not Simulated
You will work on pressing business challenges that need to be addressed today — not complete homework exercises on hypothetical issues.
Open, not Closed
You will work in “blended teams” that combine domain-expert industry professionals with experienced startup founders — they provide challenge through their practical experience and share their entrepreneurial zeal.
Connected, not Alone
You will tap into by our network of expert mentors, hundreds of cutting-edge startups from around the globe, technical specialists and world-leading universities to take your learning and proposition to the next level.
We have worked with
“Studio Zao’s expertise in the entrepreneurial process provided the structure and rigour needed for our teams to understand customer needs, develop value propositions and formulate their market validation plans. They have been instrumental in helping us design and facilitate our MedTech Challenge accelerator experiment.”
“For the first time I felt that taking a product or a service from an idea to a reality is actually something that I could do, and not limited to a selected few with a magic formulae”.
Andrea Guzzonifounder and CEO, Rentuu.com
“If you want to better understand how to take an idea for a new product or service and make it real and are looking for a practical, hands-on approach, then Davide from Studio Zao is your guy. From programme design to delivery and coaching, Davide brings energy, passion and real-world knowledge and insights to everything he does.”
Ben Mumby-CroftDirector of Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London
“Studio Zao has organised an energising entrepreneurship bootcamp to help cancer researchers create new commercial opportunities based on their work. Overall feedback has been very positive, and it’s been great to hear attendees say that the bootcamp gave them courage to build their own company in the future”
Andy CarrBusiness Development Manager, Institute of Cancer Research
“Studio Zao facilitated an engaging Strategy Council Session for us, aligning 30+ TV industry senior members on the main advantages of the Lean Startup approach, and embedding members with TV-industry entrepreneurs so that they could reach consensus and identify innovative solutions to customer industry-wide challenges. Highly recommended!”
Richard Lindsay-DaviesCEO at DTG, Digital Television Group
A 2-day sprint for corporate business professionals to become Intrapreneurs. Learn how to apply Lean Startup and Design Thinking methods practically to develop innovative propositions from within your organisation.