Beyond the Pitch

Pivoting Innovation: New Ways to Drive Growth (Innovate New Albany’s TIGER Talk series)

When: 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Innovate New Albany - 8000 Walton Parkway, 2nd Floor, New Albany OH 43054


Part of our TIGER Talks series:

Design Thinking and Lean Startup have brought new rigor and excitement to innovation! But unfortunately, new product failure rates are still high. One reason is confusion about what’s most important to succeed at innovation. Another is the widespread belief that customers cannot tell us what they want. Urko will reveal how to dramatically increase success rates by clarifying these issues.

Urko will bring a fresh new approach to innovation and growth by showing entrepreneurs, corporate innovation teams, and C-level leaders how to generate breakthrough ideas and guide the development of new and improved offerings.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Dramatically increase success rates.
  • Gain a much higher ROI on learning from failure.
  • Create a tight fit between what customers want and what an offering actually delivers.

Urko Wood is Founder and President of Reveal Growth Consultants, Inc. He works with organizations to reveal ways to drive growth, guaranteed, and then helps them do it. He is an expert at discovering customers’ unmet needs in a form that is ideal for driving innovation and growth. Prior to starting Reveal, Urko was the Ohio Lead for Strategyn Consulting, a pioneer and leader in the “jobs-to-be-done” approach, a systematic methodology for driving innovation with an unprecedented 86% success rate that generated billions of dollars for clients. Some of his clients have included Battelle Memorial, Becton Dickinson, Cintas, General Motors, Herman Miller, Ingersoll Rand, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, and NetJets, as well as smaller companies and associations.

Urko earned a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Contributing Writer on growth strategy for The Business Journals, a certified Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Facilitator, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.


11:30am – Networking
12:00pm – Speaker
1:00pm – Group Meeting Concludes & Networking Resumes

Free! (Lunch included)

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