Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs (Part 2)


Discover how to create a collaborative environment where everyone is responsible for design. You will go through design challenges and sprints that can be incorporated into any workplace or startup, to unlock creativity and innovative thinking.

In this session we’ll introduce:

  • The principles of the design thinking process

  • Applying the design thinking process to solve problems

  • The basics of prototyping your ideas

Part 2 on November 23 will discuss:

  • Identify their challenges
  • Craft and test your solutions



Porter Wong
Business Consultant

Porter Wong

Business Consultant

Mr. Wong is an executive in residence of Plug and Play Technology Center, Mentor at the U.S. National Laboratory Entrepreneurship Academy, mentor at the University of California Entrepreneurship Academy, mentor at Clean Tech Open, Porter is also an executive in residence at Alley/Verizon Ventures Palo Alto. He is a consultant of the US Department of Commerce MBDA (Minority Business Development Agency) Northern California Business Centers and California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development’s Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program. Porter is also a member of Ontario, Canada PV Caucus. Ontario, Canada PV Caucus is a working body that provides influential inputs to the government to shape solar photovoltaic governmental industry wide regulation and policy. Mr. Wong served as Chairman of IEEE Computer Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter. Prior to actively working with startups, he held c-level and senior management positions with four successful technology startups, two went IPO and two were acquired by Fortune 500 companies.


Kenyetta A. Reid
Business Development Manager KR Elixir

Kenyetta A. Reid

Business Development Manager
KR Elixir