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Scale a Startup with Design Thinking Activities

Chicago, Illinois Aug 27 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Central Time (US & Canada)

Price: Free

Interested in learning how to apply design thinking in a hands-on environment? Want to see how real strategists apply design thinking to solve business challenges? Excited to help a local startup solve a real problem they are facing?

Casecomps is hosting a free design thinking session at Metis to teach critical design thinking techniques to passionate data experts, UI/UX designers, and business strategists.

What you’ll do: Apply real design thinking techniques to help Ergo Impact, an mHub startup, identify how it can effectively scale with corporate partners. Participants will be broken into teams, walked through design thinking activities, and present solutions at the end of the event. Winning teams of the friendly competition will receive tours of mHub, Chicago’s physical product accelerator.


  • 5:30 to 6pm: Check-in & networking
  • 6 to 6:15pm: Casecomps & Challenge Introduction
  • 6:15 to 7:45pm: Design Thinking activites
  • 7:45 to 8pm: Presentations & networking

Specific techniques you will apply during the session:

  • Stakeholder interviewing
  • Empathy mapping
  • Journey mapping
  • Problem statement generation
  • Crazy eights ideation

This event is hosted by Casecomps, an 1871 startup focused on connecting passionate individuals with corporations through business competitions, andErgo Impact, an mHub startup who specializes in bringing ergonomic design into the workplace.

The session will be led by Michael Kokot, an Accenture consultant and founder of Casecomps.

Scale a Startup with Design Thinking Activities

Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, Illinois

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