Workshop on Lean startup techniques to boost innovation-led growth of local businesses

Posted on  26/07/2017  |  Media Centre

Asia Inc Forum and its major partner Baiduri Bank are organizing a one-day LBD Workshop on Lean Startup Principles on Thursday, September 28 at the Radisson Hotel.

The Workshop is open to SMEs, large corporations and government agencies who seek to reduce risks in developing and innovating products, services or systems through feedback from customers or end-users, using the least amount of time, effort and money.

Lean startup methodology advocates three key principles. It begins with the development of a business model canvas to sketch how value is created for the organization and the people it serves. It is followed by a customer development process where a “minimum viable product” (MVP) generates feedback from customers or users regarding its design, features, pricing and other critical aspects. This feedback is then used to innovate the product or service either by “iterating” or “pivoting” to match requirements of those it is intended for.

As a result of this workshop, participants will learn how to innovate rapidly, be nimble towards shifting market needs, and develop goods and services using the least amount of time, resources and effort in which waste is significantly reduced.

Adrian Tan, 2017 LBD Workshop Coach and Facilitator

The LBD Workshop will be led and conducted by Adrian Tan, a seasoned lean startup coach who has mentored and scaled over 1,000 startups, SMEs and large corporations in Asia. Entrepreneurs and executives also turn to Adrian for agile development, human-centered design and corporate innovation. His client list includes Schneider Electric, Manulife, Bosch, Sivantos and several other regional and global names. Adrian is currently Program Director of VIISA, an accelerator and venture fund based in Vietnam with US$ 6m to invest in over 100 promising young ventures to grow them into globally competitive players over the next five years.

The LBD Workshop on Lean Startup Principles on September 28 is part of a two-day LBD Program which includes the LBD Forum the day prior. Now in its 11th year, this annual LBD Program provides high quality learning, experience sharing and relationship building amongst local business owners and managers, corporate executives and professionals. The 2017 LBD Program is supported by Borneo Bulletin as Media Partner and MMW as Creative Partner.

Registration is now open. Information on the workshop and how to register can be found online at or through Ms Huda Sulaiman at phone 2226555 ext 12, email