It is now some ten months since we have been at home, with the occasional trip and venture out. Some of us have gone back to the workplace. Some back to school. Some of us have even had holidays. And then locked down again. Its a difficult and unpredictable time, and draining especially in the […]
RoboUp from Upstarter on Vimeo. As a part of her Robo Op work, Madeline Gannon made this for us. Robo.Op is an open hardware / open software platform for hacking industrial robots (IRs). In classic generous mode, she has made something that makes it cheaper and easier to customize your IR for creative use, so […]
The Telegraph recently published a piece on a survey they did with 1000 entrepreneurs, and pulled out the 27 they consider are disruptive innovators. Disruption is a big word for a startup or entrepreneur. Taking it back to its originator Clayton Christensen, a disruption is where a […]
We’re going to be taking this workshop around in the near future.It will explore the future of making using embryonic enterprise prototypes — potential future-facing businesses and business models. We’ll publish details when we have things firmed up here. FutMakerBiz from Upstarter on Vimeo.
I’ve been soft testing our new tool for helping people to see how they can think creatively abut their social or commercial business idea. Its based on a simple card set that triggers different possibilities about how the business idea could be formed and adapted. Its going […]
Last week we ran a Storytelling for Startups workshop with Echo, the economy of hours group, who are creating a network of businesses that are trading their skills together. Fifteen different companies came to explore how they might use storyteling techniques to clarify and extend what they say […]
Makers are a truly wonderful group of people. Their infectious enthusiasm is just so engaging, and when they get together they amplify all that good stuff. We have had lots of contacts with fellow travellers in this space. So it was also in Barcelona last weekend, where we took 3 Upstarter sessions as one of […]
We are also working with the wonderful guys from the White Building – London’s centre for art, technology and sustainability. With them we are doing our rollercoaster weekend of prototyping new business ideas. From Saturday morning 12th July, we’ll take you from idea to well-honed proposition and […]