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Our Projects

We've used peer learning to help world-leading organisations, and entrepreneurs in some of the world's fastest-changing environments. Here are some selected projects to give you and idea of what we do.

Blockchain & DAOs
Polygon Ecosystem DAO 2021- Polygon is a scalable layer 1 protocol that's popular among Ethereum projects, and a top 10 cryptocurrency. We're enabling the early generation of the Polygon ecosystem through grants, education and support.
Bankless DAO 2021- Bankless DAO is a large-scale DAO aligned to help the world go bankless by using fairer, decentralised alternatives. I'm working within the DAO to help impliment peer learning best practices, helping surface and share defi (decentralised finance) expert practices, and optimise content creation for various DAO projects.
LimeAcademy 2021 LimeAcademy is a developer training course run by LimeChain, one of Bulgaria's leading blockchain development agencies. Using Mentor Impact (see below), I trained the senior developers to be mentors, and aligned the program around desired learner capabilities and behaviours.
Startup ecosystem building
Leancamp 2009-2014 The global community that shaped the Lean Startup methodology. Centered around unconferences that connected entrepreneurs with UX, sales, business model researchers and other disciplines. Ran in 30+ cities through a network of volunteer organisers.
European Commission 2015-2017 Repeat evaluator for Horizon 2020 grants. H2020 was a ten-year EU-wide programme designed to seed startup ecosystems across Europe.
Seedcamp 2013-2014 Designed and ran a touring, one-day workshop for Seedcamp. It had a dual-purpose, to teach a set of practical startup skills and to surface good investment candidates.
Full program design & delivery
The Africa Prize 2014-2017 A pan-African support program for African engineers tackling African challenges. Heavy use of facilitated peer support and startup community interaction made multiplied the key success metrix by 5X.
Leaders In Innovation Fellowship 2015-2017 A commercialisation bootcamp program that accepted ~300 engineers from 15 countries each year. Reached pinnacle status within The Newton Fund due to its ability to acheive consistently high results for cohorts of different cultures.
Village Accelerator 2016-2017 Over a year, trained a group of Roma teenagers to code. This proof-of-concept was notably successful because of the emphasis on peer support. There's an overlap between software developer culture and Roma culture, that activated self-direction in the teenagers.
AIESEC Startup Deep Dive 2016-2017 An 8-hour, hands-on workshop, simulating the muddy exploration and hard decisions that founders face when getting their ideas off the ground. Based on a program we developed for Oxford University, it was redesigned so it could be delivered by students for world-wide deployment.
ING Bank 2015-2016 Provided startup mentoring and peer learning components for the ING PACE innovation program. Peer learning correlated to top performers.
Program design
Sofia Tech Park 2018 Commissioned to design and deploy an education program for Sofia Tech Park. With 11 different world-class labs in various disciplines, the main challenge was helping them find paths-to-market that are viable from the Bulgarian business climate.
Lean Innovation Summit 2018 Introduced the open space and flocks unconference formats to Lean Innovation Summit, demonstrating their effectiveness by raising Net Promotor Score by 40 points.
Online courses
The Sources 2014 Africa's most popular tech entrepreneurship course, reaching 10,000 students. Based on interviewing African tech entrepereneurs about their Africa-specific challenges.
The Sources: AI 2015 AI course created by forming small teams of AI experts around novice problems, and capturing their mental models, processes and the practical techniques they shared with each other.
Decision Hacks 2014 A collection of early-stage, decision tools used by different tech entrepreneurs. Written in bite-sized form for fast reference.
Community Events
Source Summit 2015-2016 An unconference format designed for finding solutions to entrepreneurs' challenges. It ran in Nairobi, Wageningen, Sofia, Belgrade and London.
Source Camp 2014-2017 An unconference about peer learning, held yearly with Source collaborators and a few invited guests.
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