The China Startup Pulse

How DESIGN helps to validate your business ideas; with Grace Ng, Co-Founder of Lean Startup Machine

Episode Summary

Assumptions will never become facts untill you validate it. How to validate your idea? Design helps. Grace Ng, Co-Founder of Lean Startup Machine shared how and why she built the Javelin Board and many interesting ideas about optimisation in design needs for questions. As a female entrepreneur, she has also observed how the global scene is opening up to women in technology ecosystem.

Episode Notes

Assumptions will never become facts untill you validate it. How to validate your idea? Design helps. Grace Ng, Co-Founder of Lean Startup Machine shared how and why she built the Javelin Board and many interesting ideas about optimisation in design needs for questions. As a female entrepreneur, she has also observed how the global scene is opening up to women in technology ecosystem.

When you're focusing on the design, the biggest design challenge is to validate the customer's problem. Grace has really good ideas about how to build your startup and integrate design into what you do, talk to your team, design for success, and make it happen.

Show Notes: Jump ahead to topics
02:24 Grace Ng Introduction
04:18 How Grace started design work in startups
09:35 The framework works effectively in International startups
12:34 Differences between Chinese entrepreneurs and International teams
14:24 More opportunities for female entrepreneurs all over the world
17:39 Drop your ego out of the door
21:14 Become the biggest support for your co-founder
22:06 The next step for Lean Startup Machine Methodology