Lean Startup Practitioner
Co-creator of Playing Lean
Tore is an entrepreneur as well as a Lean Startup advisor. He is co-founder of Playing Lean, the successful gamified teaching tool which became the most funded Scandinavian board game on Kickstarter in 2015, (with over 85 certified facilitators all over the world), from Dubai, Russia to Europe and Latin America. Tore also based his master thesis in entrepreneurship and innovation on the learning outcome of Playing Lean. In addition to being an entrepreneur he is also a guest lecturer on Lean Startup at the Norwegian university at Ås, NMBU. Together with Bruno, Tore is also in charge of organising Lean Startup Norway, which is part of the Lean Startup circle.
The objective of Playing Lean is to learn the dynamics of innovation and Lean Startup in a risk free environment. Players are forced to make difficult choices without risking their life savings or the future of their workplaces. A class on methodology can be pretty dry. However, my co-founder Simen Fure Jørgensen and I saw that workshops using games and game like exercises had the potential of engaging everyone, from the most skeptical to the most resistant. After two Kickstarter campaigns, a lot of hard work and even more fun Playing Lean is now a favorite introductory tool for companies and coaches all over the world.
After the first round, everybody was hooked, invested, and actively participating in learning the best strategy for finding and selling to customers, the Lean Startup way!
Playing Lean is an excellent game to create an understanding of the essence of Lean Startup, provide a basis for good discussions and put theory into practice. I would very much recommend Playing Lean!
Playing Lean Workshop in Zagreb was a great experience for the participants. Playing Lean game helps participants understand the dynamics of the startup journey, emphasizing the importance of a customer discovery, a good team development, and time orientation. A one liner which would describe the event would be: “Fastest learner wins.”
Besides in-house workshops, Tore is available for speaking, lectures, consulting on business development and crowdfunding.
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