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Webinar: Product Development and Validation in an Agile World

23 Jun 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stellenbosch Network & Launchlab presents a webinar on ‘Product Development and Validation in an Agile World.’ 

Our first guest speaker is Dr Samir Vinchurkar. Samir currently works with multiple organizations as a consultant in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, healthcare research in neurological & pulmonary imaging, respiratory drug delivery, lung deposition and modeling, and tobacco harm reduction. Samir is part of an international team responsible for developing a curriculum for the Master’s program in Innovation partially based on ‘Disciplined Entrepreneurship’ at the National University of Ireland under license agreement with MIT. The program developed by Samir and the team at NUIG was voted by student reviews as the 8 best Masters programs in Innovation in Europe for 2019-20. In previous roles, Samir has served as Director of Fluidda NV (Belgium), In-Med Prognostics, India and as Head of RIIC (Research Innovation and Incubation Centre) & Asso. Professor at the University of Mumbai. With more than a decade of experience in transforming research-academia innovation to commercial endeavors, Samir thrives in novel ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship catering to unmet needs in the society. He has co-authored more than 30-refereed international publications receiving awards from Elsevier as a top-cited author.

Our second guest speaker is Richard Barry, engineer entrepreneur and CEO of Polymorph. Before he co-founded Polymorph in 2012, he worked as a software engineer in the space and radar industries. Polymorph is a software product development company. Over the last 9 years, they’ve built products in partnership with blue-chip companies like Capitec, ABSA, and Metropolitan, as well as startups like Energy Partners, Linebooker and LifeQ. Richard is a firm believer that any successful entrepreneur has an idea for a business, not an idea for a product. Polymorph partners with successful businesses to build products that users love to use.

We look forward to hearing and learning from Samir and Richard.

Stellenbosch Network Members get free access, please email to get your access code.

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