Lean Studio is a regular partner of one of the largest belgian banks in the operation of their 4 months long innovation program. After a 2 days Sprint aimed at selecting 4 ideas, and 4 teams of 4 participants, the acceleration phase starts.
The selected employees of the bank are involved on a full time basis during a period of 4 months. The purpose is to bring the participants out of their comfort zone, and to make them think beyond the usual boundaries of a large bank in order to develop disruptive ideas.
Thanks to a series of weekly experiments, the tempo of the program is kept on a high pace and the teams fully embrace the Lean Startup approach.
Towards the end of the program, the teams are prepared to pitch their projects in front of a large audience of colleagues who express a vote on the continuation of each project. Approved projects by a jury made up of executives are either taken over by the operational departments of the bank, or they benefit from an extension of the acceleration phase, or they are spun out of the core business into an external startup.