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Innovation MINDsET Workshop

Join an immersive online or in-person workshop led by Anne Cocquyt. Learn how to overcome the barriers to launch an idea as an entrepreneur or corporate innovator. Grow an innovation mindset with hands-on examples and fun exercises.


Innovation mindest and entrepreneurial skills are increasingly important for companies, startup founders, innovation ecosystem players and investors to launch, build and grow businesses in the US. 


In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about Silicon Valley specific methodologies proven to launch successful businesses


  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses in your current innovation mindset

  • Take an example through the first steps to de-risk the launch of your idea

  • Leave inspired by diverse examples of innovators ready to practice your newly won leadership skills 

Learnings and Co-Creation

  • Learn from powerful examples of diverse entrepreneurship experts and how they launched their ideas.

  • Self-evaluate your innovation mindset, and clearly define your goal.

  • Learn and practice to successfully launch and pitch your business idea.​​

  • Experiment with an idea and put the Dare-To-Launch-Formula into action.

  • Learn how to get support for your pitch.

  • Follow through with actionable next steps and accountabilities.


Anne Cocquyt, serial entrepreneur and corporate innovator, will immerse participants in real life examples from Silicon Valley, and teach the participants how to build an innovation mindset and dare to launch.


The workshops utilize design thinking and human-centered design principles.

The workshop comes with a copy of the book Dare To Launch.

Ideal for up to 25-50 participants in leadership, product and innovation teams in small and large companies



Innovation Score



  • Welcome & Networking (5 min)

  • Intro - The story of an entrepreneur coming to San Francisco to launch and sell startups and become an angel investor  (5 min)​


  • Dare To Launch - 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Launching (20 min)


  • Workshop - Idea To Launch   (90 min)

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Anne Cocquyt, originally from Stuttgart, is a serial entrepreneur and super connector in the US startup ecosystem. After building partnerships for Genentech’s innovation team, she founded her own startups, and serves as an advisor to tech startups, angel investors, and corporate innovators.


She advised and judged Stanford's StartX acceleration program, RockHealth, Startup Health, French startup hubs, angel groups and mentors at the German American Accelerator, Singularity University, and University of San Francisco.

Anne advises multiple startups.

She launched and raised funding for startups in a wide variety of industries from art to consumer products and technology and exited a startup in 2015. She is the founder of the GUILD, the first AI-driven community engagement platform to help communities activate their members.

Anne teaches the GUILD Academy, an entrepreneurship program she developed in 2019. She helped over 150 entrepreneurs and innovators launch their business ideas and receive funding.


This 2 hr workshop is ideal for anybody interested in becoming more effective in innovating in their own company or learning what it takes to launch their own startup. Activate your entrepreneurial skills, practice your launch strategy with hands-on exercises in fun group setting.

This workshop is for you if ...

  • You know you need to build your innovation mindset in order to be successful.

  • You understand that you can learn from others and you're not afraid to experiment.

  • You are curious to tap the power of existing methodologies and how to activate them.

  • You are a corproate innovator

  • You are an aspiring entrepreneur

  • You are interested in avoiding the typical mistakes when launching and pitching ideas.

  • You want to walk away with a tangible plan to achieve success and a roadmap to execute on

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