Published on August 16, 2012

This post was previously on the Pathfinder Software site. Pathfinder Software changed its name to Orthogonal in 2016. Read more.

Bernhard Kappe, Orthogonal’s CEO, gave a talk at the new healthcare startup accelerator Healthbox, and tailored his Lean Startup presentation for medical innovators.

Healthbox is a new Chicago based healthcare centric accelerator program that started its inaugural class of ten startups earlier in January. For three months, these teams will share space and ideas in Chicago, where they will push toward the next stage of development.

The principles of the Lean Startup Method apply to any innovator developing a new product or business with extreme uncertainty indifferent to the size of the project or industry. The healthcare industry has a significant change on the horizon and stakeholders hungry for the solutions of tomorrow, there has never been a better time for innovation and collaboration. Using customer development and experiments with fast feedback loops can help to guide medical trailblazers toward valuable solutions for all the stakeholders in the field.