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Customer needs have never changed as quickly as they do today.
Companies are looking for innovative ways to create new and unique value propositions, leveraging technology and a network of partners.

Engaging in business ecosystems - that is, collaboration through interlocking value propositions - opens opportunities for growth and the realization of new business models.
Session Dates
Oct 6 – Nov 24, 2022
08:00 am – 10:00 am PT
Live online + virtual
collaboration platform
8 weeks
2 hours/week
10% alumni discount

What is This Bootcamp About?

The 8-weeks compact program familiarizes you with the mindset, tools and methods for business ecosystem development. It is based on the brand-new handbook Design Thinking for Business Growth by bestselling author Michael Lewrick and provides a hands-on learning experience that allows you to apply proven frameworks to your specific company context.

Who Should Participate?

Attend the bootcamp if you are an entrepreneur, a C-level executive, a project manager, or a strategy/innovation executive who looks for a practical framework to design ecosystem-driven business models that can lead your organization to novel ways of growth.

Bootcamp Benefits

Proven methodology. You learn to apply a distinctive methodology that helps you to identify customer issues and drive a business ecosystem design initiative for your organization by applying four distinctive design lenses that are needed for business ecosystem development.

Hands-on. You get a concrete framework and a practical tool kit for creating business ecosystem initiatives in your specific company context.

Small cohort. To ensure a high degree of interactivity, we limit the number of participants to 24.
Efficient time investment. The online format allows attendance from home or office. You need to commit only two hours per week over a period of two months.

Bootcamp Focus

The Bootcamp will provide a succinct overview of the key concepts, methods and tools needed to design a business ecosystem. You will learn and apply ten design principles and explore four distinct design lenses which include tools and methods to

  1. identify the appropriate customer problem
  2. test minimal viable product (MVP) offerings
  3. create a minimum viable ecosystem (MVE); and
  4. scale the system

Your Takeaways

  1. Awareness for ecosystems and why they matter in the future world of business
  2. Understanding the concept of a business ecosystems
  3. Hands on experience in applying business ecosystem design
  4. Understanding strategic impact of business ecosystems regarding IT, customer interaction, business models, and governance
  5. Understanding the concept of value streams and exponential growth
  6. Hands on experience in applying business ecosystem design
  7. Hands on experience in applying business ecosystem design


The bootcamp is led by Michael Lewrick, PhD., who is known for his hands-on approach that provides practical instruments and frameworks for driving innovation, digital transformation, and business growth in the complex world of networked organizations. He is the author of an international bestseller series that includes The Design Thinking Playbook (2018), The Design Thinking Toolbox (2020), and Design Thinking for Business Growth (2022).

Schedule | Cost | Registration

    September 1, 2022
    September 22, 2022 | no refunds after deadline
    Every Thursday from October 6 – November 24, 2022
    08:00AM – 10:00AM PT | 17:00 – 19:00 CET
    USD 2,500
    10% Discount for Drucker School Alumni and CFFO Partners.
    Please contact us if you qualify for a discount

We offer the Bootcamp also as a 2-day custom in-house event. Please contact us for details