Development processes

Validation session / workshop Lean Startup

Do you want to innovate? Then fail often, and fail fast. RDM Next's validation session ensures that you know for sure whether your idea will be a success before you have fully developed it. We do this by structurally validating or invalidating all assumptions behind your idea using the Lean Startup method. This way you ensure that you do not throw away money on development that turns out to be unnecessary.

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Content of the development process

The session starts by listing all facets of your idea using different methods. All assumptions are then listed. Depending on what the riskiest assumptions are, a test plan is drawn up and, if necessary, initial prototypes are worked on to test the assumptions. Your idea is refined in successive iterations until it is ready for the market.


During this session we flatten development into a clear story with clear tools. The result of the workshop is that participants are more innovation minded, see clear opportunities for development and can identify clear next steps.

Location and time

The validation session can be given at any location, but it is most fun to do it with us in the Innovation Dock. We take a whole day for this, with enough time for theory and practice. We can also create a tailor-made program for your team.

Mix 'n match

The Validation session can be done in combination with a Co-creation session. If you have not yet gained any initial ideas, we recommend that you first do a Design Thinking session and/or a digital session.

Flexible in time

The validation session is a creative process, which means that some times it takes longer than others. During the session we ensure that you are so familiar with the technology that you can take the next steps yourself. Of course it is possible to make the validation process longer than two half-days. We will find the best approach along the way.

What others thought of it

“Nice workshop, the speaker had a lot of knowledge!”

University of Amsterdam

Practical information

Language: Dutch/English
Number of persons: 10-20
Start time: In consultation
Duration: 4 hours / 8 hours
Including Lunch and meeting package
Price: from €170 pp

About the facilitators

Jurjen Lengkeek

Co-founder RDM Next

After being active in start-up support for several years, Jurjen founded RDM Makerspace, which transformed into RDM Next in 2019. Based on previous experiences and rooted in his own projects, collaborations and companies, Jurjen supports companies in their search for innovation.

Frido Aalbers

Co-founder RDM Next

Through RDM Next and the IoT Academy, Frido has helped hundreds of companies with innovation over the past four years. In his role as head facilitator, he asks the right questions that help optimize processes and spot new opportunities. The focus is on risk-free innovation.

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How can we help you?

Do you need personal advice? Or do you have questions about the possibilities? Our event manager Nadiah will help you further.