Design Museum Mornings: Innovation Through Iteration

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Explore the ways in which design strategies empower entrepreneurs to fail fast and iterate impactfully, leading to better business.


Innovative businesses fuel our economy and shape our lives, and the demand for new ideas has catalyzed the startup renaissance. Design strategies are implemented from the ground up, best utilized at the earliest stages of starting a business to ensure rapid iteration and constant improvement. Driven by the desire to create an impactful product or service that has yet to hit our markets, startup leaders must exercise ideation, protoyping, and empathy as they launch, test, and grow.

Join Nicole Schmidt, designer and founder of krowdsourced, as she recounts her journey through entrepreneurship from a traditional design background. Nicole will showcase the best design practices implemented as she has built and grown her business, and how connecting with a community of like-minded creative thinkers has ensured the key to her success.


About the Speaker

Headshot of keynote speaker Nicole Schmidt.Nicole is the owner and CEO of krowdsourced, a commercial materials resource library for architects and designers in Portland. Nicole is passionate about community involvement, specifically the Portland design community. She is an active member of the Interior Design Association (IIDA) Oregon Chapter, and is currently taking part in three local business incubators: PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment), Xxcelerator run by Portland’s Xxcelerate Fund, and WeWork Labs.


$15 tickets in advance, $20 at the door. This is a cash-free event. Doors open at 8:30 am, presentation begins at 9:00 am. Breakfast will be served.

What is Design Museum mornings?

Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.

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Event Detail

May 31, 2019 8:30 am
May 31, 2019 10:00 am


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