Adam Berk is a startup collaboration and innovation expert with over a decade of experience working with large organizations to drive innovation at scale. He is the co-author of “Startup Program Design”, a book about how organizations can work with startups for better outcomes on both sides. Adam has a proven track record of helping large public and private companies, government agencies, and impact-driven organizations implement “innovation at scale” using Lean Startup principles, hypothesis-driven product development, and evidence-based (stage-gate) investment governance.
Adam is a mentor for Google for Startups and Techstars, as well as various college entrepreneurship programs. He has a keen interest in environmental and equity-based issues and loves to work with student accelerators. As a frequent speaker at innovation and entrepreneurship events, he shares his insights on Lean Startup principles, hypothesis-driven product development, and evidence-based investment governance. Adam’s favorite question is “What problem are you solving and for whom?” He applies this question not just to startups, but to open innovation programs and ecosystem design.