Design Sprint Bootcamp

With Jake Knapp, Jeff Grant and Wily
24-25 March 2020 • Charlotte, NC
Early Bird Pricing: $2249

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What People Say


“I have to say that I absolutely felt Wily's Design Sprint Bootcamp was the best use of my training time in recent memory. I gained so much. You have a terrific set up and things went flawlessly. Thanks again for putting on truly a remarkable event. It was worth every minute!” 

—Millie Wears, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University


“I came into the conference with zero knowledge on design sprints. I learned an insane amount in 2 days and that is priceless to me. Having Jake, Jeff, and Eric present was such a strong cast. The Wily team is hands down - the most helpful, informative, and organized team I've seen in quite some time. They led a wonderful conference and made sure each participant was comfortable and had everything they needed to be successful." 

— Sean Smith, Senior Software Engineer, AvidXchange


"Despite having read the book multiple times and already running one sprint, the workshop provided me the opportunity to hear all of the in-between parts, little things not covered in the book. It really was worth my time (and I'm the cautious sort). Jake and Jeff are fun, engaging, and very polite. Wily was a truly excellent host." 

— Andy Herzig, Product Designer, Paycor


What You’ll Experience


Learn the Design Sprint process from the creator—Jake Knapp. In two interactive, fast-paced days, you will experience a hands-on simulation of a real design sprint.

From mapping, sketching, and deciding, to prototyping and testing, you’ll learn to master each step by actually doing it. Our all-star team, anchored by Design Sprint creator, Jake Knapp, will coach you through all five stages of the Design Sprint process.

You’ll build muscle memory for facilitating your own sprints (whether it’s your 1st or 101st) and for incorporating these techniques into problem solving, product development, and day-to-day operations.

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Design Sprints

Design Sprints are a proven, repeatable process for rapidly solving big challenges, creating new products or services, or improving existing ones. It compresses months of work into just a few days. 

Design Sprints help validate your new service or product idea quickly and effectively so you can focus on giving your customers what they truly want. 

Teams around the world use Design Sprints to solve big problems and test new ideas, including Nest, Slack, 23andMe, Flatiron Health, AirBnB, Lego, the British Museum and the United Nations.


“It's like fast-forwarding into the future, so you can see how customers react before you spend all the time and expense of building a real product.”

          — Jake Knapp, Author of SPRINT


Meet Your Trainers

We’ve lined up an elite Design Sprint team to train you. Jake Knapp—the actual creator of Design Sprints—leads Day 1 and beginning of Day 2 of the bootcamp for the first three stages of the design sprint process. Prototyping Guru Jeff Grant picks up Day 2 to coach you through the prototyping and testing phases. Led by Eric Gorman, small-group facilitation and expert guidance will be provided by Wily’s team of superstars who run design sprints all over the world.


Jake Knapp—Creator of Design Sprints and Author of New York Times Bestseller Sprint

Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint process. He has since run it over 150 times with companies like Nest, Slack, 23andMe, and Airbnb. Today, teams around the world (including the British Museum and the United Nations) use Design Sprints to solve big problems and test new ideas. Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta.

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Jeff Grant—Director of Product Innovation at InVue, former Director & Co-Founder of IDEO's Toy Business Practice

Jeff Grant is responsible for innovating the retail security experience for the world's top electronics retailers. He's designed satellite hardware for NASA, invented toy and game concepts at IDEO, and transformed the customer experience at Bank of America. Jeff works to inspire and synthesize the efforts of inventors, designers, marketers, engineers, researchers, builders, and storytellers.


Eric Gorman—Owner of Wily, Facilitator, Teacher, Innovator

Eric is the owner of Wily, an innovation company that runs design sprints domestically and overseas for Fortune 500 companies, federal and city government teams, and prominent institutions. Eric has trained individuals and teams from Apple, Nike, Corning, Hasboro, YouTube, Johns Hopkins University, Lowe’s, Bank of Montreal, and Bank of America, among others. He also teaches a prototyping class at Wake Forest University.

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What You’ll Learn

Learn how to:

  • Lead a team through the Design Sprint process with confidence

  • Map out a challenge and choose the most important place to start

  • Identify crucial business and product questions to be answered in your sprint

  • Sketch a solution with confidence, even if you're not a designer

  • Make smart decisions without lengthy discussion

  • Choose the right prototyping method for your product or service

  • Test hypotheses before you invest months of work and millions

  • Integrate Design Sprint methods into your product development calendar

  • Improve productivity, solve big challenges, and foster innovation at your organization

What Your Ticket Includes

  • Two day hands-on workshop facilitated by Jake Knapp and Jeff Grant

  • Design Sprint Bootcamp with Jake Knapp Certification

  • A signed copy of the NYT best-seller Sprint

  • Bootcamp Mixer Tuesday evening—Hang out with Jake, Jeff, and the Wily team

  • A light breakfast on both mornings, two awesome lunches with options for dietary constraints, snacks, and all the coffee and tea you can drink

  • Two full days in Camp North End Smart District—Charlotte’s hub for creativity and innovation

  • All the supplies and materials you’ll need to take notes, map out ideas, and create prototypes

  • Official Design Sprint Certification by Wily, Jake Knapp, and Jeff Grant (complete with a signed LinkedIn certificate to add to your education)

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Who Should Attend

The Design Sprint Bootcamp is for anyone who wants to build better solutions, experiences, products, and services faster, especially:

  • Founders, Owners, and Executives

  • Team Leaders and Managers

  • Engineers and Designers

  • Product Managers

  • Marketers

  • Creatives, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs

  • Anyone who wants to have a larger impact on key projects


“When we heard about Wily's Design Sprint Bootcamp, it was a no-brainer for us to sign up a team from Duke Energy's Idea Lab. We’ve been using Design Sprints at our company for almost 2 years now, and we’re excited to get some fresh perspective and new ideas from Jake Knapp, Jeff Grant, Wily's seasoned experts, and the other bootcamp participants. We're also big fans of Jake—it's a big deal to have him in Charlotte and hope others will take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity."

—Catherine Allen, Idea Lab, Duke Energy

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Camp North End

The Design Sprint Bootcamp will take place in Camp North End—Charlotte’s hub for creativity and innovation.

Artists featured at Camp North End by Reel Talk CLT.