Design Sprint Boot camps

High-intensity boot camps that teach you a process to rapidly design and test big ideas.

Learn the jedi ways of running your own Design Sprints.

Developed by Google, the Design Sprint is a collection of tools and methods that help you solve business challenges by designing, prototyping and validating your best ideas in one short week.

This 2 day boot camp is a hands-on, no BS learning experience where you break down Design Sprint methods by putting pen to paper, collaborating with peers and executing ideas.

when, where and how much?

We host our boot camps every single month in and around the Toronto area.

May

 

21

 - 

22

Kitchener/Waterloo

May - Design Sprint Boot Camp

A 2-day, hands-on bootcamp designed to help you build better products faster with the Design Sprint framework.

Available Spots: 

20

Accelerator Centre 295 Hagey Blvd, Waterloo

Kitchener/Waterloo

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Jun

 

29

 - 

30

Toronto

June - Design Sprint Boot Camp

A 2-day, hands-on bootcamp designed to help you build better products faster with the Design Sprint framework.

Available Spots: 

12

555 Richmond St West, Suite 410

Toronto

Coming Soon

Jul

 

18

 - 

19

Mississauga

July - Design Sprint Boot Camp

A 2-day, hands-on bootcamp designed to help you build better products faster with the Design Sprint framework.

Available Spots: 

12

Mississauga

Coming Soon

Single

$1,250 + HST/person

For a single person - you!

Team

$1,100 + HST/person

For teams between 3 - 7.

Groups

$1,000 + HST/person

For groups of 8 or more.

Is this boot camp for me?

Our Boot Camps are designed for individuals of diverse professional backgrounds and levels of experience. What you all have in common is the burning desire to find new ways to make an impact in the organization in which you work and the determination to see it through to execution.
You might be a position where your organization is trying to adopt new technology and you're responsible to get the company on-boarded or, you’ve been promoted to lead a team and you need a way to get alignment on achieving a particular goal or, you've been tasked with improving a portion of the business and don’t know where to start.
Project Managers
Digital Team Leads
Innovation Managers
Executive Leadership
UX Designers & Researchers
Product Managers & Owners
Software Engineers
Digital Marketers
Agents of change, progress and innovation

What you'll learn.

We learn better by doing. And over two intense days, you’ll understand each of the methods that go into a Design Sprint to validate your big idea. You’ll play the roles of decider, researcher, designer, inventor, prototyper and usability tester. You’ll leave armed with powerful tools you can use the very next day at your own organization.

Download our 2 day boot camp curriculum

Get your hands on the curriculum we've put together for the 2 days we'll spend together. We'd love to hear your feedback.
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Day 1 8am - 6pm

Intros and Warm Up
The Challenge Presentation
Review the research
How Might We
Note and Map
Defining Goals
Lightning Demos
Solution Sketching
Dot Voting

Day 2 8am - 6pm

Warm Up
Recruiting Testers
User Test Flow
Tone of Voice
Storyboarding
Prototyping
User Testing
Hi-fives and drinks on us, you've earned it

Perks.

You might consider the mental enrichment of our boot camps to be reward enough, but we've got...

Swag you'll use.

Our reusable take-your-lunch-in-this-tote bags, business model canvasses and other nifty surprises we think you’re going to appreciate. And stickers, of course.

Good Eats.

You'll get unlimited coffee/tea, a catered lunch and can handle all your dietary needs—gluten free, vegetarian, keto and allergies. If you need anything specific, just ask.

Unlimited refills.

You might find yourself in need of a quick refresher on the methods you learned. Re-enlist at 75% off the listed price as frequently as you’d like.*

*Subject to available space.

Early access.

We regularly host free workshops on the latest tools and tech of our trade. With limited space you’ll get early access to every event. Learn some new tools and share your war stories.

testimonials.

We’ve completed dozens of Design Sprints for companies large and small. We've also trained companies, universities and accelerators. Here's what some of them had to say.

Choosing to have RSG organize and facilitate our Design Sprint was a critical decision and an important investment. We were thrilled with the outcomes from our 5 days together.

Curtis VanderGriendt
Product Designer, Alert Labs

In just two days with RSG, our idea materialized into a prototype that now, with their technical leadership, is proving to be a game changer for our business and industry.

Mario Gianniotis
President, Riverside Millwork Group

RSG's collaborative approach breaks down the design process we're accustomed to by involving the business owner in the ideation of creative.

Mark Silver
President, Stadium Digital

RSG are clearly Design Sprint specialists! They helped us take the complex challenge of introducing new users to an app and made it feel easy to break it down.

Tessa Sproule
Founder & CEO, Vubble

THe Facilitators.

Joel Grenier

Head Design Fellow @ Fellow.app

For over 17 years I've been part of leading countless creative solutions across various mediums for some of the biggest brands in the world. I truly believe companies must choose to promote cross-functional creativity to boost their success potential. Design Sprints have the ability to instantly jumpstart a creative culture within your teams.

Currently Head Design Fellow @ Fellow.app find me on Linkedin

Chase Denomme

Design Director, Ready Set Go

Working with so many startups, I’ve had a front row seat to witness how careful and thoughtful design can have such an influential impact on growing companies. I’ve be able use Design Sprints to help over 50 startups illuminate the path forward to reach their business goals.

Find me on LinkedIn.

Dayton Pereira

Founder, Ready Set Go

I’ve been a product designer for the last 19 years. You’ve likely had an app I’ve built in your pocket at some point in your life. Design Sprints to me stand out as the most collaborative and productive way to solve challenges we encounter when trying to build the great digital products.

Want to know more about me? Creep me on Linkedin.

Are you interested in becoming a Design Sprint facilitator for Ready Set Go? Find out what it takes.
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Frequently asked questions.

And some rarely asked questions too.

Refunds, transfers and cancellations

If for whatever reason you cancel 30 days prior to the event date we refund 100% of the fees. No questions asked, but expect frowny faces.

Boot camp tickets are transferable to any colleague.

If you cancel between 29 and 15 days prior to the event date we can refund 50% of the fee. However, we do suggest you transfer your ticket to a friend or colleague or reschedule to the following boot camp so you don’t lose your money.

Cancellations less that 15 days in advance are non-refundable but transferable to someone else or to the next upcoming boot camp.

Do you have a permanent campus where the boot camp is taught?

Much like a travelling circus, we don’t have a permanent space. Instead we setup our boot camps where people need them. We usually use Breather.com to acquire the spectacular spaces to host our boot camps.

Can I can pay in instalments?

Unfortunately not right now. It’s coming though.

Will I learn software tools like Photoshop, Sketch or Invision?

The short answer is no. While prototypes in full length Design Sprints do utilize these tools, the boot camp does not. We rely on pen, paper, sticky notes, cardboard, tape, scissors and your magnificent brain.

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