Business Speaker Jake Knapp is a talented designer and author of the New York Times Best Selling book, Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. Jake Knapp is currently a Design Partner at GV where he created the GV “sprint” process. Through Jake’s process he streamlines the development process of new concepts and turns these ideas to functioning well-tested products remarkably quickly.
Jake has run sprints for over a hundred different startups including but not limited to Nest, Slack and Foundation Medicine. Before joining GV, Jake was a designer for Microsoft and Google. While at Google, Jake led sprints for many large projects including Gmail, Hangouts and Google X.
In his talks, Jake discusses how to simplify life and work to do what really matters as well as how to take ideas and turn them into big hit products in just five days through his concept of running “sprints”. An accomplished writer, Jake’s work has been featured in Fast Company, TechCrunch, and Life Hacker.