Welcome to Lean Disruptor
We help companies co-create game changing opportunities
Lean Disruptor facilitates corporates to take their ideas and turn them into successful businesses. We help companies develop new business models and identify growth opportunities using the Lean Disruptor framework for growth.
Lean Disruptor has worked on a number of successful consultancy assignments. The journey began in 2010, during an assignment in Trinidad. It dawned on us that we look at ‘design’ and ‘lean’ tools in separate silos. It was almost as if we let designers do their thing, while we the engineers focus on building the products. We started to look at integrating design tools with the set of lean tools in helping our clients build better products and reduce their risk of failure. In 2017, we found Jake Kanpp’s Sprint process which we saw as Design Thinking and Lean Startup on Steroids and have integrated the process into our framework.
The three guiding principles of Lean Disruptor are:
– Focus on a change in mindset and create the ability to lead change;
– Build on the wisdom of others with collaboration, co-creation and healthy debate;
– Use a lean approach integrating it with design thinking to help our customers co-create game-changing opportunities.
Here’s a bit about the founders:
Raomal Perera is a veteran of multiple entrepreneurial ventures and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at INSEAD where he currently teaches and studies entrepreneurship, innovation and the management of rapidly growing companies.
Raomal is an educator and loves to work with entrepreneurs. However, his primary role is helping established businesses make innovation work. He uses an interesting mix of his hands-on experience of building successful companies and the more recent experience of academia and research in helping companies GET, KEEP and GROW their customers, using a number of highly effective tools and processes.
Raomal co-founded two technology companies; ISOCOR was listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and subsequently acquired by Critical Path in 1999. Network365 acquired US company iPin and formed Valista in 2003. Valista was acquired by Aepona in 2009 and Aepona was acquired by Intel in 2013.
Raomal was a recipient of the Irish Software Association’s (ISA) Outstanding Software Achievement Award in 2003. He was also a finalist in the Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards. Raomal was one of 40 entrepreneurs worldwide chosen to the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) as a technology pioneer. Headed by Raomal, Valista also won a number of industry accolades, ranging from the Wall Street Journal Innovation GOLD award for business, and the Mobile World Congress Award for the most innovative product.
Rohan Perera lectures on Lean Start-up, Customer Development, Finance, Business Planning and Business Model Innovation. He has a degree in Accountancy and followed that with a post graduate diploma on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UCD.
Since joining Lean Disruptor he has fully immersed himself in the world of Lean Start-up, along with teaching the finance module and co-teaching the Entrepreneurship and Customer Development modules for the Godolphin flying start programme (the world’s leading thoroughbred programme) he also co-teaches Steve Blank’s 12 week Lean Launchpad programme in UCD in the Smurfit Business School as an entrepreneurship elective for the CEMs and Marketing masters as well as for the Innovation Academy’s Entrepreneurship diploma.
When he is not lecturing, he consults with government bodies, corporations and early/medium stage start-ups, focus area’s being business modelling and design sprints.
Clients include and not limited to: Darley, Glandore, An Garda Síochána, DJEI (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) HSE (Health Service Executive), Screen Training Ireland, Zeeko, Pundit Arena, Unituition, Irish Movement Academy, Stylsnap.
He has worked on several start-up programmes such as SEIs (Social Entrepreneurs Ireland) impact programme, the Enterprise Ireland funded New Frontiers programme run in DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) and IADT (Institute of Art, Design and Technology) and the iCubed programme in DIT Grangegorman. He is currently a reviewer for SEIs newly formed academy programme.