About

Why GrasshopperHerder?

my photo AboutThe title of this blog does not mean that I am some sort of zen expert at jumping the lean shark with a pivot.

Grasshopper Herder refers to my morning routine when I lived in Nashville, TN.

I woke up every morning and collected all the grasshoppers that crawled in under my door (apparently they liked the cool air) and put them back outside. There was nothing mystical about it although I was doing quite a bit of Kung Fu and Tai Chi at the time.

So if you came here looking for the mythical “expert” to answer to all your questions, you may be disappointed.

I can only promise you more questions and my own attempts to find some answers.

Mini-bio

I help product teams go fast.

As a lean startup coach, I apply lean startup principles with product teams and innovation ecosystems.

I have worked with companies ranging from early stage startups with zero revenue to established business with >$10M USD revenue (Kiva, StumbleUpon, Pearl) to enterprise companies with >$1B USD revenue (Swisscom, Pitney Bowes).

With my remaining hours, I volunteer with Lean Startup Circle, a non-profit grassroots organization helping to develop innovation ecosystems with meetups in over 80 cities around the world.

Full bio

I help product teams go fast.

As a Silicon Valley based lean startup coach, I work with product teams and innovation leaders around the world to apply lean startup principles to teams and innovation ecosystems.

I have designed lean startup programs such as the Build or Die Bootcamp for TechBA (Mexico) and the Lean Reactor (Belgium) in addition to being part of Luxr whose Core curriculum has been used by 13 accelerators internationally including Singularity University, 500 Startups, & the United States White House Innovation Fellows.

I have worked with companies ranging from early stage startups with zero revenue to established business with >$10M USD revenue (Kiva, StumbleUpon, Pearl) to enterprise companies with >$1B USD revenue (Swisscom, Pitney Bowes).

I regularly speak and give workshops internationally with organizations such as the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & D-school, Global Product Management Talks, Lean Startup Machine, General Electric (GE), and more.

With my remaining hours, I volunteer with Lean Startup Circle, a non-profit grassroots organization helping to develop innovation ecosystems with meetups in over 80 cities around the world.

I am originally from New York City, have lived in Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam, and currently reside in San Francisco, USA.

Cheers,
Tristan Kromer
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