How do we know that our business ideas are going to create the positive change we want to see in the world? Or that our ideas have a chance of becoming a thriving business that serves our community? In an environment where the majority of new businesses fail, lean principles aim to give startups a better chance of success by helping entrepreneurs learn more quickly what works and discard what doesn’t.

If you have an idea for a business and aren’t sure how to get started, join us for Explore Your Business Idea on Wednesday, February 20, 3-5pm at Impact Hub San Francisco. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to use lean practices to test, validate, and adapt your business idea to ensure you’re creating the greatest impact and investing your time in something that truly meets the needs of your customers and community.

Uptima Presents Rani Langer-Croager, Co-founder & CEO of Uptima Business Bootcamp. Rani started Uptima to address the challenges of traditional entrepreneurship programs and business accelerators in providing accessible education and mentorship to a diverse group of entrepreneurs. Rani has drawn on more than 15 years of experience advising organizations on strategic and financial planning, capital raising and mergers and acquisitions to develop the model for Uptima. Prior to co-founding Uptima, Rani was a member of the founding team and vice president at Altius Education where she raised over $30 million of capital to fund development of the company’s educational ecosystem. Rani began her career as a successful investment banker and has led and participated in over 30 financing, merger, acquisition and joint venture transactions, representing over $15 billion in value, for leading technology companies. Rani serves as a Board member of the California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) and on the advisory boards of the Alliance for Community Development’s Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance, Oakland Grown, Project Equity, and numerous small businesses and startups. Rani received her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University, was a recipient of the university’s prestigious William J. Griffith university service award and was selected as a semifinalist for Young Trustee on the university’s Board of Trustees.

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Uptima Business Bootcamp


Date & Time

February 20 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Impact Hub San Francisco


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: $10

Cost for Non Members: $15

Updated on 29 November 2018