Nick Noreña is an innovation coach based out of San Francisco who has spent the last 4.5 years working in the startup and corporate innovation space. He has worked with over 100 businesses as a coach, educator, and entrepreneur. Nick specializes in helping early stage startup or corporate teams validate their business ideas. He has worked with companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, IDEO, Walmart, Center for Creative Leadership, Fujitsu, and the Asian Development Bank. His favorite project in recent memory was running a 10 week training program for aspiring startup coaches and accelerator managers in Vietnam in cooperation with the Innovation Partnership Program. With his remaining hours, Nick volunteers with Lean Startup Circle, a non-profit grassroots organization with meet-ups in over 80 cities around the world.