On January 11, 2017, four teams of exceptionally talented graduate students from Georgetown took the plunge into our new H4D class. There are 21 students, but over 100 people were in the classroom. Problem sponsors, mentors, military liaisons, corporate partners, and investors filled the room to watch our student teams present for the first time.

It was a whirlwind of questions about hypotheses, experiments, results, and learning. For the first time, students got a taste of "relentlessly direct" feedback - something they don't normally find in a classroom. They all survived, and this week should see improvements in their Mission Model Canvases.

We better.

Rich customer discovery drives the success of this educational endeavor. By now, student teams are knee-deep in those interviews. Check back next week to see how our teams fared.

Or, watch the classes live at 6:30pm on Mondays on Twitter @H4DGHSSP and on Facebook on our Hacking4DefenseGeorgetown page.

Until next time...

Chris & Matt