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Innovator's Toolkit Workshop: Proven Techniques to Generate Startup Ideas with Miles Lasater

Miles Lasater

Join this interactive workshop to learn mindsets and tools for ideation. Taught by an experienced startup founder, the learnings are sourced from the inside of venture studios and onstage performing improv comedy. Learn to unlock your creativity. While the focus will be on learning the techniques rather than starting a company during the workshop, please come prepared to brainstorm and share ideas.


Speaker Bio

Miles Lasater is the CEO and Founder of Purpose Built, a venture studio focused on human potential. Miles previously co-founded Higher One (IPO, 2010), SeeClickFix (acq 2019), and OneUni. He is a Kauffman Fellow and formerly a VC at F-Prime Capital.

Higher One was a fast-growing fintech company that served 2M+ college students and 1200+ higher ed campuses. He was the founder and senior executive taking the company from idea to $200mil+ revenue, 750+ employees, and a public listing on NYSE. Miles served as the public company board chair and is experienced in corporate governance and M&A transactions.

Miles has invested in dozens of pre/see-stage ventures, taught a class on venture capital at Yale University, and was previously on the board of Venture for America. He is on the board of ConnCorp, a $150M+ economic development project in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven. He is Chair of the board of Curious Learning, a tech nonprofit.

He has ideated inside 3 other venture studios and is a GSSN Studio Launch Program graduate. Miles is the host of the podcast Startups for Good and blogs at