Mr Bert Verhoeven

Senior Lecturer in Business (Innovation and Enterprise)

College of Business, Government and Law

place Tonsley (Level 2)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Bert Verhoeven is a successful entrepreneur and senior lecturer Innovation and Enterprise at Flinders University’s New Venture Institute. He started his working life in Holland during the early nineties, creating and leading three successful businesses in the fields of publishing, professional services and international development. The latter international organisation built sport related programs for social, health and educational development in 6 countries.

Since moving to Australia in 2006 he studied and lectured at the Swinburne Business School, where he convened subjects in the Master and Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Bert’s expertise is in customer development, lean startup, business models and social entrepreneurship and he has published in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has been a global pioneer in the lean startup methodology, since 2012 coaching and developing over 600 student startups. In 2014 Bert joined Swinburne’s Design Factory applying design thinking and lean startup methodology to enable student teams to collaborate on various innovation projects with industry partners like Cisco, Metro, Deloitte, BOM, Visy and Coles.

Research interests

Business Model Innovation

Topic coordinator
INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognising Opportunities
INNO1002 Entrepreneurial Thinking: Science and Technology Development and Commercialisation
INNO2001 Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Good While Doing Well
INNO3001 Innovation that Works: Building Innovative Business Models
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