Paul G. Silva August 30, 2018 A Touching Testimonial Paul G. Silva August 30, 2018 One of our alumni kindly sent in this testimonial... Ideas are the currency of progress and good ideas have the potential to change the world. Coming from government and being new to philanthropy, at first, I was deeply skeptical of applying startup methodologies for social change. However, innovation is built on ideas, feedback, moments of failure and breakthroughs. Through lean, Paul turned a skeptic into a believer. Halfway through the course, I discovered my project needed to pivot quickly. Paul helped me identify the gaps in my analysis, refine my pitch, and create a project that inspires and improves communities. — Pierre Joseph, Program Director, Solidago Foundation My thanks to Pierre for his kind words. You can read more testimonials here.