Hi there. I am currently working on Sacred Venture.

Daniel Peter

I am a venture designer.

As a venture designer, I partner with people, places, and institutions to make things - launch ventures - that change the way we live, work, love, and play. Through questioning the fundamental principles governing the way things are done, we uncover underutilized potential from within companies and the communities they serve. We imagine a new way of life. One that serves more of us. We launch disruptive products, build transformative companies, and take steps towards moving the world forward.

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Industry →

I work in partnership with global industry leaders.

  • IDEO
  • WeWork
  • General Assembly
  • Techstars
  • Hubspot
  • AlphaHQ
  • Bell Works

Ventures →

I build disruptive products and the transformative companies that support them. Inception for these ventures are sourced from within the communities they serve.

  • Emergent Leadership
  • Life
  • Prethinc
  • Wolfpack
  • The Resilient Ones
  • Action Horizon Institute
  • Wolfpack
  • Cooperative Impact
  • moxieTODAY
  • Skilz
  • Little Wins
  • Princeton Boutique
  • Princeton Impact Project
  • DC Impact Project
  • Sacred Venture
  • Sacred Circles

Methodologies →

Depending on an assessment, I bring together the essence of various methodologies and frameworks into an approach that intends to produce a desired outcome.

  • Atomic Design, Brad Frost
  • Modular Design Systems
  • Customer Development, Steve Blank
  • Earlyvangelists, Steve Blank
  • Start with WHY, Simon Sinek
  • Vision Roadmap by Taylor Westcoat, Seed Camp
  • Shared Vision
  • Collective Impact
  • Business Model Canvas by Strategyzer
  • Empathy Mapping
  • Protopersona
  • Love Your Problem, Not Your Solution, Ash Maurya
  • Ideal Journey
  • Service Blueprint
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Feedback Loop
  • Data-Driven Improvements
  • Human Centered Design, IDEO
  • Inbound Marketing, Hubspot

Social Sector →

I work with people and organizations doing good work to make our world a good place.

  • Partnership for a Healthier America
  • APCO Worldwide
  • New Jersey Policy Perspective
  • Lumina Foundation
  • My Brother's Keeper
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Georgetown Public Library
  • Code for Princeton
  • Princeton Learning Cooperative
  • Princeton Municipality
  • Sustainable Princeton
  • Demos
  • Youth Build
  • Year Up
  • MicroGreens
  • Shine Global
  • Impact Hub DC
  • New Brunswick City Council
  • Middlesex County Board of Education

Technical Ventures →

I build modular technology products resulting from the ongoing research that takes place while working within my evolving community of customers, partners, and peers.

  • Lab
  • Vault
  • Self
  • People
  • Gather
  • Ask
  • Make
  • Sell
  • Grow

Gatherings →

I organize workshops, events, and bootcamps for various communities around the world. The intention is to deepen the connection with one another, strengthen social bonds, and unlock underutilized potential from within.

  • Founder's Way
  • Red Thread
  • Culture Design Sprint
  • Compassionate Listener
  • Design Your Future

Higher Education Innovation

Invited by deans, chairs, and program directors as an innovation partner. This evolved into a 5-year ethnographic research project resulting in the discovery of a pedagogical innovation. The discovery reimagines the role of higher education by creating spaces for learners to build a specific type of venture using a specific process to create specific outcomes for the learner, the university, and the rest of society.

  • Honors College
  • Human Ecology
  • English Department
  • Writing Program
  • School of Social Work
  • Eagleton Institute of Politics
  • Center for Women and Politics
  • Program on Immigration and Democracy
  • Center for Public Interest Polling
  • Center for American Governors
  • Citizenship Rutgers
  • Future Scholars Program
  • History Department
  • Business School