... where visionaries, game changers, and challengers discuss business models
I am going to run a series of work shops in Kenya for the young entrepreneurs. It is going to be a half day work shop and below are the expectations.
All kinds of input/advice/ on how to run the work shop and how to melt the business model strategy canvas in to the process is more than wellcome!
1. Reinforce contestants understanding of the Pivot competition processes
2. Educate contestants on how to write sound business plans
3. Sensitize contestants on the need for sound business concepts to be demonstrated in their initial application entries
4. Introduce contestants to key concepts on how to persuade investors, partners and buyers
Hello Ege, I did a few workshops in South Africa and these are some of my experiences:
- take into account that a lot of people (even high school level) have very bad lingual knowledge (they can read but do not really understand what they are reading)
- make sure you know the political circumstances of the young entrepreneurs you are teaching; f.i. entrepreneurship was banned amongst black people in South Africa for almost 80 years! You don't solve that in a workshop....
- translate your business model workshop into a game. I used the scandinavian "CUB"-game as a metaphore for entrepreneurship. It turned out to be a hit. And made the workshops a lot of fun too!
- be aware of the differences between your contestants (cultural, economic, social, educational, etc.)
I wish you all the luck with your worskhops. Kind regards,
Very good inputs! Thank You very much.
If you have a laptop and a projector out there I would
suggest Prezi to melt in the process.
This will offer:
brings the speed and power of microprocessors to the development and management of the canvas
I am going to share an pre-made prototype canvas with you. Picture below.
To view online and begin playing go to
A brief individualized tutorial which was made to accompany this:
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I have made this public. If you make a prezi account you can make a copy or download and self tailor the canvas.
Look forward to hearing how it goes.
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