Alastair Jarvis
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How are Social Entrepreneurs using the Business Model Canvas when designing innovative new Enterprises?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Ladd Oct 15, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi all,I've been working with a couple of teams creating innovative new Business Models for Social Enterprises using both the BMG Canvas and Ash Maurya's Lean Canvas variant.Business Model Generation…Continue

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Ted Ladd replied to Alastair Jarvis's discussion How are Social Entrepreneurs using the Business Model Canvas when designing innovative new Enterprises?
"Alastair, we use the BMC for exploring our Soc Ent ventures in a straight-forward manner. Sometimes the students find it helpful to bolt on the Social & Environmental Benefits (under Revenue Streams) and Costs (under the Cost Structure). But we…"
Oct 15, 2013
Florian Luedeke-Freund replied to Alastair Jarvis's discussion How are Social Entrepreneurs using the Business Model Canvas when designing innovative new Enterprises?
"“... these pages read like the beginning of a much longer conversation.” This is what I thought, too, when I tried to modify the forerunner canvas based on Alexander’s dissertation from 2004. When approaching sustainable or social…"
Dec 15, 2012
Michael Joseph replied to Alastair Jarvis's discussion How are Social Entrepreneurs using the Business Model Canvas when designing innovative new Enterprises?
"Gentlemen, Glad to read someone else brought this issue up. Mike, fully concur that redefining the value proposition is an area where the focus needs to be.  One definition of social entrepreneurship is either a for-profit organization that…"
Dec 9, 2012
Mike Lachapelle replied to Alastair Jarvis's discussion How are Social Entrepreneurs using the Business Model Canvas when designing innovative new Enterprises?
"Hi Alastair I have worked with a few social enterprise startups and I am a mentor with the Ottawa Hub (part of the international Hub network for social entrepreneurship). Frankly I have never found the need for adapting the canvas. I use the tool as…"
Nov 30, 2012
Alastair Jarvis posted a discussion

How are Social Entrepreneurs using the Business Model Canvas when designing innovative new Enterprises?

Hi all,I've been working with a couple of teams creating innovative new Business Models for Social Enterprises using both the BMG Canvas and Ash Maurya's Lean Canvas variant.Business Model Generation makes brief reference in its closing pages to tracking social/environmental costs and social/environmental benefits with additional areas appended to the canvas - but these pages read like the beginning of a much longer conversation.I'm curious to learn what you have learned while modelling Social…See More
Nov 30, 2012
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Why are you passionate about business models and business model innovation?
Business Model Innovation capacity provides tinder to the entrepreneur's spark.
How would you best describe your level of expertise when it comes to business models?
knowledgeable
Who do you work for? What do you do?
Working with several Social Enterprise startups.
What industry do you mainly work in (e.g. financial services, telco, utilities, public sector, academia, pharma...)?
Technology, Forestry, Healthcare
What is the size of the organization you work for?
freelance/independant

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