Joshua Bicknell
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Business Design in Kenya: Ideas Wanted!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Boudewijn Broekhuijse Aug 24, 2011. 19 Replies

Hello all, I am going to Kenya on September 14th for 3 months to pilot a new social enterprise that I recently founded called KenyaWorks -…Continue

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Why are you passionate about business models and business model innovation?
I strongly believe that many of the concepts of business innovation BMG can be used by unemployed people in the developing world to facilitate the creation of successful businesses that will help provide jobs and alleviate poverty. I am currently designing an intensive 6 week course for recent graduates in Britain on business design, who will then travel to Kenya and work with groups of unenployed Kenyans to co-design businesses and create jobs.
How would you best describe your level of expertise when it comes to business models?
some knowledge
What's your URL?
Who do you work for? What do you do?
I am the founder of KenyaWorks - an international charity that aims to unleash the potential of British graduates to work with groups of unemployed Kenyan youths to co-design successful businesses and tackle poverty.
What industry do you mainly work in (e.g. financial services, telco, utilities, public sector, academia, pharma...)?
What is the size of the organization you work for?
Do you want to add anything? Feel free. Any topic.
I am currently developing the business design curriculum for KenyaWorks and if anyone has any suggestions, ideas, fun games etc. for the course please get in contact -

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At 3:38pm on July 31, 2011, Mike Lachapelle said…

Hi Joshua;


We have had a new member join who is from Kenya, you may want to connect with that person:

Fiona Mati

At 12:51pm on July 26, 2011, Mike Lachapelle said…

Hi Joshua;

Welcome to the Business Model Innovation Hub. I have a couple of suggestions for you on the subjects of games and innovating business models.

1 - Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo; this is a wonderful reference for collaborative games to support work environment and innovation

2 - Lean Launchpad: Steve Blank, creator of the Customer Development Model, shares the content and results of a class he taught at Stanford University where in he led groups of students through the design, testing and launching of new businesses. This is a great example of using the business model canvas to develop business ideas.


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