Innovation Factory - Starting Lean Series
Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.
In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.
This workshop series will cover the two fundamental aspects of every early-stage venture - their Value Proposition and Business Model Canvas.
This five-part workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures understand the Lean Startup approach.
The tools and frameworks covered in the workshop will help you to lower the risk associated with launching your new product or business.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for networking.
Starting Lean: Value Proposition
Session 1 – Preparing to leave the building // November 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Establish a process to clarify and test key assumptions you have about your business and lower your ventures overall risk.
Deliverable: Overview of the Lean Startup approach and a tested interview guide based on the venture’s most important foundational assumptions.
Session 2 - Refining your customer development // November 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ventures learn about the customer situation without pitching their solution.
Deliverable: A solid customer interviewing technique that can be used continually through the course of a new business development.
Session 3 – Determining your value proposition // November 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Use data obtained from customer interviews to synthesize customer feedback into a value proposition.
Deliverable: A framework and template for determining your value proposition
Starting Lean: Business Model Canvas
Session 1 – Designing your business model // December 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.
This session wil introduce participants to Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas and the key questions to consider when designing a business model.
Deliverable: A business model designed around the participant’s value proposition.
Session 2 – Validating your business model // December 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.
In this session, you will learn how to analyze external forces such as macro, industry, and competitive threats and opportunities, and how to implement your findings in your business model design.
Deliverable: A framework for validating your business model that analyzes external forces and key business model metrics.
Cost of Workshops - $100.00 Refundable Deposit*
ONE Client Refundable Deposit
Purchase this ticket if you are a client of a regional innovation centre (Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs). When prompted on the registration page, please list the regional centre of which you are a member and your current advisor’s name. You will be refunded your full ticket price at the end of the workshop series and upon completion of our post-workshop survey. The post-workshop survey must be completed within four days of the last day of a workshop series for a registration deposit or discount to be refunded.
**If you are unable to attend a workshop session, please let us know four business days in advance. We regret that failure to do so may result in the loss of your deposit.
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