Starting Lean: Business Model
(2 sessions, 4 hours each)
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.
In this two-part workshop series, we follow Steve Blank’s methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and the analytical process required to validate their business model. The workshops are highly interactive and all participants will be able to design their own business model during the series.
Session 1 – Designing your business model // November 2, 2016 from 2pm - 6pm
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 // November 9, 2016 from 2pm - 6pm
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.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for an opportunity to network.
Cost of Workshops
The Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops cost $50.00 -$100 to attend. There are two different ticket types that can be purchased:
1. CLA Member Refundable Deposit
Purchase this ticket if you are a client or member of a Campus Linked Accelerator or Regional Innovation Centre. 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.**
2. General Community Member
Purchase this ticket if you are not currently a member of a regional innovation centre. This ticket type is not refundable.
**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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