A typical journey of an innovator through the co-founder program

3 Designs

2 Experiments

1 Pilot

Startup

Focus on designing multiple business model canvas's with intelligent constraints:

- scale, a big hairy audicious goal;

- cost, like delivering it under x price employing frugal thinking; 

- risk, increase partnerships;

- simplicity, doing only thing

- radical, combining ideas that cross industries, businesses, markets, geographies, and/or customer experiences.

- impact, not just action.

10+

hours of video learning on lean startup

10+

highly relevant reading and assignments which advance your specific hypotheses

50+

customer interviews

8+

hour(s) of one to one calls on a frequent basis  with your virtual co-founder

1+

pivots, iterations, changes, fail-fast

15+

relevant high-value (funders, successful entrepreneurs) global contacts

4+

Group Hangouts with others in your cohort

First 4 weeks

Problem

MVP

Starting points

you

End of Program

you decide 

We then move onto defining and testing hypotheses around revenue streams, cost structure, key partners, key resources, channels

 

We design 1 pilot, with impact measurement at it's heart, which then defines the development of a minimum viable product. 

We use customer development and an adapted Business Model Canvas to develop hypotheses, and get out of the building, to iterate on: 

- defining our understanding and articulation of the problem (through 5 why process, understanding differences providing painkillers or vitamins, design thinking)

- customer proposition, customer segments

Mindsets

People

Skills

Knowledge

Second 4 weeks

You are an entrepreneur  

 

or an intrapreneur, working on a project, heading up a team, or responsibile for innovations inside your organisation

 

A problem that you've seen, heard, or experienced 

 

or an idea or  feeling of a need for a solution

 

or unsure on where to start with your solution, how to take it forward, whether to take risk on it or not? 

 

+ tired of those 1-day courses and conferences which give you great inspiration, full of knowledge but full of serendipity and hard to sustain the momentum of change? 

 

A good idea, but no implementation plan. A great set of projects, but no core innovation that cuts across them.

 

A detailed plan, but no organisational capacity to deliver. 

 

Next 8 week goal

Team/Board of advisors.

Website Alpha

Application to an incubator or investor

Minimum Viable Product, defined.

Customer pitch, verified

Investor deck, pitched

Business model tested

Customers, singned up