WHAT: At the onset of the Ideation Lab, before beginning their planning process, participants will have the problem clearly outlined for them. They will be provided information about Kenya, the water and sanitation situation, and previous efforts that have been undertaken. A round table discussion with experts will lay out the major challenges to give participants a clear understanding of obstacles they will need to account for in their brainstorming. At the end of the evening, teams will be assembled and given time to socialize and get to know each other.
WHY: This session gives the participants an opportunity to get to know the mentors' areas of expertise and provides necessary context about the scale, scope, and nature of the problem that they trying to resolve. Meeting their teams and having social time with their peers and mentors will get participants to start thinking about the problem and potential solutions.
During this session we will dive into Human Centered Design and examine how to apply HCD to, first, narrow down a problem to solve, then ask the right question to formulate a solution.
Learn about how lean startup ideologies should inform your enterprise design and allow you to quickly build, test, and iterate on an enterprise idea.
A Business Model Canvas will be the capstone for the Ideation Lab. Learn about how this one-page document has everything you need to describe a business concept.
Teams use this time to generate a scalable, human-centered, lean startup.
Time for teams to work together to pivot, refine, and finalize their business model.
Three finalist teams will pitch to all of the participants and guests.