WHAT: The Ideation Lab is, ultimately, a forum for generating a viable sanitation venture. To that end, the most important product teams will be generating is the Business Model Canvas. This session will give participants an introduction to what a Business Model Canvas is, and the steps necessary for successfully constructing one.
WHY: Teams will arrive at the Ideation Lab with relative parity in their knowledge of the field of sanitation, but not necessarily in their knowledge of startup creation and entrepreneurship. The goal of this session is to bridge that informational gap, equipping teams with the tools they will need for success throughout the event.
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.