Stage 1: Ideation & Acceleration
Anyone with a startup idea or desire to identify and solve a problem can join. Using lean startup tools, entrepreneurs will learn how to:
1. MODEL your idea
2. IDENTIFY your assumptions
3. OUTLINE your validation plan
4. ARTICULATE (pitch) your idea
The goal is to prepare your idea for problem/solution fit and focus on the right actions at the right time.
Stage 2: MVP Business & Impact
A vital component of the lean startup methodology is the build-measure-learn feedback loop. The first step is understanding the problem that needs to be solved and then developing a minimum viable product (MVP) to begin the process of rapid learning.
Stage 3: Developing Your Business Plan
The next stage is developing a business and impact plan building upon the knowledge gained from the MVP efforts for the product and the startup's social impact plan.
A business and impact plan to raise money should include:
Pitch & Launch
Raising capital from investors is difficult and time-consuming. So, it's crucial that a startup nails its investor pitch deck and articulates a compelling and engaging story. Different ways to fund your startup will be highlighted, along with preparing for a venture and/or impact investor pitch.