Day One

Posted on July 4, 2011

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DAY ONE: POST IT NOTE GALORE – Thanks to 3M

We kicked off with a team meeting in the morning and straight into business model canvas. We established what was needed to be achieved in the month and more importantly the next three days. The teams concentrated on establishing the Business model Canvas  in order to get a visual concept of their business. The Canvas has the purpose of isolating assumptions so the teams can get outdoors and prove them right or wrong. In todays afternoon video – we tuned into Steve Blank at Stanford University – just to make sure all teams were amped to get out of the office and knew the importance of customer discovery.

Mike the Canadian superstar polluting his wall with post its 

Tomorrow and Wednesday will be full or surveys and customer interviews. This will be followed by a pitch and presentation on their progress to our invited mentors.

The teams seem very enthusiastic and ready to put in a solid 30 days work to get their ideas off the ground and validated. The passion is high, talent is great and the teams are out of the gates. Stay posted for some solid progress. Tomorrow will be a day of hard work and we are all excited to see what the teams come up with.

So far the teams are working on their names and we will introduce you to each team and its original concept in due course. And yes… We expect a few pivots in the next few days… Stay tuned

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