IDEATION WORKSHOPS

 

Whether you are looking to enter a new market or generate ideas for new concepts or products and initiatives to drive savings in continuous improvement environments, we offer methods and inspiration to come up with more creative ideas. In the drive to generate more out-of-the-box ideas and thinking we guide your team by:

 

  • Creativity and selection techniques
  • Pulling them out of their comfort zones
  • Hybrid Brainstorming and Facilitation

80% of creative ideas comes from Analogy Thinking. We brainstorm the best ways to come up with disruptive ideas and bring unique cases from unconventional and innovative industries nd platforms to learn from.

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4 DAY STARTUP BOOTCAMP

 

This is a highly intensive program in which multi-disciplinary teams develop promising innovations that they are passionate about. Each bootcamp program run is tailored to each participating startup.

VALIDATE CRITICAL ASSUMPTIONS

We never do extensive market research. As entrepreneurs we deep dive into innovative ideas, prioritise critical components and test these assumptions by keeping the learning process moving forward in a Build-Measure-Learn feedback loop.

 

The faster a team can go through the loop, the faster they can learn, and theoretically, the faster they can create a sustainable business. It doesn’t matter how fast you can build, measure, or learn individually.

What matters is how fast you can move through the whole loop.

APPLY LEAN-STARTUP IN PRACTICE

The goal of innovation is to learn that which is currently unknown, not to efficiently and quickly build something to see what happens, simply because we can. With Lean Startup we take the scientific process to the question:

How can we build a sustainable organization around a set of products or services?

Inorder to learn, failure must be an option, and failure while learning must be accepted. If you cant fail, then you cant succeed. There is no bigger waste of startup time than “doing” without it leading anywhere.

THE LEAN-STARTUP PROCESS

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DAY 1 DAY 2
FOCUS ON VALUE PROPOSITION BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION
Participants are guided through a discovery phase during which they elaborate insight around their proposed idea, to provide a basis for initial validation, and define value propositions.

  • Ecosystem Analysis & Value Proposition Canvas
Participants proceed to conduct quantifications of the business models to understand their feasibility. During this phase tweaking, iteration and pivots are common.

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Model Environment
DAY 3
DAY 4
FUNDING YOUR VENTURE PITCHING
Preparation and development of investor pitches that can be presented to seed funders or as part of accelerator applications. We organize for introductions to acceleration programmes, incubators and potential investors.

  • Pitch Decks & Term Sheets
  • Funding types & strategies
Participants proceed to conduct quantifications of the business models to understand their feasibility. During this phase tweaking, iteration and pivots are common.

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Model Environment

ACCELERATE AND SCALE EXISTING PROJECTS

SPEED UP PROJECT EXECUTION WITH STARTUP TECHNIQUES

 

It often takes project teams a long time to go from idea to an actual market launch. Knowing that every project fails when it first hits the market, teams should ‘go-out’ as soon as possible.

 

We guide existing projects from start to finish and use startup tools in order to solve challenges. At the end of the process the projects will be validated by customers. We are able support teams until they are ready to do a complete roll out in their chosen African market.

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BUSINESS MODEL PRO

 

Learn the tools to understand, analyse and rapidly improve your business model. This is also the entry point to understanding industry-wide business models and analyse where there are opportunities to innovate and gain market share by doing things differently.

CUSTOMER FOCUSSED INNOVATION

 

Creating ideas is one thing, but creating valuable ideas is another. This programme centers innovation thinking on customer needs. Master a framework for exploring, capturing and communicating ideas impactfully.

CREATIVITY

 

80% of creative ideas comes from analogy thinking. We brainstorm the best ways to come up with disruptive ideas and bring unique cases from unconventional and innovative industries and platforms to learn from. How? By pulling your team out of their comfort zones.