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For the first time ever, we are delighted to bring you the Entrepreneurship Village. Get practical overviews on the entire start-up entrepreneur process from validation board and ideation to the elevator pitch as well as divergent thinking.
The Start-Up Validation Board is an extremely useful tool used by start-ups to to ensure that they have a relatively wanted idea that actually solves a pain point that customers are willing pay for.
Seminar style teaching on how to use the start-up validation board.
Objectives for participants: Understand how start-up validation board is used in idea validation.
Quick Profiling: Participants answer a series of questions and receive a profile for following activity.
Objectives for participants: Achieve objective Objectives for for next activity
Team Formation: After receiving their profile, participants are to form teams of 3.
Issuance of Challenge Statement:Teams will receive a Challenge Statement determined by Reactor.
Completion of 1st iteration of SVB:Teams fill up their their hypotheses, assumptions and experiment on the SVB.
Objectives for participants: Apply what was learnt during the seminar to the case scenario given with the challenge statement. Be able to use the SVB on their own after the session.
Participants will learn how to generate large quantities of creative ideas (individually and as a team), synthesize them and evaluate them critically before finally selecting one of them to work on.
Seminar style teaching on definition of ideation and real world example of its concepts.
Objectives for participants: Understand how ideation can be incorporated in common occurrences in life.
Post-its Ideation: participants are to list out as many solutions that they can think of to the specific problem they had previously selected onto post-its.
Objectives for participants: Build on initial ideas and to adapt from ideas of others. To proactively generate ideas without guidance
Selection of solution: After the generation of ideas, participants are to evaluate their solutions based on a 2- factor matrix, followed by debrief. (Factors include feasibility, sustainability, and ease of executing).
Objectives for participants: Think beyond immediate biasness towards certain ideas. Systematically evaluate solutions and understand how to rank solutions on a comparative matrix. Independently assess usability of solutions.
Participants will learn the relevance and use of elevator pitches, and in the process, learn how to convey key and relevant information in a concise manner. To reinforce learning, surprise pitches are inserted into the programme to ensure participants always have their elevator pitch ready.
Video showcase of past participants’ elevator pitches
Objectives for participants: Form their own impressions of what makes a memorable pitch
Overview of elevator pitch format to prompt participants’ thinking on what to include in their own pitch. Exemplification of a good pitch, using the famous AirBnB’s example. Design own pitch: Participants will design their own elevator pitch around a given concept/start-up.
Objectives for participants: Learn how to focus on crucial points in a pitch. Understand the importance of having a succinct, yet engaging pitch.
Practice elevator pitch: participants will be allowed to rehearse individually, anywhere in the room
Objectives for participants: Learn how to prepare one’s self in managing his or her tone, content, and confidence.
Participants will learn divergent thinking techniques, to think out of the box and to approach a problem or objective from different perspectives. They will also be tasked to generate a large number of creative ideas (individually and as a team), thereafter synthesizing them and selecting one idea to work on.
Video showcase of a man who traded a paperclip for a house and seminar style teaching on divergent thinking topics
Objectives for participants: To realise the impact of divergent thinking.
Paperclip Flipping exercise: participants to approach the public and continuously exchange their given paperclip for an object of higher value.
Objectives for participants: Learn to approach strangers. Learn how to angle value to different people. Step out of comfort zone.
Supported by EntreEd Partner