How social enterprises and organizations successfully run experiments, pivot, and remain lean and innovative while ethically serving their customers and prioritizing social impact
Understand how to develop a business model that can drive financial sustainability and social impact
Use the business model canvas to map out key components of a social enterprise
Create and test hypotheses about a social enterprise’s target market size, cost structure, revenue streams, and value chain partnerships
Uncover revenue engines to power businesses serving customers living in bottom of the pyramid markets
In this course, you will learn how to test, validate, and adapt your vision of change to ensure you’re creating the greatest impact and meeting the needs of your customers and stakeholders.
This course is ideal for experimenting with lean methodologies to start a new enterprise or build a new program within an existing organization. The lean approach relies on validated learning, experimentation, and iterative product releases to shorten product development cycles, measure progress, and gain valuable customer feedback.
These principles aren’t just for high tech startups but tools for any innovator, especially those determined to solve the world’s toughest social problems.
Sasha Dichter is Acumen’s Chief Innovation Officer. In this capacity, he oversees Acumen’s work in Leadership and the spread of ideas. Sasha is also a noted speaker and blogger on generosity, philanthropy and social change.
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