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Business Model Canvas, Initial Thoughts

Business Model Canvas for 6W2X, Bootstrap Phase, Initial Concept

Here are a few ideas to start you off. What ideas do you have for developing the business model?

Key Partners (KP)

Business Schools

Business and Entrepreneur Support Organisations

Student Societies

Student Hubs

University Development and Alumni Relations Offices

Charities and Social Enterprises

Other accelerators

Organisers of hack weekends

Sponsors

Software developers

Key Activities (KA)

Developing infrastructure

Developing a virtual ecosystem

Capacity building

Team building

Developing relationships with partners

Strategic planning

Project planning - with SMART objectives

Project management

Governance

Outsourcing

Value Propositions (VP)

Students

Learn about entrepreneurship by doing

Gain lean startup experience

Benefit from mentoring

An opportunity to work alongside professionals

Gain international project experience

Unleash your full potential as a changemaker

Greater impact

Business schools

Greater engagement with students

Greater engagement with local communities

Charities and Social Enterprises

Access to expertise and volunteers

Make headway in specific problems

Increase knowledge of and support for causes

Big business

More effective CSR

Sponsorship opportunities to strengthen brand in select target audiences

Staff learn to be more entrepreneurial

Products

Business models and social franchise opportunities

Products specific to each project

Publications

Services

Provide services to other teams and external organisations

Customer Relationships (CR)

Direct via opt-in mailing lists

Indirect, via student societies

Customer Segments (CS)

Students

Paying participants

Key Resources (KR)

People

Software

Infrastructure

Databases

Knowledgebase

IP

Channels (CH)

Online collaboration

Meetings and events

Publications

Cost Structure (C$)

Travel

Salaries

Internships

Fellowships

Venue fees for events

Other event costs

Office space

General office expenses

Software

Hardware

Revenue Streams (R$)

Participation fees (but probably free for students)

Organisation subscriptions

Donations from supporters

Grants from foundations, trusts and government bodies

Sponsorship

Funds raised by resulting social enterprises

The model structure is based on those developed by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur, described in their book Business Model Generation. The canvas is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.