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Identify your MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

Silicon Valley Autumn 2012 Semester

The session is designed to identify the things you don't know about your business idea. It is difficult to think through what you don't know by your self. And the best way to identify what you don't know is to let others deconstruct or challenge your idea. During this workshop your fellow group members will propose what they think could be assumptions that you may be unknowingly making. (You will ned to leave your sensitivities about your idea at home. There's no point in defending your idea during this workshop - really no point being defensive). We will have multiple groups brainstorming in parallel. So it should be a lively day. Come energized:-) and prepared (see below) After the first facilitated workshop is complete, the facilitators will let the groups repeat the exercise by themselves throughout the remainder of the day at the pace appropriate for the group. Some groups will proceed through each canvas faster than others. The facilitators will be present to help groups as required. Once the top 3-5 Most Riskiest Assumptions have been identified for each business, these should be presented to the entire group at the end of the day, with your initial thoughts on how you may address the Most Riskiest Assumptions. This material should then be used to define the MVP, that addresses the Most Riskiest Assumptions. Your description of the MVP should then be uploaded on and how your MVP addresses your Most Riskiest Assumptions.

Define Riskiest Assumptions, define MVP
2013-01-06, 09:30 AM


K. Shaikh
Founder , Interpreters-On-Call

Karl is a founder of Interpreters-On-Call and Virtual Directors, both of which are London based companies. He also advised the founding team of R1-GB, and many other startups. He currently resides in San Francisco, and is helping NPOs (eg Parents Education Network, Taproo...

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