How to elaborate your business model and verify it with customer development

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Get started on designing your business model. You’ll learn why you should work with a dynamic business model instead of a business plan, the 9 elements that can be used to describe the business model of any startup or company, and how you can use customer development to verify your assumptions that are inherent in your vision.

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Developing a concept and a business model for an HR Tech startup that wants to better integrate freelancers into projects

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Elaborating a business model and a launch plan for Ahoraz – an HR Tech startup that plans to reinvent the project management profession to better integrate freelancers into projects. My thoughts on a concept for how to innovate project management and leadership to integrate external personnel. By applying management innovation and organizational behavior to the process of managing projects in an open organization.

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Creating a business model for an HR Tech startup that offers a professional orientation platform

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Creating the business model for the HR Tech startup Wooply – a recruiting platform that specializes in professional orientation. A career matching algorithm directs young professionals toward the vocation that matches their inclinations and attitudes. By applying lean startup as well as HR practices and organizational psychology.

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How to apply organizational behavior to build an HR Tech startup that offers gamified recruiting

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Elaborating a proof-of-concept and a business model for JOBFOX — an HR Tech startup offering a gamified recruiting platform that matches job candidates and job offerings by person-organization-fit. Following the lean startup process, and applying organizational behavior insights to gamified recruiting.

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Creating a business model and a launch plan for an organic food platform

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Elaborating a business model and a launch plan for My Food Story – a web platform that provides farmers of organic food with a professional internet presence showcasing their work and products. Consumers can inform themselves about the whole chain of production of their food. By applying lean startup and the current knowledge on how to build a matchmaking platform.

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Elaborating a plan to launch, grow and monetize a leisure activities platform

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Elaborating a business model and a launch plan for PassPass – a web platform that helps providers of leisure activities to find more clients and users to plan individual activities in the region. By applying the current knowledge on how to launch, grow and monetize multi-sided web platforms.

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Developing a business model and concept for an EdTech startup that offers a personalized education

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Elaborating a business model for The Discovery Challenge – an education startup that wants to help educators facilitate a personalized discovery journey for teenage students. By applying lean startup as well as motivational psychology and learning pedagogy.

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Creating a business model for an EdTech startup that provides a multi-sided eLearning platform

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Elaborating a business model for Apprend un truc – an EdTech startup that plans to offer an eLearning platform for private teaching with a marketplace and a virtual classroom. By applying lean startup and eLearning pedagogy to create a compelling eLearning platform and a business around it. 

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Developing a business model for a tech startup that identifies IT security problems caused by employee behavior

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Elaborating a business model for IT-SEAL – an IT security startup that helps hidden champions to protect their trade secrets and client data from industrial espionage with a social engineering analysis. By applying lean startup to develop a value proposition and a profitable business from the core technology. 

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Creating a business model for a FinTech startup that allows banks to predict client behavior and personalize financial solutions

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Elaborating a business model for AlphaInsights – a FinTech startup that offers predictive transaction analysis to banks. With this, banks can leverage the client data they have to predict client behavior and recommend personalized financial solutions. By applying the lean startup process to develop a value proposition and a profitable business from a core technology.

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Creating a business model for a social startup that increases the successfully realized business ideas

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Elaborating the business and website MVP for CRINNEO – a crowd innovation and entrepreneurship platform that wants to increase the number of successfully realized business ideas for a greater social impact. By applying lean startup, social entrepreneurship and community building.

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Developing a business model for a social startup that changes investor behaviors

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Finding the business model for Financial Footprint Calculator – a social innovation business that wants to raise awareness of private investors for the positive impact their investments can have, and change their behavior. By applying Lean Startup, Customer Development and Business Model Canvas combined with social innovation and sustainability criteria to have an impact and make money.

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Creating an operational and business model for a FashionTech startup offering functional fashion for kids

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Finding an operational and business model for LittleKnights – functional clothing that is fashionable and protect children from electro-smog waves. By applying lean startup to the search for the business model, and lean management to the operations.

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Developing a business model for a platform that matches artisans with clients

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Elaborating the business model for scout2pro – a web-based service that matches artisan businesses with clients in the region. By applying lean startup and business model design, as well as knowledge on engines of growth in web/mobile business models with network effect. 

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What it takes to design the multicultural organization

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When a management system that works in one country is transferred to another country and fails, this indicates that there is something between management system and employee behavior that moderates the effect – presumably culture. In global networks and value-added chains, multinational corporations are challenged to design an organization under cultural influences – among others. They need to create organizational structures and cultures that manage multicultural diversity to balance out organizational flexibility and integration.

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Organizational Citizenship Behavior can only be created the authentic way

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Today it is almost impossible to anticipate detailed guidelines for employee behavior. Situated coordination and cooperation have become a part of the job. Consequently, working contract, working role and working behavior diverge. Companies have discovered subjectivity as a resource offering performance potentials like commitment, self-control and improvising that are expected to result in a decrease of the cost of coordination and control.

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How to facilitate change processes with organizational learning

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In a complex and dynamic environment organization units are challenged to produce new solutions where no specific rules or orders can be preset anymore. This self-organization requires an indirect leadership of the change processes. By increasing its learning ability, the company can increase its competitive advantage in several ways. It gives rise to more and more innovative ideas, it renews itself, and the ability to learn is one of the intangible resources that can hardly be copied.

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