Sana’s post on “Let's Create Awareness” inspired me to think about ways the public could show their support towards entrepreneurs. And after reading Stefan’s “innovationSpace”, I came up with the idea of creating a supportive atmosphere for entrepreneurs in existing cafés:
The public could help entrepreneurs by trying their prototypes and providing feedbacks. As mentioned in Louise’s “Support Discovery” and Matthew’s “Action Inquiry, for Active Learning” it is important to explore the market and revise your goals before the final launch of your product.
When each customer ordered something to drink in the café, they will receive a cup coaster with different images on both sides (please see the picture). If they are willing to hear entrepreneurs’ ideas, they can flip to the green side; and if they don’t want to be disturbed, they can flip to the red side.
By looking at the cup coasters, the entrepreneurs will know which customers are willing to spend a few minutes to listen to their ideas.