The methodology to be used and to be further complemented, the Playground for Entrepreneurs, was developed in Latin America, although Africa seems to have the exact same need amongst entrepreneurs.
This methodology is focused on first time entrepreneurs, amongst other students in rural areas, youth and BOP. It is visual, easy to understand and made to be as much self-applied as possible, eventually leading to almost self-mentoring. It generates a higher grade of innovation in the business models of the entrepreneurs, through validation of the markets.
Playground for Entrepreneurship is aligned with Lean Startup and agile methodologies, more precisely, it is a first introduction into these methodologies.
- to empower entrepreneurs to pursue their projects, achieving an augmented grade of innovation in their business models.
- to install a permanent capacity amongst entrepreneurs, mentors and consultants to create innovative and scalable entrepreneurship.
- to generate examples of successful entrepreneurship in order to stimulate the ecosystem of entrepreneurship.
Strategic alliances are essential for this project. Early on in the process these alliances should be sought, both institutionally and personally. They may be national or local institutions (may be Universities, accelerators, etc) who are willing to be institutional partners in this project, there could also be individuals who want to join and create impact, who may become part of the team. Contacts could be created either through the IDEO.org platform or independently.
Fase 1: Finding partners, team mates and contacts
Fase 2: Working with the entrepreneurs and institutions directly
Fase 3: Feedback, learning, improvement and development of new tools
Fase 4: Expanding, the initially trained people become ambassadors