So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur
This series is brought to you by the folks at Global Energy Mentors (GEM)
Mission: Improving the Odds for Energy Startup Success
Global Energy Mentors is a volunteer organization composed of individuals with extensive understanding and experience in all links of the global Energy Value Chain. Our goal is to help energy startups become successful.
Roadmap of Timely Tips to Guide You Along Your Journey
Thoughts from a GEM Opinion Piece Series
Each month more or more of our experienced experts will offer insight, challenges and thoughts designed to stimulate the thinking of new energy sector entrepreneurs and those whose are considering entering the fray.
As a management consultancy, GEM has standardized on the Lean Energy Canvas. These monthly thoughts strive to build on our Lean Canvas Methodology; hopefully, stimulating additional thinking and creative approaches towards success.
A Brief Tutorial
Typically, a Lean or Business Model Canvas is:
- A strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models
- A visual chart with elements describing a firm’s or product’s value proposition, infrastructure, customers and finances
- Assists firms in aligning their activities by illustrating potential trade-offs
Take a look at this video for a quick (2:20 min) overview of the Lean Canvas. Well worth your time even if you choose not to be associated with GEM.