So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur

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.

Preliminary Business Case

Answering these few questions will get you started.

What is Energy?

Does your technology fall under the definition of the energy value chain?

You are Not Alone

Seven deadly fears entrepreneurs must overcome to be successful.

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.


Lean Canvas

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.

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