Entrepreneurship support
- an entrepreneurs perspective
We re all trying to support
entrepreneurs. Let s reconcile our
perspectives and constraints.
2.bp.blogspot.com
Are we modelling support on quality
control, or quality creation?
flickr - nolifebeforecoffeeflickr - narciss
Do we measure
success in startups, or
in entrepreneurs?
flickr - boklm
Entrepreneurs search for
a valid business model.
Being entrepreneur-centric means accepting the
business model is not yet fixed.
Alex Osterwalder
flickr - thomasleuthard
Entrepreneurs course
correct over weeks &
days, not months &
years.
flickr - nolifebeforecoffeeflickr - arild_storaas
Plans force commitment -
limiting course-correction
opportunities.
Applications take time away from validating
business models in the field.
flickr - jetuma
We accept that business
planning is fluid, so why
evaluate static plans?
Can we qualify entrepreneurs
inste...
Yes. If we focus on
enablement, rather than idea
qualification.
Quality Control
actually creates barriers.
Application Qualification Support
Quality Creation
removes them.
(The Lean Startup adaptation cycle - what
more and more entrepreneurs are doing.)
Eric Ries
sitemason.com
Do our approaches match?
flickr - nolifebeforecoffeeflickr - _flood_
Plan-centricity leaves
entrepreneurs in the cold.
Anything less than a 100% success-rate for plan-based
portfolios means an entrepreneur has wasted their time
executing a p...
1.bp.blogspot.com
We can better identify an
entrepreneur s potential
through their actions, not
their plans...
lafterhall.com
We can remove barriers
rather than create them.
flickr - emiliano-iko
We can t substitute
for the founders
perspective.
It s their journey.
So let s give them the
tools they need.
noirfilm.com
And leave the directions to them.
flickr - nolifebeforecoffee flickr - hi-phi
Because new methods are empowering
entrepreneurs to find market traction faster.
We re working towards the next
evolution in entrepreneurship support.
Join us.
Please get in touch.
Salim Virani
smile@sai...
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Based on a talk I gave to the Capital Enterprise stakeholders and members in relation to the Bootstrapping Bootcamp program we're developing and sharing.

You can learn more about the program at http://register.leanca.mp/bootstrapping-bootcamp or contact me at http://SaintSal.com/contact

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  1. 1. Entrepreneurship support - an entrepreneurs perspective
  2. 2. We re all trying to support entrepreneurs. Let s reconcile our perspectives and constraints.
  3. 3. 2.bp.blogspot.com Are we modelling support on quality control, or quality creation?
  4. 4. flickr - nolifebeforecoffeeflickr - narciss Do we measure success in startups, or in entrepreneurs?
  5. 5. flickr - boklm Entrepreneurs search for a valid business model.
  6. 6. Being entrepreneur-centric means accepting the business model is not yet fixed. Alex Osterwalder
  7. 7. flickr - thomasleuthard Entrepreneurs course correct over weeks & days, not months & years.
  8. 8. flickr - nolifebeforecoffeeflickr - arild_storaas Plans force commitment - limiting course-correction opportunities.
  9. 9. Applications take time away from validating business models in the field.
  10. 10. flickr - jetuma We accept that business planning is fluid, so why evaluate static plans? Can we qualify entrepreneurs instead of plans?
  11. 11. Yes. If we focus on enablement, rather than idea qualification.
  12. 12. Quality Control actually creates barriers. Application Qualification Support
  13. 13. Quality Creation removes them. (The Lean Startup adaptation cycle - what more and more entrepreneurs are doing.) Eric Ries
  14. 14. sitemason.com Do our approaches match?
  15. 15. flickr - nolifebeforecoffeeflickr - _flood_ Plan-centricity leaves entrepreneurs in the cold.
  16. 16. Anything less than a 100% success-rate for plan-based portfolios means an entrepreneur has wasted their time executing a plan that you approved.
  17. 17. 1.bp.blogspot.com We can better identify an entrepreneur s potential through their actions, not their plans...
  18. 18. lafterhall.com We can remove barriers rather than create them.
  19. 19. flickr - emiliano-iko We can t substitute for the founders perspective.
  20. 20. It s their journey.
  21. 21. So let s give them the tools they need.
  22. 22. noirfilm.com And leave the directions to them.
  23. 23. flickr - nolifebeforecoffee flickr - hi-phi Because new methods are empowering entrepreneurs to find market traction faster.
  24. 24. We re working towards the next evolution in entrepreneurship support. Join us. Please get in touch. Salim Virani smile@saintsal.com @SaintSal

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