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Boost your Entrepreneurial Spirit in 3-2-1

Boost your Entrepreneurial Spirit in 3-2-1

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Learn the key skills, traits, and competencies of an entrepreneur or intraprenuer. Walk away knowing the difference between an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur, and how both view uncertainty, failure, the future, getting things done, pivoting, life-long learning, ambiguity, change, problem solving, critical thinking, and thinking outside in. Explore what goes into a business model canvas. Get a 10,000 foot view of design thinking, being customer centric, and being empathetic with others. Learn what an MVP is and the important role it plays in launching a startup. Leave being big, bold, and ready to create, make, do, and innovate.

Learn the key skills, traits, and competencies of an entrepreneur or intraprenuer. Walk away knowing the difference between an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur, and how both view uncertainty, failure, the future, getting things done, pivoting, life-long learning, ambiguity, change, problem solving, critical thinking, and thinking outside in. Explore what goes into a business model canvas. Get a 10,000 foot view of design thinking, being customer centric, and being empathetic with others. Learn what an MVP is and the important role it plays in launching a startup. Leave being big, bold, and ready to create, make, do, and innovate.

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Boost your Entrepreneurial Spirit in 3-2-1

  1. 1. BOOST YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Who wants to land their first startup venture?
  2. 2. Melissa Sassi Chief Penguin, IBM Z Student & Entrepreneur Experience @mentorafrika
  3. 3. FEED A CHILD FOR THE DAY! Win t-shirts & other prizes. Learn new tech, professional development & entrepreneurship skills. Be featured in IBM videos & blogs. Ask us anything. Attend invite-only special events. ibm.biz/studenthub
  4. 4. What's an Entrepreneur? We're going to find out! Someone who creates a business or businesses 1 of their own 2 and takes on personal risk to do so 3
  5. 5. What's an Intrapreneur? You guessed it! We're going to find this out too! Someone who creates new business ventures or ideas inside someone else's company 1 to go beyond the current company's area of focus 2 and thinks outside-in or outside-the-box 3
  6. 6. What's your jam? These are come common traits of an entrepreneur 1 2 3 Are you comfortable with uncertainty? Are you ok accepting that the future is unknown? Do you have a vision for rethinking & reimagining the future?
  7. 7. You do not know the future. You cannot predict the future. 2 important elements in life & business: 1. 2. & that's a-ok with you! You recognize
  8. 8. But...how you handle uncertainty is incredibly important!
  9. 9. How you handle uncertainty matters. You focus on what you can control. 1 You control & shape the future & don't try too hard predicting it. 2 You take actions to make progress against your goals. 3 You course correct as the future unfolds...you pivot when necessary. 4
  10. 10. You have mastered how to create a business model canvas.
  11. 11. What's a Business Model Canvas? Well, it looks like this... Key Partners Key Activities Key Resources Value Proposition Customer Relationships Channels Customer Segments Cost Structure Revenue Stream
  12. 12. You incorporate design thinking into all you do
  13. 13. Talking with your audience to capture their insights. You understand the wants, needs, aspirations, pain points, and frustrations of those around you (customers, team members, community members). It's experimenting rapidly with empathy and being audience, customer, or people centered. but... What is Design Thinking?
  14. 14. You know your MVP & Pivoting or changing course when necessary
  15. 15. but... What's an MVP? 1 2 3 It stands for Minimum Viable Product. It's the simplest version of your product or service that allows you to launch your new solution. An MVP is the minimum point of gaining revenue, market share, and/or some kind of market / customer footprint.
  16. 16. You are comfortable with failure. You are confident with your passions and strengths. You are a LEARN-IT-ALL or a life- long learner. What else is in the secret sauce of an entrepreneur or intrapreneur?
  17. 17. Is that it? NOPE! You thrive in ambiguity. 1 You seek out change. 2 You think critically & look to solve problems. 3 You are always innovating & breaking the mold. 4
  18. 18. You are big, bold & full of ideas. Yet...you make things happen. You are an innovator. 1 You are a creator. 2 You make & do. 3 You know how to prioritize and don't run after every shiny thing or every squirrel.
  19. 19. You stand behind your goals & your beliefs. You take responsibility.
  20. 20. YOU KNOW things can always be better. there's always a new way to do things &
  21. 21. You have courage & you aren't afraid of taking calculated risks based on reputable data, facts & objectivity.
  22. 22. What are the values of an entrepreneur or intrapreneur? 1 2 3 Creativity Passion Innovation
  23. 23. WHAT ARE THE 5 P'S of being an entrepreneur or intrapreneur? P A T I E N C E You are patient & comfortable pivoting when failure arises. P U R P O S E You have a clearly defined mission, vision, goals & objectives tied to getting things done. P E O P L E You think and act with empathy for your team, customers, partners, and other collaborators. PERCISTENCE You stick with things, even when times are tough. P R O F I T S You recognize the concept of doing well while doing good or making money while making the world a better place.
  24. 24. Thank you! Now, who is ready to be an innovator, creator, maker & doer who transform the world in which we live? Join us for more at ibm.biz/studenthub.

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