I’ve been teaching entrepreneurship and business creation for a long time. Things are changing out there and new business model arise both in education (P2PU) and e-ship process.
Classical way for learning is as follows:
idea > market study + SWAT > Business Model and sometimes Business and operations Plan with and awful excel as outcome. Students come to classroom and the subject becomes boring.
Two main changes:
For the e-ship process, idea come first but next step is marketing this idea through crowdfunding (kickstarter), if you succeed you get the money in and afterwards manufacturing and delivering. So there is no need for business plan or the like, website is the market study, prototyping is the key point, and this leads me to
If we combine e-ship with maker education, wouldn’t it be a better way to go through entrepreneurship? Funding lessons are on crowdfunding, marketing through instructables or Etsy, team includes hundreds such as Osterwalder’s book…
Example of different e-ship models