From Idea to Action
This state-of-the-art curriculum was developed by the University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship to introduce the basics of practicing evidence-based entrepreneurship and help you to conceive and validate ideas for new businesses and social ventures.
The videos comprising this series are listed in order. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length. Transcripts and instructional guides for each video are provided.
- Overview of the Diamond Challenge
- 1. What is Entrepreneurship?
- 2. Opportunity Recognition
- 3. Opportunity Screening
- 4. Ideation
- 5. Types of Businesses
- 6. Building a Business Like a Scientist
- 7. Using a Business Model Canvas
- 8. Customers and Their Problems
- 9. Interviewing 101
- 10. Solutions and Unique Value Proposition
- 11. Minimum Viable Products & Experiments
- 12. Making Money
- 13. Putting It All Together
- 14. Telling Your Story
This session introduces the Diamond Challenge and provides some tips for success.
This session addresses two general questions: what is entrepreneurship and what does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
This session highlights the idea that opportunities are everywhere and discusses how we can learn to recognize them and begin to think like an entrepreneur.
This video is about identifying the best opportunities for your time-your most valuable resource.
This session dispels the myth that some people just aren’t creative and discusses how to generate new ideas.
This session discusses six different types of entrepreneurial businesses and the goals and characteristics associated with each type.
This session introduces the basic idea of starting with hypotheses about the customer, problem, and solution and gathering evidence to test these hypotheses.
This session introduces the notion that a business can be deconstructed into basic parts and built one piece at a time.
This session focuses on critical questions that need to be answered to begin the customer discovery process.
This session discuss a powerful tool for gathering evidence – customer discovery interviewing.
This video focuses on the process of developing a viable solution by developing solution hypotheses and a compelling unique value proposition.
This video discusses how to use interviewing, minimum viable products and simple experiments to test your ideas about the solution and its unique value proposition.
This session addresses the fundamental concepts of unit cost, unit revenue, and unit margin to illustrate how businesses make money.
This session addresses how to write a compelling description of a business concept and deliver a persuasive pitch.