The Diamond Challenge curriculum focuses on helping students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and gain firsthand experience with the entrepreneurial process, empowering them to be entrepreneurial in whatever careers they may choose. Successful ventures are great, but empowerment through experiential learning is the primary goal.
Series 1: Mindset and Means
This first set of videos focuses on building a strong foundation of entrepreneurial thinking and a bias toward taking action.
Series 2: Evidence Based Process
This series of videos introduces the concept of evidence-based entrepreneurship; the process of developing and testing an initial vision for how a new idea promises to create value. It also discusses value capture, value delivery and how to decide when to move forward with actually launching a new venture.
From Idea to Action
A business innovation curriculum
- What is Entrepreneurship?
- Opportunity Recognition
- Opportunity Screening
- Types of Businesses
- Building a Business Like a Scientist
- Using a Business Model Canvas
- Customers and Their Problems
- Interviewing 101
- Solutions and Unique Value Proposition
- Minimum Viable Products & Experiments
- Making Money
- Putting It All Together
- Telling Your Story
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.
Venturing for Good
A social innovation curriculum
- What is Social Entrepreneurship?
- Wicked Problems and Grand Challenges
- Social Entrepreneurship Processes and Challenges
- Solution Generation and Screening
- Social Impact Business Models
- Beneficiaries and Payers