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  • Business Plan under 20 minutes: Lean Model Canvas for Startups

    January 6, 2020 by

    The Business Model Canvas became famous with tech giants to come up with new business plans or reinventing their products. The Business Model Canvas — opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. It was introduced by Alex Osterwalder who mentioned… Read more

  • “Kill the baby aka Kill the idea”

    January 6, 2020 by

    The word “Baby” has become one of very common use in the startup community. Founders are often found to be emotionally attached to their solution or idea, treating their startup nearly like a baby of theirs. It can be observed that they get intensely defensive when someone gives them critical feedback, obviously disliking that they… Read more

  • A Toilet Experience through Empathy

    January 6, 2020 by

    As a Design Thinker, it is important for us to experience the service/product if we want to redesign the service/product, as it is important to understand the service/product by taking interviews with possible users (not survey!) and observe the user behavior. One of the biggest traits of a Design Thinker must be the empathy with… Read more

  • E.O.B.P (Empathy, Observation, Brainstorm and Prototype)

    January 6, 2020 by

    The fun thing about Design Thinking is, that if you know the process and act accordingly to it, things fall right into place. Today, I will share with you a method called E.OB.P, a method that will help you to define a problem and with a process to support you coming with a possible solution… Read more

  • The Reverse Design Thinking

    January 6, 2020 by

    The Design Thinking process is an astonishing way to observe how a product comes to live. In our previous classes we used to review the problem first, before proceeding to find a solution for it.  But how to know which problem an innovative product is solving? To approach this, a good method is to apply… Read more

  • Startup Weekend Experience: A Hackathon with Surrey County Council

    October 18, 2019 by

    I had expected a lot to happen upon me starting my Kingston University journey, but honestly, I didn’t expect the Startup Weekend Experience event on the topic of design thinking. Now, design thinking is a module that teaches tools and techniques to design and develop a business from scratch. Having made already some experience in… Read more

  • A Knowledge Journey Begins…

    October 17, 2019 by

    My name is Rahat Hossain, and I have just started doing my Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Kingston University. The last seven years I have devoted my career to social business and have co-founded social enterprises in Bangladesh. Professionally, I am specialized in technological solutions, product/service development and operations. Having an Honors degree in… Read more

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