TECHNOPRENEURSHIP TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP
Today, growing attention is focused on the impact of Technology in almost every aspect of human life. Technology has invaded every aspect of our lives, changing how we work, how we learn and how we do things.
Technology is an absolute need we cannot escape from, it has a very big role in our lives since it answers most of our problems. Going forward, the future workforce needs to be skilled, diverse and creative, putting great emphasis on meeting the demands of the marketplace, both local and global using technology. 90% of start-ups fail due to lack of understanding on their exact market as well as bridging the gap between expectations and realities.
In a bid to prepare the Tech Startups to a life of Entrepreneurship, Enterprising World Kenya, has a training and a mentorship program on Technopreneurship. The program blends lectures, power point presentations, group discussions and presentations to enhance peer education and mentorship all around a Tech Start-up.
Our program revolves around a Business Model Canvas Model (BMC) concentrating around feedbacks from customers as one creates a tech start up. The Technopreneur will be taken through creation of a Minimum Viable Product which is tested and tried before scaling up.
At completion of the program, the participants will understand the differences between an Entrepreneur and a Technopreneur, as well as gain skills on the ABCs of creating a Start up from idea stage to Scalability.
Time to complete the Program = 46 hrs
Section A = 6 hrs
Section B = 9 hrs Lectures
= 9 hrs Group discussions
= 18 hrs Group Presentations
Section C = 4hrs
Total Program Period = 46 hrs
SECTION A: INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOPRENEURSHIP
Topic 1: Basics of Technopreneurship
Technopreneurial Traits and characteristics
Types of Entrepreneurship
Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
Characteristics of an Technopreneur
Differences between Entrepreneur and Technopreneur
Topic 2: Startups and Technopreneurs
Introduction to Pre-requisites (HELF)
Components of Technopreneurship
The 9 Fs of Technopreneurship
Topic 3: Technopreneurship and Leadership
Part 4: Technopreneurship and innovation
What is Innovation
Creativity and Innovation
Innovation Vs invention
Types of Innovation
SECTION TWO: TECHNOLOGY START UP LAUNCH BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS
Introduction to a Business Model Canvas (BMC)
Setting the pace
Topic 1: Customer Segmentation
Used apps and software
Topic 2: Key Partnerships
Strategy alliances between non-competitors.
Topic 3: Key Activities
Topic 4: Revenue Streams
Topic 5: Value Propositions
Products and Services
Topic 6. Distribution Channels
Evaluating your Value Proposition
Delivering the product.
Topic 7. Key Resources
Topic 8. Customer Relationships Strategy
Topic 9: Cost Structure
SECTION THREE: SCALABILITY
Topic 1: Business Model Canvas in Real Life: Examples
A Lemonade Stand
Topic 2: Scaling the Technology Start up
Topic 3: Software to create a Business Model Canvas
AltexSoft’s Business Model Canvas template.