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Using the Business Model Canvas

Vault Startup School

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Cedar Rapids, IA

Using the Business Model Canvas

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Before the business plan should come the business model.
~ David Tominsky, startup champion

  • What makes your idea really work?
  • Which customers should you focus on?
  • Where does value actually exchange hands? 
  • How could you speed up that exchange and increase the value?
  • How do your vendors and marketing partners affect your business? 

This workshop will help you answer these questions, get insight on what actually makes your business work and discover insights that will take you to new levels of operation. 

The Business Model Canvas is a methodology to develop a solid and profitable business model using this highly effective method developed by seasoned entrepreneurs. 

The Business Model Canvas is a practical method for any entrepreneur to systematically understand, design and differentiate their business model. In this 90-minute session, you will learn powerful and practical innovation techniques used today by leading companies worldwide to systematically understand, design and implement a new business model – or analyze and renovate an old one. The Business Model Canvas has turned the entrepreneurial community on its head with proven techniques that dramatically increase startup success rates.

This event is designed for doers. Business Model Generation is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new, innovative models of value creation: executives, consultants, entrepreneurs – and leaders of all organizations.

The workshop intensive will be taught by Wade Steenhoek, Director of the Martin Heerema Entrepreneurship Program at Central College in Pella. Wade has quietly become an authority on the startup methodologies pioneered by entrepreneurial legends Steve Blank and Alexander Osterwalder and has used them effectively to grow his own startups involving services, physical products and technology solutions. He’s also found these principles extend to work in the non-profit and government sectors. 

Bring your thinking cap and open mind. We'll provide the Post-its and help you examine your current business model and apply proven techniques that will dramatically increase your rate of success.

Seats are limited to maximize each entrepreneurs experience, so register today!

For more information about this event contact:

Kris Fassler, kris@crvault.com, 319-533-4212
Wade Steenhoek can be reached at (515) 418-0365, Steenhoek@Central.edu and @WadeSteenhoek

If you are a Vault 100 Investor or a Vault or Colab Member, please contact Kris for a discount code.

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Refund Policy: Given the limited size and the sell-out nature of these events, we won't be able to offer refunds less than 24 hours before the class.

Unfortunately, refunds cannot be extended for book orders. If you ordered a book and need to cancel your registration, we will refund you for the class and hold the book for you to pick up at Vault at your convenience. 

Thanks for understanding. ~The Vault Team

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Vault Coworking & Collaboration Space
222 3rd Street Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)


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CLASSES FOR ENTREPRENEURS BY ENTREPRENEURS. 

Working on a new idea? Learn from the people who’ve been there, done that, and successfully turned an idea into a business. 

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