The idea and purpose of the event was really good and I am really pleased to have been a part of it.
Unfortunately I got the impression that it wasn't really planned in advance. I understand that there were some last minute changes that explains some of it. However, a lot of practical stuff could have been done before. Some examples:
- arranging the seating before
- prepping the speakers so they don't use more time than they have
generally, just go through what's to happen during the entire event and have a plan for how to do stuff. It seemed very "last minute" all the way through.
0 · June 14
The introduction to the Business Model canvas was great, but the presentation by Nordic Semiconductors was too technical, and it wasn't clear to me what the functionality of the chip was until the end of the presentation. Beyond that, the technical nature of the presentation probably alienated and turned off people from non-technical backgrounds. That presentation could have been much shorter, and the company overview was a bit boring. But the last part where we worked in groups was fun, and it was great to see the ideas that other groups came up with. It would be great to have more examples, perhaps straight from the book, presented in the introduction. I would say the best way of teaching this canvas is to show great examples in the book, where they show not just what the final plan is, but how they changed and iterated it over time.
0 · June 7
The Business Model "canvas" was rather simplistic. In reality, projects require more planning. And, yes, people DO read project plans... Mission statements are important.
0 · June 7