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Opportunity Assessment PP

Opportunity Assessment PP - Business 173c Opportunity...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Business 173c Opportunity Assessment Professor Bennet
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Agenda l Announcements l Mini-Cases l Radar Golf l Intellifit l Lecture l Opportunity Assessment l Homework Assignments l Case Preparation and Write-up l Guest Speaker l Gary Kremen – Chairman and Founder, Clean Power Finance l Elevator Pitches
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A few considerations l Think BIG! l Is your idea l A Feature or Product? l Product or Company? l Company or Business?
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Factors for Business Success l Business Concept l Market Understanding l Industry Health l Strong Management l Solid Business Model l Capital l Financial Control l Consistent Business Focus l Ability to Anticipate Change l Timing
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When is an Idea an Opportunity? l Create or add significant value to a customer l Solve a big problem or meet a significant need l Structurally attractive l Good fit with founding team
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Initial Opportunity Assessment l Attend trade shows and industry conferences l Talk to potential customers l Identify potential team members l Kitchen table/coffee shop/cocktail napkin l Don’t quit day job yet
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Deal Evaluation Framework* l l Market and Competition l Customers and Channels l Products and Technologies l Organization and Partnerships l Finance and Risk * Source: Erik Straser, Mohr Davidow Ventures
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