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Unformatted text preview: evelopmental Entrepreneurship MAS.666 / 15.971 Brainstorming Development Opportunities 19 September 2003 Joost Bonsen Today’s DE Agenda 1. Deliverables: Our Expectations 2. Executive Summary Guidelines 3. Example Developmental Opportunities 4. Guests & Brainstorming Guests • Eleonoria Badilla-Saxe, Education/LINCOS • Ian Eslick, SiliconSpice • Tim Prestero, Design-that-Matters/Kinkajou • Sissi Liu, Kenyan Agroforestry / ecoventures • Damien Balsan, Way/MobileBanco • Nathan Eagle, Cash • Owen Johnson, MakingProgress, microphilanthropy; InterDimensions • Sanith Wijesinghe, $50K biomed, OCW • Yael Maguire, FabLab & ThinkCycle DE Deliverables • Weekly weblinks via email… • Business Plan Executive Summary – DUE : November 19, 2003 – 1,200 words; 3 pages; $50K format • Form Teams to do this! – Within class or beyond Executive Summaries • Rules & Guidelines at http://50k.mit.edu • Fairly standard What, Why, How, Who, Who Else questions • Systematically hook the reader in with compelling elevator pitch & more Identifying Worthy Opportunities • Problem side • Solution side • Big categories & specific ideas • Pick something and begin exploring, iteration will naturally focus you. Macro Categories The 1G Challenge • Transportation • Distributed Power • Information & Communication • Education • Business Models • Finance … • Basic Needs • Health • Catastrophe Mitigation • Shelter • Farming • Culture Innovation Opportunity / Idea Sources • Design-that-Matters http://www.designthatmatters.org • HalfBakery http://www.halfbakery.com/ • Sristi Innovation Database / Honeybee http://202.71.129.184/nifindia/innovation_database.asp • Technology Transfer Database http://www.sristi.org/technologytransfer.html • ThinkCycle http://www.thinkcycle.org • GIAN http://www.gian.org • http://journeytoforever.org/at_link.html • Innovation Foundation http://www.nifindia.org/ …many more! Specific Ideas & Opportunities Health: Low Cost Test & Diagnostics • Disease • Contamination • Analogous to pH or Litmus paper • Telediagnostics • “Penny Diagnostics” http://gn.www.media.mit.edu/resenv/telemed/ http://www.media.mit.edu/nanoscale/research/sensors.html http://web.media.mit.edu/~jasont/dist/tabletopchem/ Health: Low Cost Therapeutics • Wound care...
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