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Business M o d e l


Lean LaunchPad: If you are new to business model development or are looking to improve your skills this is the place to start. A free online course from Udacity on how to build a startup based on Steve Blank's Lean Startup business model development approach. 

Business Model Generation: The book by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur.

Canvanizer: A free online tool for creating a business model canvas sheet.

The Lean Startup: The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers' hands faster.

VentureWell: A National Science Foundation  (NSF) supported program assisting university faculty and students in adopting the LeanLaunch Pad approach to help translate their research into the commercial markets. This includes NSF's national iCorps training network which provides training grants.

Innovate Mississippi Entrepreneurial Services: Provides a rigorous entrepreneurial assessment tool for evaluation of a business venture's entrepreneurial, risk, venture, and business plan “readiness.” Used in conjunction with the Mississippi Angel Investor Network, Mississippi Executive Talent Exchange, and the Entrepreneurial Service Providers Database, the assessment tool helps Innovate Mississippi guide Mississippi entrepreneurs as they follow the path to growing successful businesses.

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