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Lean Startup Principles for the Social Sector


  • General Business Support
  • Skills Development
  • Strategic Support
About this resource

You will learn how to use lean methodologies to test, validate, and adapt while building a new social enterprise or new offering within an existing organisation. The lean approach relies on validated learning, experimentation, and iterative product releases to shorten product development cycles, measure progress, and gain valuable customer feedback.

Learn how to:

  • Run experiments, pivot and remain lean and innovative while ethically serving customers and prioritising social impact
  • Use the value proposition canvas to map out your customers’ pains, gains, and jobs to be done
  • Create and test hypotheses to refine the value proposition of your social enterprise or initiative

This course is free and 5-week long. The next edition starts on February 16 2021.

Acumen Academy is the World’s School for Social Change. Its mission is to unleash a new generation of social innovators and leaders with the character and competence to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. Since 2006, it has offered 39 online courses offering tools to build social businesses and a better world, with over 1 million sign-ups from 193 different countries.

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