Blog for Week 14

1.Refine the detailed income statement for your venture for two years (at six month intervals) or a more appropriate time scale. Explicitly state the assumptions that underlie your financial model.  See the assumptions listed in Question 3.   2.Refine the Business Model for your venture based on your revenue model. You may use the Osterwalder […]

Blog 13

Develop a detailed income statement for your venture for two years (at six month intervals). Explicit state the assumptions that underlie your financial model.     Identify two SPECIFIC funding sources for the design phase of your project and two SPECIFIC funding sources for the dissemination (implementation / distribution / commercialization) phase of your project. […]

Blog 12

Refine your Business Model Canvas: 1.Include a Visual Canvas 2.Extremely specific notes for each block   *****LET IT BE KNOWN – We do not have A SPECIFIC PRODUCT in mind yet*****   Partner network Shipping/Transportation services PCA UPD Key Activities Processing Copra to create value added products Coconut Milk, Flour, Oil, Vinegar, Wine etc. Offer […]

Blog Post #11

  Develop a Business Model for your venture using the Osterwalder Business Model Canvas.   Note: We don’t have a specific product yet, so the following model is made based on our best assumption.   Partner network Shipping/Transportation services PCA UPD Key Activities Processing Copra to create value added products Offer Increase the income of […]

Blog #9

List five compelling take-aways from the Art of the Start.   Learning to create our own “MAT” – Milestones, Assumptions, and Tasks. This format has allowed us to better understand our goals within the project and as a team. MAT has done this by helping us better divide the tasks needed to get done and […]

Week 8 Blog

Summarize and report out on the results of the SKS exercise.    START DOING: Working more hands on with each other, we were planning on working together to begin prototyping processing techniques (may be unrealistic now given new developments) Keep in better contact with UPD team and other resources on and off campus we can […]

Blog #6

Does your work require IRB approvals? If Yes, articulate your detailed IRB strategy. If No, explain why you don’t need IRB approval and identify situations when you might need IRB approval.    We decided that our project needs IRB approval (exempt status). Specifically, our project falls into Exempt Category 2: Surveys, interviews, educational tests, and […]

Blog Post #5

List ten things that make you feel human Love, Although animals feel love as well a humans love is much different and it is a very powerful and dangerous thing Science, the nature of science simply reminds me I’m human because of how many things makeup life and that I am just a small part […]

Blog Post #4

1.*Based on your life experience, skills and interests, what would a design process that is both uniquely yours and effective look like?   Our group will look to learn from and build off of other projects that have already attempted to improve the processing of copra. It has already been shown by other research groups […]

Blog #3 Theory of Change( Logical Model)

Inputs Money Time Knowledge Expertise Materials Equipment Partners Activities research prototyping designing networking visit farms educate propose Ideas Outputs (Down the road) Social venture focused on introducing and implementing sustainable, state-of-the-art copra processing methods to copra farmers. Valued-added products from coconut (one of the options) Maximize use of the whole coconut Consistency in Quality of […]