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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.

 

Total Costs

Year 1: $84, 800

Year 2-5: $33,900

Items
Staffing 

(Year 1: $63,200 )

($13,200 per year following)

V4M trainer, Ed1-2 Trainer, Project Manager, Autism Diagnosis Consultant, Measurement & Evaluation Consultant, Expert for business start-up
Travel & Transportation ($3,600 per year) V4M budget, Ed1-2 budget, Project Manager budget 
Meeting Expenses 

($4,800 per year)

V4M travel budget, ED1-2 travel budget
Partnerships 

($3,000 per year)

Building partnerships fund, Autism Service Provider Capacity Building
Equipment & Supplies

(Year 1: $3,000)

($2,400 per year following)

(3) Kindles/Tablets, Certificates, Binders, Office Supplies
Communications 

($1,200 per year)

Top-Up, Internet
Messaging and Education 

(Year 1: $3,000)

($2,700 per year following)

School Teacher Workshops, Posters for Schools and Clinics, Prominent Location Billboards

 

Revenues Anticipated Value
Autism Science Foundation Grant TBD
Autism Speaks Grant TBD
UNICEF Grant $1,000,000
The Simons Foundation TBD
Lehigh University CORE Grant $60,000
Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone Partnership
Ministry of Education in Sierra Leone Partnership
World Hope Partnership

 

Reach Projections
The reach projections of this project will be measured by the number of children screened for autism in Sierra Leone. This data will be collected annually based on the total population of children aged 3-5 who live in the cities implementing the autism screener for that year. 
Year 1 

2022

Year 2

2023

Year 3

2024

Year 4

2025

Year 5 

2026

10% of Children ages 3-5 30% of Children ages 3-5 50% of Children ages 3-5 70% of Children ages 3-5 90% of Children ages 3-5

 

 

Assumptions: 

  • The majority of the funding of this venture will come from grants and investors
  • Partnerships with community organizations lower the cost of the venture and increase value in the community 

 

2.Refine the Business Model for your venture based on your revenue model. You may use the Osterwalder BMC to refine your business model but prepare one or more visuals that explain how your venture will work and accomplish your BHAG.

 

  • Once our project can reach more of a steady state, our end to end solution will focus on having the children who need services to have a pathway to access those. 
    • Our screener will be used across Sierra Leone where parents will be able to find out if their child is suspected of having autism or not. As this is not a diagnostic tool, if a yes is the result of the screener, they will have a pathway to diagnosis. 
    • After this, parents and children will have a pathway to services from partners in Sierra Leone that already exist: Sierra Leone Autistic Society and schools in the community. From our education and training that we plan to complete in the upcoming years, there will be at least one person who will be able to provide services in schools. Services and supports for children with autism differ from students without disabilities for a number of reasons. Within children diagnosed with autism, the amount of services also varies depending on severity of the disability, therefore it is not possible to detail this portion of the end to end solution as it is highly individualized. 

 

  1. Develop an M&E plan for your venture.

 

  • Clearly list all assumptions.
  • Screener is accurate in identifying those with autism and can be used across all ethnic groups in Sierra Leone.
  • People in Sierra Leone will see the value in using the screener and will continue to use the screener after our team’s fieldwork.
  • Parents will act on the results of the screener to seek support services, accessible resources, training, and education
  • Identify short-term and long-term success metrics.
  • Short Term Successes:
    • Number of schools that have trained teachers
    • Number of clinics that have trained nurses
    • Number of children that are screened
    • Number of children who have screened positive
  • Long Term Successes: 
    • Number of children that are diagnosed with autism
    • Number of children included in the schools systems that are diagnosed with autism
    • Number of children into adulthood diagnosed with autism
  • Identify specific methods to measure the metrics.
  • Have our on-ground supervisor relay monthly data on: 
    • Number of children screened
    • Number of children screened positive
    • Number of children screened negative
    • Number of children sent for further diagnosis/testing
  • Have our Education trainer and Health Clinic trainer relay monthly data on:
    • Implementation of training in each school 
      • Successes/failures? 
      • How many kids were screened as a result?
    • Implementation of training in each hospital
      • Successes/failures?