Startup Essentials: The Lean Canvas Business Model

Ever wish you had a tool to help you frame your Startup Idea? After you come up with your idea…what’s next?! How do you take your brilliant notion and turn it into an actionable plan?

HIVE, in conjunction with Stanford Professor, Bret Waters, are here to help! This was originally developed by Alex Osterwalder in his book, Business Model Generation and has been used as a starting point for many successful companies today. This adaptation was created by Ash Maurya, which changes the names of four boxes to make the overall canvas align better with Lean Startup Methodology.

Take the Lean Canvas business model here, a couple sticky-notes, a pen, your genius idea and get started.

For a detailed explanation of each bucket and what goes where, check out Ash Maurya’s book, Running Lean.