Prison Entrepreneurship Program

“Many inmates come to prison as seasoned entrepreneurs who happened to run illegitimate businesses.” Offering In-Prison Entrepreneurship “Bootcamp.” For Graduates: Lifetime Support Upon Prison Release Value Proposed To Inmates: Engage strengths toward legal enterprise.   Key Resources Leveraged by Way of Offering: i. Demonstrated entrepreneurial talent of certain inmates. ii. Program founder’s knowledge of

Teach for America   Offering For Graduating College Seniors: Two-year paid opportunity to teach in high-poverty public schools, as member of teaching corps called “Teach for America.” Training during summer between graduation & first teaching year. For Low-Income U.S. School Districts: High academic achievers who want to teach in their schools. Where status quo already includes hiring

Google Original Offering Significantly better search engine. Value Proposed World’s information more accessible. Resources that Offering Makes More Of i. Internet. ii. Information stored on Internet. iii. Founders’ Computer Science knowledge: Discovery about dynamics of Internet links. General insights about human-computer interaction. Societal Progress “Profit” — benefit to U.S. economy. “People” — more use of

Khan Academy

“You only have to know one thing … You can learn anything.”   Offering Free online library of instructional videos. Covering multiple subjects, one step at a time, from beginner to advanced. Value Proposed For Students Anywhere on Planet: Videos designed for “successful learning.” Painless learning that encourages wanting to know more. For Schools:

Facebook   Offering Pioneering Online Social Network Value Proposed A way to be more socially connected. Key Resources Leveraged Internet. Hacking Expertise. Societal Progress “Profit” — benefit to U.S. economy. “People” — Facebook intends its contribution to  a “more open and connected society” to support progress throughout global society.   1. Agent Path to “What


Pricing Transparency and Provider Ratings Allows Customers to Shop for the Best Health Care. Offering For Consumers: Comparative pricing information for medical procedures at different providers. Cash ~reward if choose low-cost provider. Information about provider quality of care (e.g., patient ratings, outcome measures, volume of procedures), provided by customers of Vitals and made available to

The Ocean Cleanup

“It was the skill and passion of 100 volunteers that brought us from idea to feasible concept in a year.” Offering A way to remove trillions of pieces of plastic polluting Earth’s oceans, in 5 years rather than 79,000 years. Long, specially designed floating barriers let the ocean currents divert the plastic. Value Proposed

Farm Logs

“We’re a company that’s focused on solving real problems for growers.”   Offering Cloud-based Information System for Farm Management: Continually updated system of information at per-acre level. All designed to allow farmers to dramatically increase the yield they realize. Includes farmer input via notes into app (e.g., date and type of seed planted) and

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