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U.S. universities and financial institutions choose the Business Model Canvas
For many years, universities worldwide often ran and promoted Business Plan contests for their students and graduates. The preference now is for submitting the “Business Model Canvas” instead. More recently in the United States, universities and IVY league business schools have began implementing the Canvas as part of their course curriculum.
“In 2015, Continental National Bank (CNB) introduced its GROW Entrepreneurship Program. This is designed to help professionals grow their companies, improve and strengthen their skills, and make meaningful contributions to their communities,” said Jacqueline Sousa, Regional Director of FSBDC at Florida International University College of Business. She attests that they teach the Osterwalder Canvas as part of a strategic growth course they are doing with CNB. FSBDC has extensive experience in providing expert advice and guidance to immigrant entrepreneurs. This expertise includes financial analysis, start-up assistance, government contracting, international business, market analysis and training.
In this Harvard Business Review video: co-creator Dr Osterwalder shows the “Canvas” being used with Nespresso as a case study.
The Canvas encourages university students to embrace a new way of thinking
It is a proven fact that Entrepreneurship Education and Technology Transfer at regional academic institutions contribute to the regional economic development. Regional academic institutions play a major role in strengthening the regional system of innovation. The key role of inventions and of bringing inventions to market is reflected in the definition of ‘innovation system’ by Christopher Freeman, who defines an innovation system as “the network of institutions in the public and private sectors whose activities