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Is my idea a business opportunity?


About OPEN

OPEN is short for “Online Platform for Entrepreneurship Network”, which is part of the Interreg EMR Project SEE-V-Lab. Our platform aims to support student entrepreneurs in starting up their own business ideas. Young entrepreneurs can find information about and support for every single step of the start-up process.

We have structured OPEN as step-by-step learning sessions. After starting with explaining what can actually be considered business ideas and what characterizes the mindset of entrepreneurs, you can also find manuals on how to found your company, for finding the right funding and for growing your business. There are individual, about 5 minutes units which are clustered by topic into mini-courses. Please feel free to start discussions and ask any question on mini-courses or learning units via the discussion function.

About this mini-course

This mini-course is about the process of generating and evaluating ideas as business opportunities. In detail, we look at sources of business ideas like social or market events, society changes and technological development. Furthermore, we introduce evaluation processes which help you evaluating the viability of your business idea. This might help you to quickly evaluate your first ideas by looking at potential problems, customers and payments or leverage decision criteria and frameworks such as business models and plans.