Entrepreneurship
Develop a business plan to solve the problem of urban waste management
Conduct market research, test your solutions and prepare a scalable business plan to solve the problem of urban waste management.
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Role
Waste Management Specialist
Industry
Impact Investment
Menterns at work
7
Level
Intermediate
Time Commitment
30
Duration
30 days
Tools you’ll learn
Here’s What You Work On
About the Company
Village Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in ideas that can bring a positive change to the world. Considered one of the best-networked impact investing firm in the world, Village Capital has supported the entrepreneurial journey of several business leaders in the field of education, healthcare solutions and agriculture! VillCap prefers to invest in solving problems instead of choosing industries. In this menternship co-designed by Village Capital, you will work on a problem that is global in its scale. You will work on the issue of urban waste management and design a business plan that solves for one or several of the elements of urban waste management.
Explore
the following work techniques
Business model canvas
4Ps of marketing
Business pitch deck
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Bridging the gap
70% of our global population is headed to live in urban areas. As people move from rural to urban areas, they unlock diversity, opportunities and growth. Unfortunately, they also generate a lot more waste! An urban lifestyle is prone to waste generation as abundance of resources often leads to overconsumption and unsustainable processing of whatever is ‘thrown away’. Urban waste management is both a B2B as well as B2C industry - there are several companies that are selling their services of composting and waste collection products to other businesses, similarly there is an equal number of public and private bodies that focus on servicing individuals and households. It is up to you to decide which customers will you choose to service!
Apply
the following skills
Competitive value proposition
Idea generation for business
Prototyping (Business)
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Expected output
Design a business plan in the field of urban waste management.
Create
the following deliverables
A scalable business model
A detailed business plan in the field of urban waste management
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What you’ll need before starting
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Develop a business plan to solve the problem of urban waste management
Conduct market research, test your solutions and prepare a scalable business plan to solve the problem of urban waste management.
Explore our curated Resource Hub
Get Guidance in One-on-One Mentor Hours
Ask Questions in our Biweekly AMA
Resolve all doubts on Mentor Support Chatbox
Get Actionable Mentor Feedback on your work
Learn & Network at the exclusive Mentern Perks Club