First shared by Ash Maurya in 2009, lean canvas looks to help startups create an actionable and entrepreneur-focused business plan by focusing on problems, solutions, key metrics, and competitive advantages.
The hardest part of being the lean engine inside a large organisation is convincing the people in it that small things are worth paying attention to.
What Los Angeles-based startup Xtensio provides is a technology platform for nascent entrepreneurs or experienced entrepreneurs looking to build new, cutting-edge technology or a disruptive business model, to define and develop this value proposition from scratch.
My life as a startup mentor has three constants: midnight anxiety, coffee and lean canvases. I deal with the first two with a combination of meditation and hard liquor, depending on how much time I have on my hands. Lean canvases, on the other hand, have become both a necessary evil and my favourite thing in the world. If you’re doing it right, running a lean canvas session is equal parts endless joy and cautious panic.