starting and promoting software ventures understood as a new firm, business, application or work practice
starting a new software venture from inside an existing company - essential for innovation in the company but sometimes difficult
Secretly developing an innovative product without the acceptance of management. Sometimes funds are diverted from other projects to fund the development.
starting a software dependent business (such as a web or mobile business) where the business model is not to do with making software but the business is software-driven
opposed to the physical value chain, the virtual value chain adds value trough virtual activites such as: gathering, organization, selection, synthesization and distribution. In gen. value chains may be physical, hybrid or virtual. The virtual value chain is based purely on virtual activities.
Open Entrepreneurship is a term promoted by Björn Paulsson and Jonatan Rogby Lindberg, founders of the OpenEntrepreneurship.com web startup. The concept is related to empowering open and free (as in freedom) entrepreneurship, crowdsourced entrepreneurship, free and open sharing of information and experience in entrepreneurship, and helping other entrepreneurs realize their dreams and visions. The goal of Open Entrepreneurship is to help solve our problems, and create a better world together. The concept is related both to Open Innovation, and the Open Source movement, but has its own properties that separates it from those two concepts. Where Open Innovation is mostly for big companies who want to share R&D information and trade patent licences, Open Entrepreneurship is both for SME:s and big business, as well as the lone minipreneur or visionary working on a grand idea. Because it is difficult to implement a great idea alone, Open Entrepreneurship was created as a term, concept,...
Innovation through an open development effort in a community
Motivation, Effective and efficient, Licensing, GPL, BSD/Apache, Shows talent, Visibility, Trends, Early contributions
Value, Value addition, Own contribution, Others contribution, Total cost of ownership
Leadership in open source, Vision, Guidance
Open source strategies, Partly open, Opening parts, Fully open
Business strategy, Support, Product based on OSS, Complementary products
starting a new software firm
an initial investment to help you get your business started. Venture capitalists takes a risk investing in your company and generally expects a sizeable return on the investment.
startup has a variety of goals - not just making money or building software
Model for analyzing how your business creates value
Ownership (copyright, patents) of intangible products, such as algorithms, inventions, software etc.
analyzing a potential market in order to better understand potential customers and to discover business opportunities.
Market Entry Barriers, Cost advantages, Product differentiation, Switching costs, Access to distribution channels, Government policy, Starting capital
a set of abilities or skills possessed by the employees of the business
different strategies for companies to consider
Business Strategy, Business Model, Product Strategy, Revenue Logic, Distribution Model, Service and Implementation Model, Software Business model types, Software tailoring, Applied Formats, Resource provisioning, standard offerings, Intermediation, Specialization in niche market, Growth, International expansion, Cost Reduction, Business Plan
Technology Strategy, leader, follower, extender, exploiter, Limitations
Lead Drivin Development (LDD)
Financial Strategy, Consultancy
overview ways of understanding the whole field of software entrepreneurship based on the work of Sarasvathy - not mutually exclusive
the classical model based on analysis of the business and technology environments, design of a venture (expressed in a business plan), and putting the design into action. Related to a traditional software engineering approach
Sarasvathy's alternative model base on doing what is achievable with resources at hand in an iterative and incremental way. Relates to the agile software engineering paradigm.
The overall vision for the future of the business.
making and maintaining contacts important (or potentially important) for the venture
acquiring business partners with complementary skills and knowledge
Your reputation is usefull when searching for seed-stage investments