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In July 2019, SoCon 1 and 2 broke new ground by doing extensive work on validating the problem and customer segment on the Financial Institutions (FIs) side as well as the Individual Small Business Owners side. This was then followed by offer testing the UVP of SoCon as a future solution and also prototyping a minimum viable product (MVP).    SoCon 1, was focused on empathising with individuals, more specifically empathising with small and medium enterprise owners (SMEs). The team in...

Behshid Golshani
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Channels

Lean phase : Channels Aim : FarmEd is currently using a business-to-customer (B2C) sales model, with the channels being door-to-door sales and Facebook.  In the future FarmEd plans to use a business-to-business (B2B) sales model, where FarmEd sells the application to businesses which purchase produce to distribute to farmers.      Door-to-Door (B2C) FarmEd has been contacting customers through door-to-door sales. This is used during all phases of the channels phase, and...

Joyce Chen
by Joyce Chen
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Joyce Chen
Solution

Lean Phase: Solution   Aim: FarmEd delivers timely and tailored agricultural information to farmers through a smartphone application which identifies pest and diseases in farmers’ crops, and advises treatment methods.    This post outlines: Previous solutions explored The current solution Evidence for the current solution Next moves   FarmEd’s solution aims to achieve goals 1 and 2 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals ( https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ ):...

Isabelle Lance
by Isabelle Lance
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Isabelle Lance
Key Partners

Aim  This post will outline the key partners we’ve worked with to assist our research and help develop our MVP. On the customer side, our primary partners are villages with microenterprises. Specifically, this includes our case study villages Biasevu, Vatukarasa and Naroro. It also includes various financial institutions located around Fiji. The post will include a short description of the partner, geographical location, a description of the relationship of the partnership and the...

Stacey Thetephakeaykeaw
by Stacey Thetephakeaykeaw
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Stacey Thetephakeaykeaw
Work Update

Work Update After validating our problem and customer segment, that Native Fijians living within inland villages and working within the industries of tourism and agriculture highlight emotions of helplessness, frustration and demotivation when dealing with issues of financial management we worked in collaboration with the SoCon II in order to develop and MVP to propose to consumers and financial institutions, as our first step towards the UVP and Solution stages of the lean canvas....

Nikki Theodorakis
by Nikki Theodorakis
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Nikki Theodorakis
Proposed Experiment

Lean Phase: Solution This experiment is a follow up of the 6 month case study which can be found here: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2099510 Assumption: People are able to record their finances accurately and consistently for a month using a tech based budgeting system  Time Box: 4 weeks Success Metric: % of users that record their information accurately  % of users that record their financial information once a day Criteria: Success Point: 70% of...

Yayna Lee
by Yayna Lee
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Yayna Lee
Work Update

I conducted the following online research on CSR funds, community initiatives that could apply to any PEV projects in Fiji.   KEY FINDINGS:  All big chain hotels have large CSR funds. They also often give out grants and support to many initiatives and projects that contribute to or encourage sustainable tourism. e.g. Hilton Fiji Resort and Spa Medium to small resorts all seem to have a passion for helping the community around them as they mostly do operate in villages. This entails...

Behshid Golshani
by Behshid Golshani
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Proposed Experiment

  Lean Phase: Solution Assumption: People are willing to pay for a budgeting system that enables them to grow or diversify their business. Time Box: 4 Weeks Success Metric: % of people are willing to pay for a budgeting system. Criteria:   Green light: Utility test more features of the MVP, and find what channels we can distribute our solution through. Success Point: 70% of people who are pitched the MVP see value in what we offer, and are willing to pay for it....

Shaun Teh
by Shaun Teh
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Shaun Teh
Proposed Experiment

  Lean Phase: Solution  This experiment is a follow up of the 6-month case study which can be found here:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2099510 Assumption: A tech based budgeting and financial system helps people grow and diversify your business  Time Box: 4 Weeks Success Metric: % of people that achieve their one-month business/savings goal   Criteria: Green Light: Continue to develop the MVP and go on to utility test any new features....

Diya Redhu
by Diya Redhu
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Diya Redhu
Proposal (Operational/Other)

All the project teams in Fiji July 2019 team has used the following template for posting Black-label posts this month. Both leaders and trekker have found this to be extremely beneficial.  This template follows the order of the sections of the lean canvas and sets out and suggests what kinds of information need to be included in a Black-label post. I would love to hear if you have any thoughts or suggestions! 

Behshid Golshani
by Behshid Golshani
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Behshid Golshani

[EXPERIMENT RESULTS] Financial Institution - Solution Experiment - July 2019 Reference to Experiment Design post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2092360 Lean Phase: Solution  Assumption: FIs have particular features that they require in the financial documentation they acquire from customers. Success Metric: The % of FI’s that give features which inform an MVP based on improving customers financial management and documentation.   Results:  60% of FIs gave us...

Shaun Teh
by Shaun Teh
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Shaun Teh

Lean Phase: UVP   Aim:   This post highlights the value PEV can offer to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and financial institutions (FIs). The value added is twofold. FIs are able to expand their customer segment because the loan application process, specifically financial documentation, is being simplified for their potential customers. Providing micro-businesses with a platform in which they can manage their finances better and improve their financial documentation will improve...

Yayna Lee
by Yayna Lee
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Yayna Lee

Lean Phase: Solution Assumption: FIs have particular features that they require in the financial documentation they acquire from customers.  Time box: 1 week Success Metric:   % of FI’s that give features which inform an MVP based on improving customers financial management and documentation.   Goal: Speak to 8 FI’s  Criteria:  Success point:  50% of FI’s provide features that inform an MVP based on improving customers financial management and documentation.  Green light:...

Sophie Richardson
by Sophie Richardson
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Sophie Richardson

Lean Phase : Problem Link to original experiment:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1385250 Original Assumption:  Micro-enterprises in Fiji identify a lack of access to financial management and budgeting resources in enabling their businesses to grow, diversify, or run as they please. RESULTS Results Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15j4a8f93Y5zcNW3Tg8PVcHNc6Do_jP-qMsIhiJVqC4k/edit#gid=0 Key Data Statistics:...

Nikki Theodorakis
by Nikki Theodorakis
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Nikki Theodorakis

[JUL 19] Offer Test Experiment Results - SoCon 1 Fiji   Reference to experiment post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1805560   Lean Phase : UVP   Assumption : Micro-enterprises in Fiji are willing to meet with PEV to understand and discuss methods and solutions to financial management.    Time Box : 2 weeks   Success Metric : The percentage of micro-enterprises that find value in a solution to help them with their financial management.    Results...

Jack Hong
by Jack Hong
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Jack Hong

Reference to experiment post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/1833520   Lean Phase: UVP Assumption: FIs operating in Fiji see value in increasing their customer base and are willing to work with PEV to do so, who will act as the bridge/middle-man between micro-businesses wanting loans and the FIs who can provide them. Success Metric: The % of FIs who we have identified as early adopters and agree to have a meeting with PEV for further discussion in the next week....

Kenneth C
by Kenneth C
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Kenneth C
Customer Segment

Lean phase: Customer Segment   Aim: To identify the customers which the Sustainable Fuel project targets.    Our main focus is on customer groups (e.g. indigenous Fijian women), but also on those that relate to the archetypes found in December 2018:    preference for cooking;  portability;  expense decrease;  simplicity of use;  decreased cooking time;  healthier and safer;  peer pressure;  recreational use.    These...

Jake Hawkins
by Jake Hawkins
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Jake Hawkins

  [JUL 19] Customer Segment Experiment Results - Financial Institutions - SoCon 2 Fiji Link to the experiment Design Post:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2002280 Lean Phase: Problem/Customer Segment  Assumption: FI’s can be a potential early adopter for PEV. They: Have identified a problem accessing or profiling customers, thus they are missing out on viable customer segments such as small businesses.  Are aware of the fact that they have this problem...

Shaun Teh
by Shaun Teh
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Shaun Teh

[JUL 19] Problem Identification Experiment Results - Micro-Businesses- SoCon 2 Fiji    Link to the Experiment Design Post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2002270 Lean Phase: Problem/Customer Segment  Assumption: Individuals must complete set requirements to access a minimum loan.  Success Metric: % of FIs that have set loan requirements. Results: In this experiment we achieved a green light as we found 100% of FI’s have set loan requirements.  On...

Kenneth C
by Kenneth C
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Kenneth C
Value Proposition

Lean Phase:  Unique Value Proposition (UVP) Aim:  To update the progress of the Fiji Sustainable Fuel Consulting project in the UVP section of the lean canvas Perspective: Note: all figures and information in this post has been sourced from https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/840430 As validated by previous teams, the Buka Stove has the potential to truly improve the quality of life for our customers and deliver value. The solutions provided by the product include:...

Andre Werror
by Andre Werror
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Andre Werror
Value Proposition

Lean Phase : Unique Value Proposition Aim : The unique value proposition of FarmEd in Fiji is to provide timely and tailored agricultural information to farmers. This information aims to mitigate the problems faced by the farmers in regards to pest and diseases by providing three different levels of advice from natural to chemical-based solutions. The FarmEd application is providing farmers with access to timely and tailored information, specific to the farmer's individual issues and...

Rhys Taylor
by Rhys Taylor
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Rhys Taylor
Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Problem/Customer Segment Experiment is to be run concurrently with: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2002270 Assumption: FI’s can be a potential early adopter for PEV. They: Have identified the problem of accessing or profiling customers due to poor processes and strict requirements. This means they are missing out on viable customer segments such as small businesses.  Are aware of the fact that they have this problem accessing or profiling...

Kenneth C
by Kenneth C
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Kenneth C
Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Problem/Customer Segment This experiment is to be run concurrently with SoCon I To be conducted concurrently with:  https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/2002280 Assumption: Individuals must complete set requirements to access a minimum loan.  Time Box: 3 Weeks Success Metric:  % of FIs that have set loan requirements Goal: Interview 10 FI’s Criteria: Green Light: Go on to offer test micro-businesses  Success Point: 60% of FIs have set loan...

Fiona Ye
by Fiona Ye
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Fiona Ye
Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: UVP Assumption: FIs operating in Fiji see value in increasing their customer base and are willing to work with PEV to do so, who will act as the bridge/middle-man between micro-businesses wanting loans and the FIs who can provide them.  Time Box: 1 Week   Success Metric: The % of FIs who we have identified as early adopters and agree to have a meeting with PEV for further discussion in the next week. Goal: Speak to both the early adopters and the early majority...

Jamie Butler
by Jamie Butler
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Jamie Butler
Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: UVP Assumption: Micro-enterprises in Fiji are willing to meet with PEV to understand and discuss methods and solutions to financial management.  Time Box: 2 weeks Success Metric: The number of micro-enterprises that find value in a solution to help them with financial management. Criteria Green Light: Proceed to currency testing and building out MVP deliverable. Success Point: 50% of businesses agree to a follow up meeting. Orange Light: Adapt the...

Rose Martin
by Rose Martin (Admin)
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Adopted Experiment

Lean Phase: Problem/Customer Segment Question: Does our customer segment have difficulty managing their finances? Assumption: Micro-enterprises in Fiji identify a lack of access to financial management and budgeting resources in enabling their businesses to grow, diversify, or run as they please. Time Box: 2 weeks Success Metric: Whether the proposed customer segment identifies with the assumed problem, measured by the % of micro-enterprises seeking a solution to...

Rose Martin
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Project Summary

In January 2019, FarmEd I  focused on getting feedback from farmers about the usability and content of the Govi Nena application by conducting village visits and gathering feedback in the form of surveys. FarmEd II on the other hand, has been focused on receiving feedback from businesses regarding the viability of the Govi Nena application as a tool to aid in their business’ growth through business meetings conducted throughout the month. Please see attached the Project Summary for Fiji...

Behshid Golshani
by Behshid Golshani
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Behshid Golshani
Customer Segment

Lean Phase:  Customer Segment Aim:  The aim of this post is to identify potential customers in Fiji that are lacking in the criteria of the UNSDGs, in particular in the ‘No Poverty’ and ‘No Hunger’ goals. This post aims to portray the demographics of each type of customer, their goals and needs so we can understand them better. Our main customer base are early adopters who are smallholder and subsistence farmers who have a smartphone or access to internet. They key points the post...

Brodie Leeson
by Brodie Leeson
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Brodie Leeson
Problem

Lean phase: Problem Aim : To identify the most prevalent issues regarding financial management for micro-enterprises, and how these issues inhibit them from successfully running and expanding their businesses. Furthermore, we looked at how these issues restrict financial institutions from accessing customers.  This post will look at the big picture of the problem, issues and external factors for businesses and financial institutions and the critical future actions that need to be...

Jack Yeung
by Jack Yeung
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Jack Yeung
Problem

Lean Phase: Problem Definition   Aim: The aim of this post is to identify the biggest issues surrounding Fijian agriculture for smallholder and subsistence farmers.   The lack of access to agricultural information results in suboptimal crop diversification, low crop quality, reduced yield and hence minimal commercial farming and an unreliable supply chain. For farmers this has two major implications; financial instability and a lack of food security, which has a flow-on effect to...

Jesse Fabian
by Jesse Fabian
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Jesse Fabian
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Customer Segment

Lean phase : Customer segment Aim :  This months aim was to restart the lean canvas to identify our customer segments who extracting data from both financial institutions (FIs), as well as small-to-medium business holders (SMEs).  Through data collection and survey results from 11 institutions across 16 branches, 3 customer segments have been identified: Early adopters, Early majority and key stakeholders. The segments differ in how many of these categories they satisfy: Have a...

Charlotte Jones
by Charlotte Jones
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Charlotte Jones
Work Update

For the purposes of understanding the supply chain of agriculture better, ag assessment has been conducting visits to restaurants, markets and supermarkets. The goal of visiting 50 chain participants is almost touchable at this point with only 14 to go! We definitely found this activity very useful for understanding the relationship between participants better but there are still some areas left to explore. WHAT WE KNOW: The group designed a market survey form which...

Behshid Golshani
by Behshid Golshani
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Work Update

The Ag Assessment team in Timor have been fast at work since day 1 of project. The team is focussing on empathising with all local farmers, collecting data from suppliers/providers in the agricultural sector as well as exploring avenues to acquire land for a demonstration plot. The following is a short summary of things the team has achieved and organised in project so far.   1)     Land for demonstration plot: The team is hoping to have several leads for a plot of land...

Behshid Golshani
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Behshid Golshani

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Jan 11, 2018

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UOA

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Law and Finance

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Fiji

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