They built their team on the spot and learned how to design a convincing plan with already existing resources – using Morlock’s impact business model canvas.
Based on more than 20 years of experience in supporting clients in international deployments and projects, including 5 years of building community and strategic alliances for a non-profit organization in the USA, Carolin Morlock showed students how to network and how to get a team, partners, and investors on board.
Students got an insight of how to analyze needs and how to define value and assess performance. They tested their negotiating skills in role playing games and got an idea about the „Theory of Change“ and the key indicators needed for impact measurement. In addition, they had the opportunity to swap ideas with two local ecological and social ventures.
Separately, students with an already specified plan prepared their application for an EXIST-scholarship, respectively for the next „goAward“, with Thomas Schönweitz, founder of whitespring and, for many years, lecturer for Service Design, Design Thinking and Strategic Management at HfG.