Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability

Author: Patterson, Arthur
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Year: 2009

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This journal series by Arthur Patterson covers the progress of the Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability class. Students apply engineering and business skills to design product prototypes, distribution systems, and business plans for entrepreneurial ventures in developing countries that address challenges faced by the world's poor. Topics include user empathy, appropriate technology design, rapid prototype engineering and testing, social technology entrepreneurship, business modeling, and project management.

This course is jointly offered by the Stanford School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. A number of social enterprises were formed by extreme affordability students, including d.light and Embrace.

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