Please visit the following link for my A3. The elevator pitch is the video on the opening page, with the venture pitch being the rest of the site. The original idea stuck in my head some months ago, so it was fun to work to bring it to some form of reality. Hope you like it 🙂
Through this assignment, as well as the others in this course, I learned a few valuable lessons. Number One: I am probably not cut out for any kind of entrepreneurial venture. I found the content and the process for all assignments to be interesting, but if I were to isolate a weakness to my venture pitch, it would be the market analysis. My dearth of research was my Achilles’ heel, but if I were to embark on a real venture, I know that to do things right, I would need to invest months in market research, not the bare two weeks – off and on – I was able to afford for my A3.
However, I think I made up for some of the lack of meticulousness in research with an attention to detail and process with creating the design of my elevator and venture pitch. I became more comfortable with Weebly as a educational and professional platform, and I found using Camtasia to be a relatively painless and more robust alternative to using Powerpoint. I fear I may never go back.
All in all, I think it was the various editing and presentation technology which I worked with that was the big takeaway from this assignment. I became familiar with the different stages of a venture with the other assignments, but it was in the A3 that I feel I finally had a chance to hone my skills with technology that will help me for the rest of the MET program.