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From the 23-29 of April 2014, Laval Mayenne Technopole led 14 entrepreneurs through the Idenergie Camp; an intense week-long programme developed according to the lean startup approach.   The 14 were selected from 57 applications which followed a national call.  The event spanned days from Wednesday to the following Monday and the activities on each of the days were as follows:

  • Wednesday: Getting to know each other and introducing of the customer needs that each entrepreneur was looking to address.
  • Thursday: Applying a design thinking approach to looking at these needs. Taking the first steps at customer development in meeting customers and working on an 'empathy map'.
  • Friday: Working on a 'business model canvas' in the morning and in the afternoon people like developers, artists and engineers helped the entrepreneurs work on their developing projects.
  • Monday.  Individual meetings with accountants followed by preparation and delivery of a final pitch to a jury.The jury then selected 8 entrepreneurs to participate in the Idenergie Acceleration Programme.

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