New Business Models – Working Together on Value Creation

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It's time for your 1st & very important task

As you've learnt, the community aspect is very important in this course and when it comes to creating a NBM. So that you success with your model, follow the instructions below, submit your first assignment, copy the link into your discussion forum group and gather and share feedback in the course community.

  1. Think about your initial idea and write it down.

    Here are some additional thoughts for you: What is the community you would like to create or the community you would like to connect your business model to. Who are you going to make your business model for?

  2. Start this journal assignment and share your text with the course community.

  3. Read the instructions in the additional material section and choose a peer group you want belong to.

  4. Copy your link into the discussion thread of your peer group and gather and share feedback.

  5. Check out also other journals and give your colleagues some valuable feedback.

Stadsboerderij Kortrijk


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Stadsboerderij Kortrijk connects citizen to farmer - city to countryside by creating a fair local market for regional bio-farmers in combination with sustainable products in order to promote social justice. By alliance these cooperatives of producers, citizens and civil society organisations aim at transitioning to a more sustainable and better living conditions for all people of the region near Kortrijk. We would like to learn from this course in order to make our cooperation more sustainable and more successful. Please join in helping this existing local initiative which works inclusive, fair and has social impact in the region.


about 2 years ago

Hi Theo, are you from Belgium or Netherlands? I am living a couple of kilometers from a B road called: Kortrijk.

about 2 years ago

I live in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen but the project is in Kortrijk, a city in Belgium. West-Flanders.

about 2 years ago

what can is say: good idea!! :)

about 2 years ago

OK, Theo, wonderful initiative! Maybe this is interesting for you: ?

I was priviliged to be one of the 35 co-authors of the book Nieuwe Business modellen. The co-authoring process, enthousiastically lead by Jan Jonker, was a great experience for me. It motivated Henry Mentink (MyWheels, Veerhuis) and me to start a monthly hands-on 'WEconomy Workshop'. The link presented above brings you to the evaluations of what we did.

Why this could help you..... ? Because it shows you how we used the clover model of NBM as a process . A process to evaluate the current status of an inititiative, buy putting the value proposition in the middle and subsequently working with through the four leaves of the clover to find areas for renewal. I found it very valuable and it was fun, too!

about 2 years ago

Thanks haven't had much time lately but I will look into it as soon as I can.

almost 2 years ago

Hi Theo

It is very blessing to came across your NBM for comunity farm to table market business model .I have a close concept i was planning b4 a year i was intending to do in my country Egypt. But i was planning to make it android apk based to connect consumers to farmers directly in order to plan ahead for their farming operation and delivery .
I wish you all success for your endeavour ..

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