Well, that’s the thing –
“Ideas” aren’t VC worthy (in a vacuum.)
How I would approach this is by sending students out into the real world to observe.
Do a project where they spend a week shadowing someone. Have them capture everything they see this other person do (at home, at work, at school – everything).
Then, break it down – see what is something that could be improved by a process (or a process that could be improved), see what patterns emerge in likes/dislikes.
Then you will have a few ideas you can then attempt to validate via surveys and other trials.
This is the “zoomed in” model. You can “zoom out” as much as you want, and plant yourself on a busy street corner for a week, for example, or on a subway car, or in a casino, or anywhere to get a macro lens on your subject.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/I-teach-entrepreneurship-ideation-at-a-top-university-where-students-find-and-develop-an-idea-to-pursue-a-startup-What-can-I-do-to-increase-the-number-of-student-ideas-that-are-VC-worthy
Originally Posted On: 2015-10-02