When: Mon August 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Organization: General Assembly

Location: GA Boston 51 Melcher Street Boston, MA 02210


About This Class

Every business model has gaps. The success of a business idea rests on identifying these gaps early on and remedying them.

Capability gaps can be related to People, Process, or Assets. This session will guide you through how to identify these gaps in a business model and determine whether to build, buy or partner to fill the identified gap. Through a hands-on Partnership Speed Dating activity we'll better understand the Why? and When? of partnering and develop strategies for determining partnership fit and value.


  • Identify gaps between your current state and future state business models
  • Identify how to best address business model gaps
  • Analyze the benefits and disadvantage of build vs. buy vs. partner
  • Describe how to assess potential partnerships and create sustainable partnerships

Prereqs & Preparation


About the Instructor

Mariko Meier Photo

 Energy Markets ManagerEnerNOC

Mariko is an Energy Markets Manager at EnerNOC, a leading provider of Energy Intelligence Software based in Boston. Prior to EnerNOC, she worked at Southern California Edison, a utility, in their Strategic Projects group, and at McKinsey and Company in their New York and Los Angeles offices. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.

Refund Policy

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