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Tips for EdTech Entrepreneurs to Develop MVPs

By Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A well-styled MVP will reduce the time spent in development, which additionally can save a considerable amount of money.

FREMONT, CA: The most successful EdTech entrepreneurs are innovators who genuinely want to solve an existing problem in the education sector. They focus keenly on bringing their vision to life. Many technology CEOs face a similar question - would the world be the same if their solution did not exist? If it did, will it have an impact? Entrepreneurs who are ardently looking to make a difference will have a resounding YES to the question.

All it requires for them is to launch the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Below are the three simple steps to build an MVP.

Adhere to the Fundamentals

Entrepreneurs can start with developing their Minimum Viable Product (MVP). The technique needs to be a streamlined version of what one hopes to deliver as most startup entrepreneurs think that the MVP is a model or rendering.

The first iteration the product should mostly comprise of all the basics. The remaining features to the product can be developed later, once the innovation has a following. The ultimate goal in planning and producing the MVP should be to get the product in the hands of consumers as quickly as possible.

To accomplish the objective, administrators need to create a map illustrating the product features, the solution it brings to education, and how the vision drives it. Above all, one needs to stay lean when it comes to designing, writing, testing, and marketing. Producers ought to pay close attention and simultaneously stay focused on the four initiatives.

Keep it Reasonable

A well-styled MVP will reduce the time spent in development, which can save a considerable amount of money for the following reasons:

• Upon bringing the product in the market, there is no time for additional features. Adding more features to the product can sound great, but it will not always be feasible. One will have to spend years designing, writing code, and beta testing the product. Therefore, entrepreneurs will lose money each day when the MVP is not in the market.

• Adding extra features can be a waste of effort and time. What producers love in an application or device may not be what the consumer wants? Therefore, makers do not have to waste time guessing as users can directly convey what they require in the product.

MVP is the most economical way to get the EdTech startup off the ground. Subsequently, the temptation to add any frills needs to be avoided until it is financially feasible.

Channel the Product

Upon designing the MVP, the next step involves testing it in real-time. Product piloting benefits producers and consumers alike. Users provide feedback and administrators get to adjust the MVP features accordingly. To reward consumers, the producer can consider giving a discount after the pilot period when they purchase the product. 

Additionally, the collection of data regarding product effectiveness can build a large fan base. The foundation will attract venture capitalists and other investors. The support can help the entrepreneur take the MVP to the product that they thought it could be and the one that education wants.

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