Everyone Has The Right to Information

By Alessandra Maldonado

My group is focused on an incredibly pressing pain point: how can we properly disseminate news and information to those who do not have access to the internet?

It is an important question to answer because finding solutions to this problem will result in a well-informed society, and can help those who do not have internet access learn how to use technology and creating a path to them owning their own.

The Lean Canvas is an important tool because it helps to sketch out the feasibility of certain plans and offers a blueprint for how one would structure their company. It offers a guideline to the logistical side of starting a business or organization, including where revenue would be sourced, where funding would come from, and what paths would customers take to interact with the startup.

The Happy Canvas is an additional tool that focuses more on the values and mission of the startup rather than the logistics of getting it started. Deciding who the target audience is and the reasons why one would want to target them is important. Having a meaningful story and communicating it successfully is what will garner success, as demonstrated in this canvas.

Three important questions we should ask ourselves is:

  1. How might we reach a broad audience?
  2. How might we find writers willing to work for this organization?
  3. How might we make this news access free to consumers?

Hopefully, these questions will lead to an open discussion on the construction of the organization and offer multiple solutions to the various problems we come across.