The Platform Business Model Canvas is a perfect tool to design platform business models.
The Platform Innovation Kit absolutely kept its promise of hyper scaling our business by taping into the power of ecosystems and collaboratively owned surplus value!
The Platform Innovation Kit is a great designed method to get different perspectives of your new business.
The Platform Innovation Kit transforms a platform idea into a mature platform business model in the simplest possible way
Very often teams are using multiple frameworks and tools like Design Thinking or the original Business Model Canvas for ideation. But those tools are lacking the capabilities to transfer and support a venture project into the scale-up phase. This leads to inconsistencies and very often misunderstandings. The PIK is designed to support all life stages of a platform venture – from exploration to scale – making it the most comprehensive toolset available.
To create an impactful and successful platform business it requires to align four perspectives. User needs with your solution (problem-platform fit), the market (market-platform fit), business (business-platform fit) and your capabilities (capabilities-platform fit). Our innovative double loop model helps you to align those perspectives in the exploration and the scale-up phase.
Since 2012 we continuously improve our toolset. Today, the PIK 5 core set consists of >25 canvases including the original “Platform Business Model Canvas”, the Value Network Canvas and other deep-dive visual tools. For example for monetization, Platform Service Design, Architecture, roadmapping, Network effects and so on. For each key questions we developed visual tools and guides helping entrepreneurs around the world.
Building and scaling platforms is not easy. Therefore we created special “Advanced tools” together with platform powerhouses like Amazon AWS or leading venture builder fastbreak.one. The results are toolset consisting of dedicated playbooks and special tools (canvases, Excel files, …) for further deep dives. Covering topics like:
Platforms are very powerful and disrupted each industry. But they also created a lot of damage to society. At the same time we face big challenges like climate change and pandemics. We strongly believe that in the future each business should be build with a positive impact to Profit, People and Planet – the so called triple bottom-line. Therefore we incorporated sustainability aspects into the tools, so that you create a positive impact platform business by design.
To build truly innovative but also very practical tools, we partnered with platform powerhouses. Fastbreak.One to bring in platform venture building experience of over 20 years. Amazon AWS as pioneers for modern platform architecture and the inventors of the (data) flywheel. And Miro as the leading global online collaboration tool. Combining venture building, technical leadership and facilitation experience.
Download the Core Canvases for free or our Advanced Tools to start your platform journey. After registration in our member portal you will have access to your downloads. All canvases are available as high-resolution pdf files and optimized for A0 printing.
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