Introduction to the Lean Canvas


The Lean Startup Canvas is a better alternative for entrepreneurs developing a business model. This is because it contains elements for Problem and Solution, which are not covered in the traditional Business Model Canvas. The traditional Business Model Canvas was designed originally for large corporations and many feel it is best suited for that environment. The Lean Startup canvas was designed by Ash Maurya.

The Learning Objectives for this topic are:

  • Draft a Lean Startup Canvas for your business
  • Identify the assumptions in your Lean Startup Canvas and devise tests for the assumptions


In this reading you are provided with information on how to fill out your Lean Canvas and very importantly how to think about your Unfair Advantage.

How to Document Your Lean Canvas Business Model BLU V1.0


This video discusses how to fill on the Lean Canvas.


In this assignment do the following:

  1. Download the PowerPoint template.
  2. Create your Lean Canvas.
  3. Take the quiz.
  4. Mark the assignment as complete.

Download this PowerPoint template to create your Lean Canvas:

Lean-Canvas-Template PPT


Use this for viewing the Lean Canvas online: