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This blog has been created by GSVC to facilitate matchmaking among entrepreneurs with business plans and potential entrants. Business students looking for ventures and ventures looking for business school students are encouraged to share opportunities and interests here!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Build the Growth Plan for a $200B Senior Housing Market

The Challenge: Build (GSVC) business plan for the $200 Billion Senior Housing Market

The HealthVentures Project: 35 million senior citizens today will double within two decades. HealthVentures is seeking a collaborative team to help develop a unique product for this market with a compelling customer acquisition and marketing approach, and the accompanying financial projections. This is a probable GSVC business-plan entry.

Project Leader: R. Paul Herman, Founder/CEO of HIPinvestor.com; former McKinsey and Company management consultant; former director of strategy for eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's investment company; former Chief Development Officer for Ashoka.org; entrepreneur of financial services company delivering both profit and human impact.

Project Scope:
*
Review the market sizing and segmentation, and customer surveys to date
* Refine the product features and service offerings for this $200 Bil market
* Build a unique customer acquisition and marketing plan
* Document the operational requirements
* Translate the projections into financial statements
* Participate in the GSVC business-plan competition

Your Role: Build and collaborate with the founder on the business and product design and planning. Collaborate with peers, potential customers, business partners and industry experts to develop a compelling product and service offering. Help launch the company into this huge market.

Time Commitment: About 5-7 hours per week for meetings with founder, independent research, team collaboration and plan construction.

Benefit to You
: Launch exciting startup entering large market. Collaborate with serial entrepreneur. Blend business and social worlds. Potential for consulting or employment post-launch. Probable GSVC business-plan entry. Possible class credit.

Join or learn more at:
rpaulh@gmail.com
415 902 7741

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