Digital badges are an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online.Badges are designed to make visible and validate learning in both formal and informal settings, and hold the potential to help transform where and how learning is validated. (from the MacArthur Foundation)
On the first day of GSE, entrepreneurs will register with Mozilla for the badges and will be able to access them after the program. Each badge represents a different aspect of running a company. Entreprenuers will earn these badges through various demonstrations to the Instructional Coaches.
Design Thinking Badge - Awarded for understanding the prototype development process.
Value Proposition Badge - Awarded for understanding customer needs.
Channels, Key Partners and Resources Badge - Awarded for understanding distribution and strategy.
Revenue Model - Awarded for understanding all financial aspects of a startup, with an emphasis on sustainability.
GSE Master Badge - Awarded when all 4 badges are earned.