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KENOVA has just released OPBH (One Page Business Hypothesis) for startups to build a business plan for their new idea or existing businesses to evaluate their business model:

KENOVA has been using a manual version of OPBH for a number of years with amazing success and literally due to public demand it decided to put it on-line on Oct. 6 and released the first version (MVP) Oct. 31. Yes, Halloween…ooooohhhhh.

It’s a free tool, so now you have no excuse to not document your business idea.

It’s currently designed for web desktop computing, but responsiveness for phones and tablets is just a week or two away…the pressure to release was so great we decided not to wait. Having said this, it views quite nicely already on small devices.

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I thought it might be useful and interesting to establish a blog post that tracks and reports on general statistics relating to startups. Thus, this blog post will be a living post with statistics as we come across them:

  1. A successful startup takes 5 years or 20,000 man hours.
  2. 2 out of 1000 startups that get funded reach a market cap of $200mm.
  3. It takes 3 years for a startup to reach a sufficient level of education to achieve success.
  4. Investors estimate 1 in 10 of their portfolio companies will achieve success (known as the Tenfer).


(If you have any stats to share, we'd love to add them and give you credit.




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