Innovation Impact Mindmap

 

Think of the Innovation Impact Mindmap as a checklist of the sights you might want to take in on your Innovate-A-thon venture adventure. 

The "main highway" on the Mindmap is the venture mission statement (the critical success factor for a sustainable venture) ... it's highlighted in yellow.

The Innovation Impact Mindmap started on an office whiteboard at the University of Arizona as a schematic outline of the syllabus for an entrepreneurship program.  A syllabus is sequential, but the innovation and entrepreneurship processes usually are not.  They bounce around a bit, from here to there and round again.  The mindmap showed the "big picture" of what was being covered in class, and to point out that the way of "getting there" wasn't necessarily the same for everyone.