Bioinspired Valuation Models (Past)

Join us to explore new sustainable models for valuation that go beyond % growth!

Join us as we explore new sustainable models for valuation that go beyond % growth!
Inspired by Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, by Kate Raworth, 2017; - We look at applying 2 of the 7 ways of thinking, in the microeconomic setting of founders and firms;
1. Change the goal: How do we innovate from shareholder growth (ROI) models to longer term Doughnut based metrics.
7. Be Agnostic about Growth:  How to motivate impact based enterprises that thrive, create jobs and value, whether or not they grow.

Valuations that go beyond % growth!
Investors, founders and industry have been limited in how they can estimate long term sustainable value of their projects due to a lack of contemporary, complete and accurate models that correct for the assumptions of the capital asset pricing model. Historical growth metrics such as % discount rates and do not account for the "externalities" and true costs to the natural-actual world we live in.
We have to develop new economic models that incorporate and are inspired by biological systems to support a regenerative economy, providing each of us with the chance of a sustainable future.

The Ask?
In this session we will focus on the challenges and opportunities for developing a new set of indicators and models that pragmatically reflect human wellbeing, planetary health, societal progress and technological development at the level of Start-ups, SMEs and Industry based valuation models.

We ask each of the participants to sign up by answering this survey by Nov 5th to establish an understanding of the state of the art and to help us co-design the  themes for this peer to peer discussion. 

Expected outcome
By harnessing the design principles of nature we hope to develop a new Sustainable Valuation Model that we can begin Beta testing with our Start-up cohorts in our Venture Creation Labs in the Spring of 2021.

Location: This session will be online as part of the iGEM Virtual Giant Jamboree and hosted by Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris.

Timings: The session will be between 18.00 & 19.00 CET on Nov 19th.

Intended audience: Researchers, founders, project managers, financial controllers, consultants and economists.

About us: The Entrepreneurship Program Innovation Community (EPIC) supports the development of iGEMs entrepreneurial community. The vision of the program is to become the driving force behind hundreds of Biobased start-ups globally to help accelerate our transition to a more sustainable bioeconomy.




    Kareen Urrutia

    Auckland, New Zealand

    I want to learn from others, whilst also sharing my knowledge and experience on sustainability.

    Brian Dowling

    Hacienda Heights, California, United States of America

    Interest in applying Systems Thinking and Complex Adaptive Systems through heterodox economics.

    Stephanie Erwin

    Kingston, New York, United States of America

    Interested in hearing more of the challenges and solutions that businesses and communities are enacting around the world.


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