6:20 Case Studies
Few days after our regular bi-weekly event we sum up the lessons learned from the discussions, suggestions, and tips of participants. Check them out, it might be useful for your business too!
We learned in 6 minutes that...
Webuni is another great example of sharing economy, just like Airbnb, Uber, or Yummber. The main idea is that professionals create courses in different topics in form of videos, spreadsheets, documents, etc. and make these available for anyone who is interested. There are free and public courses, as well as paid ones, and private ones - these are used by big companies similarly to an e-learning channel for their employees.
Since Webuni only provides the platform it is equally important to find users on both ends: professionals, who create courses, and students, who will then sign up for these. It seems to be a classical case of chicken and eggs, but in this case we have a strong feeling that professors should drive the demand by producing useful lectures. However, given the fact that the main market is Hungary, convincing anyone to make a long term investment is more challenging than the rest of the world might think. Why was this part easier for Uber and Airbnb? Simply because the product (car or house) is already available, there is no need for any additional effort, unlike in case of knowledge-sharing.
The main question on our very first event was that how could Webuni convince more professionals and improve their willingness to join the platform and start some great courses.
We learned in 20 minutes that...
During the 20 minutes available for comments, questions, and tips the audience made a really good job! Plenty of useful suggestions were shared with Ádám; here is a list of the best ones: