Best Startup Courses

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Build. Measure. Learn. Lean Startup SXSW 2012.

Become a Lean Startup Guru. Learn Lean Methodology from Lean experts like Eric Ries, Steve Blank, and more.

Created by Steve Blank - Serial Entrepreneur


Students: 91438, Price: Free

Students: 91438, Price:  Free

Welcome to the exclusive Lean Startup course where you will learn lean startup methodology from the world's leading startup founders and experts, including Steve Blank, Scott Cook, Ash Maurya, Todd Park, and many more.

Build: Lessons learned in agile, continuous development.

Measure: Case studies on pivots & minimum viable product (MVP).

Learn: Best practices in customer development.

Recorded at SXSW Interactive 2012, this course is the only place where you can find all presentations and videos for the entire Lean Startup event and learn lean methodology for startups from the leading experts.

For more information on the event agenda, speaker bios and info, please visit:

31 Startup Business Model : Best Course for Entrepreneurs

Learn how to build next billion dollar innovative business model

Created by Navdeep Yadav - Product Manager and an MBA Graduate


Students: 76077, Price: $19.99

Students: 76077, Price:  Paid

31 Types of Startup business model course is specially designed by analyzing more than 500 Startup unicorns and big tech companies worldwide.

This course is helpful for Entrepreneurs, Product Managers, Growth hackers, and Management students to build a business model framework for the venture in the future. We will be starting our journey with a basic definition and business model canvas and then switching gears to some advanced topics like network effect, hook and bait kind of business model. The last section of the module will further help you in understanding various strategies used by companies on a large scale.

Module 1 Business Model Basics

  1. Business model definition

  2. Business model canvas

  3. Business model design

Module 2 31 Types of Startup Business Model

1. Subscription Business model - Netflix & Shopify

2. Freemium Business Model - Canva

3. Pay as you go business model - AWS

4. Affiliate business model - Amazon

5. Network effect business model - Uber

6. Two-sided platform business model - Airbnb

7. Three-sided platform business model - Uber Eats

8. Umbrella business model - Amazon prime

9. D2C(Direct to Consumer) business model

10. Marketplace business model - Amazon

11. Edtech business model - Udemy and SkillShare

12. Gatekeeper business model - Google

13. Franchises business model - KFC

14. Ecosystem business model - Apple

15. Horizontal expansion strategy - Foxconn

16. Vertical expansion business model - Unilever

17. Octopus business model - OYO

18. Open source business model - Opera

19. Peer to Peer business model - OLX

20. Razorblade business model - Nestle

21. Space as a service business model - Wework

22. Brokerage business model - Robinhood

23. Dark kitchen business model - Doordash

24. Dropshipping business model - Shopify

25. Crowdsourcing business model - Kickstarter

26. API licensing business model - Stripe

27. Next Section

Module 3 Startup Business Growth Metrics

  1. Startup Growth Metrics Intro

  2. Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) in Startup

  3. Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV) in Startup

  4. Monthly Reoccurring Revenue (MRR) in Startup

  5. Unit Economics in Startup

  6. Contribution Margin in Startup

  7. Retention Rate and Cohorts in Startup

  8. Churn Rate in Startup

  9. Market Size for Startup

Module 4 Business Model Case study

  1. Amazon Undefeatable Business Model

  2. Shopify –The Power of ecosystem

Entrepreneurship: 60 Day Startup Launch Blueprint

Entrepreneurship Fundamentals: Discover, Validate and Profitably Launch Your Startup Ideas Under 60 Days

Created by Umran Nayani - Founder & CEO at ONECALL Business Solutions


Students: 65595, Price: $99.99

Students: 65595, Price:  Paid

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Entrepreneurship Fundamentals: 60 Day Startup Launch Blueprint

How To Discover, Validate and Profitably Launch Your Startup Ideas Under 60 Days Flat! NO CODING, NO INVESTOR CAPITAL, & NO CHASING IDEAS THAT WON’T WORK.















Premium Content:

  • How to Discover Amazing Startup Ideas? - Section 1

  • The Elusive Problem-Solution Fit - Section 2

  • Evaluating The Product-Market Fit | Is Your Startup the Next Unicorn? - Section 3

  • Draw your Startup Blueprint on "Lean Canvas" - Section 4

  • What is Idea Validation and Why Is It a Must-Do Step for Any Startup? - Section 5

  • 13 Approaches to Test Your Startup Idea - Section 6

  • Idea Validation Tools - Section 7

  • The Entrepreneurship Trap - Section 8

  • Startup Core Characteristics and Failure Rates - Section 9

  • Uncover The #1 Reason Why Most Startups Fail - Section 10

  • The Quintessential Guide to Landing Pages - (Drip Upload Module 1)

  • So you want to Make a Demo Video? - (Drip Upload Module 2)

  • PoC vs Prototype vs MVP - (Drip Upload Module 3)

  • How to go to Market Quickly and Fail Fast? - (Drip Upload Module 4)

  • Proof Of Concept - Unlocking Free Traffic to Gather Feedback - (Drip Upload Module 5)

  • Idea Validation - Live Walkthrough - (Drip Upload Module 6)

  • No Code Development Lets Anyone Be a Creator - (Drip Upload Module 7)

60 DAY STARTUP LAUNCH BLUEPRINT: A Step by step Framework for any kind of Tech Startup.

GET STARTED TO JOIN '60-DAY STARTUP LAUNCH BLUEPRINT' TODAY! I look forward to seeing you on the inside.



  • 10 PREMIUM Modules + 7 Drip Uploaded Modules + 1 BONUS Easy-to-Follow Training Module + 23 Awesome Resources

  • 24/7 Student Support. We endeavor to respond to all student questions and queries within 24 hrs.

  • Professionally produced training resources

  • On-Screen Software Demonstrations

  • Invitation to Private Startup Mastermind Facebook and Telegram Group Upon Completion of the Course

  • Access to the '60 Day Startup Launch Blueprint Podcast' with 80+ value-based Episodes filled with Startup advice.

  • MORE Awesomeness: Also, I have attached the List of the Most Prolific and Active Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists from around the World. If you would like to reach out to VC's in a specific country or area, simply message me from the Student area and I shall get you their contact. I've got your Back!


  1. Profitable App Development Blueprint for Startups (Complete Presentation).pdf

  2. The Profitable App Development Blueprint E-Book.pdf

  3. List of Angel Investors and VCs in India.xlsx

  4. Financial Projections Sample - Series A Financials Lean 2M USD final.xlsx

  5. List of Incubators (India).xlsx

  6. Ad Pushup Pitch Deck.pdf

  7. Bliss Pitch Deck.pdf

  8. Buffer Pitch Deck.pdf

  9. Castle Deck Pitch Deck.pdf

  10. MDS Sample Deck.pptx

  11. MixPanel.pdf

  12. Ratan Tata's Pitch Deck Template.pdf

  13. Square-Deck.pdf

  14. Contact List of USA Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms-VC.csv

  15. Contact List of EU Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms (Over 800 Firms).csv

  16. Contact List_Canada - Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms (Over 100 Firms).csv

  17. Contact List_VC - Middle East.csv

  18. VC Firms - Singapore_Prospect

  19. Top 20 Reasons Startup Fail - Full Presentation + 4 Hidden Extra Resources

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★★★★★ "Very organized. Its as if I m watching Netflix!"

★★★★★ "I m looking to Pivot my business on account of COVID and this course is a great start, glad to have found this on Udemy."

★★★★★ "Looking to explore my interest in Startup Entrepreneurship, so glad I stumbled upon this course. Excited to finish!"

★★★★★ "There are opportunities hidden in plain sight, just need a change in perspective. I am so looking forward to finishing this course."


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Financial Modeling for Startups & Small Businesses

Learn the best practices for building practical financial models and forecasts for your startup business.

Created by Evan Kimbrell - Founder of Sprintkick | Ex-VC | Ex-startup founder


Students: 60696, Price: $129.99

Students: 60696, Price:  Paid

Reasons why you should create a financial model for your startup or small business.  A good financial model can help you:

  1. Test your assumptions and verify key drivers of your business

  2. Compare and contrast different business choices, like pricing models

  3. Calculate the ACTUAL amount of capital you need to startup

  4. Calculate your burn rate

  5. Model out your user growth 

  6. Model out your expenses

  7. Be more prepared talking to potential investors

  8. And loads more.

Building a financial model isn't just a vanity exercise. When done right, it could help you better understand your business, whether it's a startup or an existing business you're growing.

But it's not easy and there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.

Even if you have little to no finance background, if you're going to be starting or running a business, this is a skill you need to have.

A good financial model is an indicator of how deeply you understand your business model and market. But building a good one requires the right tools and the right approach.

We're going to show you how to do that with a wide variety of examples and exercises.  But we'll also be teaching general best practices that will help you, no matter what you'll be building your financial models for in the future.

Why learn from us?

By signing up with us, you will be learning from two highly rated instructors that have a combined student count of over 350,000 students and 25,000 reviews! 

Check out our profiles and see that we take care of your students and deliver the goods.

Evan has extensive startup experience and previously worked as a venture capitalist, where he evaluated 100's of startups that trying to convince him to invest in them.

Symon also has startup experience in both tech and brick & mortar businesses. Previously he built tons of models while working in mergers and acquisitions as well as in private equity.  And he's helped dozens of startups build financial models across a dozen different business models and industries.  

Together, we pull directly from our experience and put it in this course--in fact, two of the case studies use the ACTUAL financial models used to raise funding.  The other case studies are inspired by well known startups you're sure to recognize.

How is this different from Symon's Intro to Financial Modeling Course?

The Intro to Financial Modeling course taught by Symon He and Brandon Young is an introductory course on financial modeling that presents a general overview covering the topic and is more relevant to those who wish to explore finance as a career option or those who want to understand financial modeling in a corporate context.

This course is all about financial modeling for startup businesses so it's more geared towards entrepreneurs or business owners who want to better understand the key drivers of a new business.

There is almost zero overlap.  Even though both courses introduce a lemonade stand as an example, those examples and models are quite different as they serve very different purposes.  

What if I don't have any finance or Excel background?

No worries! This course isn't an Excel or Finance course, although you will learn a bit of both.  We focus more on the rationale and the logic of modeling specifically for startups or growing businesses, so you can take what you learn to other spreadsheet tools.  

But it will take practice.  You won't get better just watching the videos.  That's why have lots of practice exercises and sample models for you to learn from.

What will I be able to do after I take your course?

After taking our course, you will be:

  • Able to confidently build financial models for your startup or new business from scratch

  • Able to apply the best financial modeling practices and techniques

  • Able to read and understand other financial models by looking at lots of practice models and case studies

  • Able to leverage financial modeling to help you make smarter choices about your business.

  • Able to learn a new skill set that you can take with you for any and every business venture you take up in the future.

Why lemonade stand example?

Because learning how to model on its own is tough enough but learning it while also having to learn a new business model makes it even harder. 

But, even with a simple business model such as a lemonade stand, you'll be surprised by how complex and sophisticated the analysis could become. 

And since this is all about modeling for startups and new businesses, this example is different from the one in the Intro to Financial Modeling course.  

After the simple lemonade example, we cover 7 distinct case studies involving different business models in different industries.

Tell me again why I should take your course?

You have absolutely ZERO risk.

Udemy gives you a solid as an oak tree 30-day money back guarantee.  

So if you've read this far, we welcome you to join us inside.

The Lean Startup: Best course on Entrepreneurship

Turing you idea into a unicorn startup and raising investment from VC

Created by Navdeep Yadav - Product Manager and an MBA Graduate


Students: 51601, Price: $19.99

Students: 51601, Price:  Paid

This Course will Revolutionize your ideas into a unicorn startup and helped you in creating a prototype, Business model canvas, building Minimum viable product, Pitch deck, and Fundraising and support your team-building and expansion strategy in a startup.

The course outline is given below:-

Module 1 Startup basics

1. What is a Startup

2. Why our government is promoting the startup?

3.Types of a legal entity like Partnership firm, Sole proprietorship, Limited liability firm (LLP), Private limited company.

4. How startup raises funds from Incubators, Accelerators, Angel Investors, and Venture capitalists.

Module 2 Startup ideas

1. Three rules to validate your ideas? -Scalability, Market growth, Investors.

2. Types of problem-solving ideas that became unicorns? -Payment Infrastructure. -Market place business.

3. How to solve simple routine problems? -Category e-commerce Startups

4. How to think of billion-dollar ideas?

5. Solving Complex problems using core tech? -Traffic Surveillance System -Deep Tech In Healthcare

Module 3 Building a Prototype from Idea

1. What is the prototype and types of the prototype?

2. How to build a prototype of your Social media app?

3. What is the MVP?

4. Transform your prototype in the MVP?

5. We will be building a social media app in Marvel

Module 4 Startup business model

1.  Subscription Business Model

2.  Freemium business model

3. Network effect business model

4. Two-sided business model

5. Three-sided business model

Module 5 Startup Business Growth Metrics

  1. Startup Growth Metrics Intro

  2. Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) in Startup

  3. Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV) in Startup

  4. Monthly Reoccurring Revenue (MRR) in Startup

  5. Unit Economics in Startup

  6. Contribution Margin in Startup

  7. Retention Rate and Cohorts in Startup

  8. Churn Rate in Startup

  9. Market Size for Startup

Module 6 Startup Pitch deck for fundraising

1. Cover Page/Introduction slide in the pitch deck

2. Problem slide in the pitch deck

3. Solution slide in the pitch deck

4. Product demo slide in the pitch deck

5. Market size slide in the pitch deck

6. Business model slide in the pitch deck

7. Competition slide in the pitch deck

8. Underlying magic slide in the pitch deck

9. Go-to-Market slide in the pitch deck

10. Team slide in the pitch deck

11. Traction/Milestones slide in the pitch deck

Module 7 Fundraising and startup finance

1. Difference between ownership, voting power, equity

2. Understanding valuation using ARR multiplier

3. Understanding vesting and cliff in a startup

4. Equity dilution on a further round of investment

5. Convertible notes to delay the valuation

The 2021 Marketing MASTERCLASS for Startups and Leaders

Advanced Marketing Strategy: Digital Marketing, Belief Framework, CRO, SEO, Content Engagement Plan, Multi-Channel Leads

Created by Brian Bozarth, M.A. Marketing - VP of Marketing


Students: 35510, Price: $139.99

Students: 35510, Price:  Paid


Leaders and Startups love this Course:

★★★★★  "Way above my expectations! Brian is REALLY knowledgeable about the whole area of marketing and the current state of the digital marketing industry, this is a guy who has ACTUALLY worked in the industry and is not just selling a course based on something he read in a book! This will really help anyone to become a true marketing leader!" - Erick Cardoso

★★★★★  "This is the best marketing masterclass so far. I've taken dozens of online courses in various e-learning websites. No matter you are a beginner or a marketing pro, this course will both give you a ready-to-go checklist for creating your own marketing strategy, and freshen up your marketing skills." - Nano Mardoyan

★★★★★  "The best of the best .... I think his Point of view will last for the next 50 years about the content. Professional and to the point. I`m really glad I know such a great brain of marketing. Note: I've taken more than 50x about marketing and content and you are one of the first ...You know what is my pain point and you deliver it." - Asem Al Sardy

Knowing WHY and WHEN to perform certain marketing tasks is the million-dollar question for most businesses.

Anyone can learn how to post to social, write a blog post, or learn what SEO is, but quantity is not what works. What works are people who actually know WHY and WHEN certain marketing activities work?

That's the purpose of this course. By the end, you will have developed an actual marketing strategy, your own personal marketing playbook, that will guide you and your brand into the right marketing activity.

Think about it - no more guessing or assuming. You will be able to inform others and act personally based on the correct information!

★★★★★  "After finishing Session 1 of this course, I have a better understanding of the "WHY" of digital marketing efforts. This course gives you a compass and a map you can refer to plan your marketing activities. Most of the marketing courses I took so far focus more on the tactics --how to rank well on Search Engines, get more visitors on Social Media -- without giving you the tools you need to really plan those activities for optimal ROI. Knowing "How to" is good, but knowing "Why" is even greater because you can chart a better path and keep the eyes on metrics to make the necessary corrections. So, I'm religiously taking this course to implement the concepts taught, and to remove any guesswork when it comes to investing some marketing dollars." - Majonka Diokou

Three reasons to take this course:

  1. You get lifetime access to lectures, including new lectures every month (content is added/updated constantly).

  2. You can ask me questions and see me respond to every single one of them thoughtfully!

  3. What you will learn in this course is original, tested, and very detailed! It comes from years of graduate-level education and 20+ of marketing leadership experience across dozens of industries.

There are plenty of people who can teach you shortcuts and fast tactics. 

This is a course for people who are truly willing to understand marketing strategy. A course for people who would rather do it right than hustle and hassle people. Once you work your way through these 200 lessons, your strategy will become more clear, your empathy will deepen and you'll begin to see the market as it is, instead of merely wishing it to be what you want. You will have your own complete marketing playbook!! No more guessing.

★★★★★  "Amazing course, best delivery, up-to-date, and very specific - no extra blah blah" - Malik Waqas

The Marketing Leadership Masterclass is split into 6 different online sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of marketing leadership.

In Session 1 we will focus on Building Your Model.

As you may know, more and more marketers are constantly under pressure to justify their marketing effectiveness, prove ROI, and create efficiency at scale. Since most marketing today is digital marketing, all the digital tools available make this task easier.

To do this well, every brand should have a model for how they track consumers from anonymous visitors all the way to loyal customers and promoters. The goal of building a model is to ensure that you have a way to track and measure every primary step a consumer takes during the buying journey. Without a model, you will simply be guessing at which marketing tasks will be the most effective.

The benefit of having multiple models of historical numbers is that you are then able to build out future scenarios by which you can more accurately gauge ROI, create efficiency at scale, and identify opportunities for marketing activities on each channel.

Session 2 - The Belief Framework. 

The Belief Framework is really the core, the foundation that pulls all the other sessions together. 

In modern marketing, we must come to an understanding that different people have different beliefs at different stages of the buying process. Some beliefs need to be exposed while other beliefs need to be nurtured or changed or directed, because, belief is one of the strongest motivators consumers have.

At the completion of this session, you will have developed your own Belief Framework based on your personas that you can immediately implement across all your marketing efforts.

Session 3 - Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

CRO has been considered by many the most important marketing activity because it makes every visitor exponentially more valuable. For example, if you double your conversion rate but keep the same traffic, you have essentially doubled your revenue. Digital marketing is analytics-driven, smart marketing.

In this session, you will learn how the best companies design and optimize sites that convert. The goal is to remove the fog of mystery around CRO by introducing you to a common-sense, data-informed, well-proven strategy for optimizing your conversion rate.

At the conclusion of this session, you will have developed your own conversion rate optimization plan based upon each of your primary user touchpoints.

Session 4 - Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an infamous, yet very important digital marketing discipline encompassing both the technical and creative elements of a user-centered website that results in increased rankings, more organic traffic, and increased awareness in search engines.

In this session, we dive deep into the weeds of both the theoretical and practical elements of modern SEO, while dispelling many of the myths and confronting some of the blackhat techniques still practiced today.

Having started my SEO career in 90s, I look forward to uncovering the many layers of modern SEO that today’s marketing leaders need to know.

Session 5 - Content Engagement Strategy

As you know, technology has made content creation and marketing far more complex, and an emphasis on data-driven approaches has forced all of us to rethink the communications industry.

The keys to breaking through today's immense marketing clutter are quality content, compelling experiences, and their effective distribution. 

As such, every piece of content should have a defined purpose that traces back to the Belief Framework we developed in Session 2. In today's modern marketing, this is a table-stakes requirement that you cannot afford to get wrong.

Therefore, in this Session, we will focus on helping you develop evergreen content that will shape, nurture, and grow the beliefs of your target market based on the personas you have developed earlier.

Session 6 - Multi-Channel Lead Acquisition

In today's world of fully integrated consumers, it is more important than ever to understand the priority and role of every channel and device in your marketing toolkit.

This is why, in this Session, you will learn how your business can design and optimize lead acquisition campaigns through the major channels including social, search, and email.

The purpose of this lesson is for you to comprehend and develop multi-channel lead acquisition and lead nurturing programs based on what you have already developed with Your Models in Session 1, The Belief Framework in Session 2, and the Content that fills out the Belief Framework in Session 5.

This Session is the culmination of all prior Sessions. So I look forward to pulling together all that we have learned in the previous lessons so that you complete this course with the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective leader in today’s business world.

★★★★★  "The Marketing course with Brian was very thorough and complete, covering the A-Z of marketing from an executive position, but doing the deep dive into each of the key components of successful marketing. Primarily, I found the course to be directly applicable to putting together a strong marketing campaign that will talk to the consumer. But, it really took it from a "marketing problem" through the research, planning and putting together a full Integrated Marketing Plan, and then following up to review and update the strategy based on new data learned. Further, it covered the online universe as well as the traditional universe and how these work together to create a result. So, terrific course, and thank you Brian." - Jesse Nosko

What are the requirements?

  • No experience or audience required.

  • Suitable for all types of businesses (digital product, physical product, service, B2B, B2C).

Why take this Course?

  • Become a Leader - Learn how to think & act like a strategic marketing leader.

  • Modern Marketing - The world of marketing is in constant flux. Don’t get left behind.

  • “Why” of Marketing - Learn the “Why” of marketing rather than just the “How.”

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Practical theory - Great marketers and great entrepreneurs are great learners. We’ll cover the theory that you need to understand to drive your own Demand Gen program.

  • Hands-on - Throughout the course, we give you multiple opportunities to slow down and apply what you have learned by building out the real-world plan that your company needs.

  • Peer Learning - Your instructors are peers, start-up founders, and fellow marketers with decades of tangible experience in every stage and level of an organization.

What is the Target Audience?

  • Business Owners - Increase your business revenue, pipeline, and ROI by building out transformative demand generation programs that actually work.

  • Startups - Leverage proven marketing processes and practices to establish and increase your user-base and business revenue. 

  • Marketers - Increase your current marketing knowledge by learning the most effective tactics, best practices, and processes.

Go from Beginner to Advanced

No matter what level of marketer you are, you will go from beginner to advanced marketing leader as we walk you through building your own model.

All the strategies, tips, and tools recommended are either included, free, or very cost-effective.

You'll also get:

✔ Lifetime Access to The Course

✔ Fast & Friendly Support in the Q&A section

✔ Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download

✔ A 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee!

Business Development For Startups and Tech Companies

Unlock massive growth using the business development channel. Learn pitching, BD strategy, cold emailing, & deal closing

Created by Scott Britton - Co-Founder at Troops


Students: 33305, Price: $129.99

Students: 33305, Price:  Paid

**UPDATED OCTOBER 2017**** Called "the best course on Startup Business Development on the internet. A total shortcut for anyone looking to hone their skills"

Companies explode when they crack the code to business development.

I know first hand after the last company I was doing business development for sold for 100 million in less than 3 years after it started.

The challenge is only a very small percentage of people actually know what they're doing when it comes to achieving massive, scalable growththrough the business development.

Even worse, there's practically no comprehensive training material on it. In fact, mentorship and training is only available through years of working alongside the best or high-end consultants that costs hundreds of dollars an hour.

This disconnect is why so many companies are missing out on unlocking incredible growth and most "business developers" can't deliver on the results they promise.

This course was created to change that and has only been available amongst a private, group of elite Business Development professionals until now...

This isn't one of those training programs that gives you some basic theory and sends you out into the trenches only slightly better off then when you started...

By the end of this training you will be armed with breakout business development cunning and an arsenal of proven tactics for every situation you'll face.

Need to nail biz dev strategy and don't know where to start? - you're covered

Can't get meetings with high leverage prospects? - you're covered

Prospects not receptive or getting back to you? - you're covered

Can't get a stalled deal to close? - boom, you'll learn how to disarm that too

This training covers the whole business devleopment stack from providing frameworks to establish your strategy to rogue cold emailing & calling strategies you can use to get meetings with anyone. You'll also learn how to pitch like powerhouse and push deals through the finish line with clockwork consistency.

This premium training is perfect and has already delivered results for:

  • Companies who want to unlock the next-level growth available by creating Business Development partnerships and growth relationships
  • Senior business development professionals looking to sharpen their spear with unconventional, proven tactics
  • Managers who want to save time and provide their teams with the absolute best business development training available
  • People who are new to business development or want to work in this role and are trying to get a leg up on everyone else

When you're done this course, new levels of excellence will be in well as the big time personal rewards that comes comes with that.

Below you can find out exactly how the training is laid out, but real quick here are the sections:

  1. Introduction and Developing An Offensive Mindset - Understand the function of Biz Dev and develop mindsets for success
  2. Strategy - Performing Leverage Audits, Strategy Options, Choosing Your Strategy, First Deal Tactic Selection
  3. Outreach - Isolating Key Stakeholders, Cold Emailing, Cold Calling, and Mastering Turning Rebuttals into Meetings
  4. Powerhouse Pitching - First Meetings, Positioning, Pitch Deck Construction, Pitch Execution, Pre-sales Tactics (advanced)
  5. Winning In The Deal Funnel - Objections, Dialogue Continuity, Relationship Building, Getting Buy-In, Deal Terms, Negotiation, and Closing Tactics
  6. Implementation and Inbound Opportunities - Implement and Expand Inked Deals; Strategies for Creating Inbound Opportunities

Trust me, this is just a small sample of what you'll learn and by the end of this course you'll have every tool you need in order to tap into your full business development potential.

I will personally respond to any questions you may have as you go through the material so there's no worry if you're not sure how to take all of the information and apply it to your business.

AND you'll have access to all of this material as well as the newest stuff I share with everyone on the inside of the course for life!

REMINDER: this is a risk free purchase with Udemy's 30 day money back guarantee. Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

Hope to see you on the inside,

-Scott Britton

BTW - This training is something I've kept off of everything but my own private community site for a long time due to weariness of exposing too many trade secrets. After finally getting convinced by some students that more people needed to see it, I decided to put it up here on Udemy. I can't guarantee I will keep making it available to purchase forever considering my initial concerns, so I'd grab it while you still can.

How to Start a Startup / Business

An introductory course for anyone interested in starting a startup or business.

Created by Julien Meyer, MBA - 3x Tech Founder turned Startup & VC Consultant


Students: 29937, Price: Free

Students: 29937, Price:  Free

Have you spent hours, days, months or even years sitting around dreaming about starting your own business? Why haven't you started? Do you think it's too hard to get started? Don't know where to start? 

If so, then this course is for you. "How to Start a Startup / Business" is designed for anyone to understand the basics of what it takes to start a business. By the end of this short course you will be able to get your startup up and running! 

The Lean Startup Talk at Stanford E-Corner

Debunking Myths of Entrepreneurship A startup is not a "doll house" version of a larger enterprise.

Created by Eric Ries - Author


Students: 25955, Price: Free

Students: 25955, Price:  Free

Debunking Myths of Entrepreneurship

A startup is not a "doll house" version of a larger enterprise. Its a human institution trying to start something new under extreme conditions of uncertainty, says author Eric Ries. Its not that some founders have better ideas than others, and this is what dictates success. What differentiates a successfully launched enterprise is one who can unearth the best ideas under duress - those who can find "the pivot"- the point of reinvention when they realize that their original ideas need retooling. And, more critically, that they can find their market before they run out of money.

Instagram Marketing for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Your Road Map to Instagram Success as a Lean Startup in Getting Your Minimum Viable Product to Market and Making Pivots

Created by John Chang - Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker,Small Business Coach / Advisor


Students: 25659, Price: Free

Students: 25659, Price:  Free

Join over 300 million active monthly users in the fastest growing social media platform to grow your business. Instagram marketing is the rising social media platform you need to master.

Instagram posts receive follower engagement rates "15 times higher than Facebook and 120 times higher than Twitter!"

Many businesses are still unsure how to use Instagram for social media marketing. We'll show you how to get started with some easy tips and strategies to use this social media app to get more customers and make more sales.

Whether your a brand new startup entrepreneur or established local business, you need to learn the strategies that 86% of the top 100 brands are using to sell their products and services.

By the end of this course you will know over 12 of the best strategies to use Instagram for marketing.

Innovation & Startups: AB Testing Of KPI With Lean Start-Up

Learn To Grow Startups & Boost Innovation With The Lean Start-Up Methodology With KPI, Data, And Growth Metrics

Created by Alex Genadinik - Business, Entrepreneurship, SEO, Marketing, Amazon, YouTube


Students: 24383, Price: $49.99

Students: 24383, Price:  Paid

1) Learn to start an innovative startup

2) Learn to identify the right factors that will catalyze growth

3) Use Google Analytics to monitor the correct metrics and KPI

4) Use that data and insight to focus on and fix the right things

5) Grow and succeed with your innovation or start-up.


Start-up and innovative businesses must focus on growth. Most entrepreneurs focus on money too quickly. But start-ups must focus on growth, which is why identifying the most important growth and engagement metrics is the most important part of starting an innovative new company. 


Everything in the course is up-to-date for this year.


All the tools in the course like Google Analytics are free. You won't have to pay for any additional tools or software after you enroll.


If you have questions, know that I am here to help! I answer 99% of student questions within 24 hours. Many students tell me that other instructors don't respond. Well, I do because

1) I care about my students.

2) I feel a responsibility to make sure that students get their money's worth from the course.


* Lots of extra freebies, downloadable worksheets, and exercises to make the course more interactive and valuable

* Personal invitation to my Facebook community after you complete the course

* My list of 50 business-success skills when you complete the course

Invest in yourself and your innovation! Enroll today!

Instagram Small Business & Startup Marketing Foundation

A step by step guide to building an account specifically designed for SELLING and avoiding damaging startup mistakes!

Created by Dave Rotheroe - Serial Internet Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer


Students: 23698, Price: Free

Students: 23698, Price:  Free

Marketing a business on Instagram can seem tough:

  • You've got no outbound links on posts. 
  • There's no native way for people to share your content. 
  • Getting followers seems almost Impossible! 
  • And you can't schedule posts like Facebook or Twitter. 

How on earth are people building 6 figure businesses using this platform?! 

And where do people find the time in the day to keep up a posting schedule whilst living a life?! 

Over the last 2 years I've built my own companies and my client's accounts to hundreds of thousands of $ in revenue using Instagram as a core customer acquisition channel. This course is the step by step blueprint I use when creating any of these accounts from scratch.

It's true, Instagram is a pretty unique platform and at first it may seem inhibited and impossible to drive sales. But what seems like a lack of features are in fact the reason it is so effective when you know why. 

If you're building a brand profile on Instagram you could be falling into one of the many traps or easy routes out that so many small businesses fall prey to and be well on the way to creating a useless account that's weighing you down and taking up your time without doing anything for your bottom line. 

Selling on Instagram starts with building a strong foundation for your account, if you start of strong it just gets easier and easier.

This course teaches you not only how to build that strong foundation but also how to use Instagram specifically as a business owner to make sales and also how to bend the rules to have Instagram work in your favour.

Enrol now to uncover a trove of free insider info which will get your Instagram account cooking on gas!

The Ultimate Guide to Startup Business Development

Learn and master the function of business development in this practical, actionable, and content-rich training course.

Created by Andrew Dumont - Startup Founder, Marketer and Mentor


Students: 19876, Price: Free

Students: 19876, Price:  Free

Master the function of business development in this practical, content-rich, and hands-on training course that over 800 people have taken.

When you look around the web for resources on business development, you’ll come up with nearly nothing. Business development, both in the context of startups and large organizations is exploding, yet it’s something that is rarely covered in a holistic manner. The resources to learn and grow in the function simply don’t exist.

This course was created to change that.

Business development has become a catch-all for terms like sales, operations, or marketing, but it’s so much more than that. Business development, when you break it down to the core, blends strategy, customer acquisition, product, marketing, sales, analytics, and creative skills into a single function. There’s a lot to learn to be truly great in a career in business development and commonly fetch a six-figure salary. This course was created to help you develop those skills.

Not only will you learn the structural basics of business development, you’ll also gain tactical tools, tips, and worksheets to implement in the work you’re doing right now.

Is this course for you? This course was created for those that...

Want to start a career in business development. Over the years, I’ve introduced dozens of people to the function of business development and mentored them to prosperous careers at some of the technology industry’s top companies. After taking this course, you’ll be armed with the skills and knowledge to do the same.

Are new to the function of business development. Did you find yourself in a business development role without any background or previous experience? I was there too. In this course, I’ve taken all I’ve learned over the past 7 years in business development roles to speed up that growth period. You’ll go from amateur to expert.

Have been in business development for years but want to grow. This is where I am as well. Creating this course has helped me immensely. I’ve picked the brain of other top business development professionals and reflected on my many failures and occasional successes to create a truly compelling course. It’s time to level up.

Work with or manage a team of business development professionals. You can’t manage what you don’t understand. This course will help you deeply understand the function of business development, making you a better manager and teammate.

- All of the video lectures, eBooks, and worksheets are download-enabled. If you have a slow internet connection, or want to take this course with you on your laptop, smartphone or other portable device, sign up and download all the videos and other course materials now.

Sign up now to get lifetime access to this course. With Udemy's 30-day money-back guarantee, it's risk-free.

HURRY! This course is on a temporary sale. Soon it'll go back up to its original price of $197.

NEW Lean Startup Principles Save Entrepreneurs a Fortune!

Learn how to identify a problem, solve that problem, and get paid to solve that problem; without any startup capital

Created by Eric John Campbell - Author


Students: 18266, Price: Free

Students: 18266, Price:  Free

You want to start a business

Do you have the desire to start a business but don't know where to start? 

The amount of information available to someone like you that wants to start a business is overwhelming.


Information overload is stopping you

Too much information is preventing you from taking action. You don't want to 'do it wrong.' 

Or you feel like you need to learn more first and then you will be ready to start your business.


Businesses should be simple

The truth is starting a business doesn't have to be hard. At its core a business is simply a solution to a problem people are having. That's it.


Lean principles help you focus on what matters

Lean principles allow you to focus on the core of a business while ignoring all the other stuff that doesn't matter. 

In this course you will learn about the 3-steps to building a profitable business.

  1. Customer Development (find a problem to solve)
  2. The MVP (see if people are willing to pay for a solution)
  3. Build the solution (create your business based on customer feedback)


Why these principles are so powerful

Have you heard of startups burning through thousands of dollars? 

The truth is most new businesses need a lot of funding because they don't use lean principles and end up wasting a lot of money.

There is a much more effective way for you to start a business. 

In this course you will find problems to solve by talking to potential customers. 

You will then test to see if this is a problem people are willing to pay for using an MVP.

This means you don't need to spend any money until you have already validated your idea by having people pay you. 

This eliminates all the guesswork and waste when creating a profitable business.


Get started right now

Start learning these lean principles right now. You will be amazed at how simple it can be to start a profitable business.

There are an endless number of unsolved problems out there. Problems that require a solution that people are willing to pay for. 

This course will teach you how to find and solve them.

Click on the green 'Start Learning Now' button in the top right hand corner to instantly learn these lean principles.

How to Find, Evaluate and Launch New Startup Ideas

A comprehensive entrepreneurship course to find business opportunities, evaluate their potential and test with customers

Created by Pavel N. | Business | Innovation | Video - Reverse Engineering Successful Business Strategies


Students: 16642, Price: $99.99

Students: 16642, Price:  Paid

⭐⭐⭐ Join the biggest startup course on Udemy: 14,000+ entrepreneurs & 1,400+ reviews! From the authors of bestselling courses in Business and Innovation:

Do you want to start your own startup, or learn how it's done? If yes, then this startup course is for you. Here you'll learn how to generate great startup ideas, evaluate their potential and test them with customers in real life. We use hundreds of real life examples to illustrate everything we teach to make it practical and easy to understand. It's all about startups, business, entrepreneurship and technology!   

We strive to provide knowledge in the most concise way : our videos are short and straight to the point, while being full of great content. They are adapted for online learning : our tested methodology is fun and engaging. We want you to get the best online learning experience!

This course allows you to find, evaluate and test new startup ideas. You will get two major learning sections:

1) How to find and evaluate new startup ideas:

  • 7 New Ways to Come Up With Great Startup Ideas

  • What Customers Really Want : The Problem-Solution Fit

  • Simple Techniques to Assess Your Market & Competition

  • Fill out your Startup Plan using the Lean Canvas

2) How to test any startup idea with real customers:

  • 4 Ways to Bring Your Product Vision Into Reality

  • In depth : How to Create a Conversion Machine Landing Page

  • In depth : How to Create Cool Promo Videos

  • Best Free Marketing Techniques to Generate Leads

  • Introduction to Content Marketing

This is an entrepreneurship course focused on technology startups, but a lot of the content is also applicable to traditional business. There's a lot of precious knowledge packed inside, so hesitate no more!

(Disclaimer: The "Business Model Canvas" tool used in some parts of this course is used under Creative Commons license and attribution goes to Strategyzer. This course has no affiliation with and is not endorsed by the authors of the Business Model Canvas.)

✅ Created by Business Disruptors


Here are some of our reviews that you can find in the pages below:

★★★★★ "Amazing course. I love how they kept the course to the point and very engaging. One of the best courses that I have taken."

★★★★★ "A fantastic course, and thank you for all the rich information and the creative presentation."

★★★★★ "One of the best courses. I have taken entrepreneurship courses on edX and Coursera also, but this one is unique and the best. It cleared my doubts."

★★★★★ "Very Informative. Easy to understand for someone who know nothing about entrepreneurship/startup."

★★★★★ "It's great, fun and amazing experience learning from these videos."

Startup Marketing 0 to 1 Million Startup Entrepeneur Revenue

Startup Entrepreneurship Marketing & Business Development for the Ambitious Entrepreneur | Lean Startup Marketing

Created by Dekker Fraser, MBA - Marketing Executive | Startups to Fortune 100 | Kellogg MBA


Students: 16619, Price: $89.99

Students: 16619, Price:  Paid

Learn how to grow your startup from the early to mid stages with an 11-year marketing veteran from a family of successful entrepreneurs. Learn the easiest marketing techniques get real results without a lot of budget.

This course is for entrepreneurs and marketers selling business OR consumer products/services.

Some of the key learnings in this startup marketing course:

  • Growth hacking for entrepreneurs

  • Customer acquisition marketing techniques for startups

    • Including real examples of successful campaigns I ran + other sample case studies

  • How to generate word-of-mouth cost-effectively

    • I'll provide a workbook template for your you to follow step-by-step

  • Low-budget startup marketing techniques that actually work

  • How to acquire customers who will actually pay for your customer...instead of people who just show interest or engagement

  • BIG, common startup marketing mistakes that entrepreneurs and marketing managers often make (and how to avoid them)

  • How to spend your marketing budget wisely...instead of wasting it on big capital expenditures

  • Partnerships & business development that work in the startup stages

Other startup entrepreneurship topics:

  • Cold emails

  • Marketing automation for startups

  • Fast revenue growth

  • Piggybacking approach to marketing credibility

  • Influencer marketing for B2B and B2C

  • Risk taking

  • Business development

  • Marketplaces & app store listing optimization

  • Growth hacking case studies

  • Lean startup marketing techniques for acquiring paying customers

  • Marketing tricks to beat the competition

  • Lead generation & direct-response marketing

  • How to generate a sales pipeline quickly

Dekker Fraser, MBA

Forensic Healing Free Start Up Energy Healing Course

Learn how Forensic Healing can advance your self healing journey or healing career with this Free 4 part video course.

Created by Marisa Russo - Founder of the Award-Winning Forensic Healing System


Students: 15905, Price: Free

Students: 15905, Price:  Free

Forensic Healing Free Start Up Course will show you a targeted, step-by-step process to dig deep and find the root cause of any condition. You'll discover how to remove stubborn blocks that are holding you or your clients back with their relationships, health and finances.

The Forensic Healing System has different levels of healing and you are registering the free basic level of Forensic Healing. 

“Forensic Healing is like an energy detective system that identifies your past stresses, traumas, conditioning, energetic damage, that causes your pain, stress and suffering. 
The Forensic Healing system then uses one of the advanced, specific healing pathways to release the blocks from your energy field, which frees you from your condition.”

The TRUTH sets you free!

Secrets in Healing

Combine video, theory and practical components to accelerate your learning and create the life you really want.

Healing Through Intuition and Science

Learn how to find the real cause behind a condition. Find your negative life patterns and activate the energies necessary for healing. Discover real universal laws that returns the power back to you.

Targeted Healing

You'll learn how to safely complete a healing (called "close the case"). Learn 3 separate energy healing pathways which will help you discover why some people heal and others don't.

Remarkable Healing Results

Healing is a science and you will learn some of the secrets to why you can get amazing results.  You are now ready to experience the real power of healing. Forensic Healing can be also used as distance healings and to heal yourself.

Startup Fast Track: Confident Launch in 90 Days or Less

Validate your startup idea, build a list of waiting customers, and get paid, even if you have nothing to sell yet!

Created by Donatas Jonikas (PhD) - World’s Top 30 Startup Guru for 2020 | Founder | Consultant


Students: 14768, Price: $109.99

Students: 14768, Price:  Paid

This comprehensive course shows the way how to build a business model around your innovative idea (product or service) and get initial traction without having to put high stakes at risk. It’s not just another video course, it’s a proven step-by-step system based on the research of 1,447 startups. It shows the way how to create, validate, and implement your whole business model.

If you are 100% focused on developing your startup and have no time for other stuff, this course is definitely for you! I’ve designed it as a 2 in 1 system: you learn by working on your startup! Short video lessons explain the very essence and give you practical tasks that you’ll have to do by working on your own startup.

Top 10 things you‘ll LEARN in this course:

  1. Shift from the guess & try method to a proven system used by successful founders.

  2. Build your startup in a faster and safer way with less investment.

  3. Save your time, money, and nerves by doing the right market research.

  4. Create value and irresistible offer for your customers.

  5. Use landing pages and marketing funnels as your MVP.

  6. Know when it's time to make a pivot or even abandon your idea.

  7. Get highly valuable customer testimonials even before the launch.

  8. Prepare your go-to-market strategy and launch your product on a budget.

  9. Prepare your business for scaling and take it to the next level.

  10. Increase the value of your startup without even investing in production.

Top 10 things you‘ll CREATE by doing practical tasks:

  1. Your MVP ready for testing, even if you don't have a product yet.

  2. Your first lead funnel to drive initial traction and even paying customers.

  3. Feedback on how to improve your product and make it amazing.

  4. The concept of product or service that customers love and are ready to pay for!

  5. Initial leads that can be converted into customers.

  6. An automated system to onboard new leads and convert them.

  7. Marketing plan that is ready to go once you have the final product.

  8. Clear and validated (market-proven) business model.

  9. Less stress by following actionable steps and using professional templates, swipe files, and tools.

  10. Status of a successful startup founder who got the product-market fit in a fast and smart way.

By taking this course

  • You will be able to estimate the potential of your startup and craft a sustainable business model around it.

  • You will find out how to identify and manage risks, save time, money, and your energy creating profitable products and services, as well as increasing the likelihood that customers will enjoy them.

  • You will understand what insights and assumptions you need to check and what are the most appropriate ways to do that.

  • You will also discover the formula of an irresistible offer and will know how to make competition on price almost irrelevant to you.

This course will reveal how to improve your sales economy, even if you haven’t started selling yet. You will be able to effectively launch your product or service into the market, and get ready for scaling and the next investment round.

Start Up to Scale Up: A Growth Formula for Small Businesses

How to scale up your business while avoiding the common traps that many growing businesses fall into!

Created by Russell Streeter - Entrepreneur & Business Growth Coach | Speaker | Author


Students: 11927, Price: Free

Students: 11927, Price:  Free

So, you have successfully started your own company, proven to your friends, family and the bank that it is a viable business, won some loyal and happy customers or clients and maybe even started to make a small profit.

Congratulations! (It is said that most new businesses fail within the first few years, so yours is already a success story.)

What’s next? Do you want to:

  1. stay small with a lifestyle business that gives you modest lifestyle and the freedom that comes from working for yourself, or
  2. keep growing your business, expanding into new markets and territories, increasing sales and profits and building a business that you can sell in the future?

If you chose option 2 then you will need to transition your business from the startup phase, in which most major business functions are performed by you, or small team around you, into Scale Up mode.

This means implementing new systems to make your business operations more efficient and reliable, finding new marketing and distribution channels to boost sales and exploiting all of the growth opportunities within your business.

And yes: scaling up your business will require you to change your mindset and transition from being a hands-on entrepreneur to CEO, providing strategic leadership and empowering your teams to achieve success.

In this introductory course, entrepreneur and business growth coach Russell Streeter will show you:

  • The exact formula you need to scale up your business.
  • How to prepare your business for scaling up and systemise it for more efficient and reliable operations.
  • The common challenges and traps that trip up high growth businesses – and how to avoid them.

The Startup Equity Calculator

Learn to use a simple framework and my robust calculator to help you and your cofounders to find a fair equity split.

Created by Symon He - Author | Investor | MBA


Students: 11751, Price: $19.99

Students: 11751, Price:  Paid

Kristen Barker - 5 Stars

“Clear and understandable. Excellent, useful excel templates. I appreciated the optional modules that clarified terms as well as more advanced information.”


Dan Heffley - 5 Stars

“Clear, concise, excellent pacing, with great examples, and numerous other resources.”

Noelima Salama - 5 Stars

“Good presentation and message transmission. Factors in those who already have the knowledge and those who don’t.”


Who is the Startup Equity Calculator for?         

            •           New business owners

            •           Startup founders

            •           Co-founders

            •           Entrepreneurs


So, you have a great business idea.

You grab your two best friends, get all excited, and then start a company together.


In your haste to get started, you and your two cofounders decided to divide the equity evenly in thirds--it seemed the obvious and fair choice at the time.


Two months later, just as you're starting to get some traction, one of your friends changes his mind and drops out entirely. But for the work that he did initially, he believes he should still get to keep his 1/3 share of the company.


The two of you left are now essentially doing all the work, but for only 2/3 of the company. Still worth pursuing? Maybe. But you definitely won't be happy.


'Deadweight' cofounders with significant equity stakes can make it difficult to attract new team members or investors, among other issues.


Don't make this easily avoidable mistake. My course and my calculator will allow you and your cofounders to have a collaborative and transparent conversation about how much of the company each person should get.


 Juan Campos - 5 Stars

“The resource materials are worth the course ALONE. On top of that, everything is explained clearly and with very good examples. You end up not only owning the knowledge, but also having the toolkit to act upon it.”


Guarav Bansal - 5 Stars

“Excellent course and explained in a very simple manner. Perfect use of text, side-video, traversing the excel workbooks, etc.

The excel workbooks are extremely helpful for understanding the concepts and for ready plug n play.


Look, starting a new venture is hard, but having to figure out what is fair for each cofounder shouldn't be.


By taking this course and utilizing my easy-to-use Startup Equity Calculator (UPDATED to handle up to 7 cofounder slots--more than what 99.99% of you will need), you'll learn how to avoid this unfortunate, yet totally avoidable, situation.

You and your team might even have fun with the pie slicing exercise!


Through this course, you'll learn what you should factor into your equity pie considerations and how to use a systematic approach for calculating each founder’s fair share, both collaboratively and openly.


While this course isn't intended to provide you with the "correct solution,” it will give you and your team a great starting point to move your important conversation forward.


More importantly,  it'll make it easier and less awkward to talk about who should get how much and why.


Deciding and agreeing on how to divide the initial equity pie is no trivial task, but this tool will help get the conversation going on the right path by forcing you and your cofounders to decide on what are the key milestones for your venture and how each of you are going to be making your contributions.


What if your starting a more traditional business?


Whether you're going for a high-growth type of startup or a more traditional startup with known benchmarks for revenue and cash flow, I've got you covered.


I'll explain to you which of the two frameworks and tools you should use depending on the type of venture you're starting up.


Feel free to take a look at the preview lectures to check out the calculators in action, and you'll see how they can help you and your cofounders have a smart equity conversation.


Good luck and happy slicing!




Marketing for Startups and Small Businesses

A crash course to build your marketing strategy. Filled with quick, actionable tips.

Created by Deepak Sharma - Chief Innovation Officer


Students: 7640, Price: Free

Students: 7640, Price:  Free

Are you an entrepreneur or a small business owner? Then you need this crash course on marketing fundamentals.

My name is Deepak -  I have been in the world of startups for the past decade - in this time I have launched and scaled mobile apps, tea companies, e-commerce and enterprise startups.

In this free course, I want to share the secrets of marketing for startups and small businesses.   We will go through the entire chain which starts from understanding your product to choosing your marketing channel.   This series is not aimed at startups who have raised millions of dollars - for them the playing field is too different. They can splurge money where you cannot. Instead, we will talk about the smaller startups - who may have raised a small round of funding or maybe bootstrapped, self-financed, or single person businesses.

Get Investment for Your Startup

A Practical Course for Founders Fundraising for the First Time

Created by Jessica Dick - Co-Founder of Five Years Time


Students: 7484, Price: Free

Students: 7484, Price:  Free

You need to raise money to grow your startup and you're considering raising investment, but you're not sure what it really means? Then this course has been created for you.

You know investment is right for you but you don't know what to expect, and you lack confidence because you don’t understand all the jargon and you've heard managing investors can be tricky?

You know you have a great business, but you need help telling a great story about your journey so far and plans going forward?

Our course will get you up to speed in no time, with bit-size videos accompanied by key tasks and actions for you to take.

Startup Course for Future Entrepreneur – BUS101

Entrepreneurship, Business Model, Founder, Lean, Venture, Business English, MBA, Kids, Teens, K12, Children

Created by CreateUp Academy - Educational Animation Studios


Students: 6923, Price: $19.99

Students: 6923, Price:  Paid

The Startup Course for Future Entrepreneurs focuses on issues of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. It leads the students through the entire process of creating a start-up from an idea.

We believe the barrier to entry for people to start a startup is still too high. We want to make it easier for people to start a company, regardless of who or where you are, so we're starting by sharing what we've learned, through this course.

  • Producer: Animate U, Japan
  • Script Writer: Daniel Morgan, UK
  • Female Voice Talent: Shayna Keller, US
  • Male Voice Talent: Brandon Landis, Sweden
  • Animator: Mohammed Al Nahhas, Egypt

Sales and Persuasion Skills for Startups

The entrepreneur's sure guide to getting a 'Yes'

Created by Len Smith - Freelance copywriter and communications consultant


Students: 6498, Price: $59.99

Students: 6498, Price:  Paid

Start-ups and entrepreneurs are a mixed bunch. But one thing the winners all have in common Is – the ability to influence others. The ability to sell their ideas, sell their products, sell their service.

And the graveyard of business startups is littered with companies that failed to grasp that most important, essential skill - the art of persuasion.

That's what this course delivers in spades. The ability to get people to say 'YES'.

So – what is unique about this course?

  • Unlike so many courses, Len Smith is always available should you have any queries. Just email him - he's here to help.
  • It is a living, growing course - unlike any other course, as students suggest new topics, Len adds them as bonus lessons (he calls them fireside chats). No extra cost, the course just keeps on improving.
  • It is not designed for salespeople wanting to boost their career. Salesman of the Month!
  • It’s not ‘evangelical’ and it’s not designed to tell you how wonderful you are – what fantastic sales talents you’ve got hidden away, just waiting to be revealed. 

No – it’s for real people. Entrepreneurs. Startups. Businesspeople - starting out - who recognise they have a crying need to learn how to get other people to say YES. And that’s what we mean by sales techniques in this course. Not just selling product – although, that IS important, so we do cover all the essentials about selling your product - but it’s also about getting others to buy into your ideas.

Things like, How To….

  • Understand people’s motives for buying – some real surprises there!
  • Make sure you always have a clear objective – never ‘winging it’, hoping that something will come out at the end
  • Understand different personality types – and how to turn their personality traits to your advantage
  • Turn needs into wants - and raise the profitability of what you do, what you sell
  • Turn objections into sales opportunities
  • Gain control and keep the upper hand in any discussion
  • Apply the perfect test to see if others are raising smoke screens or holding something back
  • Overcome ‘price-itis’. Never ever having to sell down on price
  • Understand ‘buying signals’
  • How to write a professional, compelling proposal
  • Discover the best-kept secrets for overcoming road blocks like – “I’ll think about it” “I’ll think it over”
  • Make it easy for your prospects to buy, for your business partners to say ‘yes’

There are countless courses on sales techniques. Mostly developed by trainers. This course is based on years' of personal-face-to-face experience from an expert who has worked at the coal face.

Len Smith has many years' experience in sales & marketing with companies like IBM and has been associated with a number of start-up successes. Developing business and marketing plans, market research, product branding, VC funding and strategic business development.

He's worked as a non-exec, involved in MBOs, company sales and a stock market flotation. He has also helped clients make the difficult leap from Europe to success in North America and the Asia Pacific Region.

Clients have included IBM, Travelex, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Welcom, Marks & Spencer Financial Services and Manchester Business School.

Now he shares his persuasion techniques with you.

Tech Startup Management for CEOs: From Zero to Million Users

How to Kick-Start and Develop Your Project WITHOUT the Help of a Technical Co-Founder!

Created by Amaury KHELIFI - Startup Technical Advisor and Senior CTO at


Students: 5975, Price: Free

Students: 5975, Price:  Free



You might wonder:

  1. How do I delegate software development when I know nothing about it?

  2. How can I know that this technical solution is better than the other?

  3. How do I even find out if there are better solutions?

  4. How can I choose developers or a Web agency without a technical background?

  5. How do I trust developers or Web agencies when I can’t even evaluate their work?

  6. How can I be sure that developers are not being misleading?

  7. How do I manage software development? Should I use outsourcing or internal developers?

  8. What specific techniques are there to build a startup while saving money in the early stage?



  • Outsource the development, making it go faster with appropriate resources

  • Avoid paying for a full-time developer once the product becomes available

  • Change the developer or the agency when it’s relevant for the project

  • Choose several developers with particular skills instead of a general developer

  • Use technical experts in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Game Design in order to create a more innovative solution

All those activities do not require any coding skills whatsoever. Just a bit of know-how and specific technical management skills.

With MyCTOFriend, you can move forward and learn to do the same for the early stage of your project.



With this course, you'll learn all the basic technical management skills a CTO would use to build and grow a startup, from zero to a million users.

This includes the process to improve an idea, the prototyping techniques, the technical resources you will need, and the solutions to develop your product and overcome growth-stage challenges.



  1. Select a development provider

  2. Write specifications

  3. Manage a startup technical team

  4. Create a great customer experience with your product

  5. Prioritize your roadmap and present it to incubators and investors

  6. Manage and increase the quality of the final product

  7. Build a secure solution

  8. Internalize the technical team for the growth stage

  9. Organize a growing technical team

  10. And more


With the Tech Startup Management for CEOs: From Zero to Million Users Course, you will learn the required know-how to get started and grow your startup.

The “Best” Startup Pitch Deck – How To Raise Venture Capital

A guide to creating the "best" start-up investor pitch deck and insights into raising venture capital from an actual VC

Created by J Skyler Fernandes - Venture Capitalist / Angel Investor / Start-up Advisor


Students: 5894, Price: $99.99

Students: 5894, Price:  Paid

This course is based on the "Best" Startup Investor Pitch Deck Methodology, which has become the #1 Startup Pitch Deck online, viewed and downloaded over 45,000 times, and taught at top business schools and accelerators around the world. This course is taught by its creator, J. Skyler (Sky) Fernandes, who is a top ranked Venture Capitalist (a Powerlist 100 VC), an Angel Investor, a serial entrepreneur, adviser to start-ups, and a frequent speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship at institutions such as Harvard Business School, Wharton, New York University, New York Stock Exchange, and also presented the first TED Talk on Venture Capital.

The knowledge you'll obtain from this class comes from an aggregation of some of the best pitch decks and wisdom from some of the top angels, VCs, and entrepreneurs, including Sky's personal insights and experiences.

The class is much more than just a template for entrepreneurs to use to present to investors and a discussion of what details should be addressed on each slide. During each session, Sky will discuss personal stories and share some of the "secret" inner thinking that goes on inside an investor's mind and how (ultimately) they decide to invest in a select few of the thousands of opportunities that show-up in their in-boxes each year.

The Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Startup Ideas

How a serial entrepreneur comes up with ideas, builders upon them, filters out the bad , & researches the great ones.

Created by Mike Stemple - Innovator, Entrepreneur, & Inspirer


Students: 5404, Price: Free

Students: 5404, Price:  Free

Hi, I am Mike Stemple a professional, multi-successful, serial entrepreneur and innovator. I am really excited to make my courses available here on Udemy. It seems like just yesterday I had the opportunity to mentor one of the founders of Udemy as he made his way through Founder Institute, and now I am launching a series of courses on his amazing startup!


Inspirer Mike Stemple, an expert at ideation, innovation, startups, and brand creation, who has built over 20 companies that have grown to be worth $100+ million, for the first time is revealing all the tips, tricks, hacks, and processes he used, and still uses, to rapidly grow an idea into a full fledged business. A sought after speaker and an award winning mentor Mike's teaching style is to the point, based on REAL world experience and at times humorous in his candor and life lessons. Along with his video lessons Mike is sharing his treasure trove of cheatsheets, templates and how-to guides that he has himself built over a 20 year successful career. These documents by themselves are worth thousands of dollars and they are included with each relevant course.

Mike is known as a master-ideator and consults with large companies that want to learn how to fill a white-board with awesome ideas. For the first time Mike is revealing his ideation process and including his cheatsheets and templates that will enable you to rapidly vet an idea and think laterally and vertically into areas that might prove to be more lucrative.

Questions covered are:


  • What is a good idea?
  • How do you come up with good ideas?
  • Does passion matter with ideas?
  • How can you tell what you are passionate about?
  • How do you translate your passion into one or more business ideas?
  • What basic tools should every Founder have from the start?
  • What tools should Founders use to develop their ideas in the beginning?
  • How does being a Founder align with personal goals, objectives and vision?


  • What research can you do to validate or to kill an idea?
  • Does the market that you choose matter?
  • What are good markets, and what are bad markets?
  • Do competitors matter and why?
  • How do you define your competitive landscape?
  • How do you determine the key assumptions of your business?
  • Can key assumptions be tested?
  • What are tactics to test key assumptions when you just have an idea?
  • How do you identify and interview potential customers?
  • What are some tactics for effective surveying?

31 Lessons & 6 Downloads
Total: 5h 42m 4s : Min: 51s : Max: 49m 2s : Avg: 11m 24

Why This Course Is So Unique

I actual TEACH it. Most instructors write up content and use a teleprompter to deliver it, I don't. All my lessons are taught with only notes for my review. I believe the best instructors SHOULD be able to talk about their topics without a script. Because I do not follow a vetted script my lessons take you on a journey. I talk about the real-world success and more importantly the mistakes I made in my companies. I teach each topic off the top of my head because I know the content inside and out. After building 20 companies and hundreds of products I know all the mistakes you can make and will teach you how to avoid them. All my courses also use real-world examples that I ACTUALLY did vs pointing to someones else's success and teaching to it.

Additionally all my courses feature numerous downloads of the ACTUAL files I use to build my companies. I walk you through each one and demonstrate how I use them to rapidly grow my ideas into companies.

And finally I ACTUALLY am the one in the forum answering questions, not some intern or outsourced partner. My responses are sometimes pithy, sometimes funny, sometimes insightful, and always genuine.

Money Back Guarantee

All my courses come with an unconditional, Udemy backed, 30 day money-back guarantee.

The Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Startup Brands

Learn how a successful serial entrepreneur quickly builds out a company brand, by himself, in a couple days.

Created by Mike Stemple - Innovator, Entrepreneur, & Inspirer


Students: 4966, Price: Free

Students: 4966, Price:  Free

Hi, I am Mike Stemple a professional, multi-successful, serial entrepreneur and innovator. I am really excited to make my courses available here on Udemy. It seems like just yesterday I had the opportunity to mentor one of the founders of Udemy as he made his way through Founder Institute, and now I am launching a series of courses on his amazing startup!


Inspirer Mike Stemple, an expert at ideation, innovation, startups, and brand creation, who has built over 20 companies that have grown to be worth $100+ million, for the first time is revealing all the tips, tricks, hacks, and processes he used, and still uses, to rapidly grow an idea into a full fledged business. A sought after speaker and an award winning mentor Mike's teaching style is to the point, based on REAL world experience and at times humorous in his candor and life lessons. Along with his video lessons Mike is sharing his treasure trove of cheatsheets, templates and how-to guides that he has himself built over a 20 year successful career. These documents by themselves are worth thousands of dollars and they are included with each relevant course.

Mike has created dozens of brands for companies and products in his career seemingly overnight and for the first time he is revealing all his tips tricks and giving away his cheat sheets and template files so new and established entrepreneurs can rapidly build out their brands themselves. In this course Mike walks you through the step-by-step process he uses to create a full brand presence in a day. Buckle up for this course is fast paced with Mike driving the mouse and showing exactly how he did it and still does it. This course is filled with over 20+ template files and cheat sheets that will save you thousands of dollars while also giving the confidence to create your own brands.

Here are some of the questions covered:

  • How do you develop a good name for your business?
  • How do you position the business with a name?
  • What characteristics make a good name?
  • How do you test different name candidates?
  • What infrastructure do you need when you pick your name?
  • Are there tips to finding a good domain name?
  • What social media platforms should you look to get your name on?
  • How do you develop a logo?
  • Does a name really matter?

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Why you should clean up your personal social media profiles.
  • Why personal websites matter.
  • The importance of a consistent personal story.
  • How to choose a great domain and business name.
  • Pitfalls of phonetic naming.
  • How to find a great URL.
  • How to see if your domain name id blacklisted.
  • How your company colors plays a role in emotion.
  • How to pick great company colors.
  • How to quickly create a logo.
  • How to find good looking logo font.
  • How to find a logo icon and why you need one.
  • What logos do you need to make and have on file.
  • How you can hire someone to make a great logo.
  • Where to buy a turn-key brand and domain.
  • Template files for making your own logos anytime.
  • How to create a brand guideline.
  • How to keep track of where your brand files go and why you should care.
  • What type of website do you need.
  • How to save a ton of money buying a theme.
  • What do you need to have on a professional website.
  • How to setup your website yourself.
  • How to check your website before you launch.
  • How you can search for great usernames on social media.
  • What social media accounts you need to have.
  • How to make your social media account appear more valuable.
  • How to manage all your accounts everyday.
  • How to quickly make all the social media account images for a great brand appearance.
  • How to make a simple email signature.
  • How to secure my email to look more professional.
  • How to insure my email address is not picked up by spam-bots.
  • How to quickly design my own business card.
  • How to always have a business card on you.
  • Why business cards still matter.
  • Have all the correct info on you business card.

64 Lessons & 24 Downloads
Total: 4h 45m 20s : Min: 1m 36s : Max: 19m 0s : Avg: 4m 46s

Why This Course Is So Unique

I actual TEACH it. Most instructors write up content and use a teleprompter to deliver it, I don't. All my lessons are taught with only notes for my review. I believe the best instructors SHOULD be able to talk about their topics without a script. Because I do not follow a vetted script my lessons take you on a journey. I talk about the real-world success and more importantly the mistakes I made in my companies. I teach each topic off the top of my head because I know the content inside and out. After building 20 companies and hundreds of products I know all the mistakes you can make and will teach you how to avoid them. All my courses also use real-world examples that I ACTUALLY did vs pointing to someones else's success and teaching to it.

Additionally all my courses feature numerous downloads of the ACTUAL files I use to build my companies. I walk you through each one and demonstrate how I use them to rapidly grow my ideas into companies.

And finally I ACTUALLY am the one in the forum answering questions, not some intern or outsourced partner. My responses are sometimes pithy, sometimes funny, sometimes insightful, and always genuine.

Money Back Guarantee

All my courses come with an unconditional, Udemy backed, 30 day money-back guarantee.

Startup Roadmap Definition

How to prioritize your feature ideas and evaluate the cost of your next version

Created by Amaury KHELIFI - Startup Technical Advisor and Senior CTO at


Students: 4512, Price: Free

Students: 4512, Price:  Free

Welcome to the Startup Roadmap Definition Course where you will learn how to prioritize your product or app features and build your roadmap, based on your desires, your customers' needs, and your budget for development. 

My name is Amaury Khelifi. And since I've created my very first startup in 2011, I've worked as a CTO consultant and startup mentor for over 70 startup projects as well as with incubators and accelerators. 

Before that, starting my career in 2002, I taught IT to large corporations and also worked for five years in electronic payments. 

Basically, I learned how to launch and manage projects at any company scale. 

I created this course because as a startup founder, you not only need to convince clients, but also incubators, accelerators and investors. Above all, you need to have a perfect understanding of your product roadmap and the technology behind it. 

To help you better define your product, I've created the Startup Technical Plan Template which has been shaped from a very practical approach and tested in different industries. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to fill in that template by establishing your product roadmap and its costs, including which innovative technologies are the best for you and when you should use them. 

You will get a step-by-step video process, plus worksheets and print-ready notes, so you can come back to the methodology at any time without having to go through the whole course again. 

Together, we will go through six sessions: 

  • What is a technical plan 
  • How to define and evaluate a feature cost 
  • Features prioritization 
  • Roadmap structuring 
  • Product global cost 
  • Technical plan presentation 

This course is perfect for any startup founder or entrepreneur, even without a strong technical background. It's especially a good fit if you are in the planning stages of your product development, or if you are about to develop a new version of your existing product or service. 

Feel free to take a look at the course preview and the curriculum. I'm looking forward to see you inside.

The Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Startups

Learn how a successful serial entrepreneur thinks about building a company and the motivations why.

Created by Mike Stemple - Innovator, Entrepreneur, & Inspirer


Students: 4177, Price: Free

Students: 4177, Price:  Free

Hi, I am Mike Stemple a professional, multi-successful, serial entrepreneur and innovator. I am really excited to make my courses available here on Udemy. It seems like just yesterday I had the opportunity to mentor one of the founders of Udemy as he made his way through Founder Institute, and now I am launching a series of courses on his amazing startup!


Inspirer Mike Stemple, an expert at ideation, innovation, startups, and brand creation, who has built over 20 companies that have grown to be worth $100+ million, for the first time is revealing all the tips, tricks, hacks, and processes he used, and still uses, to rapidly grow an idea into a full fledged business. A sought after speaker and an award winning mentor Mike's teaching style is to the point, based on REAL world experience and at times humorous in his candor and life lessons. Along with his video lessons Mike is sharing his treasure trove of cheatsheets, templates and how-to guides that he has himself built over a 20 year successful career. These documents by themselves are worth thousands of dollars and they are included with each relevant course.

In this introductory course Mike covers the basics of startups and entrepreneurism. He covers what it takes to build a startup and more importantly why you should do it at all.

Here are some of the questions covered:

  • Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?
  • What do you need to know to be a successful entrepreneur?
  • Which traits do you have that can help you be successful?
  • What are the basic skills every entrepreneur need?
  • How should I envision my company?
  • What is a typical day like for a successful entrepreneur?
  • How valuable is my idea?
  • What are the ways I can make money?
  • How can I get into the industry of my idea while keeping my day job?
  • What are all the questions I need to be able to answer to be a successful entrepreneur?
  • What are the step-by-step things I need to do at the beginning, middle, and end of my startup?
  • What are some of the mistakes successful entrepreneurs do NOT make?
  • What buzzwords do I need to avoid so I don't sound like an amateur?

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Why I do it.
  • What qualities predict success.
  • What it means to be a professional entrepreneur vs an amateur.
  • Most entrepreneurs are building a non-profit and they don't know it.
  • The 3 “P" Skills Every Professional Entrepreneur Has To Master
  • A better way to envision your company.
  • My daily process “A typical day" What does a founder do?
  • Mistakes Professionals Entrepreneur Do Not Make
  • The Value Of Ideas
  • The 3 Ways To Make Money before Quitting Your Day Job
  • 101 Questions a Professional Entrepreneur Must Be Able To Answer
  • The Startup Checklist - How to quick start your startup and look professional.

15 Lessons & 16 Downloads
Total: 3h 50m 47s : Min: 3m 48s : Max: 42m 12s : Avg: 15m 23s

Why This Course Is So Unique

I actual TEACH it. Most instructors write up content and use a teleprompter to deliver it, I don't. All my lessons are taught with only notes for my review. I believe the best instructors SHOULD be able to talk about their topics without a script. Because I do not follow a vetted script my lessons take you on a journey. I talk about the real-world success and more importantly the mistakes I made in my companies. I teach each topic off the top of my head because I know the content inside and out. After building 20 companies and hundreds of products I know all the mistakes you can make and will teach you how to avoid them. All my courses also use real-world examples that I ACTUALLY did vs pointing to someones else's success and teaching to it.

Additionally all my courses feature numerous downloads of the ACTUAL files I use to build my companies. I walk you through each one and demonstrate how I use them to rapidly grow my ideas into companies.

And finally I ACTUALLY am the one in the forum answering questions, not some intern or outsourced partner. My responses are sometimes pithy, sometimes funny, sometimes insightful, and always genuine.

Money Back Guarantee

All my courses come with an unconditional, Udemy backed, 30 day money-back guarantee.