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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

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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: http://leanstartupsxsw.co/agenda/

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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 MyCTOfriend.co

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Students: 5975, Price: Free

ARE YOU BUILDING A STARTUP?

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE A TECHNICAL BACKGROUND?

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?


WHAT DO YOU THINK A SENIOR CTO WOULD DO?

IN THE EARLY STAGE, A CTO WOULD USE HIS TECH MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO:

  • 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.

FOR STARTUPS, EVERYTHING SHOULD BE FAST. 
WAITING IS NOT AN OPTION.

FINDING THE RIGHT CTO FOR YOUR PROJECT CAN TAKE YEARS, AND IT'S NOT A MUST-HAVE  THAT SHOULD STOP YOU FROM GETTING STARTED.

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.


WE WILL GET INTO EACH STEP OF THE LIFE OF YOUR COMPANY

FROM THE EARLY STAGE UNTIL GROWTH BY LEARNING HOW TO:

  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

THIS ENTIRE PROCESS IS EXPLAINED THROUGH 24 SHORT VIDEOS

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 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

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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!

Overview

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:

Ideation

  • 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?

Research

  • 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

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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!

Overview

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 MyCTOfriend.co

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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

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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!

Overview

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.

Tech Startups – Startup Founders’ Technology Accelerator

Do you want to learn the ins and outs of how to build a tech startup? Understand technology and how to leverage it?

Created by Manuj Aggarwal - From $2/day to boardrooms of the Fortune 500. Read my story

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Students: 2608, Price: Free

Leading a technology project can be a complex and daunting task. You are constantly filled with anxiety and worry.

But don’t worry. All you need is the right skill, experience, and mindset to get your tech projects started and on track in no time.

To support you - I have put together a mini-course that address some core issues which are always on tech startup founders’ minds.

All you have to do is take action and implement it.

Here are few things you will learn in this course:

Mindset

Develop a positive mindset and unshakable belief in your abilities to ensure your long term success.

Customer Avatar

You cannot sell to everyone. Figure out who is your ideal customer and market to them with a laser focus.

Monetization

Figure out a monetization strategy for your product or service early to build that much-needed cashflow.

Build Your MVP

Build an MVP quickly to get feedback from your customers and making sure you are going down the right path.

Secure Your System

Don't let hackers walk away with your customers' data. Protect the privacy and integrity of your data by proactively securing your systems.

Leverage Cutting Edge Tech

Seminal technologies like blockchain, machine learning, IoT, cloud computing are coming together to form a perfect wave of opportunity. Ride it now or lose out!

If you need any help in this or any other related matter, get in touch with us.

Happy Learning!

First pitch checklist to present your startup idea

How to prepare, rehearse and get ready to present your early stage business idea at student startup idea competition

Created by Harald Lepisk - Speaker, trainer and MC at innovation programs

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Students: 2566, Price: Free

How can people find out about your wonderful business idea? By hearing your short presentation - a pitch. The purpose of a good pitch is to help people understand what your idea is all about and raise interest to learn more about your idea.

If it´s your first time to pitch a business idea, then this course can help you clarify:

  • What are the important questions I need to think through for my pitch?

  • How to communicate so that people would understand?

  • What is my main message of the pitch?

  • What to consider when preparing slides?

  • How to properly use the microphone and clicker?

  • How to rehearse and become better prepared for presenting your idea?

This course is intended for early-stage business ideas. Mostly for participants of student business idea competitions. The lessons of this course can also be applied to teams who want to pitch their idea on corporate hackathons.

Entrepreneurship – Does Your Startup Idea Make Sense?

How To Quickly Test the Desirability, Feasibility & Viability Of Your Startup With Customers Early

Created by Randall Sie - Innovation & Technology Commercialization Consultant

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Students: 793, Price: Free

Find out how to build the right it, before you build it right.

My intention is simple: to teach you quick, easy and actionable tools to validate your startup idea. This course is NOT about how to build a startup - rather, it's about whether or not you should continue with your idea BEFORE you start your startup. This course will teach you quick tools and frameworks to apply immediately. I can say with confidence that if you spend just 1 hour applying the tools, that you will save yourself many hours, money and human resources down the line.

Many teams take the plunge into building only to waste resources on products/services that are not desirable, or business models that are not viable. I don't want you to just learn how to use the tools and frameworks - I care about your understanding in interpreting the data through using the tools, and thereby helping you to drive your decision making and probability of startup success.

Unique in this course is that it covers both Hardware (technology/products) and Digital (apps/website) solutions, and is applicable to both startup and corporate entrepreneurship environments. Most courses focus primarily on the tools for digital products (apps/websites) but I want to give you a broader toolbag. Hardware requires a different approach than digital due to longer time commitments, larger resources required and especially patience required on part of the investor.

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Requirements

The course has no requirements for prior prerequisites. Anyone can enroll.

Teaching Style

I live by the Dutch saying, “Act normal, that’s crazy enough.” Therefore don't expect flashy videos and sales-talk - expect to the point tips, tricks, methodologies and tools that help validate your next idea.

All the content – frameworks, process, experiments – are tried and tested by your trainer with a wide variety of global teams (Europe, US, Asia), ranging from undergraduate/graduate students to corporate professionals. They are designed to get you to start, progress and succeed.

Sections and Outcomes

  • Team: The team determines the success - not the idea. Most courses ignore the team formation and dynamics - I will cover it first to ensure that you have setup your team dynamics right before you start.

  • Customer Exploration: We will deepdive into the practical steps to source and interview real customers from a “problem finding” perspective and mindset - thereby ensuring that the idea is based on customer feedback and not bias, hearsay or secondary reports.

  • Customer Experiments: You will learn how to apply a simple framework to Recognize, Design, Test, and Evaluate the critical assumptions about your customer and idea through quick and inexpensive experiments. Based on the real customer feedback generated through the experiments you can start to build your Minimum Viable Product and ensure your financial resources are spent purposefully

  • Business Viability: In this section you will learn how investors evaluate your startup based on Market Sizing and 7-year profitability. You will build a simple financial model and learn how to interpret the "story" behind the numbers and how to communicate it with other team members and investors.

Together, these 4 elements ensure that you will be able to answer questions about the Desirability, Feasibility and Viability of your idea with real customer evidence, and in a simple manner for everyone to understand and support.

What do I require of you?

  • Get out of your comfort zone, actively engage with the content and activities – experiment!

What will you take away from this course?

  • Acquire skills, tools, techniques and mindsets to validate the idea that are applicable in both startup and corporate environments.

  • Real, experiential learning in team formation and dynamics, customer discovery, experimentation and business viability.

  • Quick and inexpensive customer validation techniques that you can implement with your potential customers.

  • Simple financial modelling for startups and the investor intuition behind the numbers to tell a compelling story.

  • Get you started on your discovery of a value proposition!

Who should take this course?

  • Aspiring and first-time entrepreneurs of all ages – It’s never too late to start!

  • Experienced entrepreneurs engaging with a new product/service than their previous businesses regardless of success or failure.

  • Staff of corporate innovation labs, accelerators, incubators and venture building organizations.

  • Learning & Development teams within Corporations and Government institutions who want to teach a new way of thinking and doing.

Who should not?

I like to compare entrepreneurship to a very physical teamsport – it requires you to interact in the flesh with real customers and work with a wide variety of individuals. If you are not willing to go beyond market reports and internet searches then this course is not for you. I invite you to actively step out of your comfort zone, and out of the building to apply the materials. Be at W.A.R. - Willing, Able, Ready!

Come join the FUNtastic world of entrepreneurship!

I am confident that this course, based on the theory and highly practical experience, will improve your potential value and probability of success.

Pitch 10x Better – A Crash Course for Startup Founders

Pitch 10 times better, raise venture capital for your startup. More than 200 pages workbook, learn investor pitching.

Created by Ozan Sonmez - The Brutally Honest Startup Mentor

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Students: 500, Price: Free

Pitch 10x Better - A Crash Course for Startup Founders gives you exactly what you need to have a 10 times better pitch deck presentation.

The course is designed by an angel investor, experienced startup mentor, and an accelerator manager with +10 years of global experience in investing and building startup programs. We know what investors want from you and we have the formula to get you what you want.

To follow along with the course you'll also get

  1. Private Discord Channel where you will be able to practice your skills in front of other founders and our mentors.

  2. 7 Pitch deck Power Point Templates with different designs. You can edit them how you want.

  3. 8 Workbooks for 8 sections of course to create you own pitch deck  script.

  4. 9 Presentations for 9 sections of course for you to repeat and remember key points.

  5. 10 Pitch deck samples of tech startups for you to study.

  6. Early access to our Zillion Pitches APP that will give you instant feedback, anywhere, anytime. You will practice your pitch with AI.

Who is the instructor?

Ozan is an angel investor, experienced startup mentor, and an accelerator manager with +10 years of global experience in investing and building startup programs. He has worked & invested in #globalturks in Silicon Valley in partnership with UC Berkeley and Draper University. He has contributed to the formation of the MIT Enterprise Forum’s Pre-Accelerator in the Middle East. He also built multiple Intellectual/Science based Startup Accelerators in the Middle East and Turkey.