Need help getting your startup idea off the ground? Come join Skillshare Co-Founder, Michael Karnjanaprakorn, as he shares his tips and insights on how to take your concept from idea to launch without writing one line of back-end code. We launched the first version of Skillshare leveraging existing tools that already existed to test our idea (so you don't need a technical co-founder in the early days!)
Michael will showcase the different stages (exploring, brainstorming, feedback, and launching your MVP) with Skillshare and how they turned a $5,000 initial investment from the founders into a $3.1M investment from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital.
Class Format: We'll be "flipping" the traditional model of a class. There will be no lecture. Prior to the class, I'll send you the presentation and some readings. During the class, we'll have an Interactive Workshop and Q&A session. You'll be working with small groups to walk out the class with actionable steps to make your ideas happen.
Pre-Class Readings: Prior to the class, you will be required to read "How to Launch Your Startup for Less than $5,000". I will also send the presentation prior to the class and links to several other articles. Please come prepared.
Note: All proceeds will be donated to HackHarvard, which is an incubator at Harvard College.
Michael Karnjanaprakorn is the CEO/co-founder of Skillshare, which is a community marketplace for offline classes. Michael is also a Venture Advisor for Collaborative Fund, which is a seed-stage fund that has invested in everything from Kickstarter to BankSimple. Previously, he led the product team at Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook) and developed products and services that organized the creative world at Behance.