Every entrepreneur has a startup idea they’d like to get off the ground. Gone are the days where you have to spend millions of dollars to find out if your business idea will succeed or fail. Whether you're looking to launch a tech startup or open a new restaurant, enroll in this class if you'd like to learn how to quickly validate your ideas.
In this class, I'll share the secrets behind the early success of Skillshare. We spent less than $5,000 to launch Skillshare and ended up raising over $3.6M. A lot of the early success with Skillshare is directly correlated with talking to users, iterating, and moving fast.
What You'll Learn
What You'll Make
You’ll leave this class with a finalized Minimum Viable Product and the skills to define a great MVP for any future venture. You’ll be able to do the following by completing your project: Clearly communicate your startup idea in one sentence Identify the holes in your startup idea and the top 2-3 solutions to plug them Create an action plan with your first five (5) action steps towards validating your startup idea for less than $1,000 Choose one key metric you’ll use to measure success
I've taught this class in-person to hundreds of students. Some of my past students have been featured on Mashable, The Next Web, and have started successful companies. Hope to have many more students that are successful!
I'm the CEO/co-founder of Skillshare, a marketplace for classes. which I launched for less than $5,000. Less than 9 months later, I successfully raised over $3.6M from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital.
Previously, I led the product team at Hot Potato, which was acquired by Facebook, and developed products and services that organized the creative world at Behance. I'm also a Venture Advisor for Collaborative Fund, 2012 TED Fellow, and listed as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012 by Fast Company.
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!
Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.