Build your Minimal Viable Product (MVP) - Portland Edition!

, CEO/Co-founder of Skillshare

This is a Portland edition of the popular class I've taught to over 150 students in NYC.

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. Prior to the class, I'll send you the presentation and some readings. During the class, we'll have a short lecture, Q&A session, and 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 Reading: Prior to the class, please 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. 

  • Build your MVP (Portland Edition!)


    417 SE 11th Ave
    Portland , OR

    Mon, September 17th, 2012

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

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Michael Karnjanaprakorn

CEO/Co-founder of Skillshare

Michael is the CEO/co-founder of Skillshare, a marketplace for classes. Michael launched Skillshare for less than $5,000. Less than 9 months later, Michael successfully raised over $3.6M from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital.  

Previously, Michael led the product team at Hot Potato, which was acquired by Facebook, and developed products and services that organized the creative world at Behance. Michael is 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.

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