How To Launch your Startup Idea for Less than $5,000

, CEO/Co-founder of Skillshare

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 a short 10-minute 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 Homework: 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: I also teaching a 4-week course on Launching Your Startup Idea.

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Michael Karnjanaprakorn

CEO/Co-founder of Skillshare

Michael is the CEO/co-founder of Skillshare, a global learning community for real-world skills and classes. Skillshare is a platform that allows anyone to teach online or in-person classes.

Previously, Michael developed products and services that organized the creative world at Behance (acquired by Adobe) and led the product team at Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook).

Michael is also a Venture Advisor for Collaborative Fund, 2012 TED Fellow, and listed as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Virginia and VCU Brandcenter. He currently lives in the East Village, New York City.

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