Have an idea for a startup, but no technical skills to build it?
Did you know that some of the world's greatest tech startups were in fact launched with very little technology?
These are companies that were acquired for $50-$540 million, or IPO'd.
How did they do it?
There are tons of online tools you can put together to create a product without writing any code.
In this course I will show you how these tools can be used to build your idea and get your first customers.
You will learn:
This course includes:
Who is this class for?
Did you know that being non-technical can actually be a huge advantage?
When you know how to code (or have a technical cofounder), you can spend days, months, and years chugging away at something no one wants. (Hint, I've done this...twice). It's so easy to just keeping building instead of launching and selling.
However, when you're non-technical, you don't have that option. Instead, you have to figure out how to serve your customers right away.
This course will give you the tools to start serving customers now.
After completing this course:
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P.S. I personally respond to any questions students have, so there's no worry about being stuck or not knowing how to work a particular tool.
"There is so much that non-technical entrepreneurs can do - if they only knew about the resources out there and how to use them. It's not even that hard - just a few tools and permission to think differently. I can't think of a better guide than Tal."
Gabe Weinberg, Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGo
"It's about time somebody compiled this information. Tal skips the self-help cr*p to give non-technical founders practical directions to literally launch products."
Matt Mickiewicz, Founder of DeveloperAuction, Flippa, and 99designs
"This is the complete toolset that every non-technical co-founder needs to know about. No one has ever organized it so clearly or thoroughly."
Anton Bernstein, Founder & CEO of Lookingo
"Tal is one of the most resourceful startup founders I have met. His journey from being non-technical to building Ecquire make him perfect for teaching this much-needed course."
Michael Tippett, Founder of NowPublic
These kind folks have featured my products and writing -
My main claim to fame is co-founding Ecquire, a company that gives the world more time by automating data entry.
I started completely non-technical, and eventually learned to build Ecquire myself, got our first customers, and today I lead the product team.
It wasn't always pretty. Along the way, though, I made every mistake possible relating to development - from wasting $30,000 that disappeared somewhere in India, to spending two years building products no one wanted.
Today Ecquire has a 40% conversion rate and is used at companies such as Docusign, Mixpanel, and Kontagent. Most rewarding is that we have an incredible team all over the world - I get to work with the world's best engineers, designers, and marketers.
Along the way I have learned so much. My articles about creative approaches to the startup journey have reached hundreds of thousands of readers. My co-founder Paul and I have advised dozens of startups including Acclaim, Glider, Zagster, and Mistobox.
I'm frequently asked by entrepreneurs for advice on how to start building their product. I always feel like I never have the time to tell them everything I want them to know!
With this class on Skillshare, I hope to get down on paper as much of what I've learned in order to help as many entrepreneurs out there as possible.
I look forward to meeting you in the course. Feel free to reach out over Twitter if you have any questions or reservations.
P.S. Thanks to popular demand following this course, I'm working on additional materials for graduates. These include How to Work With Software Developers, and a high-level course on How Software Works (for non-technical folks of course). Sign up to be notified when they launch.
P.P.S. You can always be lazy and follow @talraviv - but not everyone at once, okay?
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