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Minimum Viable Product: Validate Your Startup Idea for Less than $1,000

Michael Karnjanaprakorn, CEO, Skillshare

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6 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

      1:15
    • Skillshare as MVP

      5:13
    • Keep Your Idea Concise

      2:52
    • The Importance of Customer Interviews

      4:37
    • How to Build Your MVP

      4:56
    • Iterate and Test Your MVP

      4:37

About This Class

Every entrepreneur has a startup idea they’d like to get off the ground. Good news: Gone are the days when 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 $10M. A lot of Skillshare's early success is directly correlated with talking to users, iterating, and moving fast. You'll learn how to:

  • Communicate Your Idea. I'll define what an MVP is by using Skillshare as an example, then I'll discuss how to develop and communicate your idea with others.
  • Conduct Customer Interviews. You'll find the holes you need to plug based on customer interviews.
  • Build Your MVP. You'll define your MVP and begin setting initial goals.
  • Test Your MVP. You'll optimize your MVP and share your plan with your peers.

You’ll leave this class with a finalized Minimum Viable Product and the skills to define a great MVP for any future venture. 

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!

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great tips.
Short, concise, to the point - and from somebody very experienced.

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Michael Karnjanaprakorn

CEO, Skillshare

I'm the CEO/founder of Skillshare, which is an online marketplace and global talent network. Our members can explore thousands of classes, network with peers and potential employers, and showcase their talents to the world. Our mission is to provide universal access to learning and opportunities.

Previously, I led the product team at Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook) and was an early employee at Behance (acquired by Adobe). I'm also a TED Fellow and listed as one of Fast Company's Most...

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