WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE
This course will arm you with the fundamental requirements to succeed with your start up. It will give you a launching pad to ensure that your brainchild is in the top 10%.
INTRODUCTION TO START UPS
In order to learn about startups, there are a few things to note.
First, while ideas can change the world, to launch a business you need something concrete. The execution is much more important. After all, ideas can occur all the time. It is important to prove that your idea can be executed to perfection and that it can deliver on its promises.
Second, funding is difficult to obtain. Having a clear plan which encapsulates the potential scale of operations is important. Do not lose hope when you hit roadblocks. Perseverance combined with a sound and feasible business model is what makes a difference.
Third, find something that you are passionate about. It will become easier to dedicate your whole life to it. There should be a concrete intention behind your startup idea. Only then can you persuade venture capitalists to invest in you.
Starting your own company is scary. It is important to keep in mind that the first few years will be exceedingly difficult. However, in the long run, there is nothing more fulfilling than to witness your idea come to life and make a difference in this world. It is ideal to start as early as possible so as to give yourself more time to make mistakes and learn from them. It is also advisable to read as much as possible on startups and the mistakes that others have made before you.
Having the right mentor can be a catalyst in the journey to success. After all, we all require guidance in our lives. In fact, having an objective opinion can provide valuable feedback and respite from the tunnel vision which often affects us. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Taking the first step is the most difficult. Ideas in your mind are different. The moment you give them tangible form, they become a reality and a lot of other factors come into play. This is fundamental to the success of your startup and often what makes the difference between successful entrepreneurs and potential ones. Ideas are for yourself. The execution is for the world.
- Introduction to entrepreneurship
Importance of having the right attitude, how to develop and hone your ideas from as early on as possible, introduction to the fundamental skills required for an entrepreneur
- How to be a successful entrepreneur
Importance of research, learn from others mistakes, inspiration from famous entrepreneurs, developing a business mindset
- Introduction to startups
How startups are formed, process of creating your own company, basic requirements
- Understanding startups
How to interpret your idea, pros and cons of startups, how to approach the problem
- How to execute your ideas
How to formulate products, find the right partners, management structure, planning horizon
- How to create the right business model
Importance of creating a sound and solid business model, how to transform your ideas and execute them flawlessly
- Understanding importance of guidance/mentorship
Finding the right mentors, explaining your idea, incorporating their suggestions into your business model
- Introduction to funding avenues for startups
Possible sources of financing, setting feasible goals, choosing the right financing option according to business model and products
- Understand how to impress investors
How to pitch to investors, what to keep in mind, how to find the right opportunities
- Importance of feedback and constructive criticism
Developing the right attitude to learn from your mistakes, improving on your idea after getting feedback and constructive criticism
Complete summary of all lectures, videos and points of importance