Learn “the lean way” with How to Build a StartupThanks Ryan Fagan for suggesting this course, find him on Twitter @raf5212.
In this course, Steve Blank, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur through the last 30 years, takes you through the basics of customer development process.
The idea of Lean startup is to rapidly go from prototyping to testing the idea and gathering feedback from your customers. By entering into the loop of always being customer focused, you are constantly building what your customers will love.
If you are not familiar with the “Lean Startup” book from Eric Ries and you are thinking of building your startups I think this is the best course for you to start with.
“World Class entrepreneurs are not lucky, they show up more than other people, they provoke luck” – Steve Blank
The course is divided into eight different chapters: value proposition, customer segments, distribution channels, customer relationships, revenue models, partners, and resources.
|Course||How to build a startup with Steve Blank|
|Duration||6hours/week for a month|
“How to Build a Startup” by Steve Blank is by far one of the best resources I have found as an early stage entrepreneur in learning and understanding the best practices when starting your own business. The course takes you from the initial phase of your business ideas and hypotheses to a fully fledged business plan that has been tested through customer development and understanding of the market you are hoping to enter.The course focuses on “getting out of the building” to really understand what it is your customers want and who your customers are so that when you are ready for launch, your product or service will be prepped for greatness. I would highly recommend this course to anyone hoping to step into the world of entrepreneurship, whether or not they have a background in business.