20 Essential MOOC Courses In Business

How To Build a Startup


School: None

Platform: Udacity

Link: How to Build a Startup

Start Date: None (Self-Paced Course)

Workload: Not Specified

Instructor: Steve Blank

Credentials: Blank is a serial entrepreneur who has built eight Silicon Valley startups, several of which resulted in IPOs. He is the author of The Startup Owner’s Manual and has taught entrepreneurship at Stanford, Berkeley, and Columbia. He was also named a “Master of Innovation” by the Harvard Business Review.

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Description: Blank’s goal is to provide students with the tools and steps needed “to build a successful startup (or at least reduce the risk of failure).” Over eight sessions, students will be immersed in Blank’s customer development process, where students gather data and feedback, test a market opportunity, develop a value proposition, construct ideal customer profiles, identify channels and revenue models, and manage development activity, resources, and costs.

Review: “This is an awesome course. It explains the whole business canvas model from the very beginning. For me it was the first contact with the model and it was exactly what I was looking for at that precise time.” For additional reviews, click here.

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