In an introduction to the basics of the famous Customer Development Process, Steve Blank provides an insight into the key tools and steps needed to build a successful startup.
The key idea in this course is learning how to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering massive amounts of customer and marketplace feedback. Many startups fail by not validating their ideas early on with real-life customers. Students will learn to "get out of the building" to talk to real customers to find out what they actually want, not what founders think they want.
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Students and Teams blogging their progress
Progression plan: Track your startup's progress with these tools
Discussion groups elsewhere:
Students and Teams blogging their progress:
Track your startup's progress with these tools
Detailed notes for Instructors and Coaches interested in using this course to teach their Startup Class can be found here: Notes for Instructors and Coaches
You can download Supplemental Materials, Lesson Videos and Transcripts from Downloadables (bottom right corner of the Classroom) or from the Dashboard (first option on the navigation bar on the left hand side).
The characteristics of a world class Entrepreneur and the Business Model Canvas
Four Critical Resources
LinkedIn Group. Like to connect at Linkedin? Go to the "Udacity Lean LaunchPad" group. (Created by one of the students). Udacity Lean LaunchPad LinkedIn Group
International Facebook Group for the course at Facebook Group
An (as yet) Unofficial G+ Page for the course at G+ Page. If this is useful, it would be ideal to share the page Manager role with course admins. Let's use this for Hangouts and events around the Business Model Canvas.
Google map for the Startup Teams and Students Google Map