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Get Your Startup Started

Google via Udacity

Overview

In this course, you’ll learn how to pitch your business and secure the funding you’ll need to launch your new company. We’ll show you how to write clear, compelling, and targeted mission and vision statements, set quarterly and annual goals, and find mentors, co-founders, and contractors to provide help along the way. This will help you establish a strong foundation for your business and confidently pursue viable funding models, including bootstrapping, crowdsourcing, accelerators, incubators, and more. As the culmination of all of your hard work, you'll complete the course by developing your own unique pitch deck that you can use to secure investment, and launch your business.

Syllabus

  • Set Your Goals
    • Write your mission and vision statements,Set your milestones,Decide on the steps you plan to take to reach these goals.
  • Define the Skills You Need
    • Prepare to start building your team by analyzing your goals,Evaluate your needs, and identify your skill gaps.
  • Build Your Team
    • Find co-founders and mentors,Get started with freelancers and employees
  • Get Capital for Your Business
    • Bootstrapping, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists,Think about incubators, and accelerators as options for financing your business.
  • Create Your Pitch Deck
    • Build your story,Prepare a pitch deck you can use to gain customers or secure investment.

Taught by

Shanea King-Roberson and Joe Nyzio

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