The Starter's Series:
We want you to develop the mindset and skills necessary to start something of your own. The Starter's Series is a semester long curriculum where faculty, entrepreneurs, and experts get you on the path to learning the necessities. By participating in the program, you will join a community of other students actively working on projects. Here's the semester plan for the series.
Coming up with an idea
The program starts with a large ideation workshop. The focus will not only be finding problems in our daily lives, but also problems in industries we're not familiar with. Learn how to expand your creative mindset or build onto ideas you already have.
Finding a real problem
Over the next week, we ask you to explore several of your ideas by talking to potential customers. Narrow down your ideas to a single problem you think is worth solving. We'll show you tricks on how to find a customer's must-solve problems.
Thinking of a meaningful solution
Every problem needs a solution. Continue talking to potential customers to see where their pain points really are. Start thinking of what solutions could solve their problem. We'll teach you some cool tactics to extract information from customers.
Forming your team
At this point, everybody in the program has an idea or two. Let's get the best ideas and form strong teams around them.
Developing your MVP
For the remaining 6 weeks in the semester, it's your team vs. the world. We'll give you a bunch of tools that you can use to iterate on, test, and build your idea. By the end, you will have minimal viable product proving to everyone that your idea is valuable.
Demoing your baby
Celebrate what you've built and what you've learned! We'll have a bunch of judges from all across the community to connect you to next steps in growing your idea.
- This series is different than our typical weekly meetings. It's important that you attend all series meetings, and we ask you to interview customers, build mockups, sketch designs all outside of the meeting. This is a commitment, but is extremely beneficial.
- We also encourage students to start the programs as individuals and not teams. We want you to learn a few things on your before you jump straight into forming a team.
- This program starts on January 31st 2017, register below, and join our newsletter to stay up-to-date
Present on MVP
End of Semester Pitches
Contact: If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love grab lunch with you and learn how we can help you start.
-David, E-Club President