Get Your Startup Started - GoogleUdacity
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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.
This course is part of our Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree Program, click here to learn more.Why Take This Course?
By taking this course, you'll master critical steps necessary for the ultimate success of your new business. You'll learn how to define your vision and how to build a team around that vision. You'll then learn how to transform your vision into an engaging story that will inspire investors to fund your business.
You’ll do this by learning from some of the top voices in Silicon Valley, including Matt Kaufman, VP of Operations at Crunchbase, Gil Ben-Artzy, Co-Founder of UpWest Labs, and Gigi Levy-Weiss, Founding Partner of NFX Guild. Hear from successful entrepreneurs, including Noam Schwartz of SimilarWeb, Krispy Uccello of Google, and Art Gillespie of Udacity.Prerequisites and Requirements
This course has no formal prerequisites, but you will get a lot more out of the instruction and exercises if you’ve completed the first four courses in our Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree Program: Product Design, App Monetization, Rapid Prototyping, and App Marketing.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.What Will I Learn? Projects P5: Your Story You often only get one chance to tell someone (an investor, an accelerator, or a customer) about your business. This project will help you do that in a powerful, succinct way. This is the polished culmination of everything you’ve done and learned during the Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree. You’ll use this story to pitch your company to potential investors, incubators or accelerators, friends and family, and even new customers. Syllabus Lesson 1: Set Your Goals
Write your mission and vision statements, set your milestones, and decide on the steps you plan to take to reach these goals.Lesson 2: Define the Skills You Need
Prepare to start building your team by analyzing your goals, evaluating needs, and identifying skill gaps.Lesson 3: Build Your Team
Start building your team by finding co-founders, mentors, freelancers, and employees to fill the skills gaps you identified in the previous lesson.Lesson 4: Get Capital for Your Business
Choose between bootstrapping, angel investors, venture capitalists, incubators, and accelerators as options for financing your business.Lesson 5: Create Your Pitch Deck
Build your story and prepare a pitch deck you can use to gain customers or secure investment for your business.