Hacks to Building a High-Growth, Fundable Company

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop

Hacks to Building a High-Growth, Fundable Company

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Building a high-growth startup is incredibly complex, but there are many aspects that don’t have to be a mystery. From finding a problem to solve to interviewing customers, there are proven methods to test an idea and scale it as a business. This class will survey the essentials of startup business models, ideation, customer discovery, how to test your ideas, understanding your market, and fundraising.

Takeaways

  • The difference between a small business and a startup.
  • Tools for mapping a business model.
  • How to find ideas for startups.
  • Methods for talking with customers to test your startup idea.
  • The differences between TAM, SAM, and target markets.
  • The basics of risk capital funding, pros and cons.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Read several assigned blog posts
  • Answer a pre-class questionnaire

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