Get Your Startup Started

Online Course

Get Your Startup Started

What is the course about?

Get Your Startup Started
The course Get Your Startup Started is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

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.

Course description
  • Get Your Startup Started
  • 3 weeks
  • Assess, Hire, and Fund Your Company
  • Set Your Goals
  • Define the Skills You Need
  • Build Your Team
  • Get Capital for Your Business
  • Create Your Pitch Deck
  • Write your mission and vision statements
  • Set your milestones
  • Decide on the steps you plan to take to reach these goals.
  • Prepare to start building your team by analyzing your goals
  • Evaluate your needs, and identify your skill gaps.
  • Find co-founders and mentors
  • Get started with freelancers and employees
  • Bootstrapping, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists
  • Think about incubators, and accelerators as options for financing your business.
  • Build your story
  • Prepare a pitch deck you can use to gain customers or secure investment.
  • This course has no formal prerequisites, but you will get a lot more out of the instruction and exercises if you’ve completed the following courses: Product Design, App Monetization, Rapid Prototyping, and App Marketing.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • 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 & Facts

Get Your Startup Started

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Get Your Startup Started

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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