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StartX Aspire focuses on bringing clarity to your business idea; it will set the foundation with 360 degree vision for your startup by providing the tools and methodologies to launch in your market, with as little money as possible.

Whether you are a student, a recent graduate, a family business member seeking diversification, or a career changer or opting for VRS, you will learn all what you need to determine if your business idea has potential, and how to start turning that idea into a profitable business.

What are the Course Highlights?

  • Learn the step-by-step guide to operating a small tech-based or technology enabled business
  • Understand and implement the fundamentals of lean methodology
  • Gain clarity on what it means to run a scalable business
  • Understand customer development processes
  • Learn how to design and build great products
  • Understand how to test and adjust your business to changing market conditions
  • Learn how to talk to your customers and get quality actionable feedback
  • Build a real, actionable and viable startup business
  • Prepare a detailed launch plan
  • Understand metrics and the right data to track and analyze
  • Be aware of the legal and accounting requirements specific to your business at launch

What Will I Learn?

  • A clear understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur
  • A clear definition of the problem you’re solving
  • A selected target customer base
  • A completed Business Model Builder (BMB)
  • An elevator pitch and supporting story
  • Customer discovery questionnaire
  • First customer interviews completed
  • A path to validate the idea and next steps
  • Preliminary Minimal Viable Product (MVP) design
  • The different elements that need to be in place as pre-launch preparedness
  • The challenges you will face during per launch and launch
  • Successful positioning of yourself and your venture for maximum growth

Who Should Attend?

  • Fresh graduates with management or engineering background
  • Working professionals who are currently working as a part of a team
  • A family business member seeking diversification
  • A career changer or opting for VRS
  • Anybody who is interested in learning how to start a business
  • Anybody who wants to become an Entrepreneur
What You Will Cover?

Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

Topics Covered
  • Road-map for starting a business
  • Mentors & Advisers
  • Elevator Pitch

Setting a Good Foundation

Topics Covered
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Values
  • Defining the problem

Lean Startup Methodology

Topics Covered
  • Lean
  • Pivots
  • Types of Pivots
  • When to Pivot

Mapping Out The Business

Topics Covered
  • BMB (Business Model Builder)
  • Target Customer
  • Unique Value Proposition
  • Competition

Customer Discovery

Topics Covered
  • Creating an Interview Script
  • Storytelling
  • Running a User Interview
  • Recording & Interpreting the Data

Minimum Viable Product

Topics Covered
  • MVP
  • Agile Experimentation

Co-founders and Equity

Topics Covered
  • Co-founders
  • Where to find them
  • How to attract them
  • Compensation
  • Equity

Launch Fundamentals / Funding

Topics Covered
  • Goal setting - setting 90, 180, 1 year plans
  • Launch plan work back for a successful launch

Revisiting Business Model Builder (BMB) & Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Topics Covered
  • Create a comprehensive view of your company and the market
  • Translate that knowledge into what you need to do and how you can go to market
  • Product/service offering road-map reducing risks and leading to success

Revenue & Sales

Topics Covered
  • Pricing
  • Building a sales funnel
  • Customer persona
  • Generating leads & sales script
  • Prospecting

Social, Community & PR Strategy

Topics Covered
  • Social channels and how to leverage them for business
  • Building a following
  • Fostering a community
  • Guerrilla marketing
  • Creating a media kit

Certificate


Upon successful completion of the course, assignments, projects, etc… you will receive a certificate from World Institute of Innovation, Skills and Entrepreneurship (WIISE) – Hyderabad students will be awarded with Executive Certification in StartX Aspire

Testimonials

Pallavi Uma Maheswari

The training session is very good,specially kartik(trainer) have explained every thing in detail,Over all it is an excellent experience

Pradeep Behara

It was a very informative and energizing session. Karthik was fantastic in delivering the content and explaining even the trivial things. Kudos!

T.N.Rao

It is timely informative and prompt information in details

Rathin Banerjee

Applaud the trainer for his training style, stressing on increased trainee engagement and participation, excellent time management, amazing voice and tone modulation.

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