4 best courses on how to create a startup
Do you want to learn in a structured way the step by step to create a startup?
Organizing something so complex in a single course is undoubtedly something challenging and the best alternative is to seek knowledge from the biggest references in the universe of startups.
We selected 4 courses that we believe are excellent references to learn about how to create new businesses.
Y Combinator is considered the largest startup accelerator in the world, investing in early stage companies.
Some of the companies that Y combinator has invested in are: AirBnB, Dropbox, Twitch, Stripe, Reddit, Zapier and Rappi. Well-known names, right?
Over the past 15 years, the accelerator has created many videos, podcasts and other materials for startup founders and has now consolidated this content in the Startup YC Library.
A selection of this content forms the core curriculum for Startup School, the free online platform and global community for founders.
2) Disciplined Entrepreneurship
The book Disciplined Entrepreneurship, which presents 24 steps along the process of creating startups, was written by Bill Aulet.
Bill Aulet is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, an award-winning educator, author, and has had a successful 25-year career working at IBM and as a three-time serial entrepreneur.
During that time, he has directly raised over one hundred million dollars and, more importantly, created hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value through his companies.
The book Disciplined Entrepreneurship has been translated into over 18 languages and has been the content of three edX online courses that have been taken by hundreds of thousands of people in 199 different countries. You can watch all classes for free by clicking on the links below:
We also have publications that speak in more depth about each of the stages of this process of creating a company.
Operations are all the resources, activities, processes and systems that are required to create and deliver valuable products and services to your customers.
Properly planning your startup's operations is the main focus of the Entrepreneurial Operations: Launching a Startup course.
The course is also available on the edX platform and was produced by Babson Collage, classified by the U.S. News and World Report as the world's best university for entrepreneurship.
Steve Blank developed the Customer Development methodology, which laid the groundwork for the Lean Startup movement.
In an introduction to the fundamentals of this methodology, Steve Blank provides an overview of the key steps required to build a successful startup in this course.
The main idea is to learn how to develop and test ideas quickly, gathering massive amounts of customer and market feedback.
Many startups fail by not validating their ideas early on with real-life customers. To mitigate this, we'll introduce you to how to research customers' true pain points and unmet needs.
Only then can the entrepreneur find an adequate solution and establish an adequate business model.