We’re going to do something a bit different for this next assignment. There’s no assigned podcast.
Earlier this semester, you mostly all expressed interest in learning more about how to manage a startup. Honestly, we could spend years on this topic, it’s so broad. As I begin to build out course material for you, I’d love to hear what you’re most interest in going deep on.
I want you to have a look at this blog post (Links to an external site.) by an old colleague of mine from Techstars, Saba Karim. He does a good job of categorically laying out a few things people with an idea for a startup might be hoping to learn more about. Pick the topic you are most interested in learning more about. Read the related tools and articles that Saba shares as related to the topics listed below.
- Business: Defining and fine-tuning your core offering
- People: Finding and working with the right people
- Technology: Getting the tech correct
- Growth: Getting customers
- Fundraising: Money to grow and scale
As usual, write me a 1.5 page paper about what you’re hoping to learn more about, what strikes you as interesting, etc.
The better we do this part, the better I’ll be able to help facilitate discussion in coming weeks, so I appreciate your thoughtfulness!