Thu, 16 Jul | Online Event

Module 01: Startup Basics

Startup Onramp Founders Course
Module 01: Startup Basics

Time & Location

16 Jul 2020, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Online Event

About the Event

Key learnings in this Weeks Course 

Module 01 Video 01:

  • Your most important job early on is to find a repeatable, scalable business model
  • Make sure your idea doesn't rely on one-to-one delivery of services (including sales)
  • You are engaging in business model innovation, so don't even think about writing a 50-page business plan!

Module 01 Video 02:

  • Expert Insight: How to get started (Nick Shewring, Startup Onramp EIR) Nick Shewring is a repeat entrepreneur whose experience includes co-founding BizDojo, New Zealand’s most successful coworking business that has been home to thousands of startups. Nick has worked with many startup founders as a mentor, and also through his role as strategy and innovation lead at GHD where he bridges the gap between the corporate and startup worlds. We’ve been fortunate to have Nick working with Startup Onramp over the last year as our Entrepreneur-In-Residence.
  • You can (and probably should) make a lot of progress on your startup in your spare time before going all-in
  • Spending time testing your idea with customers is more important early on than investing in product development
  • Startups need a tribe, so if you don't have co-founders you should find people who share your vision and could collaborate with you, even on a part-time basis
  • Employers are increasingly receptive to giving staff time off to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, so don't be afraid to raise the topic

Module 01 Video 03:

  • Expert Insight: How to tap into the startup community (Judy Anderson, Startup Victoria) Judy Anderson is CEO of Startup Victoria, and one of Australia’s best known startup ecosystem leaders. Judy has helped to build the Victorian startup community to more than 20,000 members, and is one of the best qualified people in Australia to give advice on how to get the maximum benefit out of your local startup community.
  • Whether you’re in a capital city or a regional area, you can learn about your local startup community and engage (even online) to get the maximum value from it.
  • Most cities have a valuable network of experienced startup founders who have benefited from the guidance of others and are willing to share their experience. All you have to do is ask!
  • There is no shortage of “startup theatre”, so remember to talk to customers and not just other entrepreneurs.

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