ABOUT THE STARTUP BOOTCAMP TRACK

Do you want to learn to take ideas you have and turn them into real businesses? Then this is the course for you.

Learn to go from an idea to a real business with our crash course in practically building a startup. We’ll go over everything from how to know your idea has legs, market sizing, building a prototype to test, and coming up with a feasible customer acquisition strategy and business plan.

AstroLabs has helped hundreds of startups in the region through our coworking space and Academy training programs. This hands-on program is the culmination of our regional entrepreneurship insights, that will give you a practical playbook to turn your idea into a sustainable startup.

PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE, NO THEORY
TAUGHT BY STARTUP FOUNDERS & PRACTIONERS
REGIONAL FOCUS FOR MENA MARKET
DATA DRIVEN ON TESTING & SCALING
LICENSED ACCREDITED PROGRAM BY DUBAI GOVERNMENT (KHDA)

Logistics

  • Curriculum & Program Schedule

    Day 1 – Ideation & Validation: How To Tell If Your Idea Is Worthless
    Monday January 15th, 2018 6:30-9:30pm

    • How to come up with ideas
    • How to know if your idea has legs
    • The “bottom up” way to market sizing
    • Questions to ask when assessing an idea: Do people want it? How much will they pay for it? How will you reach them? How many are there?

    Day 2 -Your Business Model: Where Most Startups Fail
    Tuesday January 16th, 2018 6:30-9:30pm

    • Startup business models that make sense
    • Regional and international examples and case studies
    • The CAC (Cost Per Acquisition) / CLV  (Customer Lifetime Value) Model
    • Creating a simple business plan to test

    Day 3 -Prototyping: Seeing If People Care
    Wednesday January 17th, 2018 6:30-9:30pm

    • Testing your idea before you build it
    • What are the components of your idea you need to test?
    • Mockups and prototypes
    • Building a functional prototype

    Day 4 -Real World Feedback: Reality Check Survival
    Thursday January 18th, 2018 6:30-9:30pm

    • Building a landing page
    • What makes a great landing page and optimizing for conversions before you start selling!
    • Setting up tracking
    • Running a validating campaign on Google & Facebook

    Day 5 -Building Your Startup: Rolling Up Your Sleeve and Hustling
    Saturday January 20th, 2018 10am-4pm

    • Splitting your startup into functions and process
    • Hiring / Inhouse and Outsourcing
    • Building your MVP (Minimal Viable Product) & Product Management
    • Digital Marketing Crash Course
    • One-one-one mentorship
    • Final presentations on what you tested and future action plans
  • Teaching Method

    The goal of this program is not to teach you what to do, but have you do it yourself! Each day in the program will have heavy hands-on work, the goal of which is to simulate what startups go through to get you ready for the tough road ahead!

  • Certification

    As A KHDA accredited Training Institute, AstroLabs will grant a certificate on the completion of this track!

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