Design Thinking + Entrepreneurship: My 8-Step Launch Program
What you'll learn
- Learn to find specific audiences for your ideas.
- Develop human-centered design skills that enable you to create great products and services.
- Learn how to reduce the risks associated with entrepreneurship by validating your ideas before launching.
- Build a great brand for your new business.
- Learn how to raise a seed funding round no matter where you are in the world.
- Bring some idea of what you're going to build... because you're about to bring your idea into the world!
-- Nat's Review: "This is the best course on entrepreneurship that I've seen."
8 Steps to Becoming a Successful Business Owner
There’s a lot of fluff and theory about startups, entrepreneurship, and business modeling. You won’t find any of that stuff here. That 8-step journey that we’ve built for you has been crafted through our founding team’s real startup journey and with research from institutions like MIT, Y Combinator, and Stanford. This experience is about lowering your risk, accelerating your journey forward, and inviting you to join a thriving community of like-minded people.
See Real World Examples as You Launch Your Business
Your launch will be supported by real world examples of the business launch tools in this course in action. You’ll have access to multiple target market interview recordings, downloadable support resources, and an inside look at data tracking Eazl’s growth from a concept to a six-figure business in its first year. You’ll also get to choose from three specialization tracks:
Services and Live Experiences
Web Applications and Digital Technologies
Unmatched Video Learning Experience Quality
Anyone who has the willpower to do what it takes to become the boss will love this course. Leveraging our experience as the leading provider of entrepreneurial business education to a community of over 50,000 learners worldwide, we’ve created an unparalleled video-based learning experience for you. This experience is about real stuff involved in entrepreneurship, the power of visual learning, and the thrill of building something awesome. Starting with the first phase of the course, you’ll learn how to select a launch market, collect the research you need to create an offering that people will pay for, and move down the human-centric design path. Then you’ll move to phase two where you’ll design a minimum viable product (MVP)--a very early version of your concept--that you can use to validate your idea before taking it to the public. In phase three you’ll build your first operational version of the business, craft the first iteration of your brand and business story, get your first paying customers, and set yourself up to receive growth capital using a practical method that doesn’t require you to deal with venture capitalists or lawyers. Come rock it with us!
This course features music by Audionautix, Kevin MacLoed, and Chris Zabriskie
Team Eazl would like to thank the following people who underwrote the development of this learning experience:
Platinum Circle Funders: Dundee and Ian Butcher, Bieke and Brian Burwell, and Michele Chaboudy
Gold Circle Funder: Landry Jones
Silver Circle Funders: Christos Angelidakis, Eric Jacobson, Ricardo Pan Neves, David Valentine, Joselyn Quintero, and Mike Steely
Content Upgrade Journal
• Version 1.1 (November 2021): In this upgrade, we've added new content related to finding business ideas that work well online, how to perform market research using the Internet and other tech-enabled researching methods, more prototyping tools, and more content on how to get your business' first customers. Enjoy the update!
• Version 1.2 (January 2022): In this upgrade, we've added professionally-developed English-language subtitles. This will be a great addition for our ESL learners!
Who this course is for:
- This course is perfect for both first-time entrepreneurs who want a clear pathway through launch and for entrepreneurs and freelancers who are already in the game and want a full set of resources to use as you develop your lasting entrepreneurial skills.
Davis Jones is the Chief Learning Officer for Eazl, a business school whose courseware is used by organizations like Tesla®, Harvard, the World Bank, and Lyft® and more than 250,000 students worldwide. Mr. Jones also participated in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Leaders of Learning program in 2018.
Mr. Jones began his career in digital education following the publication of Career Hacking in 2014. Today, it is the best-selling career management course in the history of the Internet and is integrated into undergraduate and graduate-level programs at the University of San Francisco, EDHEC Business School, Sonoma State University, and other colleges and universities in the US and abroad. Following the publication of Career Hacking™, Mr. Jones negotiated commissions for Eazl to produce courseware on digital marketing, digital customer service, and multiple other business topics. Today, this courseware is used by organizations in both the private (e.g. Tesla®, PayPal®) and public (e.g. the World Bank) sectors.
Mr. Jones earned undergraduate (economics) and graduate (MBA) degrees from traditional universities. He is also a committed lifelong learner. In addition to his participation in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leaders of Learning program, Mr. Jones has earned credentials from New York Museum of Modern Art® (Teaching with Themes), Udemy® (Trademark Law), and independent learning organizations (Yes I’m a Designer™ / Adobe Illustrator®).
Since launching in 2013, Eazl courseware has received more than 20,000 5-star reviews. Today, Eazl courseware helps teams at Tesla®, PayPal®, Lyft®, Apple®, Adidas®, Harvard, the World Bank, and many other leading organizations make faster progress on their goals.
Zero PowerPoint policy: You will never see a PowerPoint presentation in an Eazl course. Instead, you'll find fun, interactive courseware featuring animated content created by tasteful designers (not an automated doodle drawing program), interviews with practitioners in the field, exercises that give you a chance to apply what you're learning in real time, and other interesting educational modalities.
Cutting-edge learning science: Our goal is to enable you to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible--and to remember what you've learned. So, we've partnered with learning scientists to leverage digital teaching practices that help us help you learn, and retain, information quickly.
Resources to take with you: Your learning experiences with Eazl includes many cloud-hosted resources that you can access on any device at any time. For example, maybe you used a template in one of your Eazl courses... that template will be available to you in the cloud at any time! So, next time you're at work and you need to get something done fast, your Eazl resources are right there with you.
Debt-free education for all: You will not go into debt learning with Eazl. We strive to provide you with cutting-edge, world-class courseware that's so affordable that you don't have to think twice about taking the next step towards your professional goals by learning with us.
Thanks for learning with us!