How To Go From Idea To Validation Without An Application
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How To Go From Idea To Validation Without An Application

Quantitatively validate user/buyer demand soon after you come up with the idea and before investing in an app
4.7 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,129 students enrolled
Created by Abdo Riani
Last updated 5/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Quickly validate startup ideas before building the product (web/mobile applications).
  • Understand what the two main responsibilities of an entrepreneur at the beginning of a venture are.
  • Learn the pros and cons of the two most common startup development road maps.
  • Reinforce the introduced approaches through a case study and examples.
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Requirements
  • Basic familiarity with startup concepts.
Description

Many of us come up with well researched ideas, everybody says it’s a great idea but no one ends up paying. Most of the time, we spend months and thousands of dollars turning this approved idea into a usable solution but no one ends up using it. It feels like we are doing all the right things, but no results!

Many small businesses are opening and closing doors within a 6 months interval. There are millions of applications in the app stores but only a few are being used. It seems like 99% of entrepreneurs are wasting their time, energy and money starting businesses of different kinds. It shouldn’t be this way. Life would be a lot simpler if no one wasted no one’s time: you have a problem (exp. I don’t want to go shopping anymore), here’s my solution (I’ll shop for you) and both parties are happy.

This post is about how we can make starting businesses as simple as a need (buyer) and an offer (seller). It’s about proving that what we attempt to solve is a problem people are willing to pay for and use. It’s essentially about how we can use our valuable time building solutions people need.

Whether we’re building a hardware or software, consumer or enterprise products, whether we already have a team or looking for one, whether we have a technical or non-technical background, it is extremely important to understand how to quickly quantitatively validate user demand without a product and in as soon as two weeks. 

In this initial version of the course, I am going to use my first venture, Recycler Spotter, as a case study and a benchmark for showing how early stage validation can be accomplished without applications in startup venture initiation.

More chapters and details will be added to the course over time. Today, I hope the first short version helps you focus your resources on building products people will buy.

Who is the target audience?
  • Broadly, everyone who is interested in testing a business idea. Specifically, aspiring and first time entrepreneurs with a non-technical background.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Overview & Introduction
1 Lecture 05:16
Course Introduction
05:16
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Building Apps vs Launching Startups
1 Lecture 03:25
The Relationship Between Building Applications And Launching Startups
03:25
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Why did I waste this much money and time building an advanced platform?
1 Lecture 08:25
Idea To Validation Without An Application- Case Study
08:25
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The costly startup development road map
1 Lecture 04:55
The Traditional Startup Development Approach
04:55
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The quicker, faster, cheaper startup development road map
1 Lecture 07:20
The Flip Side Of The Traditional Startup Venture Initiation Road map
07:20
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Pre-selling a promise
1 Lecture 09:17
From Idea To Proof- Step By Step
09:17
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Building a mini scalable startup
2 Lectures 13:52
Building a $1000 Startup
01:14

Course summary
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About the Instructor
Abdo Riani
4.7 Average rating
14 Reviews
2,129 Students
1 Course
Serial Entrepreneur | Startup Mentor | Research Scholar

Hi everyone! This is Abdo Riani

My startup journey began almost 8 years ago when I learned how a few lines of code can make such a big impact in people’s lives.

I founded and self-funded my first startup at 20. It was a platform that rewarded users for their eco-friendly actions. It went from just an idea to a scalable and profitable startup in a little over a year and a half. With no technical skills or prior startup experience, the journey was extra bumpy.

Ever since then, I initiated and was involved in the launch of over 50 startups.  Currently, I am the founder of AspireIT and StartupCircle where we provide passionate entrepreneurs with all the necessary resources to turn ideas into valuable and viable startups.

With my Udemy class, I have set one goal: remove the friction out of validating ideas.

I’m frequently approached for startup advice and the first thing I usually hear is, I need to validate my idea fast so let’s build an MVP. Yes, an MVP will help you validate/iterate/pivot fast but have you thought about it this way?

I will use my first venture as a case study to show you how entrepreneurs can get an extra layer of quantitative validation with just an idea and before building a web/mobile application. I learned the hard way the first time but thereafter, the approach I will expose you to in the course saved me years in product development time and money. It has also made a major impact in the ventures of those I guide/mentor.

I look forward to meeting you in the course. Feel free to learn more about me and ask me any questions at my personal website.