Learn to Launch Your Startup Idea Without Writing Code
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No technical skills? Many successful startups were initially launched without writing software
3.8 (39 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.
1,641 students enrolled
Created by Tal Raviv
Last updated 12/2015
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Launch to real customers and immediately provide value - and validation
  • Identify a wide array of powerful, off-the-shelf components for non-technical users
  • Put together a fully-working technical product/service that can serve real customers
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  • A personal computer and an internet connection

Have an idea for a startup, but no technical skills to build it?

Did you know that some of the world's greatest tech startups were in fact launched with very little technology?

These are companies that were acquired for $50-$540 million, or IPO'd.

How did they do it?

Almost no one realizes that there are TONS of online tools you can put together to create a product without writing any code.

In this course I will show you how these tools can be used to build your idea and get your first customers.

"I created my 'startup' in a couple of hours thanks to this class. I can't believe that i read all of those books first... glad I decided to take this class. thanks." - Jenifer Daniels ★★★★★

You will learn:

  • Seven code-free tools that you can combine like LEGO pieces to build your product
  • Four types of Wordpress plugins that might save you months of development.
  • How to accept payments online the most professional way possible - in under 10 minutes.
  • How to appear like you hired a full-time graphic designer and built everything in-house.
  • The most powerful technology in the world.... and why you already know how to use it.

"I learned so much about services that can get me started right away! I was hitting roadblocks and getting discouraged by having to learn all these program languages. I felt like I was never going to launch if I had to teach myself how to do everything. This course has me excited to begin!" - Paris Jackson ★

This course includes:

  • Stories of a successful startups that used each method successfully.
  • Techniques for defining your product to get your first customers ASAP
  • Links to specific services that I have tested and compared, many of which have free plans.

This class is for entrepreneurs who:

  • Have a clear idea of what they want to build
  • Have zero technical knowledge, but comfortable with software
  • Are willing to work hard to launch their company

"If you know nothing, you will know a lot after listening to Tal' advice. He knows his stuff and is clear and informative. I think this is a great class at a great price." - Jody Myers

"Thanks Tal for this wonderful course. It is worth every penny, I have so much fun working on my project right now, and with all your tips the start has become really easy. During the course you learn how to build e-commerce shops, social networks, blog-websites and more. Tal enables and challenges you to build a fully functioning prototype of your project and share it with others. It's really fun to see your start-up grow day by day. And you never feel lost, since he does not introduce complicate concepts and technical terms. This course focuses on giving you just the necessary tools to build your own online start-up." - Max Breitsprecher

Did you know that being non-technical can actually be a huge advantage? Here's why:

When you know how to code (or have a technical cofounder), you can spend days, months, and years chugging away at something no one wants. (Confession: I've done this...twice). It's so easy to just keeping building instead of launching and selling.

However, when you're non-technical, you don't have that option! Instead, you have to figure out how to serve your customers right away.

This course will give you the tools to start serving customers now.

After completing this course:

  1. You will have a working product you can use to start getting customers right away.
  2. Recruiting investors, partners, and technical talent will be MUCH easier - because you'll have a real product and real revenue.
  3. You'll obtain lifetime skills to quickly prototype and test all your future ideas as well.

I have taught this course to over 1,500 students worldwide both live and online, with a 96% approval rating (✮✮✮✮✮). I'm excited to bring this course to the Udemy community.

Tal Raviv

P.S. I personally respond to any questions students have, so there's no worry about being stuck or not knowing how to work a particular tool.

Here are some kind words from my previous students:

  • "The best class I have ever taken. He really made my goals feel possible. It all feels super attainable. I could have watched another hour!" - Denise Hamilton
  • "Just feels empowering that you can get started on your own." - Fran H.
  • "I am so happy that I found someone who does not hide under code and the fancy prancy technocrats trying to complicate the lives of practical people seeking the truth about the market." - Joanna Recine
  • "Being a non-technical entrepreneur, and launching my first tech startup right now, by far the best course I´ve founded in the web. Thanks!" - Roberto Bolanos

"There is so much that non-technical entrepreneurs can do - if they only knew about the resources out there and how to use them. It's not even that hard - just a few tools and permission to think differently. I can't think of a better guide than Tal."

Gabe Weinberg, Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGo

"It's about time somebody compiled this information. Tal skips the self-help cr*p to give non-technical founders practical directions to literally launch products."

Matt Mickiewicz, Founder of 99Designs and Hired

"This is the complete toolset that every non-technical co-founder needs to know about. No one has ever organized it so clearly or thoroughly."

Anton Bernstein, Founder & CEO of Lookingo

"Tal is one of the most resourceful startup founders I have met. His journey from being non-technical to building Ecquire make him perfect for teaching this much-needed course."

Michael Tippett, Founder of NowPublic

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for insightful, entrepreneurially-minded people who see an opportunity but haven't acted on it because they feel they lack the technical skills
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Introduction to the course
1 Lecture 06:44
Why Being Non-Technical Puts You Miles Ahead
2 Lectures 11:53

Supporting material, specific examples, and quotes from investors/entrepreneurs
Put Your Idea Within Reach
2 Lectures 05:40
How redefining your idea will make it suddenly seem completely different

Background material about user stories and thinking in terms of customer needs
The Wizard of Oz Method
2 Lectures 14:37
The most powerful technology you already know how to program

Specific examples of highly technical companies that started precisely this way
The Web Is Full of LEGO Pieces
2 Lectures 20:49
What are LEGO pieces and where do I find them?

Background material with specific links & how to connect pieces to work together
Building a Social Network? An Online Marketplace? Any Platform? No problem.
2 Lectures 13:55
Building a platform for multiple kinds of users

Specific screenshots and links to platforms others already built for you
Cheating With Clickable Prototypes
2 Lectures 04:16
The power of interactive prototyping on mobile and desktop

When to use interactive prototypes
Put It All Together
2 Lectures 04:10
The mindset of the resourceful entrepreneur

Concluding words
About the Instructor
Tal Raviv
3.8 Average rating
39 Reviews
1,641 Students
1 Course
Ecquire Founder, teaching 1,500+ students around the world

Hi everyone,

My main claim to fame is co-founding Ecquire, a company that gives the world more time by automating data entry.

I started completely non-technical, and eventually learned to build Ecquire myself, got our first customers, and today I lead the product team.

It wasn't always pretty. Along the way, though, I made every mistake possible relating to development - from wasting $30,000 that disappeared somewhere in India, to spending two years building products no one wanted.

Today Ecquire has a 40% conversion rate and is used at companies such as Docusign, Mixpanel, and Kontagent. Most rewarding is that we have an incredible team all over the world - I get to work with the world's best engineers, designers, and marketers.

Along the way I have learned so much. My articles about creative approaches to the startup journey have reached hundreds of thousands of readers. My co-founder Paul and I have advised dozens of startups including Acclaim,Glider, Zagster, and Mistobox.

I'm frequently asked by entrepreneurs for advice on how to start building their product. I always feel like I never have the time to tell them everything I want them to know!

With this class on Udemy, I hope to get down on paper as much of what I've learned in order to help as many entrepreneurs out there as possible.

I look forward to meeting you in the course. Feel free to reach out over Twitter if you have any questions or reservations.