Start a Company Without A Technical Co-Founder
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Start a Company Without A Technical Co-Founder

No Technical Co-Founder? No Problem! How to bring your idea into reality without having someone to code it!
4.8 (3 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.
19 students enrolled
Created by Zvi Band
Last updated 3/2016
English
Price: $25
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain the confidence to execute on an idea without having a technical co-founder on their team.
  • Understand how a technical co-founder actually fits into the overall business.
  • Have made at least a basic attempt at learning how to code.
  • Will know how to work with outside resources to execute a technical project
  • Will understand the basics of wire framing and product development
  • Will know how to recruit a technical co-founder onto their team.
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Requirements
  • Have an idea that you know you want to start, and ideally have vetted it out by developing a business plan or using Lean Canvas.
Description

We have dreams of that perfect business idea. It’s amazing. It’s everything we know it could be. All we need is someone to build it.

And the dream dies there.

Well, no more.

  • At the end of the course, students will:
    • Gain the confidence to execute on an idea without having a technical co-founder on their team.
    • Understand how a technical co-founder actually fits into the overall business.
    • Have made at least a basic attempt at learning how to code.
    • Will know how to work with outside resources to execute a technical project
    • Will understand the basics of wire framing and product development
    • Will know how to recruit a technical co-founder onto their team.
  • Who should take this course:
    • This course is for people who are passionately pursuing an idea of theirs, but lack the technical know-how to get started on building it.
    • It’s also beneficial for entrepreneurs who want to have a better relationship with a technical co-founder.
    • This course is not if you’re already a developer.
  • What will students need to know or do before starting the course?
    • Have an idea that you know you want to start, and ideally have vetted it out by developing a business plan or using Lean Canvas.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who are passionately pursuing an idea of theirs, but lack the technical know-how to get started on building it.
  • It’s also beneficial for entrepreneurs who want to have a better relationship with a technical co-founder.
  • This course is not if you’re already a developer.
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:13:45
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Welcome & Getting Started
6 Lectures 29:46


Some Basic Truths of Startups
06:27

How Technical People Fit into Your Vision, And Why You Can’t Find One
02:00

Will someone steal my idea?
01:16

A Quick Example of Why You Don’t Need a Developer
06:17
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Giving it a Try Yourself
1 Lecture 02:45
Learning How to Code Yourself
02:45
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Outsourcing
6 Lectures 18:04
Introduction to Working with Outsourcing
01:46

Working with a local freelancer
01:45

Working with a local development firm
01:09

Working with a remote contractor
10:20

Working with a remote firm
01:25

Working with a Designer
01:39
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Spec’ing out your idea
4 Lectures 17:22
Introduction to Specifications
01:38

But I know nothing about development!
08:34

Basics of Wireframes
06:32

Basics of Product Specifications
00:38
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Getting the Work Done
1 Lecture 05:11
Getting the Work Done
05:11
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Wrapping Up
1 Lecture 00:37
What are you looking for?
00:37
About the Instructor
Zvi Band
4.8 Average rating
3 Reviews
19 Students
1 Course
Developer, Founder, CEO

Zvi is the founder and CEO of Contactually, a venture-backed CRM for relationship- based businesses. An accomplished technologist and software leader, he previously led Workstreamer as CTO from its initial product development to acquisition. Prior to Contactually, Zvi ran a software consultancy firm, working for clients such as Ford, NYSE and Volkswagen. He serves as a mentor to two DC-based incubators—1776 and Acceleprise. He also founded ProudlyMadeinDC to promote DC entrepreneurship