Facebook is now offering free startup classes to startup founders and entrepreneurs
Are you looking to launch a new technology startup? Do you have the entrepreneurial skills it takes to get your startup off the ground? Most startup founders with technology background underestimated the importance of the business skill required to build a successful startup. Many books have been written on how to launch lean startup. There are also free startup classes online.
Late last year, Facebook launched a new program called: Facebook Startup Training Hub. The goal of the program is to help developers and tech startups build better products and businesses. The curriculum covers how to build a business plan, how to build a product and how to grow a business. This includes vital aspects of setting up a company like idea protection, regulations, business planning, market research, hiring, funding, company expansion.
The program is part of Facebook Digital Training Hubs. It provides a personalized online learning that will help small businesses and people grow by giving them the digital skills to succeed in today’s digital economy. The program first started in India. They are meant for people who want to develop digital knowledge, entrepreneurs who are looking to get started and existing businesses and nonprofits that want to get most out of the internet. The program takes the students through the four stages of a startup success. Each stage consists of series of mini video lessons. The stages include:
- Testing Your Idea: Explore the true potential of your idea and using market research to find out if and where there’s a market opportunity for your idea
- Getting Started: Taking the first steps to success.
- Making it Happen: Moving from prototype to reality. Students also learn how to prioritize features for your MVP based on learnings about your users’ biggest needs
- Growing Your Business : It covers how to grow, build the right team and create a culture.
Founders could also learn by exploring various subject areas like: Development, Marketing, Measurement, Strategy, User research, UX and design. Visit Facebook Startup Training Hub to sign up for the classes.