Six Ways: An Introduction to Student Startups

FREE & self-paced online course
  • Build a Startup while in College
  • No prior skills needed
  • Learn real-world Engineering, Product and Design Skills
  • Get support from the student startup community

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#StartInCollege Six Ways is SV.CO’s free online course that tells you why & how to build startups even while you are in college.

From the folks who built India’s best student startup platform Startup Village, this online course will take you through the various stages of a startup journey: from deciding to start up, to forming a team, validating a good idea, building a prototype and finding passionate customers.

Course Authors

Vishnugopal
Vishnu Gopal

Currently CTO of SV.CO, Vishnu Gopal has over 10 years of experience working in the startup industry, most prominently with India’s first product startup: SlideShare.

Sanjay
Sanjay Vijayakumar

Founder & Chairman at Startup Village, Sanjay is a well-known figure in India’s startup space. He’s instrumental in bringing about a student startup revolution in India.

Gautham
Gautham

Gautham is part of the founding team at Startup Village and is in hard pursuit of the grand vision of changing the higher education landscape in India.

Course Outline

1. Why should you start up in college?

  • 21st Century Skills for students
  • Industrial-era education versus Internet-era education
  • Learning versus Earnings
  • Growth versus Fixed Mindset
  • Six ways to Graduate
  • 8 Years to go from Idea to ROI

2. What are startups?

  • Startups grow up to be Businesses
  • Uncertainty & Risk
  • Basic Economic Theory

3. Why are startups important?

  • Startups as Change Agents
  • Jobs Situation in India

4. How do you build a good startup?

  • From a Startup Idea to a Business ROI
  • The Execution Premium: Vision to Execution
  • Idea Discovery, Prototyping, and Customer Validation
  • Efficiency and Scale
  • Milestone & Target-based Work

5. Next steps: Where do you go next?

  • Incubators
  • Accelerators
  • Angel Networks
  • Venture Capital Funds
  • Other Startups & Established Businesses
  • Higher Studies in Universities
  • Resources for Student Startups

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