Syllabus

This course is only offered in the fall term (Q1 & Q2); Prof. Austin will lead a founder cohort of IPs in the spring term.

All sessions meet once per week for two hours

Module 1 - Getting To Product Market Fit

  1. Course Introduction - Setting Semester Goals & Milestones

  2. Testing Assumptions, Talking With Customers & Solution Iteration

  3. Metrics That Matter

  4. Feature Prioritization & Roadmapping


Module 2 - Establishing The Startup Organization

   5. Organizational Culture, Planning & Hiring
   6. Communication Strategies

Module 3 - Startup Business Operations


   7. Legal Matters

   8. Financial Matters

   9. Pricing
   10. Early GTM & Growth Strategies


Module 4 - Startup Evolution


   11. Shifts & Pivots
   12. Managing, Doing & Delegating
   13. Building to Scale

   14. Course Wrap & Reflections