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Customer Discovery: How-To Videos: Video series on Customer Discovery from the Lean Launchpad curriculum.
Developing a Compelling Pitch: This presentation from Shai Goldman, Managing Director at SVB Capital, can be helpful when preparing a presentation for investors.
First Search: First Round Capital's database of extremely high-quality, curated advice about all aspects of building companies and organized to help you find exactly what you need when you need it.
Founder's Field Guide | Readings & Miscellany: A compilation of entrepreneurship-related resources from Jennifer McFadden's course at Yale SOM, Founder's Practicum. These resources range from early stage financing to building a team to design to branding.
Founderkit: FounderKit provides unbiased reviews of startup tools from over 1,000 founders from YC and venture-backed startups.
Fred Wilson: Six Slides: Fred Wilson, Venture Capitalist and Co-Founder of Union Square Ventures, on why founders should keep their pitch decks to six slides.
How to Build a Startup: Steve Blank on Udacity: The introductory course by Steve Blank covers the basics of the Customer Development Process and the key steps to building a successful startup.
Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR!: 5-step model for creating metrics framework for your business from Dave McClure, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 500 Startups.
Startup with Google | Best Practices: "Startup with Google" is a Google offering that brings together the company's resources for founders and their startups.
Steve Blank's Startup Tools: An overview of the essential Startup Tools curated by Steve Blank.
Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything: This piece by Steve Blank explains the methodology behind the Lean Startup, how it has evolved, and how it can ignite a new entrepreneurial economy
Startup School Videos
Acquiring Customers on a Budget: Every successful startup needs a concrete strategy for attracting customers efficiently and effectively - if you don't have customers you don't have a business! Learn about what makes a good customer acquisition strategy and discover which growth hacking tactics are right for your business. This session is led by Todd Saunders, CEO of AdHawk.
Getting to Product Market Fit (Part 1): Watch the first session of the Startup School series and learn how to turn your idea into a viable business and on the path to a successful startup venture. This session is led by Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.
Getting to Product Market Fit (Part 2): In this second of a two-part series, apply the customer development methodology into practice. Learn how to test your concepts with users, customers, and partners as you search for a repeatable and scalable business model.This session is led by Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Insitute.
How to Build Products Users Love: What does it take to create something with a passionate group of users? During this session, learn how to work on an MVP, how to add features people love, and how to iterate towards a product people love. This session is led by Dan Kantor, Founder / CEO of Pilotship.
Sizing Up Your Market and Competition: Answer the critical questions necessary to assess your business opportunity. This workshop is led by Kunal Mehta (Stern '11), Venture Associate at the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.
When and How to Raise VC: This workshop introduces the different sources of financing for startups at each stage of growth, and provides specific tactics for startup fundraising. This session is led by Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Insitute.