Bootcamp Syllabus

Newchip Bootcamp Syllabus

Module One – Ideation to Research & Validation 

1. I Have an Idea!
2. Realities of Entrepreneurship
3. Startup Lifestyle & Hardships
4. Types of Entrepreneurs/Archetypes
5. Attributes of Any Entrepreneur
6. Best Practices for Brainstorming Effectively
7. Problem Definition & Hypotheses
8. Proof of Concept for Your Solution
9. Using Public Info on Publicly-listed Companies to Leverage a Better Market Position
10. Identifying Publicly-listed Analog Companies in Your Space
11. How to Gather SEC Filings
12. Data-Driven Research on How to Build the Best Business Model
13. Using Public Information to Perform Market Research
14. Market Research Analysis
15. Competitor Analysis 101
16. Market Sizing 101
17. Solution Development – Refining Your Product Idea
18. Product-Market Fit
19. Assumption Mapping – Always Be Aware of What Assumptions You Make & Notice When They Are Wrong
20. Tips & Strategies for Finding Bias and Validating Assumptions
21. Logical Fallacies to Always Keep in Mind
22. Intro to Business Plans: Business Model & Revenue Model
23. Building a Revenue Model (Monetization Strategy) for Each Business Model
24. Business Model Design – All of Them
25. Social Impact Startups: How Much Do You Sacrifice Returns for Positive Impact?

 

Module Two – Steps to Create a New Company (DISCLAIMER – GET A LAWYER)

1. How to Create a Company (How to File Legal Paperwork)
2. Finding a Lawyer & Accountant
3. Different Types of Company Structures
4. Tax Considerations – Why to Do it Sooner, Not Later
5. Third-Party Resources for Tax Matters
6. Incorporating a C-Corp or an LLC
7. Articles of Incorporation
8. Shares/Member Unit Structure
9. How Many Shares to Authorize
10. How Many Shares to Grant Yourself
11. How Many Shares to Place into an Option Pool
12. Incorporating in Delaware and Operating Elsewhere (CooleyGo Kit)
13. Contributing Assets (ie, IP, Domain Registrations, Cash) to Your C-Corp
14. Do I Need an EIN & How to Get One
15. What is a B Corp: Should I Be a B Corp?
16. How to Become a B Corp (Benefit Corporation)
17. Venture Fundable Checklist – Is My Legal Structure Venture Fundable?
18. Naming Your Company & Registering Your Domain
19. Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents 101

 

Module Three – Design & Prototyping to Testing + Product & Project Management

1.  Developing Product Vision
2. Design Thinking
3. Customer Interview & Survey Design
4. Building an Investable Product

5. Product Design 101 (Design Your Product)
6. Wireframing for Technology
7. Rapid Prototyping
8. UX Product Design Principles
9. Visual Design Principles
10. Common Design Mistakes

11. Product Management 101 (Define Your Product)
12. What is SCRUM?
13. Defining Your Product
14. Customer/User Persona
15. Defining Your Features
16. How to Write a User Story
17. Acceptance Criteria: Knowing When It’s Done Right
18. What is a Backlog?
19. What is JIRA?
20. Backlog Management & Burndown – Kanban
21. Managing Backlog While in Progress
22. Usability Research
23. Initial Testing Methods: Alpha & Beta Testing

24. Project Management 101 (Build Your Product)
25. Building a Project
26. Resource Mapping & Allocation: The Golden Triangle (Quality, Time, Resources) (A)
Managing a Project/Product
21. Gantt Charts
22. Deliverables, Dependencies, and Critical Path
23. Technology: Systems Architecture, Get Your Map Before It’s Done
24. Managing Resources & Time While In Process
25. Managing Contractors
26. Building Your Product & Project Roadmaps

 

Module Four – Startup Brand Development, Storytelling & Marketing to Basic Fundraising

1. Building Your Brand
2. You Are the Brand
3. Marketing 101
4. Fundamentals of Storytelling
5. Marketing Fundamentals
6. The Four Ps
7. Communicating Your Story
8. User Journeys: What, Why, How
9. What is a Funnel & How to Build One
10. Re-Testing & Gathering Feedback
11. Confirm Customer Intent – Call to Action (CTA)
12. How to Get Users & Grow
13. Branding Principles
14. Persona Creation
15. Market Positioning Statement
16. Idea Refinement
17. Pitch Deck Fundamentals
18. Time Management 101
19. How to Network (As An Introvert)
20. How to Speak to an Audience
21. Initial Fundraising with Your Network (Friends & Family, and the Rest)
22. Types of Investors 101 (Most Basic Explanation)
23. Options for Raising Money Without Giving Up Equity
24. Intro to All Kinds of Contracts for Raising Capital
25. Advisor Agreements
26. Partner Agreements
27. Explaining Why You Will Make Money Instead of How: Moving Beyond the Revenue Model
28. Why Startups Fail
29. Learning from Failure
30. Founder/Co-Founder Best Practices
31. Finding a Technical Co-Founder
32. How to Survive Your First Year as an Entrepreneur
33. Handling Fear as an Entrepreneur