Startups: Launching An MVP

8 weeks in Florianópolis, Brazil to build a Minimum Viable Product, forge new alliances, and launch your startup.

Course Level: Beginner   |   Prerequisites: None   |   ALL OF OUR COURSES ARE ON-CAMPUS

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ACQUIRE AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET AND LAUNCH YOUR MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT

Discover the Possibilities

Discover the Possibilities

Explore the business opportunities of emerging technologies by collaborating in an immersive environment with the technical minds behind the innovations of the future.

Apply New Skills

Apply New Skills

Learn how to rapidly test business hypothesis, productize technological innovations, and build a bootstrapped startup from scratch with no prior experience.

Create Alliances

Create Alliances

Connect with new collaborators with diverse backgrounds from all over the world and forge an entrepreneurship network that will last a lifetime.

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS

Entrepreneurship is about more than building a product and launching a business.

It’s about conditioning your mind to attack problems head-on, find innovative solutions, cope with extreme resource limitations, communicate a vision of something that doesn’t exist, and navigate complex human relationships.

Exosphere’s entrepreneurship course will empower you with new mental models to balance these competing demands while pushing you to focus on executing on the launch of your MVP day after day.

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”

Seth Godin, Squidoo founder, author and blogger

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Building a Minimum Viable Product

Every business needs something to sell and somebody who will buy whatever is being sold. The process of building a Minimum Viable Product is experimenting toward this product-market fit. Exosphere’s entrepreneurship course will give you the tools and coaching you need to build your MVP.

How to Bootstrap and Generate Revenue

Whether you plan to bootstrap your way to sustainability or to raise venture capital investment to accelerate your growth, all entrepreneurs need to be able to generate revenue. Cash flow provides more optionality and leverage to entrepreneurs than anything else, and Exosphere will show you how to do this yourself.

Raising Capital from Investors

From preparing a presentation to sourcing contacts to organizing the legal and regulatory compliance documentation, the process of raising capital from investors takes time and a unique set of skills. At Exosphere, you will be guided through the process so you are prepared when the time comes to raise capital.

The Entrepreneur’s Mindset

Entrepreneurs think differently than everybody else. Where other people see barriers, entrepreneurs see opportunities. When other people give up, entrepreneurs are motivated to triple their effort. This kind of courage and determination starts inside the mind, and can’t be faked. It must become your psychological and philosophical reality, and Exosphere will help you get there.

How to Communicate Your Ideas

Being able to communicate effectively with your colleagues and other audiences like investors, customers and media is essential to your success. At Exosphere you will develop and develop the full stack of communication & presentation abilities under the guidance of experienced professionals.

TUITION AND DATES

$2950 USD

19 JUN - AUG 11

  • Including

  • All lessons
  • Workshops
  • Materials
  • Other Supplies
  • FREE HOUSING
  • Payment Options

  • Wire Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Paypal
  • Bitcoin
  • Sympla*

OUR CAMPUS

Cidade Pedra Branca
A MODERN & INNOVATIVE CITY THAT NEIGHBORS FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL

FAQ

The Exosphere Academy (EA) programs attract people from all different stages in life. There have been 16 year olds who wanted to learn new skills during their summers, both current college students and those who skipped the traditional university experience, people in their 30s who were looking for a fresh start in a different field, and even some over 50 who realized it’s never too late to learn new skills and start making a change.
The first program was in September 2013, called the Exosphere bootcamp. Since then, Exosphere Academy has conducted 9 on-campus programs and over 25 Exobase workshops in cities all over the world. Total number of participants is just over 1,200. Learn more in our About page.
Yes! All of our courses have been developed so that any person, no matter their past experience, background, or skills can join. We work with personal education plans for each student which allow you to get the most out of the course under any circumstance.

EA is most interested in curious and motivated individuals who are willing to put in the hard work that it takes to learn new skills and build solutions to real problems. People who wake up and commit to solving the problems of that day, no matter the size or shape.
No. This program is on-campus and by being so, fosters cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration among different fields. We have found that actually living and working together yields greater benefits and provides more opportunities to develop transdisciplinary projects, build longer-lasting relationships, and reliable networks.
That depends on your plans for after the program and the options available to you in your current situation. This is an immersive program that will require around 30 hours of your time just for the in-person content. This number does not include time spent working on projects, collaborating with other students, social activities, and study/research time.

If you have doubts about your time commitment, mention this in your application and we will talk to you about how we can tailor the program to suit your availability and needs.

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