Startup Onramp Founders Course

The Startup Onramp Founders Course is a two-day intensive course on how to start a startup and maximise your chances of success.

This course is for early stage startup founders and anyone who has an idea for a startup but is struggling to know what to do next. If you've been working on a startup idea for a while but are pre-revenue, the Founders Course will show you what best practice looks like and help you to avoid failing due to rookie mistakes.
The course is led by Startup Onramp founder and CEO Colin Kinner and Entrepreneur-In-Residence Nick Shewring, plus a hand-picked group of successful startup founders, investors and subject matter experts who will share their experiences with the group.
Dates: Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July 2019
Cost: $2,490 incl GST
After completing the course you will know:
  • Essential startup concepts and terminology
  • Shared attributes of successful startups
  • The ten most common causes of startup failure, and how to avoid them
  • How to test and validate your startup idea
  • The right legal structure and common legal pitfalls
  • How to build a minimum viable product in a weekend
  • How to find and engage the right software developer or technical co-founder
  • How to raise money and pitch investors
  • How to tap into the local startup ecosystem.
Registration includes:
  • Two days jam-packed with content and panel discussions  
  • A comprehensive pack of course materials and readings
  • Rooftop dinner event with a special guest presenter
  • One hour mentoring session with Startup Onramp Founder Colin Kinner or Entrepreneur-In-Residence Nick Shewring (redeemable within 4 weeks of course completion)
  • 25% discount on ongoing mentoring
  • USD $3,000 worth of AWS Activate credits
  • Official Startup Onramp T-shirt
  • Chance to be selected to pitch at the annual Startup Onramp Pitch Showcase event.
Course Facilitators
Colin Kinner - Founder and CEO
Colin is one of Australia’s leading experts in startup methodology. He has been deeply involved in the national startup ecosystem over more than ten years – including as Program Director for the Horizons Travel and Tourism Accelerator, Investment Manager for the CEA Startup Fund, Mission Lead for the Startup Catalyst Silicon Valley mission, mentor at River City Labs and CEO of ilab Incubator.
Nick Shewring - Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Entrepreneurship and innovation are in Nick’s blood. His experience includes co-founding BizDojo, New Zealand's leading chain of startup hubs, where he became a trusted mentor and advisor for many of New Zealand’s fastest growing tech companies.

Read the Startup Onramp Founders Course Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated 25 Jun, 2019
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