About the Workshop
This weekend workshop series will cover best practices for how to launch a startup. The course will cover an introductory outline of starting a business using lean methodology: a streamlined process based on building, testing, and iterating your product and business. Regardless of whether you want to build a lifestyle, small-business, or high growth venture, learn important topics you need to cover through every step of the business from idea creation to market research to fundraising.
The course is taught by Sultan Ventures’ Tarik Sultan & Kate Poljakova; Sultan Ventures has invested millions of dollars into the Hawaii startup ecosystem and raised millions more. Certain sessions may be taught by guest experts. The instructor may also provide templates, additional resources, and recommended reading materials.
How to come up with creative ideas.
How to evaluate the market opportunity and competitive landscape.
Lean Startup Methodology
How to rapidly and efficiently achieve product-market fit.
How to create a go-to-market strategy and channels for customer acquisition.
Financials Part I
How to perform fundamental analyses to determine financial feasibility and growth potential.
Financials Part II
How to raise funding for your venture.
Discounts are available to University of Hawaii students and members of underrepresented communities. To fill out a course application and find out if you qualify for discounts, click here.
Support for our workshops comes from the Economic Development administration, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Hawaii, XLR8UH, and Sultan Ventures.