Last week I received the exciting news that I had been accepted in Alpha Loft’s Startup Fundamentals Course. For those who are not familiar with Alpha Loft, they are dedicated to accelerating the development of early-stage, scalable businesses in New Hampshire.
According to the syllabus, the startup fundamentals course will:
“teach New Hampshire entrepreneurs core concepts about startup business fundamentals, creating your initial product, and the startup ecosystem.”
This is a ten week course and week one is focused on:
- Startup Life Cycle: An overview of the startup world and all of its aspects and components
- Financing Options: All aspects of bootstrapping, early stage financing, including debt instruments, equity financing, angel financing, crowd-sourced funding, and venture capital
Despite being on my third iteration of our company, a quick look at the assignments for week one made me realize how little I knew about startup business fundamentals, something that makes me excited and a little nervous. I thought that I would be able to “ease” into the course, but that will not be the case as I realized how little I knew.
As I go on this journey through the course I will strive to keep you updated with my thoughts, feelings and learnings.