I host a workshop once a month at General Assembly called Lean Product Development. The purpose of the workshop is to help people who might be stuck sitting on an idea, and are wondering about how to bring it to reality. When I tell people about the workshop I of course get pushback: “I don’t need a workshop Poornima! I’ll just learn it on my own. I certainly don’t know if its worth spending $150 so you can teach me.” Well that’s great. Wish you the best of luck, and please invite me to your launch party 🙂
But here’s the deal… that $150 that you’re investing in me to teach you the workshop is actually based on a several million dollar investment + 6 year investment that I personally made by building 2 companies: Mint.com and BizeeBee.com. Sounds like a steal now doesn’t it?
For those of you who are trying to get a product of the ground, I cannot guarantee you success. But if you make the investment I can guarantee that you will learn from someone who has experienced a LOT of battle scars, and you’ll experience the primary value which is that the workshop is hands-on! Everything I cover you get to practice during the workshop. Finally, the goal of the workshop is for you to leave feeling empowered to start taking steps to getting your product closer to launching!