Volta Academy helps future founders go from “big idea” to a viable tech-focused startup.

With the support of Volta mentors and founders, participants learn how to test and validate their idea, outline an MVP and grow a scalable startup.

Volta Academy will take place once a week on Mondays from 5:30 – 8:30 for only 12 weeks starting September 18th, 2017.

Cost: $200 ($150 for Volta Network Members)



Sessions will cover the following topics:

Week 1 – Business Model 101 – Lean Business Model Canvas

Value Proposition & Customer Validation
Week 2 – Identifying the Product Problem Statement and Value Proposition
Week 3 – Customer Segments and Personas
Week 4 – Customer Discovery and Validation

Building an MVP through Design Thinking Process
Week 5 – MVP Design Thinking: Define a Problem & Ideate a Solution
Week 6 – MVP Design Thinking: Prototype
Week 7 – MVP Design Thinking: Test Solution
Week 8 – MVP Follow-up: Individual and Group Work on MVP

How to tell your Story to Investors, Partners and Customers
Week 9 – Importance of the Pitch: Why it’s Important; Pitch fundamentals, Best and Worst Practices for a Pitch)
Week 10 – Visuals/Demos, Knowing your Audience and Building your Own Pitch
Week 11 – Business Fundamentals
Week 12 – Practice Pitches & Feedback


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