Our programs focus on in-demand skills. We run workshops that develop entrepreneurial skills, creative and design skills. Developed by alumni from some of the world’s best known startup accelerators, such as Techstars and Y Combinator, our curriculum covers essential stages of entrepreneurship. From developing a business idea to getting it off the ground.
Introduction to Startup Ideation
The best business ideas rarely come by accident.
This module covers the practice of startup ideation – the process of coming up with new business ideas.
Discover the techniques used by everyone from tech giants and startups to top design studios.
No Code Prototyping
How to prototype your idea quickly. An overview of creative examples of Minimum Viable Products.
Learn the importance of validating ideas before investing time and resources into them.
How to Validate Your Idea
Insights into how to validate ideas quickly and get feedback from customers.
How to set up tests for startup idea validation.
How to iterate and incorporate feedback from users.
How to Pitch like a Pro
The essentials of successful pitching.
In this workshop we cover how to create a compelling pitch, including how to create an engaging deck and visuals to communicate your idea to different audiences.
Introduction to Design Thinking
An introduction to design thinking.
Get an overview of product design, learn essential technical terms.
The Essentials of UX
Understand the role of the UX designer and the fundamentals of UX.
Get acquainted with the world of audits and briefs.
The user is the central element of UX design.
Learn how to research user personas, carry out user testing and carry out UX research and user journey mapping.
Design Your Own App
In this workshop you’ll wireframe your own application using the knowledge you’ve gained from the previous three modules.
Suma Kunuri and Giuseppe Picciano explain what they gained from Start Me Up’s startup ideation workshop
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Lenny had over ten year's experience working in corporate IT. She wanted to switch careers into UX and experience the world of remote work and so joined Start Me Up's Remote Experience Program in Bali. What project have you been working on? “I have been looking at UX...