Draper University and StartupWind Partner to Create Leading Edge Online Entrepreneurship Courses

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StartupWind announced partnership with Draper University to create entrepreneurship courses and startup ecosystem to help entrepreneurs across the globe. The initial series of courses are now available on the StartupWind platform for FREE: https://live.startupwind.com/signup_courses

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“Draper University and StartupWind share a common mission to power up entrepreneurs across the world. StartupWind, with its digital platform to deliver coursework and software tools from ideation to business planning to mentoring, is very synergistic.” --- Tim Draper, legendary Venture Capitalist.

StartupWind, Inc and Draper University announced today that they are partnering to launch cutting edge online entrepreneurship courses made available for free to help entrepreneurs around the world. The content for these courses is contributed by leading investors, entrepreneurs and executives in the Silicon Valley as well as world’s leading innovation professors from top tier business schools. Notable contributors include legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper and Northwestern Kellogg professors Mohanbir Sawhney as well as Rob Wolcott.

These courses span across all stages of an entrepreneur’s journey, including:

  • Ideation, Customer Discovery and Product Market Fit: These courses would help the entrepreneurs develop their ideas, gain deep customer insights and identify a clear product market fit.
  • Business Model Canvas & Business Planning: These courses are designed to help entrepreneurs in identifying the right business model for their business. Coupled with StartupWind’s Business Model Canvas and Business Planning tools, these courses help entrepreneurs in building a compelling business plan and an investor pitch deck.
  • Growth Hacking: The growth hacking courses would help entrepreneurs to drive traction for their startups, build effective marketing plan and provide experiential knowhow to drive pipeline, revenue and media coverage.
  • Get Funded: The Get Funded series of courses are designed to prepare entrepreneurs for fundraising. These courses offer insights and tips from successful entrepreneurs about effective business pitching. They also provide perspective from leading venture capitalists about what it takes to stand out from the crowd. The series also offers courses to shed light on details of funding raising, due diligence process and term sheets.

These courses coupled with tools for ideation, customer discovery, business planning and mentoring delivered by StartupWind’s Innovation Network platform levels the playing field for entrepreneurs anywhere in the world. They also make the entrepreneurs ready to deliver the impact and scale their startups.

“Draper University and StartupWind share a common mission to power up the entrepreneurs across the world. StartupWind, with its large global user base, digital platform to deliver high quality coursework to anyone in the world and software tools from ideation to business planning to mentoring, is very compelling and synergistic to Draper University’s mission. We are excited about this partnership to make a far reaching impact in helping entrepreneurs anywhere in the world”, said Tim Draper, Founder of Draper University and legendary Silicon Valley investor.

“I am excited about Draper University and StartupWind’s partnership and the impact it would have in empowering global entrepreneurs with video-based course content contributed by world-class Silicon Valley experts. StartupWind’s Learning Management System and collaborative efforts to curate the video content into logical courses would make it very easy for entrepreneurs to access the courses that are relevant to their current needs – from anywhere in the world.”, said Michael Coe, Digital Content Guru at Draper University.

Naren Patil, founder StartupWind, called the new partnership - “A great way to help entrepreneurs acquire very targeted knowhow from world-class experts to grow their startup. The content from Draper University will help entrepreneurs all over the world in demystifying the unknowns while growing their startups. We are looking forward to build on our partnership with Draper University in helping entrepreneurs at each stage of their journey, from Idea to funding and beyond.”
You can access these entrepreneurship courses at: https://live.startupwind.com/signup_courses

About Draper University
Draper University has innovated entrepreneurial education. Their 500+ students have started 250 companies raising over $24 million. Students have come from 60 different countries. The Draper University teaching process is unconventional, challenging students emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually through a team-based, inspirational, and activity-based curriculum, with the ultimate goal of launching something innovative and important.
To learn more visit http://www.draperuniversity.com

About StartupWind.Inc
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, StartupWind unveils a new way to connect, ideate, mentor and scale startups. StartupWind has been delivering impact to about 25,000 users affiliated to over 100 universities across 100 countries in the world. It is helping universities, states and corporations to scale their innovation and entrepreneurship programs by delivering a digital Innovation Network Platform that offers tools for ideation, customer discovery, business model canvas, business planning, mentoring, new venture competitions and learning management system.
Please visit http://www.startupwind.com for more information.

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