A beautiful and well oriented course which helps proving your concept of business by customer funding and no external venture capital. Thank you so much to the course instructor and the whole team.
It was an amazing opportunity wherein we had a great chance to both learn about various customer funded models through interviews, guest talks and practice them through assignments in parallel
par Asrarul K M•
This course is basically a collection of interviews with some experts and indirect advertisement toward's the instructor's authored book on the subject
par John M L•
This course does not do what it says on the tin. I took this course and bought the book (£15) to learn how to fund my Start-Up. This course offered several scenarios that can be used 'once you get to a certain position'. If you start a website and want to put buyers and sellers together, then yes, getting the customer to fund it is possible. Having an idea and wanting to get that idea to a working demo or actual product, then no, this course doesn't do that. It tells you to 'Bootstrap' at the start and then once you have a product or service, then you can get a or some customers to fund the business.
I have an idea for a product to reduce Carbon Footprint, save on Feed costs for livestock and half the current cost of feed. It will use 95% less water than traditional methods, require no transport and benefit farmers and livestock, which then benefits the marketplace and consumers. But I have a Pitch Deck, Biz PLan, Financials, Website etc but need to build the product. I have no money to bootstrap any further and need at least £100k to get this system made and working to prove concept. Once I have proved concept, I can then approach customers to help fund the next step or approach Angels.
This course does not show me how to get funding for my start-up, to get to a stage where a customer would look at us.
par Eloi G•
This MOOC should just take 5 slides. No need to even do videos.