Today was the first day of my class, Introduction to Web Technology Entrepreneurship. I announced this class a few weeks ago. The class is at UC Berkeley Extension in the San Francisco downtown center, and it’s my first time running this particular course. The class was absolutely great, and thanks to everyone who registered.
Today we had three topics. First, we talked about the course itself, which is 10 sessions long and is extraordinarily fast-paced and hands-on. Second, we talked a lot about the history and context of startups. For example, what happened during the dotcom bubble and the significance of Silicon Valley. Lastly, we covered the lean startup model and customer development.
I’ve attached the slides from the class here.
Update: the second class notes are here.