Suggestions for a "startup" curriculum (or steps in your startup?

I thought it would be helpful to have a sort of curriculum for startups.

I often find myself telling folks the same thing over and over again. It would be helpful to just tell them “go to step X”.
Also, it’s a great way for an aspiring startup to demonstrate they are truly serious.

Here is what I wrote a long time ago:
12 Steps to starting your software company, and 3 unit tests to evaluate progress


Link -

Good one.

For anyone interested, (the Fizzle podcast folks) has a very detailed, step-by-step process for new businesses.

Covers everything from target audience to marketing to implementation.

1 Like


10 steps to starting a business
They postively skewer the SBA (rightly so) but ironically make some of the same mistakes later, putting “name, establish and launch your business” before “choose an audience, build a product”., and nver mention “validate your product”.

1 Like

Haha. Yes, that’s the problem with giving blind advice- they should have spent some time defining their own audience!

1 Like