Hands-On Startup Workshops at Hub LA

Got a startup? Maybe just an idea that’s been brewing in your head for some time? Hub LA is adding a new resource to our roster of business development tools: Startup Workshops hosted by Startups Unplugged Advisory founder and Hub LA member Paul Orlando.

Paul Orlando is something of a startup guru. He’s the founder of Startups Unplugged Advisory, which helps startups grow, and he also co-founded AcceleratorHK, a mobile startup accelerator. He has unique experience consulting with startups, as he most recently helped Hong Kong develop its startup ecosystem. Paul, along with Chris Mendez and Diego Prats, hosts the extremely popular Tech Startups and Development Office Hour program every Saturday.

We know LA’s got a bustling startup scene with a ton of innovative, new ideas. This workshop offers something a little special that we don’t think you’ll be able to find at any ol’ Gathering of the Startups. At these two workshops, focusing on Minimum Viable Products and your Business Model Canvas, you’ll learn how to best incorporate social impact into your business. It’s 2014! Your consumers, especially millennials, want to support businesses that are working in socially innovative and impactful ways. The truth is, you’re probably a “high impact entrepreneur” and you don’t even know it yet.

The first workshop is Saturday, March 29. Bring your laptop and get ready for a hands-on tutorial on all things Minimal Viable Product. At this MVP workshop, Paul will cover different types of MVPs, how to collect data and design MVP experiments, which metrics you should use, and he’ll give you examples of successful MVPs. More info on that workshop here.

The second workshop is on Saturday, April 26. This one covers the Business Model Canvas, a tool that helps you think through your business and how it’s serving your customers. Learn more about the tool and how other businesses have (or have not!) thought through their business models. Learn more about this April workshop here.

The other nice thing? These are super affordable workshops. 4 hours each, $30 for Hub LA members, and $59 for non-members. Bring your laptops and get your business going!

Register for the workshops here.

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