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How to Start a Startup

Build Your Startup in Just 30 Days

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About this course

I’ll be honest—starting a company is hard work—but it shouldn’t be as hard as it is. 

When I went through Y Combinator they told us a lot of the things we wish we had known before — what to do and what not to do. I learned from them and from other investors and entrepreneurs things that would have saved me thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of wasted effort.

If you’re thinking of starting a startup, why wouldn’t you take this class? Do you not want to succeed? What is success worth to you?

I wanted to put together this course — my “master course” as I call it — to collect everything I’ve ever learned.

Who This Course Is For?

It’s made for total beginners – don’t worry if you just have an idea!

This course includes hours of easy to follow video lessons, step-by-step guides, legal paperwork, design samples, and additional resources you can actually use.

This is for people ready to jump in and start a company—a startup—right away. You probably have a business idea, an MVP, or an early test of it ready. You might even have an early prototype of your product, or you have your cofounder, but you haven't tested your idea yet. There are many places you can be where you feel like you don't have all the puzzle pieces sorted out just yet.

What you don’t have is a company… and you’re ready to start one. 

I’ve advised and helped hundreds of founders and dozens of startups on their launch, many of whom have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs and build successful products.

Talk soon,
Mattan Griffel

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Project 1: Introduction & Operations
Clerky: Your Preferable Startup Scrivener

In this real, actual first lesson, we dive right into the nuts and bolts and bills and paperwork of starting a company. But don't worry. It all becomes much less intimidating through Clerky,

Get Your Papers In Order

In this lesson, we go through the setup on a Clerky Account, and how to generate all the incorporation documents you need. Prepare to check All. The. Boxes.

The Small Wonder State For Startups

Why Delaware? We cover why most corporations happen to be based in Delaware, and why it's advantageous to register your startup there.

Mattan griffel
About the Instructor

Mattan Griffel is a co-founder of One Month, and a professor at Columbia Business School. He was selected as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Education in 2015. Mattan teaches and advises on growth hacking, online education, and learning to code. He has advised companies like Pepsico, Bloomberg, GM, NYSE, and JPMorgan, and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, MIT Technology Review, Huffington Post, Mashable and The Next Web.

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