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19 Udemy Courses on How To Build a Startup in Europe

Posted on Saturday, Nov 20th 2021
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This bundle of courses is for tech entrepreneurs who love Europe as much as I do. If you’re interested in launching and building a startup on the European continent, consider taking all or some of these courses.

The first course features conversations with several super-successful European entrepreneurs, as well as lessons learned and their best advice.

  1. Entrepreneurship Case Studies from Europe 1 with Sramana Mitra

My hypothesis is that Europe continues to be a mecca of culture, and there is adequate technical expertise on that continent to come up with more significant concepts that may become drivers of major trends.

The role I see for Europe is in reaching out to the rest of the world and taking a leadership stance in developing taste. Whether it is educating the Chinese market about French and Italian wines, or packaging culture for the consumption by Silicon Valley’s geeks, there is a European renaissance possible. But it will likely not be one concentrated in Paris or Florence; rather, it will be an international renaissance whereby Europe exports its strengths in culture, preservation, cuisine, and style to a world growing in wealth and sophistication.

The advantages of that kind of wide-ranging taste-making will benefit Europe both on its own soil and throughout the world, and it will help to promote economic growth across all European countries.

In 2021, there are now 125 unicorns based in Europe, according to Crunchbase data.  We recommend that all entrepreneurs who believe their startup idea has the potential to develop into a Unicorn business take this course.

  1. How To Build Unicorn Tech Startups with Sramana Mitra

In addition, if you want to build a venture-funded company, you should understand what investors look for before approaching VCs. Don’t go prematurely. Pre-seed funding is extremely difficult, rejection rates are very high. Take these courses to learn what investors want and avoid the time and emotional pain of repeated rejections.

  1. How Pre-Seed Investors Think About Startups with Sramana Mitra
  2. How Seed Investors Think About Startups with Sramana Mitra
  3. Post-Seed and Pre-Series A Investors on Startups with Sramana Mitra
  4. How Seed Investors Think About Deep Tech with Sramana Mitra
  5. Alternatives to Unicorn Chasing Investors with Sramana Mitra

It’s also worth noting that learning to focus on a certain domain is essential. These courses may help you decide on a domain in which you already have an unfair advantage.

  1. How to Build E-commerce Startups with Sramana Mitra
  2. Building a Two-Sided E-commerce Marketplace w/ Sramana Mitra
  3. How To Build AI Startups with Sramana Mitra
  4. How to Build Online Education Startups with Sramana 
  5. How to Build Digital Health Startups with Sramana Mitra

If you’re just getting started, there are various ways to get your business up and running. The following is a comprehensive guide to bootstrapping techniques. You may pick one or a combination of different bootstrapping strategies.

  1. Bootstrapping a Startup with Services with Sramana Mitra
  2. Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later with Sramana Mitra
  3. Bootstrapping a Startup with a Paycheck with Sramana Mitra
  4. How to Bootstrap Startups by Piggybacking with Sramana Mitra
  5. How to Bootstrap a Startup to Exit with Sramana Mitra
  6. How To Succeed As A Solo Entrepreneur with Sramana Mitra

The bottom line is that no European or Silicon Valley investor would finance your firm unless you do some amount of bootstrapping to get to validation.

Remember the 1Mby1M mantra: Do NOT go to investors as beggars, go as kings 🙂

And finally, this course may enhance your understanding of European startup financing before attempting to obtain external funding. You’ll get knowledge from real-world European investors who want to fund viable businesses. You may also see ways to make your startup fundable in the process.

  1. How Investors Think About European Startups with Sramana Mitra

Here you have it. We’ve spent the past three decades immersed in entrepreneurial endeavors both in Europe, Silicon Valley, and around the world. We synthesize thousands of entrepreneurial stories into a few dozens of key courses. 

All of the above courses are based on the 1Mby1M Methodology.  Take these courses in any order you wish, combine them as needed, but do not skip the learning. Be sure to deeply understand How Investors Think before you go chasing investors. 

When you do, don’t do so with a begging bowl. Go with real validation and command the respect that would result in successful funding rounds.

If you have any specific questions, come and see me at a 1Mby1M free roundtable. Learn what to expect from 1Mby1M.

P.S. We’re looking to partner with community leaders who write blogs, teach and mentor entrepreneurs, and help support startup ecosystems in every corner of the world, no matter how small or how remote. I have written about my own journey building startup ecosystems around the world, and how you can draw from my lessons from the trenches. If you’re interested in partnering with 1Mby1M, please consider joining our ambassador program.

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