The Coded Startup Bootcamp

Course Snapshot

Dates:


December 3rd, 2017 – February 21st, 2018.


Pre-requisites


Basic English proficiency. Technical background not required.


Location:


Argan Business Park, Building 7 (First Floor).
Free Trade Zone, Kuwait.


Class Size:


15 to 25 Students.


Application Deadline:


November 29th, 2017.


Duration:


The duration of the course is 12 Weeks.


Format:


Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5-8 pm.
Optional Mentorship Day.


Tuition:


1600 KD 950 KD
(Thanks to Boubyan Bank’s
Support for Fall 2017 Students)


Demo Day:


All participants will get a chance to pitch their startups to a group of investors at the end of the bootcamp.


Who This Course is For


YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR THE NEXT BIG TECH STARTUP


You want to start your tech startup but you’re not sure where and how to begin.


YOU HAVE JUST STARTED YOUR TECH STARTUP


You have launched your tech startup, but you don’t know what are the next steps to succeed and grow.


YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR TECH STARTUP TO THE NEXT LEVEL


You have reached a certain level in your startup where you want to keep scaling and achieve bigger success.


YOU’RE A TECHIE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS SIDE


You’re a talented coder who can build great products, but you don’t have any business knowledge or experience.

Available Packages



Individual


Join the Bootcamp as individual.
Attend all classes.
Present as individual
to investors.

Tuition: 950 KD

Apply as an individual


Team


Join the Bootcamp as a team.
Swap and rotate with team members
for different classes and lectures.
Option to present to investors as a team.

Total tuition: 1350 KD

Apply as a team


Bootcamp Speakers


  • Shaheen Alkhudhari

    Shaheen Alkhudhari
    Co-founder & CEO, Ajar Online
    Topic: Forming Teams / Operations

  • Ohoud AlArifi

    Ohoud AlArifi
    Marketing Manager (KSA), UBER
    Topic: User Growth

  • Musaab Al-Mutawa

    Musaab Al-Mutawa
    Co-founder & CFO, Carriage
    Topic: Raising Money & Exits

  • Dr. Mussaad Al-Razouki

    Dr. Mussaad Al-Razouki
    CBDO, Kuwait Life Sciences Company
    Topic: Business Models, Financial Statements, and Raising Money

  • Dina Al-Samhan

    Dina Al-Samhan
    Industry Manager- Tech & Telco, Google
    Topic: The Regional Tech Market

  • Abdullah Alzabin

    Abdullah Alzabin
    Founder & CEO, Lamba, Inc.
    Topic: User Acquisition Strategy

  • Mazyad Al-Abduljaleel

    Mazyad Al-Abduljaleel
    iOS Engineer, Careem
    Topic: Mobile Development

  • Bader Alessa

    Bader Alessa
    Founder & CEO, myU
    Topic: The Start

  • Khalid Al-Mutawa

    Khalid Al-Mutawa
    Founder & CEO, StudentHub
    Topic: Product Development

  • Abdullah AlTuwaijri

    Abdullah AlTuwaijri
    DCEO, Boubyan Bank
    Topic: Innovation Management & Fintech

  • Dr. Waleed Al-Hasawi

    Dr. Waleed Al-Hasawi
    GM of IT Group, Boubyan Bank
    Topic: Innovation Management & Fintech

  • Mohammed Jaffar

    Mohammed Jaffar
    CEO, Faith Capital
    Topic: Scaling Strategies

  • Khaled Dashti

    Khalid Dashti
    Co-founder & Marketing/ PR Manager, Numou
    Topic: Digital Marketing & SEO

  • Haider Al-Mosawi

    Haider Al-Mosawi
    Co-founder & CEO, Sirdab Lab
    Topic: User Experience

  • Khaled AlQabandi

    Khaled AlQabandi
    Co-founder & COO, Carriage
    Topic: Scaling Operations & Teams

  • Abdulaziz Al Loughani

    Abdulaziz Al Loughani
    Managing Partner, Faith Capital
    Topic: Analyzing Markets

  • Rawan Al-Ghazali

    Rawan Al-Ghazali
    Attorney, Rawan Mshari Al-Ghazali Law Office
    Topic: Legal Structure

  • Alejandro Barreto

    Alejandro Barreto
    CPO, Faith Capital
    Topic: Scaling Product

Course Curriculum


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1. The Start


The first step of starting a startup is to understand what you’ll be facing and the road ahead of you. In this section, we’ll introduce the challenges of a startup, and cover topics such as problem identification, market analysis, and solution (idea) assessment. These are the essential building blocks of any startup.


2. Team


Once you have an idea, it’s time to form a founding team around it. In this section, we’ll dive into how to choose co-founders, the mechanics of splitting equity between founders, and managing founder roles. We’ll also cover how to hire the right people, recruitment tools, building a team, compensation offers, and equity incentive plans. After we have a good hold of team building, we’ll learn best practices and tools for communication, and how to set company culture.


3. Product Development


How do you start building your App or software? It’s essential for every founder (even if they’re non-technical) to have a solid basic understanding of technical product development. Through a practical approach, we’ll dig into product development strategy and approach, technical management, and product engineering. This section is intended to equip students with basic technical tools to build a Minimum Viable Product. Additionally, we’ll cover best practices for UI/UX design. Note that we keep in mind that most of our participants have no technical background.


4. User Acquisition & Marketing


Users are the lifeblood of any startup. This section is dedicated entirely to figuring out how to get users for your product. We’ll start with setting your user acquisition strategy, and how to best approach branding. We’ll then spend ample time on practical implementation of digital marketing tools, such as Google Ads (Google Adwords), Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Twitter Ads, as well as social media management, SEO, Google Analytics, and Email Marketing. We’ll focus on each of these tools to learn the basics of using them.


5. Building a Company


This section is about going from Product to Company. It includes a detailed guide to the process of forming a company in Kuwait, the best legal structure for a tech startup in Kuwait, financial management (making sense of financial statements) and accounting, and HR. The second half of this section is about business models, and raising investment money (we’ll look at investment strategy, negotiating with investors, dissecting term sheets, valuations, and pitching).


6. Scaling


Once you have a company offering a great product that users love, you want to start scaling and dominating the market. That’s why we left the final section of the bootcamp to Scaling. Mainly, we’ll learn about scaling strategies, and how to scale your product, marketing, team, and operations. Some of these topics might get covered as part of their respective sections.


Demo Day


At the end of the bootcamp, there’ll be a demo day where all participants will get a chance to pitch their startups to a select group of investors. We have chosen a group of noteworthy angel and institutional investors who have funded startups at different stages. Each participant (or team) will get time to pitch their startups and answer questions from investors. Throughout the bootcamp, we’ll keep the Demo Day in mind as a goal for participants to prepare for.


Demo Day Investors


  • Tech Invest

    Fahad AlSharekh
    Tech Invest

  • Faith Capital

    Mohammad Jaffar
    Faith Capital

  • Sharq Ventures

    Hamoud S. Al-Sabah
    Sharq Ventures

  • Seeds Partners

    Fawaz AlObaid
    Seeds Partners

  • Cubical Services

    Mijbel AlQattan
    Cubical Services

  • KISP

    Mahmoud AlMarzouq
    KISP

  • Sirdab Lab Group

    Sirdab Lab Group


  • Ali Abulhasan

    Ali Abulhasan
    Angel Investor

  • Wael Althuwaini

    Wael Althuwaini
    Angel Investor

  • Omar Alsaqer

    Omar Alsaqer
    Angel Investor