How does the course work?
When you register, you’ll be enrolled into the online course and we’ll guide you week by week with concepts, tools, optional webinars and specific tasks to complete which will build your knowledge and your business. You will receive one weekly email giving you an overview of the topic you will focus on for the week, and a summary of specific tasks with links to the detailed step-by-step explanations and instructions in the online course.
What's Covered in Collaborate to Launch?
CollaborateToLaunch is jam packed with content that will be delivered to you over the next 14 weeks. The topics are grouped into the following modules delivered one week at a time:
Before you even get started there are a few things you need to think about with your idea, what problem are you solving and who you are solv...
Prove The Problem Exists
A must do module before you waste any money building something no one wants. Learn how to ensure you have the right idea for the right marke...
Business Strategy Part 1
Now that you have fleshed out your idea into a clear problem statement and know who you are solving this problem for – it’s time to make...
Business Strategy Part 2
Nailing Your Business Strategy is key to long term success of your business. This week we focus on looking externally to your business as we...
So you have decided to go ahead with this idea – there are quite a few formal things you need to do to set up your business. In this modul...
Marketing Messaging and Branding
Now you know what you are selling and to who, we need to really refine how we let them know. Getting the message right is key to this and in...
Prototyping Your Product
You might find that some of the assumptions you need to test won’t get accurate results if you simply ask customers to fill in a questionn...
In this day and age, you can’t ignore that social media will be a major aspect of how you can reach and interact with your audience. We wa...
First User Acquisition
Time to look at getting those first users loving your idea and eagerly chomping at the bit for its arrival. We share some proven growth hack...
Let's Talk Legals
Launching a product online can be a veritable minefield of risks. We help you prepare for some of the more common pitfalls for an online sta...
Get a Grip on Finances
Cash Flow challenges can be debilitating. As a startup founder you have the fiduciary responsibility of managing the incoming and outgoing f...
Get Ready to (soft) launch
It’s time to let your trusted first users get their hands on your product. Get set up to let them know and set up the systems to manage th...
Dealing with Feedback
Getting feedback can be a rollercoaster. We spent a lot of time validating what we think our users want in the first few weeks – now that ...
What is Collaborate to Launch??
Collaborate to Launch is an online course for people thinking of starting a new business, guiding you through 84 steps to launch your business in just 14 weeks. We work with you to master business fundamentals like how to actually set up a business, financial requirements, business structure and models, getting customers and marketing.
How much will this cost?
The online course costs $1,900. We will also have information coming soon on a fantastic program that in partnership with BlueChilli means you can totally immerse yourself in the startup culture at our incubator in Brisbane.
Who is BlueChilli?
The team of executives and advisors at BlueChilli live and breathe startups and new business, and are regularly invited to be speakers, educators, advocates, judges, advisors and investors. We’re grateful and proud of the recognition our efforts have received.
Who are the mentors?
The advisors are all based at BlueChili and have founded, invested in and advised over 100 businesses already. You can read more about the team here Meet the Mentors
What will I learn?
We worked with experienced entrepreneurs and business owners to design a course that teaches the fundamentals to overcome the hurdles and launch their business. We’ll make sure that you have all your bases covered in terms of business and marketing strategy, that you stay focused and enthusiastic, that you grow as a business owner and launch your business in the shortest amount of time.
How long will the course take to complete?
Conveniently, it turned out that you can condense the business journey into 84 essential steps. And for determined business owners, if you can complete each weeks steps, then day by day, you’re building your business until one morning, on the 14th week – you wake up and realize that you’re ready to launch a serious business.
How does it work?
As per the course content list above, the Collaborate to Launch course is split into 14 weekly modules. When you sign up, you’ll be enrolled into the online course and we will guide you week by week with concepts, tools, optional webinars and specific tasks to complete which will build your knowledge and your business. You will receive one weekly email giving you an overview of the topic you’ll be focusing on for the week (for example customer acquisition), a summary of specific tasks for the week along with a quick glance of what was covered the previous week and what is coming up the following week so that you always know the relevance and how all the pieces come together.
Why is it only available one week at a time?
To help you maintain the laser focus required to execute on your startup, each new module will only be released weekly so that you don’t skip steps and jump ahead too quickly — we know how eager entrepreneurs are but we need to ensure you execute the tasks properly to achieve success! Once you’ve done a module it stays accessible forever so that you can go back to it anytime in the year when you need a refresher.
How many hours a week will I need?
We realise that you are busy and likely to be working through this course in addition to some other work or study. Because of that we have tried to limit each weekly module will take approximately 5-10 hours to complete.