Yes, but we strongly encourage each co-founder to be present and participate in the process of customer discovery. The insight gained from customers can influence the vision and direction of the company and each co-founder should be involved.
No! All information shared in class is public knowledge. Please do not share any unprotected or sensitive proprietary information.
No, if you are seeking investment, that implies you have found product/market fit and are looking to grow.
Each weekly session lasts three hours AND there is 25 hours of work to be completed outside of the classroom. Only the most motivated entrepreneurs with the ability to commit 30 hours of work each week are encouraged to apply. If you can’t attend each session or complete the out of class work you WILL NOT maximize the value from the program.
No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
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NEXT is designed for companies in the first phase of conducting customer discovery - which is testing a problem and assessing its importance. Companies who are ready to listen to customer needs and recognize common patterns.
NEXT is a unique program and not everyone is in a position to maximize the value and have a great experience. If you meet any of the following criteria, you should NOT attend a local NEXT program.
The program is about customer discovery, NOT product development. You should be designing experiments that maximize your learning from customers and validate or invalidate different assumptions about your business.
This program is about validating different assumptions about your business and maximizing learning from customers. That said, you can still learn an incredible amount from customers without actually building an MVP