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Babson NoCode Startup Studio Bootcamp

January 19 – April 1, 2022

LIVE ONLINE

Build a Product and a Business: A Hands-On Bootcamp for the Digital Entrepreneur

Maybe you’ve always wanted to build a business, or maybe you’ve already tried. It’s no secret that learning necessary entrepreneurial skills is extremely hard to do - especially in the tech or software space. The rise of NoCode represents a fundamental shift in the velocity of software business building. Not for the faint of heart, this unique hands-on experience, inspired by Babson's Startup Studio partners, enables you to learn how to build a product and gather evidence of desirability and viability.

 

What Will You Learn?

In this intensive 10 week program, you will experience weekly iterations of NoCode product building with the discipline of business building.

You will develop problem hypotheses related to your business idea, test them with potential customers, pivot where necessary, and assess product desirability and business viability from the #1 entrepreneurial school in the country. At the same time, you will learn to build a software product with Bubble - the leading NoCode platform used by over a million startups & entrepreneurs.

You will have weekly access to top-tier mentors from the Babson network. Accelerator/studio partners help you, offering industry insights and practical next steps as you learn the craft of building a business. Even if you have no experience building software, this course will be tremendously valuable for you.

Activities include:

  • Deep, hands-on NoCode instruction from Bubble experts
  • Researching your customer pain points and developing problem hypotheses
  • Validating your hypotheses with customer discovery interviews and pivoting based on learnings
  • Solution development and desirability testing
  • Business viability assessment

At a Glance

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Next Date

January 19—April 1, 2022

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Format

Live Online

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Duration/​Time Commitment

10 weeks; ~20 hours/​week

Who Should Attend?

This experience is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to build their first NoCode software application, or who are interested in building their entrepreneurship skills to start their own NoCode software-based business.

What You Need To Know

The program includes live webinars led by faculty and execution assignments that you will complete with your team. Not for the faint of heart, this experience will be fast-paced and will require ~20 hours/week of engagement.

This ten-week online program includes:

  • 2-3 hours of Bubble NoCode Platform Instruction per week
  • Dedicated time to help your team with specific product build issues
  • 1 hour of entrepreneurship faculty time per week
  • World-class entrepreneurial instruction from Babson faculty
  • Dedicated team coaching time to help with business building
  • Access to a library of relevant content
  • Accountability groups for peer learning and networking

Meet the Faculty

Entrepreneurship represents a fantastic learning opportunity - there is no substitute for experiencing the uncertainty and anxiety of creating something new, making decisions with imperfect data yet, always moving forward and always learning. The concept of not having to choose between a world class education and starting a business is really intriguing.
Brad Feld
VC, Co-Founder of Techstars, Author

Our Experts in the News

Sebastian Fixson and Rob Roberts are innovators at their core, and their thought leadership on innovation and Bubble NoCode make them the perfect duo to teach Babson's NoCode Startup Studio course.

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Babson Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Innovation Sebastian Fixson has decades of experience teaching innovation, and the research to back it up. "In a highly uncertain environment, entrepreneurial leaders combine the courage to act with the humility to listen to others to ultimately create solutions that are beneficial for all stakeholders," he says.

100 Years of Entrepreneurship Expertise

 

Entrepreneurship Workshops for Your Organization

Customize any of our entrepreneur courses for your team or organization. At Babson, we know you don’t need a startup in order to be entrepreneurial. We will work with you to master skills like customer acquisition, team growth, and how to develop future-focused business models.

What Makes Babson Executive Education Different?

Babson Executive Education works with organizations and professionals around the world to turn ideas and challenges into opportunity. Babson cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset that is the basis for many of the world’s most innovative businesses and leaders.

At Babson, we believe in action. We equip you with the practical tools and strategies necessary to drive your business forward.

 

How and when will I have access to the course materials?
Course materials are provided via Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal. Materials will be made available to participants approximately one to seven days prior to the first live online session, depending on the amount of pre-work that participants are expected to complete in advance.

Where can I find the schedule for the days and times of the live online sessions?
The schedule will be sent to registered participants in the registration confirmation email (see the link in your confirmation email to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document).

Do I need to join the virtual sessions live? Will they be recorded?
We highly recommend that participants join the live online sessions. It is an opportunity to ask questions, participate in rich discussion, and learn from the experience of your program peers. However, we do understand that emergencies arise, so sessions will be recorded and made available upon request.

What technology do you use for the live online programs?

  • Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal—course calendar, readings, pre-work, faculty bios, presentations and post-session recordings are posted here.
  • Video-conferencing Platform—we will use a virtual meeting application (like Webex or Zoom) that allows you to see and communicate with other participants simultaneously and in real time. Your instructor can share documents and interactive media, invite participants to share content, and engage with you in real-time participation. Links to sessions and more information will be provided on Canvas.

What do I need to participate? How do I prepare for the live online sessions?

  1. We recommend a computer/laptop with a webcam (built in or external camera) for optimal viewing, but you also may join from a tablet or cell phone
  2. Internet connection or cell hotspot
  3. Operating system: Windows: 7, 8.1, or 10; Apple: OS 10.9 or higher
  4. Recommended browsers for optimal experience: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari 8 and up (Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, and Safari 7 are not recommended.)
  5. Headset with microphone (recommended but optional)

What happens if I have technical issues?
Additional, detailed instructions will be provided on Canvas. Babson staff will be online and available to assist you, and will identify themselves during each live online delivery. Contact the staff via the chat function for help, or email them if needed. Contact information is available in the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document.

How long will I have access to the online materials?
Course materials on Canvas will be available for six months following the completion of the program.

When is payment due and what types of payment do you accept?
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Babson accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Do you offer discounts?
Discounts on Babson Executive Education courses are available for the following:

  • Alumni of Babson College (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Members of our Corporate Partner program
  • Parents of current Babson students
  • Groups of three or more registering at the same time
  • Babson Executive Education’s certificate enrollees*
  • Past participants of Babson Executive Education programs

Please email Rachel Crane at rcrane@babson.edu for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.

*Excludes Founder’s Finance

Do you offer online programs for large groups from the same company?
Yes, we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs from our diverse certificate and courses portfolio. Please contact Rachel Crane rcrane@babson.edu for additional information.

What will I receive upon completion of the program?
Each program participant receives a certificate of completion. We invite participants to add the program to their LinkedIn profile. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is insufficient evidence of participation.

Do you have translation for non-English speaking participants?
We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Executive Education programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.

Where can I find information for in-person programs?
Explore Babson Executive Education's full suite of in-person programs.

What is your cancellation policy for live online programs?
Registration changes must be requested in writing to Babson Executive Education.

  • If requested 30 days or more prior to the program start date
    • Cancellations receive a 100% refund
    • Substitutions* are allowed, subject to a $250 administration fee
    • One-Time Transfers* allowed subject to a $250 administration fee, to be utilized within a one-year period
  • If requested 8-29 days prior to the program start date
    • Cancellations receive a 50% refund
    • Substitutions* are allowed, subject to a $250 administration fee
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed
  • If requested 7 days or fewer prior to the program start date
    • Cancellations do not receive a refund
    • Substitutions* are not allowed
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed

*Substitutions and transfers are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.