Master Class Series

How to Build a Product that Achieves Exponential Growth

Learn how to develop a successful startup and launch a product that achieves exponential growth in 2023 using the secrets of the Customer Validation Funnel.


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9 out of 10 ventures fail. Join our live, online Master Class series for entrepreneurs to learn how to beat the odds.

When it comes to launching a successful new venture, where do you start? What if you end up spending your precious time and money creating a product that doesn’t achieve exponential growth?

You need a systematized way to launch your ideas and bring your product to life to ensure success in 2023.

Learn how to build a venture that achieves exponential growth using the secrets of the Customer Validation Funnel during this six-part Master Class series.

These sessions include live, online instruction that will provide you with the steps you need to take to validate your idea, launch your venture, and develop growth.

With each session only an hour long, these Master Classes are designed for busy seed-funded entrepreneurs looking to build successful new ventures ready to grow.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to exponentially grow your venture in 2023. Sign up today!

Who are these Master Classes for?

Seed-funded entrepreneurs trying to launch a successful startup.

Entrepreneurs launching a new product idea.

Learning Objectives

Learn how to develop a product or service that will gain traction with your audience

Understand what it takes to grow your venture

Explore new best practices when it comes to developing a successful startup

Master Class Sessions

Join us for the following 6 Master Classes to learn How to Build a Product that Achieves Exponential Growth. These Master Classes will include live instruction and will take place on Zoom.

Part 1

December 14, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Topic: Introducing the Customer Validation Funnel
Part 2

January 4, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Topic: Why Every Venture Should Create Minimal Viable Models and How to Get Started
Part 3

January 18, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Topic: Find Out What People Really Want with Minimal Viable Tests
Part 4

February 1, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Topic: Bootstrapping Your Idea using Minimal Viable Products
Part 5

February 15, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Topic: Building Your Minimum Marketable Product
Part 6

March 1, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Topic: Applying the Customer Validation Funnel to Your Venture with these Best Practices

Interested in taking a test drive? Buy the first session only to try it out, or purchase the entire series at once!

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What will you receive when completing these Master Classes?

Upon completion of all 6 Master Classes and a post-evaluation survey, you will receive a Customer Validation Funnel certification from City Innovations.

You will also receive all 6 Master Class slideshows, additional resources, and class recordings.

About the Instructor:

Josh Barker, MBA

Josh Barker - CEO of City Innovation Labs

Josh Barker is the Founder and CEO of City Innovations, a venture studio that enables ventures achieve product-market fit and exponential growth. Previously, Josh served as the Associate Director of Innovation at KPMG. He also spend time in Silicon Valley as a CTO and has helped build several apps that are now generating tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue.

As an innovator at heart, Josh is consistently developing products and ideas along the way. However, after previously working on an unsuccessful startup, Josh didn’t want people to go through the same time, energy, and resources that he went through. His mission turned to helping ventures build the right thing, not just to build the thing right. That’s why Josh founded City Innovations to help people envision, validate, fund, and launch sustainable digital ventures and products by building the right thing — the first time around. In partnership with founders, intrapreneurs and investor teams, City Innovations provides the confidence to invest and build the right businesses that matter to the world. 

Josh also spends his time as the podcast host for Venture unscripted. and a mentor at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The University of Chicago. 

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