Master Class Series – Entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley's Secret Playbook for Rapid Growth Startups

Your journey to unlocking the secrets to building a thriving startup, achieving exponential growth, and finding that success you’ve always wanted starts with mastering the Market Validation Funnel™. 

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9 out of 10 ventures fail. Join our online Master Class to learn how entrepreneurs like you can beat the odds.

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

You need a systematized way to launch your ideas and bring your venture to life to ensure success in 2024.

Learn how to build a startup that achieves exponential growth during this six-part Master Class series using Silicon Valley’s secret playbook — the Market Validation Funnel.

These six sessions include online instruction that will provide you with the steps you need to take to validate your idea, launch your startup, 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 exponentially grow in 2024.

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Learning objectives

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

Understand what it takes to grow your startup

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


Join us for the following 6 Master Classes to learn Silicon Valley’s secrets to growing your startup. When you sign up, you’ll gain access to our Master Class learning center with the following lessons.


Introduction to the Market Validation Funnel

In this lesson, you'll learn the purpose and process of the Market Validation Funnel, it's three stages, and the significance of the funnel in the product development process.

Minimum Viable Model

In this lesson, you'll learn the purpose of the Minimum Viable Model and it's role in the Market Validation Funnel. You'll also gain an overview of the Business Model Canvas, it's components. and how it is used to assemble a business model.

Minimum Viable Learning

In this lesson, you'll learn about the purpose of the Minimum Viable Learning, its role in the Market Validation Funnel, and how the Lean Startup methodology plays an important roll in experimentation and market validation.

Minimum Viable Solution

In this lesson, you'll learn about the purpose of creating Minimum Viable Solutions and its role in the Market Validation Funnel. You'll also receive an overview of the importance of low-code no-code solutions, why you should use manual processes, and tips on bootstrapping a solution before launch.

Minimum Viable Product

In this lesson, you'll learn about the purpose of the Minimum Viable product and it's role in the Market Validation Funnel. Other takeaways include an overview of the software development process, the role of the engineering team, and the significance of the Minimum Viable Product when launching a venture.

Customer Validation Funnel Best Practices

In this lesson, we'll be putting everything together with our top best practices, tips and tricks for using the Market Validation Funnel when it comes to launching a successful venture.
About the Instructor:

Josh Barker, MBA

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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