How to Startup: 30 Days From Idea to Implementation


About This Class

Have an idea for The Next Big Thing? Always wanted to start your own thing, but not sure what the first step is? Join us for an interactive session that covers the key steps in getting your ideas off the ground — and what requirements you need for success down the road.

This workshop is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, those currently involved in a startup, and anybody looking to understand the tools and principles required to develop and implement business strategies.

After this lesson, you will be aware of all the important aspects to cover when building a startup, and the critical aspects of successful businesses. We'll be looking at case studies and examining how they achieved success down the road with good planning and strategic positioning.

Additionally, you will be familiar with the business fundamentals to grow out your business including research & analysis, financial modeling, operations, marketing and customer acquisition. The session will encourage critical thinking and address startup principles such as Lean Startup methodology, Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and the importance of understanding your customer early on.


  • An exhaustive checklist of requirements for setting up a startup
  • Knowing which business model is a best fit for your idea
  • A broad overview of critical strategic aspects such as financial modeling, operations, marketing, and customer acquisition
  • Understanding of the key skills required to develop and implement strategies
  • Familiarity of startup principles such as MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and the Lean methodology

Prereqs & Preparation

None — creatives, designers, idea people, and "business beginners" are are all welcome!

About the Instructor

Head of Startup Strategy at NEST.vc | Founder of StartUpRIGHT.net

A founder and venture capital professional, Nio drives startup strategy for Asia's leading early-stage VC and is deeply integrated into the startup ecosystem.

With degrees in Engineering and Business, he started his career at Apple before building extensive experience as a Management Consultant over six years across Asia and Australia. After co-founding numerous startups, Nio went on to develop a highly profitable business-building boutique which has provided strategic & fundraising support to over one hundred ventures. He holds equity and advisory roles in several high-growth businesses and is a sought-after speaker, educator and mentor.

Having lived in four vastly different countries, Nio speaks five languages (none fluently!) and gets overly excited about sport, philanthropy and technology.

About the Organizer:

General Assembly

General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design.

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Event Timeline
Mon Jul 11, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM HKT
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GA Hong Kong @ Garage 8F
Tickets at HK$325
Venue Address
8F, 33 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong Hong Kong