Pre-order Python for Entrepreneurs course

Good news! My popular course Python for Entrepreneurs is now available for pre-order with immediate access to the first 4 hours of content and more coming every week! You’ll even save $30 off the final price if you get it in the next couple of weeks.

Interested? Visit the course page for a full, dynamic outline, more info, and to pre-order for just $59 with lifetime access:

Introductory video

Course Summary

A course for technical entrepreneurs by Michael Kennedy of Talk Python and Matt Makai of Full Stack Python.
Have you ever wanted to create a startup or small web-based business? Do you know a little of the Python language? Great, that’s a huge first step. But there are many elements to launching a successful online business and this course will fill in the gaps and help you realize your dreams.

What’s this course about and how is it different?

Many courses will teach you about the technology involved in building a web application. Fewer courses will teach you what it actually takes to launch that product as an operating online business.Python for Entrepreneurs is here to teach you both how to build your website and everything needed to make it a functioning online business.

The overriding goal of this course is to dramatically shorten your time from idea to minimum viable product (MVP) to running in production and accepting online payments from months to weeks or even a couple weeks in some cases.

When building an online product or web app, it’s easy to focus deeply on the product, the market fit, design, and these types of things. When you finally have it finished enough to launch your first version, you’ll find yourself hit with a wave of many unfamiliar technical tasks before you can actually go live:

  • Accepting credit cards in a compliant manner
  • Storing user accounts in a ‘hacker-safe’ format to keep your product out of the headlines
  • Sending outbound email (e.g. as a user makes a purchase or resets their password)
  • Collecting users’ email for outbound email marketing (mailing lists)
  • Domain registration and configuration
  • SSL certificates and configuration
  • Error logging and monitoring in production
  • Deploying to cloud servers
  • Configuring your cloud servers for scale
  • Testing your website performance and making it faster
  • Getting help via part time contractors so you can focus on product and growth
  • And so much more

You will learn all of these in this course: How to build a data-driven web app and launch it successfully.

Once you launch, you’ll need to turn your focus to areas that, as a technical person, you probably have little experience with. So we will also cover

  • Design
  • Capturing and engaging users
  • SEO basics
  • Growth hacking basics
  • Showcasing your products

Who is this course for?

The ideal student for this course is someone who knows a little (or a lot) of programming and wants to launch an online business based around a non-trivial product.

For example, if you have always spent your time in middle-tier programming at a big company and you want to break out of that mold to launch a competitor to AirBnB, then you found the right place to start. That would be a huge challenge, of course, but it gives you the idea of who we have in mind.

If you don’t know Python, consider taking my Python Jumpstart by Building 10 Apps course first.

If you don’t know any programming at all, you’ll want to take a primer first. We recommend you take the free MIT course Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python. Once you’ve learned the core computer science ideas you’ll be ready to dive deeper into Python with my two courses (jumpstart course and entrepreneurs course).

Keep in mind, this journey you are starting is not necessarily (or even recommended to be) a leap before you look experience. You don’t have to quit your job, build an MVP, and see if the market or VC community wants it. Even if you just want to build something small as a side business first, this course would be perfect for you.

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