Founders with big ideas and no coding skills can create working tech products using tools like Airtable, Glide, and Stacker, but still fall victim to many avoidable pitfalls. Developing a minimum viable product (MVP) is one of the most misunderstood steps in the startup process, and the numerous “no-code” options to build custom software has made it more complicated. Even if you aren’t building a tech-based company, no code options are a great way for existing businesses to add web-based product or service offerings.
In this webinar, we’ll talk about the difference between MVEs (minimum viable experiments) and MVPs, the pros and cons of various no-code platforms, and when to bring strategists and developers into the process.
We’ll also share details of Startup Virginia’s newest program: The Idea Factory! This 5-week program will provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to test and refine their business idea and create a plan and identify a support system for developing a minimum viable product (MVP) to move forward from an idea to a new business.
Brandon Lewis – Brandon is co-founder of BLDR where his expertise lies in product design, UI/UX, product validation, blockchain, IoT, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS. He enjoys bringing people together with various talents to solve problems worth solving. Brandon’s experience and passion lies in human-centered design and design thinking to unpack ideas and bring them to life.
Luke Rabin – Luke is co-founder of and product lead at BLDR. As an economist-turned-professional musician/record producer-turned-entrepreneur and all-around product person, Luke is a go-to man for creative innovation and team leadership. Often described as “the most useful guy I know,” Luke is a jack of all trades, an extremely fast learner, and very motivated. His passion is for doing significant work that improves the lives of others and doing so alongside other passionate individuals in a vibrant community.