Product bootcamp

Overview

Product Bootcamp is an intensive, hands on workshop that takes your digital product concept and works it through the entire product lifecycle to help you get your idea into the wild.

You’ll move from idea validation and feedback through product planning and road mapping your Minimum Testable Product (MTP)You’ll then move to UX & Wireframes before building a working Prototype. Along the way you’ll learn about product design, tools, & best practices.

You’ll also learn how to design tasks, work with developers, and will build a metrics driven dashboard to guide you along your journey. 

Think of Product Bootcamp as a cross between the Lean Startup, Startup Weekend and a Startup Incubator/Accelerator. 

Product Bootcamp is for solo founders and small teams looking for the best & fastest way to launch a product.

Curriculum

The full curriculum is roughly 12 hours of instruction and solo and/or team work.

Session 1: Product & Idea Review

Session 2: Building a Market Testable Product (MTP) Roadmap

Session 3: Working Session – Building Your Product Roadmap

Session 4: User Experience – Techniques & Tools

Session 5: Working Session – Building The Market Testable Product User Experience

Session 6: Working Session – Building The First Prototype

Session 7: Designing a Product

Session 8: Product Development – Tools, Technology, Options

Session 9: Product Development – User Stories and Creating Tasks

Session 10: Building the Team

Session 11: Growth & Marketing 101 for Product Managers

Prerequisites

We accept entrepreneurs who at a minimum have an idea they are passionate about. We also work with existing products and can help strengthen and improve your product.

Here are some items you should consider completing before the Bootcamp:

  1. Ability to pitch your idea in under 5 minutes giving an overview of the idea or product you are bringing to the table. Should include:
    –Overview/Idea
    –Market opportunity
    –Why you’re building this now
    –Why you are the right team
    –At least one product sketch or wireframe

  2. Demonstrated knowledge of the space you are entering.

  3. A compelling reason to enter the space – getting a startup off the ground is hard, keeping it running through all the bumps along the way is even harder. We’re looking for people committed to their idea who will stick with it through launch and beyond.

FAQS

When does Product Bootcamp run?
We book Product Bootcamp sessions throughout the year. We’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule. We’ve run sessions during the week, in the evening, and even on the weekend. Contact us to see what dates are available. 

How much does Product Bootcamp cost?
Rates vary by number of sessions you want to participate in. Let us know if you are looking for a full workshop, partial workshop, or something customized for you.

Do you run group workshops?
Yes! Contact us to learn more!

Do you run workshops for corporations and professional groups?
We do! Contact us for corporate & larger group rates.

Do you offer anything outside of Product Bootcamp?
Yes. We offer an add-on package for Branding for an additional fee. 

Who leads the workshop?
Craig Zingerline leads and runs the workshop. Craig is a long time educator, having taught numerous college level courses as well as building and developing multiple curriculum’s in the technology space. Read more about

Highlights include:

  • Developing the curriculum for the Founder.University program

  • Being a LAUNCH Incubator mentor (and 2x attendee!)

  • Building or co-founding 6 startups

  • Mentoring dozens of startups and other founders

  • Strategizing, developing and launching over 100 web and app products

  • Teaching web, database & product strategy at the University level

  • Developing intensive professor training programs for Virginia Tech, including building multiple-day workshops

Read more about Craig here on LinkedIn.

What do I get out of it in terms of deliverables?
A lot! You’ll come out with a real roadmap, tasks, wireframes/UX as well as a working Prototype, start to a technical plan, growth and marketing dashboard and more.

Do you do website/mobile development work?
Development is not included as part of Product Bootcamp, but we have great partners who can help.

Contact / Learn more

Reach out if you’d like pricing or more information. The full syllabus may be requested – just reach out below if you’d like to learn more.