No-Code MVP

Learn the mindset, process and tools to rapidly turn your startup idea into a first product you can test with potential customers. All without writing a single line of code.

Launches on December 17th, 2019

Build and validate your startup idea without code.

If you have a great startup or product idea that you want to pursue, it's important to quickly validate if it has any potential.  Building a "Minimum Viable Product" (MVP) without code is a great and cost-effective way to figure out if it makes sense to spend more effort, time and resources on the idea.

In this course, you will learn how to define, build and launch a first version of your product that you can test in the real world.

On top of that, I'll show you how to quickly build that product yourself, without learning or knowing how to code. 

What will I learn?

This course is divided into 9 chapters to make sure you get the best learning experience possible. Starting from the fundamentals all the way to launching and learning from your very own Minimum Viable Product.

1. Introduction
To get started I will share my personal story and journey, show the importance of the right mindset, introduce you to the Lean Startup Framework, teach you the value of using a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and present you the MVP Experiment Canvas that will structure your path towards your own No-Code MVP.

2. Your big idea
The MVP Experiment Canvas is designed to break down your big business idea into an MVP that you can design, build (without code!) and launch within 2 weeks. But first, we're going to map out your big idea before we can narrow it down to an MVP.

3. Understanding your potential customers and their problems.
New business ideas are mostly about end-products (which is good!), but you have to take a step back to investigate and understand who's problem(s) you want to solve.

4. Turning your idea into a value proposition.
When you understand who's problem you want to solve, it's time to construct an offering for these potential customers.

5. Setting up your MVP Experiment - Part 1
After defining WHAT you're going to offer to WHO, we'll continue with setting up our experiment. How are we going to reach our target customer segment? How are we going to engage them? What are we going to test and how are we going to do that?

6. The tools to build an MVP without code.
Before continuing with our experiment setup, you will get acquainted with 10 tools you can use to build your own No-Code MVP.

7. Setting up your MVP Experiment - Part 2
Now that you know the types of tools you can use and what type of experiment you want to run, it's time to sketch your MVP's scenario and workflow. We're also going to define what metrics your are going to measure and determine the criteria of a successful outcome.

8. Step-by-step building guides.
To show what you can do without knowing how to code, I'm taking you through the setup, process and tools to build 6 real life, and working, "No-Code MVP's".

9. Launching & Learning from your MVP experiment
You launched your MVP experiment and analyzed the feedback and information you gathered. Did you learn enough? and (how) should you move forward?
"Bram, I have to say… WELL DONE!! I’ve loved your videos and couldn’t get enough of it! Well worth the price. Thanks so much for putting this together. Being able to follow your guide and get straight to the validation step is a huge time-saver. I’m so inspired and ready to start my next MVP!"
Michael Gill - Entrepreneur & Developer
"Bram is able to introduce a very important concept in bite-sized videos. It's very helpful to see someone follow a structured approach and later on launch an MVP through easy to learn No-Code tools and building guides. This should be a no-brainer for anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset."
Lucas Huizinga - Entrepreneur

Who is teaching this course?

Hi! 👋 My name is Bram Kanstein. I'm an early stage startup expert and product builder who's built, launched and sold two "No-Code" products. One has been used by over 800.000 people! Next to that I've also worked with dozens of startups and corporate innovation teams on the development, launch and growth of new products and business initiatives. 

No-Code MVP is basically a crash course of what I've been learning, researching, practicing and advocating for the past 5 years.

What's included?

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Contents

1. Introduction
Welcome to No-Code MVP!
5 mins
Why this course?
3 mins
Assignment: Why are you here?
Getting (into) the right mindset
14 mins
Lean Startup 101
14 mins
Add-on: Running Lean in a Corporate Environment
7 mins
What is a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?
19 mins
The MVP Experiment Canvas
5 mins
Introduction takeaways
Reading list
2. Your big idea
Assignment: Mapping your "Big Idea"
2 mins
Big idea example: "Homeworth Direct"
3. Understanding your customers and their problems
Interviewing your potential customers
12 mins
Analyzing your interviews
4 mins
Assignment: Choosing the customer segment for your MVP
2 mins
Quiz: Good or Bad customer interview questions?
Reading list
4. Turning your idea into a value proposition
How to write a Value Proposition
6 mins
Assignment: Your MVP's Value Proposition
Reading list
5. Setting up your MVP Experiment - Part 1
Choosing your distribution channel(s)
8 mins
Engaging your customer segment
4 mins
What are your riskiest assumptions?
8 mins
Choosing your Experiment Format
8 mins
Reading list
6. The tools to build an MVP without code
Intro: the tools for this course
1 min
Build a website with Carrd
29 mins
Build a "database" with Google Sheets, Docs & Google drive
3 mins
Build an "embeddable database" with Airtable
4 mins
Send "notification" and newsletters emails with Gmail & Revue
3 mins
Manage tasks with Trello
4 mins
Build and automate workflows with Zapier
11 mins
Receive payments with Stripe
7 mins
Get insights with Google Analytics
9 mins
Design resources
4 mins
Other No-Code tools to explore
5 mins
7. Setting up your MVP Experiment - Part 2
Your MVP's scenario and workflow
4 mins
Which metrics are you going to measure?
2 mins
When is your experiment a success?
2 mins
8. Step-by-step building guides
Intro: the building guides
2 mins
Building a No-Code MVP to capture leads
10 mins
Building a No-Code MVP for a "Marketplace"
21 mins
Building a No-Code MVP for an "On-Demand Service"
21 mins
Building a No-Code MVP to (pre-)sell digital products
21 mins
Building a No-Code MVP for a "Productized Service"
16 mins
Building a No-Code MVP for a "Service business"
18 mins
9. Launching & Learning from your MVP experiment
Before the launch
3 mins
Turning Results into Learnings & Insights
2 mins
Next steps: Pivot, Pursue or Stop?
4 mins
This is not the end!
4 mins
Share your idea / MVP / product to receive feedback!
Reading list
Review
What do you think of the course?
Extras
MVP review and interview with Brad Jasper of Catchnotes.app
19 mins
The ultimate No-Code MVP Reading List
A guide to naming your product
7.53 KB
Course Documents & Worksheets
1. Business Model Canvas
38.3 KB
2. MVP Experiment Canvas
681 KB
3. Customer Interview Topic Map - Worksheet
43.4 KB
4. Customer Interviews Analysis Document - Worksheet
77.9 KB
5. Value Proposition Canvas
27.2 KB
6. Value Proposition Description - worksheet
40.4 KB
7. Channels Ranking Tool - worksheet
47.3 KB
8. Riskiest Assumptions Ranking Tool - worksheet
64 KB
9. No-Code MVP Experiment Timeline
10. Validation Canvas
22.2 KB

FAQ

Who is this for?

No-Code MVP gives you hands-on and practical knowledge to building and validating new startup and product ideas. It's for anyone who wants to know how to minimize the risk associated with new ideas, and figure out if it makes sense to spend money, time and resources pursuing them:

✔ (Aspiring) Entrepreneurs
✔ Product Managers & Marketers
✔ Corporate Innovators & Intrapreneurs
✔ Innovation Managers & Directors
✔ Small Business Owners
✔ Students

Are there any prerequisites?

Did you guess that you don't need to know how to code for this course? 😉Woohoo!

It's definitely helpful if you know how to work with computers and the internet + have time to dedicate to this course.

Having an existing startup idea is not required but the course does include some assignments that you can use for your own idea (and I will give you personal feedback!). The most important thing for this course to have is the right attitude, mindset and an open mind to learn as much as possible.

When does the course start and finish?

Once you sign up on the platform, you’ll receive login instructions where you can access the course from any device. You get immediate access to all of the content when you enrol. No-Code MVP is a completely self-paced online course, so you decide when you start, pause, do the assignments and when you finish.

I can't or don't want to pay with a credit card, can I still join?

Of course, I'm happy to have you as my student! Send me an e-mail via bram@nocodemvp.com and we'll make it work.

What if I'm not happy with the content?

If you join this course and you like it, you have lifetime access! If, for whatever reason, it doesn't live up to its promises or your expectations, contact me in the first 14 days and I will give you a full refund. The only thing I then ask of you is to provide me with feedback as to how I can improve the course.