Misk Startup School Masterclasses are online entrepreneurship classes where current and aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders have the opportunity to learn about key entrepreneurship topics from successful founders and leaders globally who have built and scaled successful startups.
Our Masterclasses are designed to introduce you to foundational concepts in entrepreneurship. They're designed to teach fundamental entrepreneurship principles and best practices to create and scale a successful high-impact entrepreneurial venture. Our courses are highly experiential and action-based. By taking these courses you can expect to master key concepts in entrepreneurship.
In Season 1 of Misk Startup School Masterclasses, we brought you three foundational entrepreneurship courses including Team, Funding and Market Validation taught by renowned MENA founders and business leaders.
For Season 2, we circled the globe from Silicon Valley to New York City back to MENA to bring you world-class global entrepreneurs that will teach you how to build and grow your startup. From Shark Tank investors to Careem founders, join us as we bring you four brand new Masterclasses that will teach you the foundations of entrepreneurship.
We brought together 8 world renowned instructors that will share with you their unique learnings and insider knowledge on how to build a successful startup. All of our Masterclasses are available anytime and anywhere.
Welcome to Season 2 of Misk Startup School Masterclasses
Our Season 2 Entrepreneurship Masterclasses are:
(Launching in December 2022)
This course reveals the soft skills and mindset of the most successful entrepreneurs, including their thoughts, behaviors and habits. It offers innovative thinkers, a comprehensive learning experience and the key to entrepreneurial thinking. You will come away with methods to cultivate powerful mindsets, tools to tackle challenges, and a new outlook that you can use to reach any goal you have.
Meet your Entrepreneurial Mindset instructors:
- Kevin O’Leary - Serial Entrepreneur & Investor on Shark Tank
- Mudassir Sheikha - Co-Founder & CEO at Careem
(Launching in January 2023)
In this course, you will be taught how to identify, target, acquire and retain customers in a cost-effective manner. The course will reveal how to create a robust, end-to-end, customer acquisition strategy by learning the leading techniques of customer discovery, targeting, marketing and retention. You will be equipped with a clear map of how you can acquire your first one thousand more than and beyond.
Meet your Customer Acquisition instructors:
- Leah Solivan - Founder & Former CEO at TaskRabbit
- Dana Baki - Co-Founder & Former COO at Munch:ON
(Launching in February 2023)
In this fundamental course, you will explore the nature of business models, learn how to position your model in a competitive landscape, and understand how to design your organization's model to create value. You will practically develop the ability to complete your own business model canvas and learn how to adapt your business model for an ever-changing world.
Meet your Business Models instructors:
- Dennis Crowley- Co-Founder & Co-Chair at Foursquare
- Abdulaziz Al Loughani - Founder & CEO at Floward
(Launching in March 2023)
In this comprehensive course, you will explore the tactical role of a product manager, the necessary skills and traits of successful product managers, and gain insights into the best practices for all stages of developing and launching a successful product. You will discover a framework that will help you understand how to take any idea and turn it into a viable working product.
Meet your Product Management instructors:
- Gibson Biddle - Former Chief Product Officer at Chegg
- Abdulaziz Aljouf - Founder & CEO at PayTabs
Our Season 1 Entrepreneurship Masterclasses are:
(Launched in February 2022)
Market Validation: Here, we will teach you the process to determine or validate if there’s an actual need for your product in the market. It’s important to validate your idea early in the entrepreneurial process to ensure that you are building something that people or companies actually need and are willing to pay for.
Meet your Market Validation instructors:
- Ayman Alsanad – Co-Founder & CEO of Mrsool
- Afnan Sheerbeni – Co-Founder of Sabbar
- Abdulmajeed Alsukhan – CEO & Co-Founder of Tamara
Funding: Here, we will teach you the basics and deep dive into how to fundraise or raise money for your business. Learn about the different ways that you can raise money for your startup, the differences in fundraising rounds, equity dilution and how to best prepare for investor meetings.
Meet your Fundraising instructors:
- Sarah Alsaleh – Investment Partner at Outliers Venture Capital
- Mohammed Alzubi – Founder and Managing Partner of Nama Venture
- Qusai Alsaif – CEO & Managing Director of Sadu Capital
Team: Here, we will teach you how to build a founding team, how to think about splitting equity amongst team members and how to define roles and responsibilities in your team. Learn how to build and lead strong teams.
Meet your Team instructors:
- Nour Al Hassan – Founder & CEO of Tarjama
- Ahmed Hamdan – Co Founder & CEO of Unifonic
- Mohammed Aldossary – Co Founder & CEO of Sary