I just wanted to take a minute to share some of the projects I’ve been working on the last 6 weeks.
My new course at UCSB:
I piloted a new course at UCSB’s graduate school of education. I partnered with assistant professor Diana Arya to take 8 students studying STEM literacy through a five week course on innovation and customer development.
The students developed new applications and programs to help solve some of our greatest challenges in K12 STEM Literacy. It was a huge success. You’ll be hearing a lot more about this soon!
My goal is to spread this type of course to every university level education program across the country. Over the next few months you should expect to see some great feature articles about our work.
If anyone has ideas for how to spread this. Let me know!
A course on building viral pre-launch campaigns:
I launched a free online course called ViralRails. In the course I teach people how to use open source code to build a landing page with a built in referral system to incentivizes subscribers to share with their friends. I have 350 subscribers 3 weeks since launching.
Building a SaaS business based on feedback from the course.
I reached out to over 50 of my students who signed up for the course. Their all looking to either create referral programs for their business or gather emails for a new idea.
I’ve even had a few of them pay me to build the app for them! Naturally, I decided to start a SaaS business. I built a landing page generator so you can create these types of campaigns in just a few minutes. I’m opening up the app to pilot users for the first public release. If you know anyone who’s launching a new product or wants to test referral systems please send them my way!
Check it out here: The Fastest Landing Page Generator In The West.
Feel free to share it with friends!
I’ve learned a lot through my customer interviews and I’ll be sharing my product’s evolution as I progress. Hint: It’s going to be a lot more than just a landing page generator:)
P.S. Let me know if you have any feedback. Just shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org