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New Startup Alert: Helps You Learn To Win From People Who’ve Done It Before

Technology has the world moving pretty fast. As a result, the rules of business and success are being rewritten on the fly. For any young professional, this can be a difficult concept to grasp. Where do you turn for advice or tips on how to succeed?

Luckily for entrepreneurs in New England, education is also evolving. Most notably,, a new Boston-based startup that boasts that it “helps you learn what you need to win from people who’ve done it before,” is redefining how smart people can learn.

The school, the brain child of Dave Balter and Sarah Hodges, offers nearly four classes per week at 500 Harrison Ave. in Boston on a wide-breath of topics over a variety of fields. Over a given week, interested entrepreneurs could attend a product management class on “How to Design a Mobile App for Early Adopters” and then later in the week learn that “Only a Schmuck Doesn’t Know How to Read a Cap Table.”

IntelligentlyThe beauty of this, though, is these classes are led by people with first-hand experience on how to build a business from the ground up. There is a joke that goes “those who do, do and those who can’t, teach.” is turning this old joke on its head.

This startup, which is a great resource for entrepreneurs or budding entrepreneurs, hopes to harness the collective intelligence of Boston’s startup community.

Of course, we aren’t geographically biased and consider New Hampshire part of the greater Boston startup community. That is why Dyn’s own CTO Cory von Wallenstein will be heading a Product Management class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The class, “Tools of the Trade: Creating A Product Process that Doesn’t Suck”, will deep dive into the strategies, tactics and tools to create product management processes that will allow you to alleviate customers’ pain points while also building a company that can scale.

During the class, von Wallenstein will touch on a variety of issues:

  • What product management is and the role it should play in your organization
  • A process to identify whether your company’s product management tactics are working for you, your team, and most importantly, your customers.
  • All the tools you need to begin running a product function, from adhoc approaches for small teams to integrated tool suites that can massively scale.
  • Strategies to designing a product function into an organization as it scales

Prior to taking over as Dyn’s CTO, von Wallenstein was the company’s Chief Product Officer, where he honed the very skills he will reveal during his talk.

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