Quarter Zero Methodology

5-Step Essential Guide

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The 5-stage Startup Process

 

We’ve collaborated with hundreds of successful high school entrepreneurs, to bring you this step-by-step guide to getting your startup idea off the ground and position it for growth.

 
 
 

1. Customer Discovery

Understanding your customers is the only way to success. You’ll learn how to conduct customer interviews, analyze and synthesize your findings, and come away with real learnings to apply to your venture.

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2. Ideation

It all starts with an idea. We’ll take you through the tried and true methods you can use to come up with your own startup-worthy ideas and help existing ventures branch out into something new.

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3. Prototyping

'Make it real' is a motto we live by at QØ. The challenge is making something real as quickly as you can. We go over how to do that and tools that you can use for rapid prototyping of software applications as well as concrete products and services.

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4. Customer Acquisition + Growth

The hardest part of any startup is going from a few customers to many. We help you tap into what you have that no one else does. Learn how to growth hack like a rockstar. This includes financial modeling and revenue modeling.

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5. Pitching

Now it's time to tell the story. Learn how to pitch your venture to maximize appeal for investors, find new teammates, and open up networks.

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Power Your Potential

Each venture comes to QØ at a different stage in their journey and each team member brings a different set of skills to the table. The program is designed to provide you with new skills and knowledge, but it is on you and your teammates to apply it to your venture. QØ is about real world learning and doing.

 

Real Examples

Maybe you learn better by seeing real examples? You can see QØ young entrepreneurs who started their ventures in high school, their startups, and the steps they took to start a business in high school below.

High School Entrepreneurs →

High School Startups →

2018 Startup Competitions Around the US