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Entrepreneurship Essentials (E2): Intro to Tech for Non-Technical Founders

UPDATE: Zoom link for today’s session: https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/93145696107?pwd=dWtYRHYyZnNJN0VPRHJJbFVoNFZMdz09

A non-technical founder’s job is not to learn to code, but to successfully manage the technology production process and make sure it aligns with business goals. To do this, non-technical founders need to understand technology workflows, learn how to ask the right questions and collaborate with designers and developers.

In this class, you will get an overview of the basic concepts you need to run or launch a tech startup as a non-technical founder from someone who has done it themselves.

In this class, you will learn:

  • The framework for how to go from idea to live product
  • Product management fundamentals
  • How to work with developers effectively
  • How and when to hire a product team

About Sophia Matveeva

Sophia Matveeva is the CEO & founder of Tech For Non-Techies, an executive education and consulting company. Sophia has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The Guardian and Forbes on entrepreneurship and technology, and hosts the top rated Tech for Non-Techies podcast.

She has also guest lectured at the University of Chicago, London Business School, and Oxford University. Sophia is a start-up mentor at the Chicago Booth Polsky Center of Entrepreneurship, and has advised leading accelerators including Chicago Booth’s New Venture Challenge and the Techstars x Blackstone Launchpad.

She holds an MBA from Chicago Booth, and a BSc (Hons) in Politics from Bristol. She speaks English, Russian and French. Sophia also sits on the Advisory Board to Riviter, which uses AI to predict consumer trends for the world’s biggest brands.

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