Startups 101: A sneak peak into the world of startups. 

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You've heard about startups and the perks or working at one through friends and family. But, none of them would've told you how to get into a startup and make a sparkling career for yourself. Leave that to us. 

The startup crash course by NextStop was instrumental in kickstarting my career in SaaS. I previously worked in a different sector and the course helped boost my confidence and reorient my skillsets to suit the SaaS world. It also helped me understand what is SaaS. Would highly recommend the course for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of startups!


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What will you learn from this course?

As a fresh graduate or a young professional, you'll have a ton of questions about the startup space. We've designed the course to answer all those questions and more. 

We'll cover the following topics in this 2.5 hours course: 

  • What is a startup?
  • Why startups matter?
  • Different types of startups (Tech, Automobile, Environmental, etc.)
  • Why focus on tech startups?
  • Types of tech startups
  • How startups make money? 
  • A typical organization chart of a startup
  • Where do you fit in the chart?
  • Is it necessary to know programming to start a career in startups?
  • Non-technical career opportunities in startups
  • How should you prepare yourself to get a job in a startup?

Bonus: An 30-minute AMA session with a veteran SaaS professional who built their career from a different educational/professional background

About the Instructor

Karthik Pasupathy

Karthik has spent over 7 years in Zoho and Freshworks. He started out as a Technical Writer and slowly moved up to the role of Lead Product Marketer. He is currently working as a Product Marketing Manager in an AI startup.

60+ Happy NextStoppers So Far

We have taught an amazing group of people who took their first step in building a career in startups by choosing NextStop. 

SaaS 101 is one of the foundational courses that should be part of any college curriculum in the next few years. The content is simple and understandable and the trainers' expertise made it more interesting and satisfying.


Sr. Manager, AstraZeneca

"Really loved the SaaS 101 course by Karthik from NextStop. Especially the way he narrates and explains things gives you a complete 360 view of the SaaS world. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to start a career in SaaS."

Karthi Durai

UI Designer, M2P Fintech

"SaaS 101 is well structured and all the concepts were explained with real examples by people who had been there and done that! If you are on the lookout to get your SaaS basics right, I would highly recommend this course."

Venkatesh Nandakumar

Sr. Solutions Engineer, Freshworks

Course fee

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The live course will be for 2.5 hours, in which you'll have the opportunity to directly interact with the founders and the special guest.

You'll also receive specialized reading materials, cheatsheets, and more. 


(one-time fee)

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