• Marketing for Startups

    Are you a leader? Or an entrepreneur? Do you have a project or idea that you want to develop? or perhaps you have a passion for marketing? This course is designed to meet your passion for learning. The course is designed to help people with emerging projects to promote their business through the use of appropriate marketing tools that match the company's resources and meet the needs and desires of the target market.

    This course targets a number of learners. First, it targets entrepreneurs who have developed the first building block in their emerging project and those who are still in the process of developing the idea (ideation phase) prior to the launch of the project. The course also targets people with entrepreneurial tendencies who aspire to generate ideas and launch their emerging project in the near future. Finally, this course targets individuals who wish to delve deeper into marketing topics and have a passion for learning and exploration.

    Our educational journey consists of four modules designed to help the learner build her/his ideas and work model in a scientific and gradual way which begins in digesting the basic concepts in marketing until she/he reaches an advanced stage through which she/he is able to market the project in a professional manner.

    In the first module we will present the concept of marketing and its dimensions by clarifying the concept of start-up companies, introducing the marketing science, identifying the basic concepts of marketing science, understanding the term marketing mix, and knowing its four basic elements.

    The second module deals with the division and targeting of the market and product substitution. We will study the S-T-P model, understand the market and determine its characteristics, then dissecting the mechanism of identifying the target group or categories.

    The third module relates to marketing through relationships, known as customer relationship management (CRM). We will help the learner understand the term marketing relationships and its components and then understand the term CRM and build knowledge of its importance to startups and the benefits of the application of this system. We will also identify the types of CRM systems and discuss a number of programs that emerging companies can use. Finally, we will explain more about the performance measurement indicators of the effectiveness of CRM systems.

    The fourth and final module of this course will discuss the development of a successful digital marketing strategy through social networking sites. This will come through learning about the concept of digital marketing, its types and advantages, and then learning the steps to develop a successful digital marketing strategy through social networking platforms. We will help learners identify a number of important tools to help emerging companies in the management of social networking platforms, and finally knowing what to avoid when employing such platforms.

    Each of the four modules contains a large number of factual examples and interviews with owners of Arab startups. In addition, the course includes a number of multiple exercises and at the end of each part there will be a number of summative tests. The discussion forum will be available for interaction and communication in the event of any questions or suggestions.

    Twelve participants will also have the opportunity to attend a specialized training workshop in the field of marketing of emerging projects. Another 12 participants will have the opportunity to communicate with a leading entrepreneur who will share her/his experiences over the four modules.

    We wish you a pleasant and exciting learning journey.

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