7 Courses On Building An Online Learning Startup

Sramana Mitra
2 min readFeb 21, 2022


I like fundamentals-focused business building, and outline the principles of fundamentals-focused business building in my free Bootstrapping course.

Online learning has exploded in popularity over the last decade. In Covid, the field has found a tremendous force multiplier.

Many founders are now turning to online education for startup ideas. Here’s why: it can be extremely profitable because online courses do not require physical classrooms, startup costs are more affordable, and startup time frames are shorter. The ability to scale fast makes this space very attractive for new ventures.

If you want to build a venture in the online learning space, take this Udemy course for ideas and inspiration. The course features real-life startup founders. It has an intimate, conversational feel.

  1. How to Build Online Education Startups with Sramana Mitra

Let’s face it. Money is a major issue for every startup. Luckily, nowadays founders can begin on a shoestring budget. The lean startup principle works, as the industry has seen time and again.

Consider bootstrapping in all its glory. It will save you many headaches. These three Udemy courses on bootstrapping should get you going.

2. Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later with Sramana Mitra

3. Bootstrapping a Startup with a Paycheck with Sramana Mitra

4. How To Succeed As A Solo Entrepreneur with Sramana Mitra

Once you’ve bootstrapped to an extent, you’d consider raising funding. Learn:

5. How Pre-Seed Investors Think About Startups with Sramana Mitra

6. How Seed Investors Think About Startups with Sramana Mitra

7. Post-Seed and Pre-Series A Investors on Startups with Sramana Mitra

Here you have it. All seven courses above are chock-full of real-world startup founders’ stories and strategies.

The majority started their ventures with little upfront capital. You’ll learn about ways to bootstrap your online learning business while still managing other aspects of your life.

Looking For Some Hands-On Advice?

For entrepreneurs who want to discuss their specific businesses with me, I’m very happy to assess your situation during my free online 1Mby1M Roundtables, held almost every week. You can also check out our free Bootstrapping Course, our Udemy courses, YouTube channel, podcast interviews with VCs and Founders.

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Sramana Mitra

Founder of the 1M/1M global virtual incubator