Zero To Product: Navigating Your First Product Development Journey as a Founder.

Mar 26, 10:00 PM – Mar 27, 12:00 AM

Ft. Lauderdale

Axis Space, 333 Las Olas Way, Fort Lauderdale, 33301

Dive into the world of Product development with this immersive workshop led by Adrian Cole, and acquire the skillset and mindset of a competent product leader.

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About this event


This event is our first of three planned workshops for the year.

Led by Adrian Cole from 30 Days of Product and CEO of Spiral Candy Product Studio, this workshop provides a hands-on, comprehensive journey designed for first-time founders to transform an app idea into a viable product design ready for fundraising and building. Throughout this workshop, Adrian shares his expertise and guides founders through identifying and validating a pressing problem, conceptualizing a user-centric solution, and understanding the market dynamics crucial for the product's success. Founders learn the importance of assembling a dynamic team, creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and strategies for a successful launch and fundraising. Emphasizing sustainable practices, Adrian also highlights the significance of maintaining founder well-being to ensure long-term success.

Expected Outcomes for attendees.

Participants will leave the workshop with:

  1. A Framework for Idea Validation: Tools and techniques for identifying viable problems and confirming market demand.
  2. Solution Design Skills: Insights on crafting feasible and innovative solutions within budget and technological constraints.
  3. Market Analysis Capabilities: Strategies for evaluating market size, competition, and the product's growth potential.
  4. Team Building and Management: Guidance on assembling a skilled team and fostering a productive work environment.
  5. MVP Development and Iteration: Adrian's approach to designing, launching, and refining an MVP based on user feedback.
  6. Pre-Launch Marketing Strategies: Techniques for building early interest and a waitlist through effective marketing.
  7. Fundraising Acumen: Adrian's expertise in crafting pitch decks and navigating the early-stage fundraising environment.
  8. Practical Build Strategies: Advice on choosing the optimal development path, highlighting the advantages of speed to market.
  9. Pitching Practice: Pitch preparation and delivery techniques, for engaging potential investors and stakeholders.
  10. Founder Well-being: Emphasis on the critical nature of founder health and well-being throughout the entrepreneurial journey.

This workshop, curated by Adrian Cole, is not just about learning; it's an immersive experience designed to equip first-time founders with the confidence and skills needed to navigate their founder journeys effectively.

About Adrian Cole
Adrian Cole, aka The Product Wizard, is an innovative founder, product leader, engineer, and designer. He is currently the founder and CEO of Spiral Candy Product Studio, where he partners with early-stage founders and startups, helping them with product strategy, design, engineering and product launch.

Adrian also runs 30 Days of Product, a 4 week online bootcamp that helps new tech founders launch their first product. The program walks founders through a structured system to define their product ideas, design and pre-launch their product and get ready to raise funding. 30 Days of Product equips the founders with the skills, resources and community to launch their products and become successful tech founders.

About our Venue Partner Axis Space
We are a community of bold minds who have decided to work under the same roof. Our workspace and the people around us inspire us to take action, to grow, to do better.

Join the community where bold minds and brave spirits meet to change the world together. We’ve designed a well-lit and inviting space to inspire your creativity. Soar to new heights of success with our team and your peers. Take inspired action, grow as you scale and be a member of the business community on your terms.

You can park in style at Axis Space by using the valet at a flat $10 rate (30-car limit) or across the street in the municipal garage at the City of Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Parking Garage (1-minute walk) for $5 after hour flat rate.

About Our Food Sponsor
Our official event food sponsor is Perry Wings FTL. We are grateful for their sponsorship and proud to support our local entrepreneurs. Perry Wings is innovating the culinary arts with fresh new flavor combinations that will please and titillate your palate.

Infobip Shift Special Miami Tech Month Raffle

We're raffling two complimentary tickets to (The largest developer conference in Miami) so after learning how to turn your idea into a product, attendees can network with developers and start discussing building it or lear how to build it themselves.

Velvet Taco After-Party
Our event experience would not be complete without a proper after-party! Follow us single file style at 8:30 to Velvet Taco for a suitable conclusion to our evening of education, reflection, and celebration. Velvet Taco is located at 
305 S Andrews Ave Suite 115, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, literally a 5-minute walk from Axis Space. 1 drink ticket is included with the Stellar Supporter ticket.

Once registered, if you elect to participate in our Consultation Session please send a four to five-minute pitch deck, company logo and description to marc(at) 1 Finalist will be selected.

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  • Adrian Cole

    Spiral Candy Studio




March 26 – 27, 2024
10:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


Welcome & Networking
Audience Q&A
Special Presentation
Consultation Session
Announcements & Farewells


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Broward/Startup Grind

    Executive Director/Fort Lauderdale Director


  • Marc Lissade

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Jason Dukes

    Captains Chair Coaching


  • Eric Gaines

    Startup Grind


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Dell Technologies


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Founders Boost South Florida

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Startup Digest South Florida

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Product Hunt South Florida

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