Payments 101 Class

2020-08-25 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come join us for this unique class led by US Bank’s SVP of Innovation R&D, Doug Nielson. This class is great for any entrepreneur looking to offer any type of payment mechanism within their company; whether it be credit/debit/prepaid cards, real-time payments or installment billing. You’ll leave the class with a robust understanding of the US Payments system, key players in the ecosystem, and the tools needed to get started.

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    1. Multi-week intensive program. You should commit to attend every week.
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    3. Design tests to disprove each assumptions.
    4. Collect data and interpret the results.
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    7. Repeat.

    You will be expected to talk to at least 10 potential customers each week.

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    Both Customer Discovery Theory and Customer Discovery Tools are prerequisites to Customer Discovery Lab. Please take Customer Discovery Theory first which is offered the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Once you begin Customer Discovery Lab, you are then expected to attend every subsequent Thursday until you graduate.