WHAT IS ZAP!?

ZAP! is a two-session course that introduces participants to the Lean Startup methodology and customer discovery techniques. ZAP! engages participants in hands-on learning by requiring them to conduct at least five customer interviews. Selected participants who complete ZAP! will be eligible to enroll in BOOM.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE FIRST ZAP SESSION?

During the first course, you will learn business terminology and how to interview customers to understand their needs. You are required to fill in a two-slide template┬áprior to the first class. Do not worry if some of the jargon is unfamiliar – common business terms will be taught during the course.

HOW MUCH DOES ZAP! COST?

There is no fee for ZAP!.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS?

Yes, attendance is mandatory for both sessions.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ZAP AT MY UNIVERSITY?

We encourage you to attend the course held at your universities. If you are unable to attend the course at your school, please contact Azar Nazeri.

DOES MY PI OR MENTOR NEED TO ATTEND ZAP!?

While it can be beneficial for the PI to attend ZAP!, it is not required. The Entrepreneurial Lead is the only team member required to attend the course.

WHERE IS THE ZAP! CLASSROOM?

Class location and details will be provided to you 1 week prior to the first class.

HOW DO I ACCESS COURSE MATERIALS?

Course materials will be provided to 1 week prior to the first class.

These questions and answers have information taken from the USC node website, http://lanode.org/.