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How one Product Management grad's idea came to life.
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From GA to Kickstarter-Funded

Why take our Product Management course? Get inspired by grad Chris Place, who took his big idea to GA and watched it catch fire.

Chris’s idea was born from a problem: People aspire to bring lunch to work, but whether from laziness or lack of cooking skills, they often fail. Enter Prepd, his idea for a sleek lunchbox and companion app that makes meal prep fun again, helping you plan, prepare, and track the nutritional value of your food.

An industrial designer by training, Place turned to our Product Management course to get his idea off the ground. “GA helped me understand marketing and creative storytelling,” he said. “How can I tie together my product with compelling marketing and bring my product to launch?”

Each week he took his learnings back to his team. It paid off: After graduating, Prepd raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter, and now the product is evolving to incorporate recipes, meal plans, and dietary requirements. “We never expected this to get this big,” says Place.

See where you can take your ideas with product management.

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