Hello and welcome to day 7 of Google CS First Friends.
Today, you and your friend will imagine
a company you might start together.
You'll discuss the company name.
Imagine the product your company would sell.
And brainstorm how you would communicate
with an audience about that product.
Finally, you'll each build a commercial
for the product you imagined.
It's gonna be great.
I think so.
Many companies were created by co-founders
who started as friends.
College friends Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss
discussed their ideas for businesses regularly over lunch.
And one day, Jennifer Hyman imagined how cool it would be
to rent expensive clothing for special occasions
from a website.
And a company, Rent the Runway, was born.
The friends pitched this mix
of fashion and tech to investors.
And received an investment
of almost $2 million dollars to start their business.
Now they rent more than 65,000 clothing items.
And their company is valued at
$250 million dollars.
And it has 287 employees.
Wow, a simple idea like that
can turn into a great business.
That's right, and all ideas start with small steps,
like the ones that you and your friend will complete today.
After you watch this video,
open your passport to the Day 7, Create a Company page.
Work with your friend to brainstorm the answers
to questions on the page, like Jason and I have done here.
What product will our company sell?
We'll discover that.
Today's start project contains a set of costumes we can use
to represent our product.
Let's look at it to get some ideas.
Our company can make a chair
that automatically adjusts to their right height
when someone sits in it.
That would be cool.
I also like the snowman.
We can have a company that designs clothing for snowmen.
That's awesome, I love it, it's excellent.
We could rent the clothing
since no one needs snowmen clothes during the summer.
We could have a website for renting clothing.
I like that.
Okay, so our product is rental clothing for snowmen.
And the sprite that represents our product is the snowman.
Okay, how much does our product cost?
Yeah, it sounds pretty professional.
The next question is: What is our company name?
Remember on the internet, we should never share
private information like our last names or home address.
Maybe a company name like Snowman Clothes.
Mmm, Snowman Swag?
Yeah, Snowman Swag, I like that.
Snowman Swag Company.
Finally, we have to think about
what the audience will be for our commercials.
One thing about the audience for the commercial,
it helps to imagine one person you know
and what kind of commercial they might like.
For example, if you want to sell a product
to moms all over the world,
imagine creating a commercial for your mom
that would persuade her.
Cool, I'll imagine selling snowman clothes to mom,
so my audience will be my mom.
Okay, well I would imagine
selling snowman clothes to people like you and me,
so my audience is gonna be you, Jason.
Great, I can't wait to see your commercial
designed just for me.
Sounds like we have a plan.
Let's get started coding.
Taylor will take you through the steps
to build your project, and I will see you in the last video.
Now it's your turn.
Open your passport to the day 7 page.
Work with your friend to answer the questions
about your company.
Then, open the starter project
to see the product costumes available for you to use.
Decide who your audience is.
Go back to your individual computers,
and watch the next video to start building your commercials.
Don't spend too much time brainstorming about your company.
You can build many companies in the future,
so this idea doesn't need to be perfect,
and you'll each want lots of time to build your commercials.
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