AI Demystified - productivity for busy professionals

3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

An exclusive cohort-based course on harnessing the power of AI to increase your productivity and buy back hours of your life.

Course overview

Go from Being Overwhelmed by AI to Having More Time For What You Love

You are a busy professional, with relentless demands on your time and a burning desire for more hours in your day. You know that AI that could be a game-changer for your productivity but do not have the time, or technical skills to learn what you need to learn.

Join us for an exclusive cohort-based series on harnessing the power of AI to increase your productivity and buy back hours of your life.

Imagine a world where your email inbox is under control, your writing is fast and effective, and your research skills give you access to the best available information in any discipline at speed. With AI as your strategic partner, you can finally break free from the shackles of time constraints and achieve more than you ever thought possible.

This transformative journey will guide you through the practical applications of AI tailored specifically to time-poor professionals like yourself. This is not just another theoretical exploration. It’s a hands-on, actionable approach to help you reclaim your time and maximize your impact.

During our interactive calls, you will...

- Understand the capabilities and limitations of AI large language models

- Automate your tasks

- Streamline your workflows with ChatGPT, Perplexity, Notion, Gamma, Ollie and other tools.

- Enjoy the flexible schedule and lively Q&A - sessions

- Get personalized insights from industry experts

Who is this course for


This course is for busy professionals who want to grasp the fundamentals so that they can ignore the noise and get back


Although technical people are welcome, the course is designed so that non-technical people get all that they need to become proficient.


You will get the most out of this course if you are curious, open-minded, and ready to participate actively and have fun.

What you’ll get out of this course

Know the right tools for the right job

You will know what AI tools are available for a variety of jobs you do day-to-day. You will implement tools like ChatGPT, Perplexity, Notion, Gamma, and Ollie into your specific to your workflows.

Learn from others who are sharing their work

The cohort is designed so that you learn from instruction, from practice and from observation of others. So that it sticks!

Become your own Product Manager for your workflows

You will deconstruct the problems that AI can solve, how the tools available work, and how to communicate what you need if you need technical help.

Get personalized input from industry experts

The course allows for lots of interactive time to get personalized input on what you're building.

Simplify the AI landscape so that you know what's important

You'll analyze the AI landscape for the top tools that solve your specific problems.

Deconstruct your workflows so that you can make them go faster

You will be able to build automation into your workflows of your choice - creating your own "secret weapons" for productivity.

Meet your instructor

Daniel Chang

Daniel Chang

Software Engineer at Databricks

Daniel Chang is an expert on Data Platforms, and Large Language Model (LLM) Applications.

He worked on proprietary investment theses for the next generation of data and AI infrastructure used in large language and multimodal generation at the VC firm Inspired Capital and at the growth equity firm Harmonic Growth Partners. He has been working with LLMs since 2021, when he did research on knowledge graph encoding in language models. At Databricks he built the first public feature powered by LLMs.

Daniel will be providing the core instruction on AI Productivity.

Sid Mofya

Sid Mofya

Executive Director at Draper Venture Network

Sid Mofya is the Executive Director of the Draper Venture Network - a global alliance of 20 venture capital firms, founded by Tim Draper.

The Draper Venture Network facilitates co-investment, startup business development, and learning programs for venture capitalists, startup founders and corporate executives.

Sid is responsible for curriculum design and overall cohort experience.

Sid Sridhar

Sid Sridhar

General Partner at Draper Round Table

Sid Sridhar is a General Partner at the Draper Roundtable, a co-investment platform that he built with the use of AI tools.

The Draper Round Table platform allows network members to share deals via a form and from that form we send out diligence emails and spin up a special-purpose vehicle to syndicate and co-invest in the deal the fund had shared. This is all automated using tools like Zapier, OpenAI, AirTable, AragonDAO, FalconX, and others.

Sid will be leading the LiveLabs where course participants get to implement AI tools into their workflows in real-time.

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Course syllabus


The Fundamentals - ChatGPT in a Vacuum

  • Understand fundamentally how large language models work
  • Delve into concepts such as how it deals with old information, and self-consistency
  • Apply ChatGPT to specific tasks like idea generation, writing and code generation


Live Lab: The Fundamentals - ChatGPT in a Vacuum

  • Work in small groups to practice and integrate the the fundamentals of ChatGPT.


Research Augmented AI

  • Utilize different AI tools to improve your research and information retrieval.
  • Examples: Perplexity, ChatPDF, Bytez, Google Sheets LLM integration,,


Live Lab: Research Augmented AI

  • Work in small groups on challenges to practice and integrate Research Augmented AI tools.


Creative Augmented AI

  • Integrate tools like Adobe Firefly, and Gamma to enhance your creative output.
  • Build AI into your more advanced workflows.


Live Lab: Creative Augmented AI

  • Work in small groups to practice and integrate Research Augmented AI as well as more advanced workflows.

Course schedule

2-3 hours per week
  • Module dates

    1 hour sessions: 9 am - 10 am PST

    Monday July 24th

    Thursday July 27th

    Monday July 31st

    Thursday August 3rd

    Monday August 7th

    Thursday August 10th

  • Assignments

    30 min - 1 hour / week

    To enhance your experience you will have the opportunity to work on your own projects and bring them to the live labs for feedback.

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Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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