The Startup MBA: Foundation
Gain the confidence and skills to start your business.
TBC (Express Interest below to hear about upcoming dates)
The Escape School
1 Frederick’s Pl, EC2R 8AE
Near Bank Tube
A full, intensive weekend
We also offer “Early Bird” discounted seats at £350 if you apply early. Click ‘Express Interest’ to be first to know when the next Early Bird tickets are on sale.
Hear from Past Startup MBA Students
“Two days after finishing I’ve already started acting on my plans.”Kristine Belt, Startup MBA Alum
Who Is This Course For?
Delivered by Startup Experts
Lead instructor Rob is a tech entrepreneur, author, and partner at FounderCentric. He has successfully bankrupted 3 tech companies, is a YCombinator alum, has built products used globally by brands like MTV & Sony, and has raised funding in the US & UK. He is also author of The Mom Test.
Devin is a London-based designer and tech entrepreneur. He has founded three companies including Lyst and Dex.io, and is a YCombinator alum. Devin has also worked with a variety of brands such as Vice Magazine, Disney Imagineering, and BERG. He also speaks about design, development and building products at startup scale.
Understand how to generate viable business ideas. Know how to de-risk your ideas before committing.
This course is intense and practical.
No fluff — just solid tools and approaches to get your businesses up and running.
Times & Location
Location:Bathtub 2 Boardroom
1 Frederick’s Place, EC2R 8AE
Bank tube — Cheapside exit
Times:6pm-8pm // Friday evening
10am-6pm // Saturday
10am-6pm // Sunday
Testimonials from Startup MBA Alum
Frequently Asked Questions
Nope. We kick off Saturday morning by coming up with a whole bunch of strong (and doable) business ideas. If you’ve already got an idea, this tends to make it stronger, and if you don’t have one yet, you should–at the very least–get a sense of what kinds of ideas are out there and which ones play to your strength.
No. Tech is pretty exciting for entrepreneurs, so we definitely spend some time there, but we also cover case studies ranging from scrappy restaurateurs to social enterprises. Most of the tools and approaches are helpful in any type of business or consulting.
The typical attendee is a 25-45 year olds working in law, marketing, accounting, finance, consulting, or HR with anywhere from a year to a decade’s worth of experience. They want to learn how to start their own businesses. About 25% of attendees have been over 40. Some are still at jobs and others have already escaped.
Everything you hear is first-hand experience coming from experienced founders who have put it to work across a range of industries and businesses. We won’t try to sell you any magic bullets or grueling frameworks.
If you come to the first full day (Saturday) and find it’s not for you, we’ll happily refund the whole course. We can also give a full refund in advance with 3 week’s notice. If you run into a scheduling conflict with less time than that, we’ll try to move your ticket to a future course (they run about monthly).
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Apply for The Startup MBA: Foundation. Next Intake: May 1 - 3.Apply Here