Our startup programs

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Startup Experience offers a variety of programs all the way from short keynote presentations to month long summer school programs and world-class conferences.

We are specialists in creating unforgettable experiences and we put great pride in always surprising our clients by surpassing their expectations. We work with clients around the world and we are happy to either travel to you or invite your group to San Francisco where we can organize an immersive startup program in Silicon Valley.

Please contact us and let’s have a talk about how we can create the ultimate entrepreneurship program for your organization.

2-day intensive workshops that ROCK!

Startup Experience LAUNCH

This two-day boot camp is ideal for students and first-time entrepreneurs who are ready to kickstart their entrepreneurial journey. All you need is a positive attitude and willingness to put all your energy into building a new company in two days. We form new startup teams based on your entrepreneurial skills and guide you through an intense process where you learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Startup Experience ACCELERATE

Our ACCELERATE program is geared towards startup teams that already have a well defined business idea. During this two-day program we teach you the most effective techniques to conduct advanced user experiments to test your sales/marketing strategy and pricing model. We will help accelerate your startup the way Silicon Valley rock stars do it!

What to expect

Entrepreneurial Skills

The Startup Experience helps passionate, young entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next level, while having a lasting impact on their educational and professional development. The program can be run over 1, 2 or 3 full days (9am – 6pm) and customized to fit the skills of the participants.

  • The entrepreneurial mindset
  • Startup culture from Silicon Valley
  • Opportunity identification and evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Understanding users and complex problems
  • Design thinking
  • Business model innovation
  • Pitching and presentation skills
  • Idea Validation
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Growth hacking

Detailed process description for the Startup Experience

In order to solve a big problem you need to understand its true nature. Successful entrepreneurs are therefore very focused on learning about their customers in order to understand the problem they have to solve before they start coming up with solutions. The first step in the process is therefore to work with your team to select a problem area, analyze the context and define a problem statement.

We are now ready to dive into the ideation process. We kick off with a quick overview of the latest tech trends before we begin the exciting creative process. You will get an introduction to effective brainstorming techniques that will unleash your creative capacity in ways you have never experienced before. The room will be buzzing with energy as you generate hundreds of ideas before finally selecting the one idea that you want to bring to life.

“Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”
– Edward de Bono

“Failing faster is failing cheaper.” We will make sure to validate whether there is a real user need for the product you have in mind, so you can avoid spending time and money building something no one wants. You will learn powerful new tools to conduct effective customer interviews and discover how fast you can learn about a user by simply going out and talking to them!

It’s now time to BUILD IT! We will teach you how to transform your idea into a viable business by creating a complete business model. We will systematically test your riskiest assumptions until you have a strong foundation for a new company. When you’re ready we will help you launch your new startup and find early customers who can help you create an even better product. Building a startup isn’t easy but with the right tools and guidance we can dramatically increase your chances of success!

As an entrepreneur you are constantly pitching – so you better get good at it sooner rather than later. Innovators and entrepreneurs are frequently required to present their ideas and business plans to potential investors, new business partners and potential customers, and it is therefore key to have a super sharp elevator pitch.

In this stage you will get training in presentation techniques and learn what really matters to VCs when you’re pitching your idea. You will prepare, practice and present a short pitch that explains the most important aspects of your idea and get valuable feedback from a professional jury.

An elevator pitch is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a product, service, or organization and its value proposition. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to one minute.

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How Corporations, Universities, Colleges, and High Schools are using The Startup Experience

Kickstart your Competition

Let us help you get the best start of your business/social venture competition by inspiring and training the participants. We guarantee that both the quantity and the quality of the ideas will dramatically increase.

Boost the entrepreneurial spirit on campus

Run a Startup Experience workshop on campus and get hundreds of students excited about the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. The program is 100% complementary to other great courses at your school and our workshop will help you recruit many more students for other entrepreneurship initiatives.

Intrapreneurship training

We run intensive courses for corporate intrapreneurs who are eager to bring best practices from the startup world into their organizations. We provide hands-on training in LEAN product development, rapid business prototyping and change the mindset of corporate employees.

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Where we teach

Leading corporations and non-profits

  • LEGO, Denmark
  • Intel Corporation, USA
  • Twitter, USA
  • Perfetti Van Melle, Netherlands
  • Microsoft, USA
  • Novo Nordisk, Denmark
  • And many more...

Top schools around the world

  • Stanford University, USA
  • UC Berkeley, USA
  • IIM Bangalore, India
  • TEC de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Deakin University, Australia
  • Dartmouth University, USA
  • And many more...

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