The Lean Entrepreneur Program- What's The Deal?

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Fun fact: on average, an MBA costs upwards of $40,000 and two years of your life in exchange for a few funky letters at the end of your email signature.

Wouldn’t it be great to condense these two years into say, just a few months of lessons that use actual application (instead of theory) at a fraction of the price?

Look no further.

Our Lean Entrepreneur Program provides you with everything you need to build your company and skillset as an entrepreneur faster than any MBA program. If you’re a first-time entrepreneur looking to take your biz to new heights using forward-thinking, relevant education from some of the top industry pros, this program is for you.

Here’s the full skinny:

Okay, give me the Twitter pitch. What’s The Lean Entrepreneur Program, anyway?

The LEP is a program to teach early-stage entrepreneurs how to build their startup from an idea to an MVP (Minimal Viable Product).

…Alright fine, the Twitter pitch wasn’t enough. Tell me more.

The LEP is here to provide you with the essential skills and resources that you’ll need to build your startup—from teaching you how to incorporate, to acquiring your first customers, to designing landing pages.

We're offering three different tracks:

Fundamentals

Immersive Immersive + 2 months of Launch Academy Membership
4 weeks 8 weeks 16 weeks
$750 (Early Bird)

$1000 (Regular)

$1500 (Early Bird)

$2000 (Regular)

$3000 (Early Bird)

$3500 (Regular)

8 lectures on customer development, customer discovery, customer validation 16 lectures from customer development to business operation 16 lectures from customer development to business operation
Reading Materials:

Steve Blank’s Startup Owner’s Manual

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Business Model Generation by Alex Osterwalder

Reading Materials:

Steve Blank’s Startup Owner’s Manual

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Business Model Generation by Alex Osterwalder

Reading Materials:

Steve Blank’s Startup Owner’s Manual

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Business Model Generation by Alex Osterwalder

Access to our partners’ events for free or at a discounted price Access to our partners’ events for free or at a discounted price Access to our partners’ events for free or at a discounted price
Access to Launch Academy’s monthly social and networking events Access to Launch Academy’s monthly social and networking events Access to Launch Academy’s monthly social and networking events
Office hours with CEOs and industry experts Office hours with CEOs and industry experts
Startup perks including $1000 Amazon Web Service Credit Startup perks including $1000 Amazon Web Service Credit
The Ultimate Startup Kit The Ultimate Startup Kit
8 weeks of office space at Launch Academy 16 weeks of office space at Launch Academy
Opportunity to join Launch Academy Introductions to premier accelerators like TechStars, 500Startups, Amplify, GrowLab, FounderFuel, ExtremeStartup etc if you qualify

 

Influenced by the Lean Startup Movement, The Lean Entrepreneur Program is taught by some top-notch instructors, including:

-       Jonathan Bixby (Executive Director of GrowLab)

-       Jonas Altman (Instructor, General Assembly)

-       Roger Patterson (Instructor, Queens)

-       Brock Smith (Partner, Clark Wilson LLP)

-       John Gray (Co-founder of Mentionmapp Analytics; freelance writer for BetaKit and Wearable World News)

…and more!

Who is this program for?

Anyone who’s getting into the startup world! If you’re a career-changer, student, recent grad, or someone who’s taking a dip into the entrepreneurship pool for the first time, this program is for you!

What do I get with my tuition?

This is a hands-on program! You’ll be involved in a comprehensive curriculum (complete with reading lists, assignments, presentations, and exams) for the first eight weeks, followed by an additional eight weeks of full-on application of what you’ve learned in the classroom to your startup at our Launch Academy headquarters.

Another perk? You’ll become a full-time Launch Academy member! That means you’ll have access to cool things like our mentor network, our weekly in-house office hours, partner events for free or at a discounted price, and cool bonuses like $1,000 in Amazon Web Services credits and a free car2go membership!

And finally, if ready, participants will also have a chance to pitch their startups in front of angels, investors, the media, industry professionals and more at Launch Academy’s Pitch Day in August.

Alright, this sounds kind of cool. When does it start?

The lectures run from July 8th to August 31st, 2014 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Launch Academy in Gastown. Early bird pricing ends on June 16th with the final deadline for applications on June 23rd.

 

So, would you rather cough up $40k and two years of your life for a piece of paper, or learn how to build a company?

The choice is yours.

 Applicants are approved on a rolling basis and we only have 20 spots, to register early, click here

 

Questions about The Lean Entrepreneur Program? Hit us up at info@launchacademy.ca  (we also accept comments on how good-looking our team is to this email, just sayin’).