It can be a lonely place being an entrepreneur. And for a growing movement of founders that aren’t in it for the money, it can be even worse.
Those closest to you think you’re crazy, particularly if you have ambitions to leave a secure 9–5 job for the the rollercoaster ride that is entrepreneurship. Self-doubt, procrastination and a lack of skills means many great ideas never see the light of day.
Since 2012 The Happy Startup School has been on a mission to change that. We've helped thousands of people around the world to make the leap into the unknown and pursue a life and business rich with purpose.
In our thriving, friendly community you'll meet other founders, coaches, creatives and changemakers that are doing business differently and work together to achieve your goals.
From our vastly experienced mentors and friendly peers, powerful courses and time-saving tools, we'll arm you with the confidence and permission to build a business that makes you come alive and allows you to achieve success on your own terms and make the impact you crave.
"Having a community like the one The Happy Startup School has created is invaluable because they care about you and they care about your success. If you don't have a community, you can't benefit from years, literally hundreds of years of experience."
Chris Chopyak, author of Picture Your Business Strategy
We're Laurence and Carlos, the founders of The Happy Startup School since 2012 (and friends since actual school). We've created this platform as an antidote to business as usual – where learning is fun and true friends are made, not just business contacts.
With more than 20 years experience each working with entrepreneurs and new businesses, we've curated some powerful resources and a thriving community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs that think like you do. These are crazy times and we're working hard to ensure you get the help you need, just when you need it.
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“If we create networks with the sole intention of getting something, we won’t succeed. We can’t pursue the benefits of networks; the benefits ensue from investments in meaningful activities and relationships.” Adam Grant
You'll meet marketeers & mentors; designers & developers; coaches & content writers; artists and accountants that you can trust and want to help.
Watch this short film from our Summercamp to see the kind of people you'll meet
The people you'll meet in this community are a different breed. Where others see competition and self-interest, they see collaboration.
The right question can transform a business. We ask the crunchy questions that get you thinking deeper.
Conversations that matter
We firmly believe that vulnerability is the route to authentic connections, so we've created a safe space where we can sweat the big stuff.
Nicholas Himowicz, Founder of Mind Apps
Rula Giakoumi, Project Manager
We're so excited to meet you!
The Happy Startup team