You've found your tribe

A home for the new breed of entrepreneur that wants to do good, make money and be happy.

The Happy Startup School

Welcome to a thriving community of entrepreneurs & changemakers supporting each other to achieve their dreams. 

Whether you're starting out, growing up or need a reboot, this is where you'll get clear on your next move and get the support you need to make it happen.

"The Happy Startup School is the antidote to business as usual, and when running yourself into the ground no longer make sense. Here’s a community of people that are living proof that a more human(e), healthy, loving and fun way of doing business - or indeed any kind of work - is more than possible." Agnes, UK

Hey there!

We're Laurence and Carlos, the founders of The Happy Startup School (and friends since actual school). We've created this community as an antidote to business as usual – where learning is fun and true friends are made, not just business contacts.

Here you'll find a thriving community of purpose-driven founders and leaders that think like you do. Where you’ll get the help you need, just when you need it. 

This is for those that want to make a positive dent in the world.

This is your tribe.

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Your tribe awaits

Learn from some amazing humans

Shared values
The people you'll meet in this community are a different breed. Where others see competition and self-interest, they see collaboration.

Challenging questions
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.

Why struggle alone?

Ask for help and feel the power of our community

Nicholas Himowicz, Founder of Mind Apps

Find collaborators, customers & mentors that will help you succeed

All for $35+vat a month

Membership includes:

  • ▶️ Monthly webinar on everything from blogging to productivity
  • 🎓 Online courses including our flagship Purpose+Profit program, to which you'll have free access – our step-by-step guide to bringing your ideas to life
  • 🎬 Exclusive videos including priority access to all talks from our annual Summercamp as well as our archive of webinars and interviews
  • 🔥 Themed 'campfire' conversations with fellow members on key topics
  • 💺 Hot seats where you can get direct feedback on your biggest challenge right now from the brilliant minds in this community
  • 🍕 Local member meetups in Amsterdam, Brighton, London and a growing amount of cities (even start your own)
  • 💡 Mentor office hours where you can get book free time with some of our wonderful mentors including VCs and serial entrepreneurs
  • ✒️ Exclusive articles from the founders of The Happy Startup School 
  • 📘 Recommended reads & listens where we curate the top books and podcasts to help you on your entrepreneurial journey
  • Exclusive invitation and a $200 discount to our annual Summercamp in the UK countryside where 150 likeminded souls gather together  

Rula Giakoumi, Project Manager

What you'll learn

How to build a business that aligns with who you are

Read the happiness trap on Medium

Over the last 5 years we've built our reputation on creating game-changing experiences and programs both online and around the world that help people realise that dream in their head. Our Mighty Network brings together everything into one place – all at your fingertips and for a fraction of the cost of our in-person gatherings.

Each month we have a different focus in the community to help you develop mastery in areas where you need to level up – whether you're in the rat race and wanting to bring more passion and purpose to your work, or an idealist struggling to make ends meet.

Q1 – Dream

January / Success
February / 
March / 

Q2 – Make

April / Design
May / 
June / Social

Q3  – Grow

July / Content
August / 
September / 

Q4 – Sustain

October / Money
November /
December / 

"A school to learn from beauties – teachers, buddies and mentors – that see amazingness in other people's nuttiness." Rula, London

Our member pledge

We need business eco-systems not ego-systems. We believe with the help of our community every member can transform their world, because everyone is focused on giving before getting and truly wants others to succeed, and willing to offer their support to make it happen.

Each person to join our community pledges to:
Collaborate not compete
Give before they get
Be open and vulnerable
Think long-term
Make a positive dent in the world
Have fun along the way!

What it's worth

Masterclasses worth $600
Courses worth $500
Mentoring worth $500
Coaching videos & materials worth $250
Camp discount worth $200
Ready-made network $priceless

Total value $2000+

Apply to join The Happy Startup School
today for only $35+vat a month

We'll get back to you within 48 hours of your application

Our study guarantee

If there's something you'd like to see on the platform that's not already there (within reason), we'll create it for you!

We're so excited to meet you!
The Happy Startup team

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View our popular blog or download our free e-book How To Build a Startup That Matters

Hear from our co-founder Carlos on how we went from a humble idea to a growing global community...

Talk filmed at Happy Startup Summercamp

“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

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