The Happy Startup Tribe

Start and grow your dream business with our courses, coaching and a community of likeminded peers

The Happy Startup School

Finally there's a home for entrepreneurs like us

It starts with you. Your drive, your mission and your values. And how we all adapt to this new world.

If you're a founder, solopreneur, changemaker or freelancer that wants to make a positive dent in the world then you're in the right place. Here you'll find a thriving community who'll help you get clear on your next move and provide the support, connections and tools you need to make it happen.

 Current events mean we each need to embrace the true entrepreneurial spirit. This means being brave in the face of uncertainty, reframing the challenges by having fun exploring new opportunities and focusing on making a dent whatever the hand you've been dealt. 

This is entrepreneurship at its best, in the face of the worst. At times like this, real change happens in community, not alone. Even though we might not be together in person, it doesn't mean we can't still be connected. 

You've just found your tribe.

"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 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 working hard to ensure you get the help you need, just when you need it.

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Here's the sort of thing you can expect within our Mighty Network...

🎥 Watch: How to more powerfully communicate your idea

Many entrepreneurs we come across have trouble communicating their idea clearly. The two key challenges they face are: getting too bogged down in explaining the details of their solution and fear of failure/judgement. They focus too much on the solution and then are scare the people will say their solution is rubbish. If you've experienced this then this video should help

🎥 Watch: Are you an artist or entrepreneur?

The source for the products we create in the world can either be from the inside-out (artist way) or the outside-in (entrepreneurs way). Watch to learn more.

📺 Access hundreds more videos & lessons like these if you join as a member

The Happy Entrepreneur's Journey

Whatever stage you're at, we've got your back.

Become a member today and get access to inspiring courses and classes – whether you're looking to start, grow or lead with purpose. This isn't any community. This is the happy startup community – and it's not just for startups, but for entrepreneurs at all stages that want to build a business rich with purpose.


Find clarity and launch your first digital product

Dream – Create an inspiring vision and a focus for your ideas
Explore – Understand your customers and what they’ll pay for
Learn – Ensure you don’t waste time on the wrong ideas
Build – Learn tools to create your first product

From a working product to a thriving business

Tell – Create a compelling brand that connects with people
– Build your confidence marketing yourself and your biz
– Create and nurture a loyal following
– Grow your profits by optimising your business model

Be your best self to make the impact you crave

Pause – Discover tools and techniques for avoiding burnout
Flow– Be more effective by working smarter not harder
– Learn how to lead with clarity, courage and empathy
– Be inspired to make a positive difference

Self-paced online learning

  • 🎓 Access to our flagship Purpose+Profit program – our step-by-step guide to bringing your ideas to life
  • 📘 Recommended reads & listens where we curate the top books and podcasts to help you on your entrepreneurial journey
  • 📺 Live Q&As with our founders Carlos and Laurence where you can get your questions answered

Peer support every day

  • 🔥 Themed campfire conversations with fellow members on key topics such as how to get your business online
  • 💺 Group coaching calls where you can get direct feedback on your biggest challenge right now from the brilliant minds in this community
  • 🏃 Action Café – our weekly virtual co-working session where you can co-work remotely with fellow members and get the important stuff done
  • 💡 Ideas Café – our monthly knowledge exchange in small, facilitated mastermind groups
  • 💼 Mentor office hours where you can get book free time with some of our wonderful mentors including VCs and serial entrepreneurs

Exclusive content & invitations

  • ▶️ Regular webinars with special guests and thought leaders
  • ✒️ Exclusive posts from our founders and mentors
  • 🎬 Exclusive videos including priority access to all talks from our annual Summercamp as well as our archive of webinars and interviews
  • 🍕 Local member meetups in Amsterdam, Brighton, London and a growing amount of cities (even start your own)
  • Personal invitation and a discount to our annual Summercamp in the UK countryside where 150 likeminded souls gather together – 2018 will be our 7th year

Your tribe awaits

Learn from some amazing humans

You'll meet marketeers & mentors; designers & developers; coaches & content writers; artists and accountants that you can trust and want to help.

"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, like what we have here." 

Chris Chopyak, author of Picture Your Business Strategy

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 £29 +vat a month

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Rula Giakoumi, Project Manager

What you'll learn

How to build a business that is really you

Read the happiness trap on Medium

Over the last 7 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.

"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 £500
Courses worth £500
Mentoring worth £500
Coaching videos & materials worth £250
Camp discount worth £250
Ready-made network £priceless

Total value £2000+

Join now »
for only £29 +vat a month

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

New to The Happy Startup School? Start here...

View our popular blog or download our free e-book How To Build a Startup That Matters
to get a flavour of our ethos and approach

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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