"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
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 10,000+ hours 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.
Where you’ll get the help you need, just when you need it.
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Get clear on your ideas and build your first product/service
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
🎯 Goal » Launch your minimum loveable product and make your first sale
From a working product to a thriving business
Tell – Create a compelling brand that connects with people
Share – Discover the best way to reach your customers
Connect – Create and nurture a loyal following
Sell – Grow your profits by optimising your business model
🎯 Goal » Hit your chosen target for profitability
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
Lead – Learn how to lead with clarity, courage and empathy
Contribute – Be inspired to make a positive difference
🎯 Goal » Plan out your ideal working week and make it happen
For each trimester we'll be releasing a new online course, with supporting materials and Q&As with a view to helping you reach your planned goals:
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
Over the last 6+ 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.
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
Make a positive dent in the world
Have fun along the way!
Masterclasses worth $600
Courses worth $500
Mentoring worth $500
Coaching videos & materials worth $250
Camp discount worth $250
Ready-made network $priceless
We'll get back to you within 48 hours of your application
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
Talk filmed at Happy Startup Summercamp