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Innovation Mindset in 8 Weeks
Launch Your Idea
For Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Learn from the best innovation experts, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders how to launch, grow and fund an idea.
Present your idea to investors and leaders in 8 weeks.
The GUILD is pleased to offer this program in collaboration with the UPWARD community.
IS THIS YOU?
I have an idea but I don't know where to start.
I admire entrepreneurs who build impactful businesses out of seemingly nothing. How do I do that when all I have is an idea?
When is the right time to fully commit to my business idea?
Job descriptions require new skills. How can I develop an "entrepreneurial mindset" without working for a startup?
I feel lonely on my innovation journey - none of my friends or colleagues understand me.
I have a hard time convincing my boss of my ideas. How can I be more effective in pitching my ideas?
I do not have the right network to fundraise for my business.
I work full-time but have a side hustle. I don't know which step to take next. It's overwhelming.
IF THIS IS YOU, I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU
We created a mini MBA for innovators like YOU to launch your idea with the help of 40 of the best Silicon Valley founders, investors and thought leaders.
SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
Listen to what Chelsey Glasson has to say:
Enrolling in the GUILD Academy was on my bucket list for a while, and boy am I happy that I finally took the leap and completed the course! I've worked in product development and design for over a decade at some of the world's most notable tech companies including Google and Facebook. All those years I dreamed of using my skills to start my own company, but I hadn't the slightest clue as to how to get started.
Launching a company felt risky, daunting, complicated...surely not something I could do.
In just eight weeks I went from idea to launching a public benefit corporation ..., all thanks to the GUILD Academy and Anne Cocquyt's fantastic coaching.
Chelsey Glasson, Founder of Crucé
WHAT IF YOU, TOO COULD...
... launch your idea in 2 months
... pursue your dreams
... create impact in the world
... convince others to buy into your vision
... monetize your idea
... pitch with confidence
THE TRUTH IS
Traditional MBAs are not that useful anymore;
... and overpriced IMHO
You meet professors and "experts" whose knowledge is not that relevant by the time they teach. We live in a fast-moving technology and startup world. Furthermore, the templates they share (if any) are not practical. You might learn how to account for a car on your company's balance sheet, but what about practical advice for first-time innovators?
LISTEN TO WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
Participating in the Guild Academy 8 week virtual accelerator course gave me essentially everything I wish I had not learned the hard way!