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Launch Your Business Silicon Valley Style

Learn from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders how to launch, grow and fund a profitable and scalable company.


Lift the quality of your life and that of thousands of future customers.

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I have an idea but I don't know where to start.

I admire entrepreneurs but who am I to start a business? Don't I need at least an MBA and startup experience to launch my company?

I feel lonely on my startup journey - none of my friends understand me.

I am stuck. I don't know which step to take next. It's overwhelming.

I do not have the right network to fundraise for my business.


We created a mini MBA for entrepreneurs like YOU to launch your business with the help of 30 of the best Silicon Valley founders, investors and thought leaders.
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Listen to what Chelsey Glasson, Founder of Crucé 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


... launch a company in 2 months

... build your dream business

... create change in the world

... be your own boss

... create something out of nothing

... fundraise with confidence


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 entrepreneurs who don't have a company car just yet?


"I’ve grown more in the last 4 weeks than in 4 years in university. Although the University of San Francisco is an exceptional institution, the Guild provides education in more ways than one. I am learning so much and it has only been a month!


The material is presented in such a clear concise manner that it is easy to understand. Oftentimes, I have experienced people explaining something so much to the point of confusion rather than clarity. But not with The Guild. I am very grateful for you Anne and the community you have put together here. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I will be able to achieve my goals not just in business but in life"

Silvana Angulo, Founder at Lashmap


Make a commitment and start your entrepreneurial journey today
In this step-by-step program, you will learn how to use existing tools to prototype your idea, get user feedback early on, make confident startup decision so that by the time you launch your product or service, it is something people can't wait to get their hands on and willing to pay for! 
Short-cut the Blah Blah and endless Googling, build your products with confidence, avoid expensive mistakes and learn how to build the network to fundraise for your company
We asked over 40 of Silicon Valley’s best and most reputable experts to share their top insights and knowledge with you. 
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Meet the speakers who share their expertise,
insights, unique perspectives and
company-building secrets with you
Learn from them in video modules, recorded interviews, ask me anything sessions, webinars, panel conversations and pitch feedback sessions.
The Program


The GUILD Academy is for you if you are an aspiring entrepreneur ready to put in the hard work to build a scalable and fundable business.

The 8-week program provides the foundation for startup success.

Get your questions answered within 24 hrs (and many times within minutes) right in the course activity feed or group chat and join office hours

Add 1:1 coaching with serial entrepreneurs and startup experts from branding to marketing or fundraising

Add a high achiever option and join a Mastermind Circle

Join weekly live Ask Me Anything sessions 

Complete all tasks and showcase your startup at the next GUILD Startup Showcase

All course materials are accessible

at your own pace


Upgrade Options 

8 Modules with short video masterclasses in each module full of advice by world experts in building successful businesses (no blah blah) 

Access to recorded "Ask Me Anything" sessions with leading experts for each of the modules

A Toolbox and recommendations with the best software tools and solutions for your journey as a builder and founder

Your personal Workbook with practical exercises and mastermind prompts

Read-Set-Go Startup Templates (Examples: Idea decision matrix, user interview templates, business model canvas, co-founder checklist, fundraising pipeline, ready to launch checklist, ...)

Highly curated content libraries with up-to-date articles, podcasts, recordings, books and tools to dive deeper 




Module 1

In module one of the program, we focus on VALIDATING YOUR IDEA and setting goals. Define what success looks like. Give yourself permission to brainstorm and fully discover your curiosity. Use GUILD templates to prioritize your ideas and decide which idea to take through this program.

High Achievers: Select your mastermind group and get your first round of “yes-and” feedback.

  • Set SMART goals for the program

  • Create your Idea Wallet and Bug List

  • Sort your ideas 

  • Decide on an idea to pursue with the help of the idea decision matrix

  • Find out which entrepreneur's face you are

  • Decide on your secret reward when completing the program

  • Meet your peers and High Achievers

Module 2

Module 2 is a masterclass in USER RESEARCH. As entrepreneurs we have to be brave and talk to people! This will be a big part of your entrepreneurial journey ... have a curious mindset and ask your target customer about their experiences with the problem you are solving. At the end of this module you will have talked to 5-10 users and know with confidence their biggest pain point and who you are targeting.

  • Define a clear and concise user persona 

  • Schedule your first user interview

  • Get step-by-step tactics how to reach out to users

  • Utilize the ready-set-go user interview template

  • Articulate the problem you are solving

  • Create your first pitch deck slide

  • Capture feedback in the User Emotions Template

Module 3

In Module 3 you will learn how to build a PRODUCT PROMISE landing page. 

Decide which no-code or low-code platform to use without tech overwhelm and which elements you need for a convincing product promise landing page.

You will test your assumptions with your first A/B test and learn which tools to use to measure success.

  • Build your product promise landing page to test your problem statement

  • Decide with confidence which platform to use with the GUILD toolbox

  • Implement analytics to evaluate your success

  • Learn how to write website copy

  • Create your first campaign to capture and convert website traffic into sales

Module 4

In module 4 you put on the hat of a product manager and build your MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT. You will also play Chief Branding Officer and decide on your core values.


Build a low-fidelity prototype to mimic the functionality of your solution. Prioritize key features of your product. Explore no-code tools available to build your MVP.

  • Decide with confidence which features  to build and cut cost

  • Understand the different types of MVPs

  • Choose your no-code tool to put a functional MVP together

  • Build your MVP 

  • Create a brand deck to elevate your brand and build trust 

  • Define your core value and your "why"

  • Articulate your mission statement and the impact of your company

Module 5

This part of the academy dives into how to RUN YOUR BUSINESS. It includes a crash course in business models, finances, and how to build a sustainable financial model that supports you, your team and the growth of your company.

In this module, you will explore the different options to create revenue for your business.

  • Learn from 50+ Business Model Examples

  • Experiment and build out 5 business model canvases

  • Run a test to validate your business model

  • Know how to price, position, and deliver your value proposition

  • Create your business model slide

  • Relax with a self-care exercise

Module 6

It is time to talk about all things GO TO MARKET and marketing your product or service now that you have created an irresistible brand and a business model. 


Identify your target market, who to partner with, how to launch your product and which channels to focus on. You will learn the skills to start acquiring your first customers while testing if and how much they pay for your product.

  • Craft a powerful marketing strategy that helps you differentiate from the competition

  • Get a solid grasp on all the different "departments" of marketing

  • Generate an offer that is exactly what your customers want to buy

  • Understand the difference between paid marketing and organic marketing

  • Measure the success of your marketing campaign with easy-to-implement tools from the GUILD Toolbox

Module 7

FUNDING and which types of funding are available to your business is the big topic in this module.

Understand your funding options from bootstrapping all the way to Venture Capital. Get familiar with the pros and cons of bootstrapping, crowdfunding, revenue share models, grants, bank loans, angel investment and Venture Capital (VC).

  • Confidently set course for your company and decide on your non-negotiables

  • Develop a deep understanding of the pros and cons of funding options 

  • Look behind the scenes of VCs

  • Plan your fundraising strategy 

  • Build a solid financial forecast

  • Access the GUILD's rolodex of investors

Module 8

Last but not least, you will get ready to launch. Create a compelling story and prepare to PITCH by honing your storytelling skills. You iterate on your idea one more time, by building out your pitch deck.


Attend the pitch masterclass and get feedback on your pitch before joining the stage and showcasing the company you built.

  • Learn in the pitch masterclass which slides you need

  • Build a rock-solid beautiful pitch deck 

  • Learn storytelling tactics important to convince investors, advisors, vendors or team members to join you on your journey

  • Get a 7-step checklist for zoom pitches

  • Pitch at the GUILD startup showcase at the next SERENDIPITY summit with investors and pitch experts (optional!)

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Break into the world of Silicon Valley and Startups  

Bonus 1: List of more than 400 female-focused startup ecosystem partners like angel groups, investors, VC firms, educational programs, startup competitions and more

(value: invaluable)


Bonus 2: 1-Year GUILD PRO Membership & Access to quarterly summits

(value $279)


Bonus 3: Metrics and Market Masterclass - Deep dive on product and business metrics to set up your company dashboard for full control

(value $699)


Bonus 4: Financial Forecasting Crash Course - How much will be in your bank account in a year from now? How much funding do you need?

(value $499)

Bonus 5: COO & HR Toolkit - How to decide who to hire and how. Includes contract templates, toolbox, organizational best practice guide

(value $699)

Act Now Bonus: Complimentary consultation / coaching call with Anne

(value $499)

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Tools, guides and templates you will have access to

  • A matrix to help you overcome idea paralysis


  • Making user interviews less daunting and more fun with ready-set-go User Interview templates

  • Survey Canvas - How to get insights, not just answers

  • Instructions for creating your Product Promise Landing Page in a weekend

  • 30 tools to simulate any MVP no matter how techy your industry

  • Marketing Channel Prioritization System to choose your channel without social media overwhelm

  • The Pirate Funnel Template: Don’t let 98% of the traffic on your website slip away - Understand the power of lead magnets and the pirate funnel

  • Mindmap: Create Content Ideas for 6 months in 2 hours

  • Avoiding accounting mess - The accounting system that works for you not against you

  • Tools and templates how to incorporate with confidence without hiring $1,000/hr lawyers

  • Your company dashboard and your Northstar Metric 

  • Recipe for cooking up your first engaging email marketing campaign and how to automate emails

  • A beautiful Workbook with exercises, motivation and explanation each week

  • Beyond colors and fonts - a guide of how to develop your brand, strategy, values and a brand book

  • Business Model Canvas - case studies of different business models and how to test them

  • I need money - funding checklist on which questions to ask before deciding on how to fund your business 

  • Fundraising Strategy 15-step to-do list

  • Investor Pipeline template

  • Hire like a pro - Step by step guide on how to set up a hiring process 

  • Startup Templates, advisor agreements, employee contracts and NDAs to make startup life easy

  • Sales teams - tip sheet on how to get the best performance from your sales team

  • Working with contractors and agencies - what to think about before pulling the trigger

  • Co-Founder decision support framework - Do I need a co-founder?

  • Co-founder Checklist to ensure you talked about everything before s*** hits the fan

  • Startup COO 101 - setting up structure and process for early-stage companies without red tape 

  • Company Update - 5 tips how to structure a concise company update and activate your advisors and  investors

  • Self-care Exercises in each module to keep you happy and healthy


  • Business Readiness Checklist - Are you ready to take the leap?

  • Beautiful Online Platform and App with all course materials

We don't just copy one approach that's proven in the startup world. We use our own concoction of the latest methodologies, proprietary templates, and highly curated resources based on what worked for entrepreneurs and investors who just successfully launched their business, raised funding, or invested in startups.
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"As someone with no experience in business or entrepreneurship, the academy has been the blueprint I needed to make my idea a reality.


It provided the exact steps and the right resources for me to launch my MVP and get the first paying customers.


Anne & her team did a phenomenal job with the content, and choosing the right experts. They supported us every step of the way, answering questions, providing perks, webinars, resources, basically anything we needed.


The 1:1 sessions with Anne were invaluable to get the feedback I needed on my pitch and progress. I'll definitely refer back to the learnings from the academy often as I progress with my business. It's been one of the best decisions I've made. Thank you GUILD academy!"


Lirida Kercelli, Founder Learnable

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leap into entrepreneurship

Each week, you can access a new module of the program.

If after 4 weeks you are not convinced that this program will help you take the leap into entrepreneurship, submit 4 weeks of coursework and we will issue a full refund. We ask for the coursework because we believe in the transformational power of the program and want you to experience it too.

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GUILD Academy Total Value: $21,675

YOUR GUILD Academy investment: $997

Here is what's included in the GUILD Academy

  • 8-Module GUILD Academy Program

This 8-Module system has  been created with 30 of the most relevant experts in entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley 

value $10,000

  • Ready-Set-Go Templates and Checklists

These templates have been developed with entrepreneurs, experts in finance, lawyers and user researchers to bring you the most relevant checklists, templates and guides to launch your business without having to reinvent the wheel

value $5,000

  • Bonus Materials

The bonus materials and masterclasses to build your team and organize your business as well as operating with a company dashboard that investors will appreciate is a mini MBA in business operations in itself.

value $2,675

  • 24/7 startup support for 8 weeks

Get 24/7 guidance and encouragement from our team of startup coaches and experts via chat on the GUILD platform - get your questions answered within hours. No need to wait for the next office hours (which we offer as part of the GUILD membership as well)

value $4,000

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Anne Cocquyt, originally from Stuttgart Germany, is a serial entrepreneur and super-connector in Silicon Valley. After building partnerships for Genentech’s innovation team, she founded her own startups and serves as an advisor to tech startups, digital health startups, a fund, angel investors, and corporate innovators.

"Nothing gives me more joy than seeing founders have breakthroughs, get their first paying customers, raise funding, and build their dream company."

Learn more about Anne HERE

"I have been coached by Anne years ago when I was an Executive in a company but also very recently when I just launched my first business. I keep coming back to her because of her caliber. Her experience as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, community builder, and business coach is simply amazing." 

Claire Saccoccini, Founder at The Graceful app

"I booked Anne for a reason few of you probably will: To get some granular feedback on my consulting platform NeedHop because she’s exploded with bookings in a week’s time! I wanted to understand what was working for her and what we could do. But in that conversation, it became clear to me why so many people are booking her: She had fantastic, no nonsense startup advice. If you are thinking of building something or in the early stages, you won’t regret booking her time. You will regret it if you don’t do it immediately because she’s one of our most popular mentors and books up quickly!"

Sarah Lacy, Founder and CEO Chairman Mom

"Before the coaching call I was a bit anxious to speak with Anne, I had already rescheduled our meeting once and was starting the busiest work week of the year. I was running on 5 hours of sleep and felt guilty pulling myself away from my job.

After the call I was beaming with energy (smiling!), and felt so much clarity with where I wanted to go with my business- and how I was going to get there. Anne helped me break down actionable steps towards a launch, what once seemed like mountains to climb, and I could even start this week. Thank you!" 

Madeline McKinnon, Media Buyer at The Action Network, Aspiring Entrepreneur

"Anne is so incredibly knowledgeable. I came into our meeting thinking that I was going to go in a certain direction with my business. I left our conversation with 4 other great options for other directions I could take. I really feel like my horizon was expanded by talking to Anne."

Courtney Flynn, CEO Supply Chain Savvy

Upgrade the 8-Week Experience with a High-Touch Option

You don't have to do this alone!

Next Cohort starting May 1st

  • 1:1 Coaching

Opt for weekly 1x1 Coaching Calls with Anne Cocquyt or any of our startup system partners in the GUILD Academy during 8-weeks (e.g. legal, branding, marketing, pitch deck review, PR advice, fundraising strategy, ...)

value $3,468

  • Weekly Mastermind Group with like-minded entrepreneurs

Join us at our weekly mastermind group guided by one of our startup experts.

Ask questions, hold each other accountable and learn from the questions in the group.

value $2,500

  • Weekly Ask Me Anything Session with industry superstars

Join weekly Ask Me Anything sessions and ask your questions live in intimate setting


value $2,500

GUILD Academy HIGH ACHIEVER Total Value: $30,143

YOUR Total Investment: $4997

High Achiever
12 monthly payments
one payment
seats are extremely limited

Our company has made such progress since the Guild! Since your class, our team has flourished and we have the most amazing partnerships and are in go to market strategy after we get through the regulatory pathway. We have partnered with a company that will manufacture our custom kiosk. 


We are opening up a Friends and Family round (and possibly the right angel).


Hope all is well with you! I just want to thank you for your awesome course - it was a game-changer and it made us pivot in the right direction. 


Amber Norbeck , Co-Founder of Aspir (now Opio Connect)

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Dr. Julie Hakim,

MD and Medical Director of Femtech Focus

Participating in the Femtech Edition of the Guild Academy 8 week virtual accelerator course gave me essentially everything I wish I had not learned the hard way!


The information presented was perfectly distilled and action-oriented. The pacing of the curriculum, the inspirational speakers provided prescient take-ways, the access to experts and the ability to ask focused questions pertaining to my startup was absolutely invaluable to me and my team.


I think everyone who is considering a startup or business, who is currently in one, or who needs some additional focused training, should go through this accelerator.


You will up-level everything you know or thought you knew about the science and art of creating and sustaining a successful business. Do yourself and your team a favor - sign up, invest the time, and get ready to 10x what you are capable of. 

For our crowdfunding campaign we did hit our first $50k and are now continuing to raise which is exciting.


We actually launch sales this Friday with 30% off sitewide. We just signed deal with a large medical group to offer our products through their member network which should be incredible for distribution and have now signed a few retailers.  Very exciting stuff. It was over a year ago we started so it's truly amazing to be here now, even though Covid.


And I even won a pitch event I just did thanks to all your feedback and practice opportunities :)

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Davina Kaonohi, CEO and co-founder of Element Apothec

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January Edwards, Digital Marketing Specialist

I’ve been in the business world for over 5 years now and I’ve come across different courses and programs that aim to help founders to build and grow their business.


After going through the Guild summer academy, I can definitely say that the GUILD is amazingly different! 

The modules contain just the right amount of material and information you need to go through every phase of building a startup. There are lots of added benefits like the community of supportive and inspiring founders, 4-week sprints, and amazing events with thought leaders.


My 1:1 session with Anne really helped me streamline and define my interest and passion. I can’t recommend the GUILD Academy enough and Anne is just wonderful!  


Oh, and I got to know the GUILD via a recommendation. Goes to show how much members really value what the Guild offers. 

"This program is truly one of a kind - it's nothing short of extraordinary. I feel prepared every time I walk into a business meeting (for my startup) and without a doubt in my mind the GUILD Academy helped me feel that way.

One of my favorite aspects of the academy are the AMA sessions with an industry superstar."

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Hallie Salko, Founder of Bluppy

The Guild Academy is helping me get started on my business idea from scratch. It's saving me so much time from having to read endless resources and figuring things out by trial-and-error. The experts bring in their valuable experience from working with so many entrepreneurs/startups.

Thank you for the encouragement already Anne. I already feel different – understood, and among like-minded help. This company feels like the work I will spend the rest of my life delivering. But it is a hard fit with other programs. I feel at home already! Diving in to my modules now. Thank you again!

You feed my motivation. You opened my eyes and it helped me to walk on the right direction.

This week was so incredibly helpful in helping me realize exactly what I need to focus on both now and later down the line in my business model! It is awesome to see everything coming together so cohesively as we move forward in the program!

I absolutely love the GUILD Academy materials (packed with nuggets of wisdom) and the guest speakers are super helpful. This journey is amazing, I learned so much. It challenges me in so many ways, nudging me to be courageous, and yes, the journey is indeed the reward!

Terrific resources, tools, and weekly challenges push me to take actual steps and help me to get closer to my dream. Plus the opportunity to ask questions and receive support anytime :-)


Thank you!!

This Accelerator is exactly what I needed.  Girlfriends are a great personal support system, but only other female entrepreneurs can truly understand what you are going through. They are kindred spirits who understand the journey, will hold you accountable, and are a community you can call when you need an ear.

This was the most useful session on pitches. I learned a lot just by listening to the investor’s feedback.

Hear what GUILD members say 

I wanted to let you know that from the founder/funder session, I got to meet a VC and they are making an investment. Thanks so much.

Highly actionable sessions at SERENDIPITY. Transformational experience with high quality content and the same incredible attendees of high caliber that I am matched with on the GUILD. I loved the diversity and relevance of every session.

We met Jill Bourque, Founder & CEO of Rushhtix, at last year’s Serendipity conference which resulted in an investment. Thanks to the Guild and Serendipity for connecting amazing founders & funders together.

Being a startup starting from scratch, it was important to hear stories from others, and be apprised of the available resources, and the support network. This is encouraging because many times I do not know what I do know, now I know of outlets who can assist.

I truly felt like I was not only learning from experts, but that they truly valued and supported me

Best virtual conference experience I've had so far!

Simply an inspiring and humbling experience being at SERENDIPITY 2020! I am so grateful to be part of a global community of like-minded female leaders & entrepreneurs, who are making an impact by being trailblazers, catalysts, thought leaders.

Thanks to the GUILD founder funder program, I got introduced to a company I invested in at the beginning of Aletta Angels

  • Which program is the right one for me?
    If you are an efficient self-learner, get the book DARE TO LAUNCH at and the accompanying workbook. The SELF LEARNER program is right for you if you like to listen to videos, get instructions, set a schedule and work your way from one module to the next while also having access to a community, curated resources and templates, asking questions and getting positive and constructive feedback on your exercises. The SUPER CHARGE program is the perfect fit if you need a little more motivation and want a set schedule to at least once a week check in with our host Anne and a small group of like-minded entrepreneurs. You like learning from others by listen and asking your own questions. You will also get real-time feedback 24/7 during the first 2 months joining the program. The self-learner and super charge participants can apply to pitch at the end of the program at the showcase with investors.
  • I don't know if my idea is good enough to start a business. Will the Academy help me with this?
    Yes! The first module in the GUILD Academy is built for entrepreneurs who are still choosing their idea. You will learn how to sort through your overwhelming flurry of ideas and get to a point where you feel confident to take one idea through the program. Entrepreneurship is all about test and trial. And now you have a group of people who can cheer you. Charmaigne said: "I keep going back and forth between the question if this is a great idea or the dumbest idea ever. In today's mastermind call I was so happy to hear from another entrepreeurs that she thinks my idea has legs and she connected me to her sister who is exactly my target cusotmer."
  • I am not rich - can I start a business?
    Yes, you can! You don't need a rich uncle or aunt in order to build a successful scalable business. In the academy you will learn ... If your idea can gain traction with paying users early on How much investment it will take you to get the company to be profitable Where you can find investment and which investment is right for you How much you want to have saved before making a bold move If your business is venture-fundable and how to go about the fundraising process
  • Why do I need to apply?
    We want to work with entrepreneurs who are committed to launching and we want to make sure you're the right fit for the program. We usually receive more applications than we have space in the program. We also want to be sure that we don't invite competitors into the same group because our goal is to create a save space for everybody to openly share in group sessions.
  • Do I need an MBA to start my own company?
    We dubbed this program miniMBA for first-time entrepreneurs for a reason: We do not believe that you need academic education in order to start and run a successful business. In fact, the current academic program is ready for disruption. Who needs to know about macro-economy when you want to start a busines? We focus on VERY tactical and practical eduction in the GUILD academy from near-peers and investors who live in the heart of entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • I have a full-time job - can I start a business on the side?
    Many have done it before you! You are not the first to start thinking about an idea and testing the waters before taking the leap. Nor should you take the leap before you undertand startup fundamentals! That's how Bianca Gates from Birdies did it: She launched her slipper company during her time at Facebook and once a shipment of slippers showed up at her door, she asked Sheryl Sandberg herself if it was ok to start a busienss on the side. She got a "go ahead" and 6 months later she left to raise funding and build a successful fashion brands that is worn by Meghan Markle and Sarah Jessica Parker. Check these interviews with Bianca Gates and other Fashion Founders and learn how they started their businesses.
  • Will I be able to get advice directly from Anne?
    You can ask any question in the program's activity feed and get answers from Anne and the GUILD team 24/7 within hours so you are never stuck! You get to meet Anne in weekly live group sessions with a limited number of participants to you get your question answered. The sessions are scheduled to fit any time zone. Anne offers a special 1:1 startup advice add-on for GUILD Academy participants.
  • How much time should I plan for this program each week? Can I pause?
    We recommend that you budget 5 - 10 hrs per week. This is for the content and video module, digging into additional content, attending the live sessions and for your workbook exercises. We ensure that you set goals at the beginning of the program. Depending on your goals your time effort will differ widely. Some weeks will be more intensive with regard to your tasks than others. Building a startup is not a small task and we will help you create a plan and set expectations with regards to outcomes as well as time commitment at the beginning of the program. You'll have lifetime access to the GUILD curriculum.
  • Do you offer scholarships?
    Please submit your application and send us an email indicating that you're interested in a scholarship. We encourage all entrepreneurs of all walks of life and backgrounds or geographical regions to apply regardless of economic circumstances and location. Seats are extremely limited and reserved for founders who truly need the financial support. We may ask for a repayment of the scholarship if the business makes a certain amount of revenue in the 12 months following the program. Multiple options are available.
  • Who is the prefect candidate for the GUILD Academy?
    The Academy is right for you if you ... Are someone with a business that can scale beyond your local home market Have a product in the market at the prototyping stages but have not yet raised funding Are willing to put in the hard work Want to build something that can scale while being conscious of your core values Know that you need to ask questions Are curious about funding options Are willing and able to take direction Are curious and open-minded to discover your users' pain Are ready to discover your own limitations and ready to ask for support Want to learn from others in a group Do well in an online program where self-discipline is a prerequisite The Academy is not right for you if ... Think you already know everything there is about entrepreneurship Want to make a quick buck Have a hard time taking advice and getting feedback Are a coach looking for ways to grow Want to sell to the participants in the academy Are an investor - we have opportunities for you to get to know our founders in other ways Bring negativity to the group - it can be hard to be an entrepreneur, but we focus on solutions, not dwelling in pain :) The academy can have therapeutical effects for many of our founders because entrepreneurship is full of emotional ups and downs and especially our high-touch 1:1 coaching programs and study hall sessions address these aspects. However, if you are in need of therapy, please find a healthcare professional who is licensed and able to support you.
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Let us talk about Consumer Testimonials for a moment.

Your results from the GUILD Academy may vary from consumer testimonials listed on this page. Many companies fail, especially in the startup space. We know that only a fraction of companies get funded by Venture Capitalists. Your results will be based on your goals, your level of effort, your business savvy, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, your market, timing and many other factors. Since this differs for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success, results, income or fundraising results, nor are we responsible for your success or failure.

It takes lots of time, effort, and dedication to build a scalable startup. We believe that we provide you with an incredible program to achieve your desired results, and the testimonials from recent participants in the program agree.

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