Design a startup that runs like clockwork

Accelerate traction, align your team, hit the growth stage

Are you having a tough time keeping your team focused on your startup's main challenges? Are you struggling to balance customer acquisition, marketing, product development, and operations? In this course, you will learn to design your startup to hit the growth stage faster. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, you will gain confidence, use tools to align effectively your team, and adopt a smart growth mindset.

Course Outcomes

Here's what you can expect to learn in this course

  • Get clarity on what moves your business forward

  • Stop guessing and accelerate traction by bringing consistency and predictability

  • Simplify your complex business issues using our focused growth framework

  • Boost your team's productivity and alignment

  • Rapidly prioritize and solve key issues so that they do not reappear

  • Grow your team with effective coaching and training.

  • Make better and faster decisions

How does it work

You'll learn key concepts and tools through short video lectures and highly practical activities. You'll be able to take advantage of our experience as we will give you direct feedback on your assignments. To further support your progress, you'll have the opportunity to join our community of change makers to exchange ideas and share learnings.
Growth Leap Certificate

What's inside GROWTH LEAP

  • 6 Complete Modules (25+ video lessons)

    Our lessons are short and designed for busy people. They help you learn rapidly key concepts and tools with a fun and varied approach.

  • Live session with startup builders

    At the end of our course, you join a 2-hour session with experienced growth leaders. We walk you through real-life examples and models.

  • Proven Tools

    For each of our system's core areas, you get tools that you can use now. You can immediately implement them in your startup and apply right away what you learned.

  • Growth Ideas

    Driving growth is so much easier when you don't have to manage every single aspect of your startup. We’ll save you time by giving you proven ways to grow.

  • Certification

    By the end of the course you will earn your "Growth Leap for Tech Startups" certification. A great way to upgrade your skills and share your accomplishment on your Linkedin profile.

  • Community

    Join our exclusive community. As they test and implement what they learned, we encourage our students to share their own experience and wins so you can learn from each other.

Course curriculum

What you will learn

    1. Welcome to Growth Leap

    2. How This Course Works

    1. Course Overview

    2. Course Resources | Week 1

    3. Adopt a Growth Mindset

    4. How to Design Your Startup for High Performance and Impact

    5. Piloting Your Startup with Fly-by-Wire

    6. Join our community

    1. Lesson 1: The System

    2. The SPES Model

    3. How SPES Will Make You a Better Leader PART I

    4. How SPES Will Make You a Better Leader PART II

    5. Lesson 1: Quiz

    6. Try: Practice using the SPES Model

    1. Lesson 2: Focus & Work on the Right Things

    2. The Danger of Hustling

    3. Identify your Top Challenges

    4. Diagnostic Tool

    5. Lesson 2: Quiz

    6. Assignment: What are your top challenges

    1. Lesson 3: Get a Clear Strategy with our True North

    2. Introduction to the True North

    3. OKRs - The secret to executing on your strategy

    4. OKRs Tracker

    5. How to Develop OKRs with your team in 15 minutes

    6. How to implement successfully OKRs in your startup

    7. Lesson 3: Quiz

    8. Assignment: Set you own OKRs

    9. Additional Strategy Resources

    1. Lesson 4: Product Strategy, Prioritization, and Rapid Testing

    2. Positioning or Where to Play

    3. Examples of Product Positioning

    4. Prioritizing your ideas

    5. Prioritization Frameworks

    6. How to Leverage Data and User Feedback

    7. Managing Assumptions

    8. Rapid and Cost-Effective Testing

    9. Testing Methods Examples

    10. Speed Up Product Development with GIST

About this course

  • €279,00
  • 84 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content

What people are saying

Tilman Kemper

Manager Venture Development | APX

“I really like how intuitive the SPES model is and how it can be implemented almost instantly in a startup.”

Sallyann Della Casa

Founder & CEO | GLEAC

"Michel is a solid experienced sounding board and helps me cut through the noise. The tools helped me stay on track and measure whether I am hitting the company's strategic goals or not. It helped me get clarity."

Megesh Vaidun

Startup Founder |

"Exactly what founders need. Most comprehensive course out there, liked it fully! The best part is that it includes frameworks and templates. It's super useful!"

Meet your Instructor

Global Managing Director, plista & Strategic Advisor, Stun and Awe Michel Gagnon

Michel Gagnon is Strategic Advisor at Stun and Awe and Global Managing Director of plista, WPP's native advertising specialist, Business mentor APX (Axel Springer & Porsche) & GreenTech Alliance. Over the past 15 years, he’s helped hundreds of companies from around the world scale and expand into new markets. He brings a truly unique point of view to business management having gained a broad work experience in a variety of company types and markets. - Publicly-listed companies, Big 4 Consulting Firm, Startups - China, Europe, and North America - Adtech and Media, Edtech, Greentech, Management Consulting, Aerospace, Mobility


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  • Who is this course for?

    This course was specifically designed for tech startups teams who have gained some traction, but still struggle manage a structured and more predictable business. You’re a founder, CXO or team lead of a tech startup looking to accelerate traction and hit the growth stage. You’re looking for a step-by-step system that can streamline your operations, simplify your business, and accelerate growth. You're action oriented and thrive on implementing what you learn so that you can start seeing results from day 1. You're looking for a new approach to running a business that includes having a positive impact on the environment and community.

  • For how long do I have access to the course content?

    You have lifetime access from the date of purchase.

  • When can I start?

    GROWTH LEAP Complete, our first cohort will start in 8 March with a live workshop on 25 March 2021.

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