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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

  • Simplify your complex business issues using our focused growth framework.

  • Accelerate traction with a simple and systematic approach..

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

  • Reduce time spent in meetings by up to 50%.

  • Boost your team's productivity and alignment with OKRs and Strategy tools.

  • Grow your team with effective coaching and training.

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

Course curriculum

What you will learn

    1. From chaos to structured growth: What you'll get out of this course

    2. How we'll work

    3. Before you get started...

    4. How to get support

    1. The benefits of Growth Marketing

    2. What is Growth Marketing

    3. Quiz 1

    4. The problem with funnels and what to do about it

    5. Growth Mindset

    6. Growth Experiment Case Study

    7. Course Resources

    1. How to measure experiments

    2. North Star

    3. Pirate Metrics I

    4. Pirate Metrics II

    5. One Metric that Matters (OMTM): How to Get Laser Focused

    1. Understand the Growth Marketing process

    2. Analyze: Where will growth come from?

    3. Ideate: Coming up with ideas

    4. Prioritize: Pick the most promising ideas

    5. Test your ideas

    6. Set Up an Experiment Board

    1. Using soft and hard data to drive growth

    2. How to Leverage Data and User Feedback

    3. How-to guides to set up your analytics tools

    1. Three Keys to Traction and Growth Acceleration

    2. Winning the right customers

    3. Acquisition

    4. Identify your Growth Channels

    5. Activation

    6. Revenue

    7. Retention

    8. 25 Overlooked Tactics to Grow Your Audience and Customer Base

About this course

  • €197,00
  • 46 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

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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What people are saying

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."

Nadim Choucair

Founder | 2030 Cabinet

"Michel really knows how to help you focus and act on your top priorities. He's action-oriented and draws on a really diverse business expertise to help you challenge your assumptions on what is the most impactful thing to work on."

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.”

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!"

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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?

    Anytime. This is a self-paced course. So you can join right away!


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