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According to Business Insider, 99.6% of startups who apply to the leading startup accelerator fail. Yet some entrepreneurs seem to defy the odds and find startup success.
What separates successful startups from failures are those entrepreneurs who discover good business models for their startups. Without a good business model, entrepreneurs can get lost in the forest of infinite options and possibilities. Unless entrepreneurs find and validate a solid business model before time and money runs out, their startup will surely fail.
There are a lot of distractions when building a new company. What matters are simply two things 1) finding product-market fit and 2) finding a scalable path to customers. In other words, what matters is finding a good business model. Nothing else matters.
Learn A Proven Process For Creating A Successful Startup
After creating 11 startups from scratch and building four corporate sponsored business units, we've developed a proven process for creating a successful startup. As an evolution in lean startup and design thinking, our proprietary process lowers the risk of startup ventures and dramatically increases the odds of success. Unlike most startups, our startups are profitable. This is due to the rigor of our process and the experienced judgment of our entrepreneurs (Senseis).
Features & Benefits
A proven, iterative process for uncovering customer insight and integrating it into the business model to achieve startup success.
100x higher startup success rate versus the leading startup accelerator
100 to 1,000x more capital efficient than traditional seed & venture investing
- Detailed methodology for running customer experiments, measuring behavior and validating customer problems, solutions and scalable acquisition channels
- A fundamentally sound process for creating a profitable startup that you can apply for the rest of your life
How It Works
When you signup at FounderSensei, you make an easy assessment of where you are in your startup journey. Our process is personalized for each startup and entrepreneur, helping them make the most progress with the minimum amount of effort. By helping you focus on the right things, entrepreneurs make more progress than they ever could on their own.
Insight-Driven Iteration Assessment Process
FounderSensei Is Not An Accelerator. It's 100x Better.
Who We Work With
We work with first-time and experienced entrepreneurs who are working on startups from concept to $100,000 in monthly revenue
Startup businesses can be in any industry - technology, physical products, services or anything else
Our process applies to any business with customers
What Others Are Saying About FounderSensei
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Sensei (SEN-say) means person born before another
We teach entrepreneurs how to build profitable startups
We are experienced entrepreneurs. We've created 11 startups so far. We bootstrapped our last five consecutive startups to profitability without any outside capital, a feat that had a 1 in 32 quadrillion probability of success (1/2000)^5. Our best bootstrap outcome generated a 1200x cash-over-cash return. We did this using a proprietary methodology we invented called Insight-Driven Iteration, which is an evolution of lean startup and design thinking principles. We have taken everything we’ve learned about building startups and have put it into the FounderSensei program.
Products & Services
All of our products and services contain the our complete Insight-Driven Iteration methodology. We deliver this powerful content and approach in different products based on your budget requirements and best method of learning.
$29 per month
An online platform that teaches you how to build a profitable startup for less than you're spending at Starbucks. Includes the entire course content for learning the Insight-Driven Iteration process.
Teaches you how to find a scalable, repeatable business model for your startup
- eLearning content and instructional videos from experienced entrepreneurs who have created profitable businesses from scratch
- Access to tools and software platform that guides you through the validation process to make your startup successful
$290 for 2 hours
Personalized, 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced, serial entrepreneur who is a passionate teacher and practitioner. All sessions are live & personalized for your situation.
- Live 1-on-1 sessions with a startup coach that helps you develop and execute a plan for startup success
- Learn our proven method for building a profitable startup based on lessons completely customized for your situation & increase your odds of success
- Gain clear understanding of how to navigate through your startup journey and stay focused on what matters
$950 for six week class
This is our basic training class for new entrepreneurs. Learn how to build a startup in a live, online class with a group of your peers who are new startup Founders at the same stage.
- Online class via video conference in a group learning environment with 5 to 15 other entrepreneurs
- Defined curriculum that teaches you how to build a successful startup. Customized lessons and content based on your individual startup situation
- Develop muscle memory so the process becomes second nature. Develop strong network of fellow entrepreneurs that last a lifetime.
$2900 for 30 hours
Are you having difficulty making progress due to lack of bandwidth? Hire an experienced entrepreneur on a temporary basis to move your startup forward.
- Add an experienced entrepreneur to your team to help you accomplish critical tasks
- Break through barriers by defining products, building MVPs and getting traction with customers based on insights from customer experiments
- Define scope of services at a fixed time and fixed price to keep you under budget and help conserve your resources