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Startup MBA

Test your business idea in just one weekend.

Limited number of places, available on a first come first serve basis.


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Want to start your own business?

No matter how good your idea, it can be difficult to make the first step…

Stop daydreaming. Join a community of aspiring entrepreneurs to help you move from thinking to doing.

In 2 days, let’s launch a business idea.

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What is the Startup MBA Weekend?

Saturday: a deep dive into the concepts behind starting your own business quickly, cheaply and effectively.

Sunday: build and ship your startup idea to the world.

Who's it for?

  • Frustrated wantrepreneurs: remove your blockers
  • Community lovers: build your network
  • Advice hunters: get top tips from experts
  • Doers: make it happen

What do you get?

  • 2 full days of courses
  • Rapid-fire topics, tools & pitching with your Escape Leader
  • Next steps plan
  • Exclusive Slack community channel
  • Special Escape Hero guest speaker
  • The Escape Guide to Starting Up, t-shirt & mug
  • Homemade lunches

“An inspiring and practical experience – a time when you will make concrete steps towards getting out of your own way and making your startup dream a reality.”


“A complete priority for anyone feeling there is more for them and they are in any danger of not reaching their potential on their current path.”


“It will help you clear your head, get shit done, and have fun along the way.”


How will the weekend run?

Saturday: Set up & plan

Session 1: Walk your own path. What is the right type of business for you to start?

Session 2: How to manage your personal risk on the entrepreneurial path?

Session 3: “Eat. Pray. Ideate” How do you communicate genuinely exciting business ideas?

Session 4: The only business plan you’ll ever need

Session 5: How do you figure out who your customers are and what they want?

Session 6: Evening CoWorking blitz (optional)

Sunday: Execute

Morning: Build fast, launch ugly. Creating a brand that speaks to your customers.

Afternoon: “Race to first revenue”. How to find and secure your first customers. Then pitch your startup!

Evening: Evening CoWorking blitz (optional)

Hosted by…

Startup Experts

Dom Jackman

Dom Jackman escaped a career in management consulting to launch Escape the City. Dom’s startup superpowers include: bootstrapping new businesses, financial modeling, testing assumptions and MVPs.

Startup Experts

Skye Robertson

Skye Robertson is Head of International Expansion and Chief Strategist for Escape the City. Skye’s startup superpowers include: social enterprise, business strategy, PR and policy.

Cost + Dates


$300 for the full weekend.

Includes lunches, tea, coffee, and snacks.


The next Startup MBA takes place:

Summer, 2017

The program is held in a co-working space in Central Manhattan.

Limited to 30 places, available on a first come first serve basis.

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