I wanted to pull the curtain back a bit on Education at UpTech to help founders get a better idea of what to expect. Startup Education at UpTech is comprised of the following elements:
- Investable Criteria Curriculum
- Startup Education Workshops
- Weekly Team Meetings
- One-on-one Coaching
Investable Criteria Curriculum
UpTech offers founders a top notch curriculum with the right content at the right time that develops tangible skills and equips founders with tools/tactics. Founders walk away with the ability to effectively start and operate a startup business. It’s a mini-MBA. The foundation is a home-grown visual map of what skills each startup needs to learn on their way to becoming an investable startup. There’s no more guessing or fear of the unknown. It provides founders (and UpTech) a quick way to assess a startup’s readiness.
A common question: ‘What if I’ve already learned this?’ Great! We encourage our founders to solidify their skills by helping to teach each other and help improve our program. That said, skills and principles in business are always changing so we know everyone gets a ton out of our curriculum no matter how much they think they already know.
Startup Education Workshops
We take a hands-on approach to learning at UpTech by asking our founders to work on their business while they learn. The weekly workshops are taught by our staff and external subject matter experts. We align the topics with what our founders need so we never run our education program the same way, twice. We have at least one session per week, but often we’ll fill our Friday mornings with 3 or 4 sessions to cram in as much content as we can.
Weekly Team Meetings
Every week we meet as a cohort. This time is designed to get everyone together to share what worked that week, what didn’t work that week, how their business is progressing and how they’re doing personally. How is this education you may ask? Well, we know that by bringing together a diverse group always results in diversity of thought and experience. We take the best of that diversity to optimize the program and how each cohort learns.
We’ve found the weekly meetings to be one of the most important aspects of the program as the teams learn from one another.
This one straddles the worlds of guidance and education in my book. I’ve included it here simply because founders learn a ton in our weekly one-on-one sessions through clarity of topics, filling in gaps and/or exploring a topic even further. Our mentors also help fill in tons of gaps.
Like all education, you’ll get out what you put into it. We ask a lot from our founders, but we know we’ve found the right balance between learning and doing.
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