Startup Executive Academy – Bringing A Stanford Professor To Salzburg

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From 4 to 10 July 2019, the Startup Executive Academy brings top professors and experienced executives together with passionate founders to focus on go-to-market topics. Apply now to become part of a world-class Startup Network!

Starting a new business brings many challenges with it: from finding a viable product to marketing and selling it to customers – founders constantly face potential pitfalls. While all these decisions are crucial in building a successful company, the location of a business has become an increasingly important factor too.

European startups are often thought to be lagging behind their US-based counterparts – an aspect that Andreas Spechtler, founder of the Startup Executive Academy (SEA) and CEO of Silicon Castles, the company behind the program, had in mind when building the Academy. Spechtler has experience in both the corporate and the startup world, qualifying him to know what a founding team needs to build a globally successful company.

Baba Shiv: Lead Professor At SEA

For the third time, the SEA brings Baba Shiv, a world-leading marketing professor from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, to Salzburg’s Castle of Urstein. Shiv and Spechtler developed a curriculum for the Startup Executive Academy that is tailored to the needs of startup founders and executives. „The Startup Executive Academy was amazing and totally changed my thinking about how to create a company and what is really important to be successful. I was able to implement a lot from the lectures and the experience of the other executives into my new startup. Also, we had a lot of fun at „our castle“. I can totally recommend this academy to any founder”, said Zeynep Demirbilek, CEO of Service Club.

The Startup Executive Academy aims to equip startup founders and executives with the tools they need to accelerate their business. Through hands-on sessions from pricing to investment proposals, participants are prepared to compete internationally.

Ongoing Network Support After 5 Days Go-To-Market Crash Course

Whether you are a first time entrepreneur, early-stage or scale-up business, the SEA is a 5 days go-to-market crash course packed with valuable information and actionable learnings everyone needs to create a prosperous business. After graduating from SEA, startups will become members of The Circle – a network that stays in touch to support each other.

Participants also profit from access to top executives, former managers, and entrepreneurs from leading companies such as Google, Dolby, Sony, Porsche, Huawei, Spencer Stuart, PWC, McKinsey, and more.

In short, here’s what’s in it for startup founders & executives:

  • 5-day course to accelerate business and inspire growth
  • Education by Stanford, a world-class Faculty
  • Get together with a selected group of like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Hands-on sessions from ricing to an investment proposal
  • Deepening knowledge, developing skills
  • Learn how to overcome startup-specific challenges
  • Yoga & meditation classes to become more successful

On July 10, the last day of the Startup Executive Academy, the Academy opens up for Corporate Day, where startups have the opportunity to present their ideas to Corporates, VCs, and Business Angels.

To participate in the Startup Executive Academy, apply by 27 June at sea2019.com.



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