We’ve created multiple startups from scratch and have experienced success and failure. This contrast allowed us to see patterns in why startups succeed and why they don’t. We took these insights and created a startup school because we want others to experience startup success too.
Join Insight Academy & Learn How To Build A Successful Startup
Learn How To…
Develop great ideas
Assemble a team of co-founders
Develop and test prototypes or MVPs (Minimum Viable Products)
Get traction with customers
Design a winning business model
Cultivate a resilient mindset
Attract the resources you need to change the world
Our Approach: Get An MBC
Our founders are real-world practitioners and some have MBAs from the best business schools. Most MBAs don’t teach you how to build a startup. In fact, an MBA or Masters of Business Administration assumes there is a business to administer. What if the business doesn’t exist yet? We created a proven program to fill this gap. When you graduate from the Insight Academy, you have an MBC: A Masters Of Business Creation.
The Secret To Startup Success
All of our mentors have created startups from scratch. We believe that’s the only way to learn how to build a startup. Our mentors are highly-trained Senseis, persons born before another.
A startup is a creative pursuit and a personal expression. If you want to experience startup success, you must cultivate a resilient mindset. No one succeeds without one.
Business Model Design
We've created a proven process for designing a winning business model. We call our method Insight-Driven Iteration. We apply this approach ourselves and our startup success rate is 100 times higher than the leading startup accelerator.
How It Works
Add Knowledge & Skills - Take one of our courses to under the guidance of our experienced, serial entrepreneurs. Learn how to cultivate a resilient mindset, get traction with customers and design a winning business model.
Test & Validate Your Idea - Learn how to design and execute well-crafted experiments with customers to test and refine your business model.
Determine If A Startup Is For You - Startups aren’t for everybody. Our courses are hands-on experiences, which gave you a good sense for what it would be like to build a startup for real.
Apply To Join The Studio & Reach The Next Level - Once you have evidence that your business model is working, you can apply to join our startup studio and take your skills and startup to the next level.
Receive Advanced Training & Access To Investors - As part of our startup studio, you will get access to advanced training, one-on-one mentoring, more customer traction and participation in investor pitch events to provide the resources you need to change the world.
Lead Mentor: Dave Linhardt
Founder & CEO of InsightStudios
Founded eight startups before InsightStudios
Successfully bootstrapped seven startups to profitability
Achieved 100% startup success rate with Maverick Direct Marketing, his first startup studio
Generated a combined 1,460x cash-over-cash return across five startups
Helped create a billion dollar unicorn as a product manager at AT&T Wireless
Successfully turned around two multi-million dollar divisions at Yesmail and Experian
Insight Academy Delivers Positive Impact
The biggest difference between our programs and traditional education is that we focus on outcomes. Investing in an Insight Academy course is the best investment you can make in yourself. Based on historical performance, taking an Insight Academy course creates over $2 million in value for each student or startup team.
* Based on historical experience mentoring newbie entrepreneurs and comparing with other entrepreneurs that did not take an Insight Academy course.
** This is the expected value of the startup valuation based on the probability of revenue and a typical $4,000,000 pre-money valuation for a startup with traction. Expected value = % probability * $4,000,000.
*** Assumes full-time employment making $100,000 per year. Opportunity cost is equal to time spent on startup times employment salary or $100,000 * 36 months on average = $300,000.
Students’ level of success in our program depends mostly on their attitude and effort. Obviously, we cannot guarantee startup success. However, we’ve shown your probability of success is higher when you take an Insight Academy course versus building a startup on your own.
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Take A Course & Learn Valuable Skills
Insight Academy has a number of startup courses for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to change the world. Our courses focus on what matters without all the fluff. We have online, offline and hybrid courses that are both. Browse our course catalog and find the best fit for you.
Join A Sweat Equity Team At InsightStudios & Gain Valuable Experience
InsightStudios developed a powerful Sweat Equity program for aspiring entrepreneurs who don’t have an idea they are passionate about and they want to gain experience and learn our methodology. Qualified candidates can work as apprentices under a serial entrepreneur as part of the team. We provide three levels of commitment - 10, 20 or 40 hours a week depending on your schedule. Apply now and join our startup studio family!
Attend Our Meetups
Our meetups are a great way to get advice, free mentorship, learn a proven approach to building successful startups and meet other entrepreneurs. Check out our meetup schedule and signup to attend one of our meetups. Let us know if you want a meetup in your city and we will see what we can do to create a meetup in your area.