Conceive—90-Day Intensive

Prepare for start-up success before leaving your full-time gig.

What if you could design a breakthrough startup by studying the market from a radically new perspective?

CONCEIVE is a 3 months intensive program designed to help you open a new kind of sense for perceiving major breakdowns and see within them hidden opportunities for building game-changing startups. In this program I will help you see these openings and develop a business model for your startup.

During this program, customized to your own natural skills and experience, you will study and observe the world together with me from a radically different perspective. Together we will bring to existence a brilliant flash of genius, an idea, a fulgor, and a real possibility of building a new better world with your innovation.

I will help you prepare for launching something important in the world. You will learn skills much required in the game of building a successful enterprise from the seed of your idea.

We will start with a 1-day orientation (in-person or by zoom) where we will learn about each other and together set the direction of the CONCEIVE program for you. We will meet weekly by Zoom or in person for 1-hour. At the end of every month, we will have a half day conference to review and reset direction.

What does it take?

CONCEIVE is a rigorous program with a rich curriculum and milestones. You will learn to observe, assess, criticize, and test serious business opportunities from a perspective radically different from the one’s taught in MBA schools. You will develop a new kind of sense for innovation in the 21st century. Anticipate reading, writing, listening, and conversational exercises.

You will spend roughly 5-10 hours per week (60-120 hours total) on conversations and homework during this program. The program is designed as a 3-month intensive. You can take 3 extra months to finish it. The more effort you put in, the more you will get out. I will match your natural speed in learning and execution. There will be no extra cost for you to stretch the program. The value of your startup depends on the work you do here. I expect you to take it seriously. The success of our investments depends on our full-on participation.

CONCEIVE is a dynamic program. I will observe your growth and customize your program trajectory as appropriate.

By the end of this program, you will have:

- Learned critical skills in observing, diagnosing, and mapping opportunities for building startups with soul.

- A clear picture of what you will be doing for the next 3-5 years with your entrepreneurial career. You will have a direction for your startup.

- A business model and an articulated value proposition ready to present to seed stage investors.

- A roadmap for the development of leadership and communication skills needed for building a successful startup.

- Any other outcomes we will agree upon at the beginning of the program, customized to your abilities and situation.

- As a bonus, I will introduce you to a new operating model for observing action and becoming super-effective with producing results.

This program is available as both in-person, remote, or mixed-mode collaboration.

Program Costs & Investment Offer

The cost for the CONCEIVE program is $50,000.

If you would like to take this program, you have two choices:

Option 1. You can either pay the entire amount before the program starts. You invest fully in your startup and you own 100% of the equity. All IP we invent together, belongs to you and your organization.

Option 2. Pay $10,000* of the total costs in cash before the program starts and give me a right to invest the rest—$40,000—at the end of the program into your start-up at $1 million post-money valuation via common stock Upon your business launch, you own 96% and Conceivian 4% of the equity.**

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* Full refund if after the first meeting we determine we are not the right partners for each other.

** If, for any reason, I choose not to invest in your startup at the end of the program, you will not owe me the remaining amount of $40k. I will write it off.

You will pay for your own 1) books recommended during the course and 2) travel expenses related to the program.

If you would like discuss further, let us schedule a meeting. I look forward to hearing from you.