8 Week Program To Acquire High Life Time Value Customers.

Level 4: Growth Marketing Accelerator

For entrepreneurs ready to scale customer acquisition and operations.

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Admissions Process

Invite Only Auditions


StartupRunner's growth marketing accelerator program is an 8-week intensive process to effectively grow any type of business. You must attend a Level 3: Bootcamp to audition for Level 4: Growth Marketing Accelerator. If you're selected StartupRunner's team will spend 8 weeks with your business tackling the daunting task of a) acquiring high LTV customers, b) hiring the best talent, c) scaling your operations. Fail to acquire high LTV customers - you can forget about all other growth activities.

Through our growth marketing curriculum, platform, group/peer learning, bespoke mentorship and hands on help from Derick Thompson & Thani Sokka you'll get done the work that separates the top 10% of entrepreneurs building profitable businesses from the 90% that fail.

"We teach entrepreneurs to navigate the constantly changing environment in and around their business. Customers change, markets change, product requirements change...what doesn't change is the need for an entrepreneur to effectively listen to the voice of their customers and then manage the sales, marketing, product and finance activities of their business. We invest in entrepreneurs because we rely on them to create a consistent return on our invest over the long haul."

Derick Thompson
Founder, StartupRunner


You'll learn the frameworks essential for your entrepreneurial career.

  • Growth Marketing

    As an entrepreneur you need a data driven sales and marketing framework so that you can generate prospects, turn prospects into qualified leads and convert leads into high lifetime value customers.

  • Build a Profitable Business

    As an entrepreneur you need a business building framework so that you can measure product-market fit.

  • Scrum

    As an entrepreneur you need a project management framework so that your team can work effectively.

  • Business Model Canvas

    As an entrepreneur you need a business model framework so that you can validate your business is sustainable.

  • Investor Readiness

    As entrepreneurs you need an investor framework so that you can attract value investors.


You'll dedicate 10 hours a week to grow your business during program.


No Programming

You need time to focus on getting your business off to a good week. No official programing.


Growth Workshops

Morning group workshops where we cover a critical section from the StartupRunner growth marketing cirriculum.


Growth Days

Entire days dedicated by your team to work on the business using growth marketing activities.


Growth Sessions

One on One sessions with Derick & Thani to apply growth marketing principles + anything else needed to grow your business.


Bespoke Mentoring

Occasional mentoring sessions with advisors, investors and other entrepreneurs that can make a material impact on your business.


You'll office out of StartupRunner HQ at CampDavid inside Industry City - Brooklyn NY.


You'll work with partners Derick Thompson & Thani Sokka to grow your business.

Derick Thompson

My purpose is to inspire, educate and equip Millennials to build a profitable business that positively impacts their community. As an entrepreneur, I've founded StartupRunner, RGM, DailyDigital, and As a management consultant, I've led product development and growth marketing initiatives at 50+ startups and public companies including Dow Jones. As the founder of StartupRunner I've created our TV platform, show, authored Build a Profitable Business® and co-manage our ownership in a growing number of businesses.

Thani Sokka

Dynamic and creative professional with 17+ years of experience in systems engineering, enterprise architecture, design and development, software project management, object-oriented design, and data/information modeling, working with the latest system development technologies and methodologies Extensive experience as a technical team leader and software project manager for teams of sizes 2-20 developers; have lead and participated in the architecting, designing, developing, and launch of many small, medium, and large scale applications; substantial experience interacting with clients;

Program Dates

You could be 1 of the 16 startups accepted into an upcoming program.


Brooklyn, NYC

Program Dates

1/8/2018 - 03/01/2018

Corporate Partners

StartupRunner corporate partners provide support to our students through discounts, special offers and educational resources.