When you’re starting to sell a product to customers VALIDATE
your business model is on track + earn an investment at bootcamp.


Bootcamp, is a one day intensive session to help you VALIDATE
your business model is on track and give you a chance at a pre-seed investment to jump start your business. If you are a Millennial entrepreneur (22-40) - come get StartupRunner's help creating a business, financial and go to market model you can use to test the assumptions you're making about your business. You don't need a product to participate. Know the customers your business can serve and you'll be on your journey. StartupRunner is making small bets in the earliest stage startups led by the best and brightest entrepreneurs to speedup their journey to build a profitable business that positively impacts their community. You must register to get an invitation to attend a bootcamp near you.


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


Welcome To Bootcamp

Everyone of us as an entrepreneur trying to build a startup, is traversing the Entrepreneurial Journey (E-Journey), including ourselves. Get an introduction to the Entrepreneurial Journey (E-Journey), learn about Derick and Thani's stories, get an intro and overview of StartupRunner (SR), and what SR has been able to do to help other young startups like yourselves along the E-Journey.


What's Your Story?

Bootcamp participants to share their inspirational stories, and where they are along the E-Journey.


Navigating the E-Journey

An overview of SR's guide to navigating the E-Journey, including 9 key milestones we believe every startup should be asking itself.


Lunch Break

Industry City is chock-full of amazing local restaurants to grab a bite to eat.


StartupRunner Workbook

SR has created a workbook to help startups validate their business model, business opportunity, and product market fit. As we go through how to fill out the workbook using a case study from one of StartupRunner Studio's new business initiatives, we'll help you analyze your market opportunity, map out what a minimum viable product(s) may look like based on your primary value proposition, map out your business model, capture valuable voice of customer data, as well as create and analyze your financial model.


3 Min Investor Pitches

Each startup should be prepared to present a quick investor pitch. Each startup gets 3 mins to pitch and 2 mins for Q&A. Learn how to convey your key messages and data points in just 3 min.


StartupRunner's Pitch Deck Template

Overview of StartupRunner's template to convey a successful investor pitch, including all the key messages and data points that most investors look for.


Wrap Up and Next Steps

What's next for you and StartupRunner in the E-Journey. Would you like to be considered for certification of SR's bootcamp, earn a potential investment from SR, and gain a partner for life?


Bootcamp takes place at Industry City - Brooklyn NY on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 10am - 5pm


StartupRunner's partners will work hands on with you throughout Bootcamp.

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;


Registrations are open on a rolling basis.

You are responsible for any transportation, food & lodging. Industry City has a full food-court and other amenities.

Industry City - Brooklyn, NY

Industry City - Brooklyn, NY

Industry City - Brooklyn, NY

Bootcamp Date & Times

Jan 13th, 2018 (10am - 3pm)

Feb 10th, 2018 (10am - 3pm)

April 14th, 2018 (10am - 3pm)





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