LEANSTACK Academy

LEANSTACK Entrepreneur Academy

Go From Idea to Product/Market Fit

An academy membership bundles cohort-based workshops, tools, and coaching that help you systematically validate and grow your idea.

Learn by doing.

Delivered 100% virtually.

Participate from anywhere in the world.

Stop wandering aimlessly.

Yes, the early stage is uncertain but it doesn't have to be messy. LEANSTACK helps you systematically go from your Plan A to plan that works before running out of resources.

Who's it for?

We built LEANSTACK Academy for early stage entrepreneurs, innovators, and product managers seeking to level up and build the next generation of products that matter.

You're a great fit if any of these are true:

  • You're an aspiring entrepreneur or innovator in the idea stage.
  • You're working on a digital, physical, or services product.
  • You've built and launched a new product (MVP) with few or no paying customers yet.
  • You're pre-product/market fit.
  • You've been operating like Steve and are ready to level-up and transform your mindsets.

You're not a great fit if:

  • You aren't actively working on an idea. Our program is for doers.
  • You have a mature product with 20+ team members.
  • You have a working product with lots of customers getting ready to scale.
  • You're post-product/market fit.
  • Your current process is working and you aren't interested in changing anything.

What you get?

Membership includes participation for your founding team in 2 cohort-based workshops per year and ongoing access to our stage-based playbooks, tools, community, and coaching that help you systematically validate and grow your idea.

Cohort-based workshops

Cohort-based workshops are delivered over 4 weeks and combine best-in-class entrepreneurial education with deliberate practice and external accountabilty where you learn by doing. Membership includes participation for your founding team (of up to 5 people) in 2 workshops per year. See our workshops

Stage-based playbooks

Beyond the workshops, our step-by-step playbooks teach you how to systematically validate and grow your idea to product/market fit. These playbooks are built on a battle-tested curriculum that is also taught in many of the top universites and accelerators around the world.

Business Model Validation Tools

Our proven software tools (Lean Canvas, Traction Roadmap, Customer Forces Canvas, and Sprint Board) help you put everything you learn to practice with your team.

Step-by-step playbooks

Monthly fireside chats with Ash Maurya

You'll be invited to monthly fireside chats hosted by Ash Maurya, author and creator of the Lean Canvas, where he'll answer your questions, feature other guest experts, and go deeper on specific concepts and tactics.

Community

You'll be part of a growing community of like-minded entrepreneurs, innovators, and product managers going through a similar journey and get to learn from each other using our built-in community tools.

Become a member

We take a non-traditional approach to entrepreneurship which is isn't for everyone.

If you haven't read our Continuous Innovation manifesto, I'd recommend checking that out first. And then subscribing to our free Continuous Innovation Series at the bottom of that page.

If you're already familar with Continuous Innovation, and would like an insider's view into how the academy works, check out the Entrepreneur Academy Series below. By the end of the series, you should have a clearer picture of whether the academy is a fit for you.

If you're ready to join, you can start your membership right away.

Membership

Great products need great teams which is why academy membership is designed for teams of up to 5 people working on the same project.

Regular Membership

Most large companies will reimburse you (ask your manager or HR team).

What's included

  • Access for your entire founding team of up to 5 people working on the same project.

  • 2 cohort-based workshops per year (these alone pay for the price of membership).

  • All courses in our stage-based curriculum.

  • Full access to all our tools.

  • Community and monthly fireside chats.

$2,999/year

- or -

12 payments of $299/mo

(All prices in USD)

Startup, Non-profit, or Student Membership

If you're a student, work at a qualifed non-profit, or a startup (with under 10 employees, less than $1 million in annual recurring revenue, and less than $2 million in funding), you qualify for discounted pricing.

What's included

  • Access for your entire founding team of up to 5 people working on the same project.

  • 2 cohort-based workshops per year (these alone pay for the price of membership).

  • All courses in our stage-based curriculum.

  • Full access to all our tools.

  • Community and monthly fireside chats.

$1,999/year

- or -

12 payments of $199/mo

(All prices in USD)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Academy membership cost?

Great products need great teams which is why academy membership is designed for teams.

Regular membership is $2,999/year or 12 payments of $299/mo for a team of up to 5 people working on the same project. Most large companies will reimburse you (ask your manager or HR team).

If you're a student, work at a qualifed non-profit, or a startup (with under 10 employees, less than $1 million in annual recurring revenue, and less than $2 million in funding), you qualify for discounted pricing.

Discounted membership is $1,999/year or 12 payments of $199/mo for teams of up to 5 people working on the same project.

What's do I get with my membership?

Here's everything that's included:

  • Access for your entire founding team of up to 5 people working on the same project.
  • 2 cohort-based workshops per year (these alone pay for the price of membership).
  • All courses in our stage-based curriculum.
  • Full access to all our tools.
  • Community and monthly fireside chats.

What is your cancellation policy?

You have 14 days after the date of purchase or renewal to request a full refund for your subscription. After this period, refunds are not available. To request a refund, please email us at team@leanstack.com.

Is there an additional cost to attend a workshop?

Membership includes team participation in 2 cohort-based workshops per year.

Do you offer team subscriptions?

We believe that great products require great teams which is why an academy membership includes access for up to 5 people working on the same project by default. Even if you're starting as a solo-founder the workshops alone pay for the cost of membership and you'll never have a pay anything extra as you grow your team.

Why should I join this program? Can't I get the same learnings from your books and free videos?

For the same reason that we attend schools and universities, or elite athletes hire coaches -- for experience, advice, community, and external accountability.

How much time will I be required to dedicate?

We recommend allocating at least 10-15 hours a week to get the most from our programs.

Can you introduce me to investors?

Yes. We partner with a number of accelerators who teach our playbooks in their programs and we are happy to introduce you to investors if fund-raising is part of your goal.

I still have questions!

Just drop us an email at team@leanstack.com or use the chat widget in the bottom-right corner of your screen.