Applications Now Open for the Growth Accelerator

Cohort #6 started May 26th and is currently in progress. Dates for Cohort #7 to be announced.
Exclusively for early-stage startups.
This accelerator does not take equity.
Applications are reviewed for quality & fit.

Behind every high-growth startup is the ability to successfully attract, engage, convert & delight their target customer.

To do so, startups must focus on building a system of growth that adds value to customers at every stage of the buyer journey.

The Lean methodology and the Inbound methodology are well known for delivering customer value, and combined they’re a proven system for product-market fit.

Lean Labs & Sprocket Rocket are excited to host the next cohort of the Growth Accelerator, a virtual (remote) accelerator designed to help early-stage startups plan, build, launch & validate their marketing model.

Startups are invited to participate in an exclusive, 9-week program where they join workshops led by growth team leaders and startup advisors to learn lean growth strategies, inbound fundamentals, and apply what they learn to building prototypes to test in the market.

The program culminates in a demo day & pitch event for presenting the growth model achieved. Prizes are awarded to top participants.

Workshop Leaders and Sessions

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Weeks 1 & 2: Go-To-Market Strategy Workshop

Led by Kevin Barber, Startup Growth Advisor
May 26 - June 5, 2020

Workshop: Drive your next $100k in Growth 10X faster & with 10X less waste by nailing your go-to-market strategy.

This is the most critical component of the Growth Accelerator. In the first two weeks, we'll kick-off with an interactive workshop that includes customer development, brand narrative creation, and identifying & positioning your competitive advantage.

Weeks 3 & 4: Messaging & Buyer Journey Workshop

Led by Tyler Naples, Growth Marketer
June 9 - 19, 2020

Workshop: With customer development, brand narrative & competitive advantage clearly defined, work with inbound marketer & copywriter Tyler Naples to prototype the messaging & conversion paths to engage & convert your target customer.

Additionally, this week includes lead conversion strategies that ascend qualified leads into pre-booked, sales-ready leads.  

Tyler Naples (2)
Miles Ukaoma (4)

Weeks 5 & 6: Website Bootcamp

Led by Miles Ukaoma, VP of Sprocket Rocket
June 23 - July 2, 2020

Workshop: Normally, building & launching a fully-featured, modular, high conversion website takes months and tens of thousands of dollars.

Using our Design Stacking™ approach, you’ll be able to build & launch a great looking, modular website using Sprocket Rocket and the HubSpot CMS. 

Bonus: a $2,000 Sprocket Rocket Pro license is included with this bootcamp!

Week 7: Marketing Automation

Led by Chris DuBois, HubSpot Sales Specialist
July 7 - 10, 2020

Workshop: A key part of a growth system is automation to streamline sales and deliver the right message to the right contact at the right time.

Leveraging the HubSpot CMS, we’ll set up smart rules to simplify the sales process and keep leads from falling through the cracks. 

Salespeople will benefit from Rep Landing Pages, Momentum Multiplier™ Thank You Pages, follow up sequence templates & more. HubSpot Pro users will also receive Automation strategy & execution workshops!

Chris DuBois (3)
Miles Ukaoma (4)

Week 8: Growth-Driven Design Bootcamp

Led by Miles Ukaoma, VP of Sprocket Rocket
July 14 - 17, 2020

Workshop: Your new strategy and modular website is only the beginning of the journey towards building a highly profitable digital presence. 

In this module, we'll test and validate the assumptions and hypotheses that we made during our initial planning by collecting user data and setting up agile sprints to ensure month-over-month improvements. 


Week 9: Growth Marketing Workshop

Led by Ryan Scott, CMO of Lean Labs
July 21 - 24, 2020

Workshop: Now that you have a high-converting, and optimized, lead-generation website, it’s time to start working towards scaling growth.

In this fast-hitting workshop on Growth Marketing, you and your team will be equipped with the tools to attract massive attention from the right audience, and nurture them all the way through to brand ambassador.

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Timeline for Cohort #6

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A lean growth system is crucial for startups

“I want to help startups setup a growth system the way it was meant to be - designed to engage the target market with a message that addresses their core problems and delivers value & delight throughout the buyer journey.

Product-market fit is about solving for the customer’s needs before, during, and after the sale.”

Kevin Barber, CEO Lean Labs
Growth Accelerator Instructor


Does your company qualify?

Seed Stage Startups

If your startup has passed the concept stage, and you're preparing to approach investors, we can give your business the foundation it needs to gain financial support. 

Series A Startups

Ready to kick-off a round of funding? Companies seeking their first round of venture capital funding will find an increased chance of success with the Growth Accelerator.

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Technology Bonuses

Sprocket Rocket

Access to Sprocket Rocket

Sprocket Rocket is a website builder for HubSpot CMS that enables you to make high-converting websites without a designer or developer.
hubspot for startups

Access to HubSpot for Startups

HubSpot for Startups offers education and training, 24/7 support, HubSpot Growth Platform, and access to over 200 software integrations, all at a startup-friendly price.

The Growth Accelerator

Jumpstart growth with a workshop designed to help your startup achieve marketing momentum in a minimal timeframe.
No equity stake taken in accelerator participants.