Startup School next weekend in Calgary

Calgary Entrepreneur Michael Sikorsky is hosting his next Startup School on April 25/26th at the University of Calgary. Tuition is $999 and the classs size is limited to 10. The agenda is jam-packed and alumni testimonials make it a no-brainer decision for every startup.

It is two days and its mission isn’t to inspire you. Its mission is to significantly increase your chances of creating a successful business. Their are plenty of events which bring out plenty of speakers who inspire very well. I’m interested in giving you as much actionable knowledge and direct feedback as possible. Their is no filler (but lunch and snacks are provided).

In addition to the practical knowledge learned during the school. Most of the files, documents, contracts, spreadsheets, term sheets, grant applications and presentations Michael has created over his last 12 years will be provided to the course participants (under NDA, and with redacting).

Startup School alumni are also invited to the startup school online community and Sikorsky promises that proceeds go back into the Canadian startup scene through an investment into a Startup School alumni company.  Great idea.

“Michael somehow crams the knowledge and wisdom gained from the experience of running several startups and reading the top hundred books on entrepreneurship, management, and startups into a two-day course.

Michael truly shocked me with the breadth and depth of his knowledge of everything relating to startups. He was able to provide an in-depth, insightful answer virtually every question asked of him over the two-day course, often backing his response with direct personal experience drawn from his various startups.

I’ve attended a couple of “startup/entrepreneur school” events in the past, and entered Michael’s startup school a bit worried it would be a lot of review. That was a completely misplaced worry, however, as Michael’s perspective having been “in the trenches” offered a truly unique insight into what’s needed to build, finance, and manage a successful startup.

If you’re thinking of starting anything, or even if you already have, invest in spending two days with Michael – it will be the best possible way to increase your odds of success.” Jack Newton, co-founder and CEO of Clio

Update: As of noon on Friday, April 17th there were 3 spots available for the April 25/26th Startup School.