What does “startup ready” mean?

It means that you possess the habits of mind, moods, and daily practices of professional entrepreneurs.

It means that you possess the active knowledge of real-world startup situations.

It means that you know how to contribute on day one to the mission success of a startup as co-founder, coach, or an A-team new hire.

It means that you can demonstrate how you’re a good fit in a funded startup, scaling rocket ship, and go-go growth enterprise driving for an IPO.

It means that you can recognize who is ready to hire for your growing startup.

Startup Ready means that you’re prepared to meet your destiny, fortune, and good luck.

This is a global group.  We currently offer events in the Silicon Valley and London.

Social Learning Environments

We describe our social learning environments as a “yoga studio” for practitioners of the Lean Startup and Disciplined Entrepreneurship methodologies.

Startup Ready provides a social learning environment for entrepreneurs

The work of these social learning environments focuses on small-group projects, peer coaching, and a non-technical equivalent of pair programming.


Meetups combine a social mixer, brief talk, masterclass demonstration, and small-group projects. Meetups also provide an excellent way to test the waters, talk with peers and coaches, and confirm (or disconfirm!) this hypothesis: “I can get a lot valuable insights, industry introductions, and practical knowledge at a Startup Ready.Net event.”  This group will focus on these Meetups.

Skill Salons combine the best practices from adult learning, task-based training, professional sports clinics, pair programming with Agile methods, executive coaching, improv theater, NLP aptitude modeling, and scenario-based role-playing. Skill Salons differ from traditional workshops and seminars. Skill Salons introduce and reinforce the protocols of social learning, reverse mentoring, and learn by doing.

Collaboratories provide follow-on support and peer interaction from Skill Salons. Collaboratories combine aspects of peer coaching and tabletop science experiments with collaborative whiteboards, document sharing, and web meetings.

Next Practice Academies provide a fun, low-consequence environment for deliberate practice of entrepreneurship and the art of disclosing new worlds. The Academies focus on learn-by-doing in 20 to 45-minute small-group sessions and aptitude modeling of volunteers who have mastered a skill that others want to learn.


Most of the material we offer has come from coaching startups and consulting with enterprises. These learning resources incorporate many Learn-Build-Measure cycles of application. In a phrase, battle hardened.

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    Operational guidelines, agenda talking-points, deliberate practice, and peer coaching for startup founders Description. Designed for the professional development of owners, co-founders, and Chief Commercial Officers, this Evening Session will assist you in maximizing your sales lead conversions. This includes social hacks for individuals... Learn more

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    How to plan your entry into the open frontier of entrepreneurship and become startup ready for early stage firms. Description Designed for the professional development of individuals with corporate or professional careers, this Evening Session will assist you in creating an attainable future in the Era of Disruptive Innovation, Manifolding... Learn more

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    How to avoid the 48 “rookie mistakes” that entrepreneurs make when pitching investors and prospective customers Description Designed for the professional development of owner-managers, this Evening Session will assist you in creating the future that you want for you and your new business. Accomplishments - Grounded assessment of your... Learn more

    Hosted by: Zulfiqar D. (Masterclass Mentor and Catalyst)

Recent Meetups

  • September 22, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    London Mixer

    16 StartupReadypreneurs | 4.50

    London Mixer StartupReady.Net CoFounders have organised a social evening for our London members. We are looking to meet the group members and to get to know each other... Learn more
  • September 16, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Crowdfunding with Kickstarter and Indiegogo

    5 StartupReadypreneurs

    We are excited to be collaborating with  Focus Product Design to bring you the Product Prototype Funding with Kickstarter and Indiegogo event. Come join us and we'll... Learn more
  • May 14, 2014 · 10:30 AM

    Networking Dinner

    3 StartupReadypreneurs

    Our ever famous networking dinner has run for the last three months, a success every time! Hosted at Jimmys World Grill and moving to Hoxton for next month we dedicate... Learn more
  • May 3, 2014 · 3:00 AM

    Start Up Saturday

    2 StartupReadypreneurs

    We're here to help you get the education, funding and support you need to grow, run and manage your business successfully. We provide opportunities and support that no... Learn more
  • April 11, 2014 · 2:30 AM

    Academy Enrolment - http://enrol.startupacademy.org.uk/

    6 StartupReadypreneurs

    The Start Up Academy has Launched and opened its doors to the world of entrepreneurs. We're here to help you get the education, funding and support you need to grow, run... Learn more
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