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Build a happy startup in a day (on the beach!)

*TO SECURE A TICKET visit Please note, you must purchase a ticket via eventbrite or, to attend this event*

get inspired / build your business / expand your network

only 25 spots available

Life is short, it's time you stop dreaming, start doing.

We're here to help you gain the confidence and skills you need to build & grow your own happy, thriving business in 2014. This will be a fun, interactive day by the sea where we’ll be helping budding entrepreneurs and early-stage startup founders alike build companies their proud of faster.

Join us (Londoners welcome! We'll pick you up from the station.)

Whether you're a designer, developer, corporate escapee or just curious about running your own business this workshop will teach you how to take your ideas forward and give you a great starting point for thinking like an entrepreneur. You'll be on your way to building a happy startup in no time!

What you'll learn

You'll get inspired, learn some innovative tools and techniques and connect with likeminded people in a fun, friendly day with hosts, the founders of Spook Studio and The Happy Startup School Laurence McCahill & Carlos Saba. They’ll challenge you to ensure you’re building the right kind of company that means you’ll stick it out for the long haul. Expect the unexpected!

What’s in it for me?

- An inspiring day by the sea with likeminded people

- Find your passion

- Combat a fear of failure

- Lay the foundations for an authentic brand

- Learn innovative techniques to test your startup ideas

- Build your tribe of superfans

- Create your Minimum Loveable Product

- Build your network with others that can help you

Other takeways:

- Add clarity to your vision

- Avoid common pitfalls

- Save time by creating focus

- Speed up decision making

- Learn the power of good design

- Build a product that people love

- Learn how to effectively talk (and listen) to customers

- Have some fun!

Schedule for the day

9.00 Pick up from Brighton station

9.30 Arrive at venue, intros & refreshments

Morning session – you and your idea

10.00 Find your passion

11.30 Combat your fear of failure

1.00 Lunch

Afternoon session – building a happy startup

2.00 Developing a sustainable business model

3.30 Create your Minimum Loveable Product

5.00 drinks, network and words from some mentors

Numbers are limited

(just 25 attendees max)

so snap up a ticket


. We ask that all attendees come with a startup idea (made up is fine, a real one is better!) that you'd like to explore on the day. Session will take place in a very inspiring, brand new location on the beach. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an awe inspiring day.

This session will be run by the founders of Spook Studio (a startup consultancy & innovation studio) – Laurence McCahill (design lead) and Carlos Saba (technical lead).

You'll get a chance to ask questions throughout and connect with likeminded people. We'll share relevant resources afterwards so you can take your learning forward.

Hope to have you join us!

Visit for more info and to secure your ticket

Standard tickets (including lunch and happy startups goodie bag) - £160 + vat


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  • Carlos S.

    Great day, great ideas, great peeps!

    May 24, 2014

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