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What is a happy startup?

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We're building a community of the new breed of entrepreneur that wants to realise their dreams and do things differently. We're all about startups that put people first and measure success in happiness, as well as profits. We believe happy teams, storytelling and customer experience are key to delivering on vision.

The future belongs to organisations that live their values, love their customers, have a clear purpose and focus on a strong company culture.

Think Southwest Airlines over Ryanair.

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What is a happy startup?

  1. 1. the happy startup school A better way to build a startup
  2. 2. our purpose
  3. 3. TO HELP ENTREPRENEURSTURN THEIR PASSION INTO PROFITS CREATING HAPPIER, MORE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES 
  4. 4. IN OTHER WORDS…HELP DREAMERS, DO
  5. 5. our own happy startup
  6. 6. our inspiration
  7. 7. “THE BEST COMPANIES MAKEYOU FEEL SOMETHING”JOHN KEARON, BRAINJUICER
  8. 8. WHY NOW?
  9. 9. MORE THAN 50% OF PEOPLE DISLIKE THEIR JOBS
  10. 10. THE WORLD OF BUSINESS HAS A BAD NAME
  11. 11. ONLY 1 IN 4 STARTUPS SURVIVE 3 YEARS
  12. 12. BARELY 3% OF COMPANIES SCOREEXCELLENT FOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  13. 13. in other words, there’s a shed load ofunhappy people out there
  14. 14. some questions for you:• how happy are you right now?• what would it take to make you happy?• which companies make you happy?• what does success look like to you?PLAY VIDEO CLIP
  15. 15. SO WHAT IS AHAPPY STARTUP?
  16. 16. the 4 pillars of a happy startup:• built on passion• with a clear purpose• driven by great people• that is profitable
  17. 17. KEY THEMES
  18. 18. huh? how does it all fit together?
  19. 19. design the life you want
  20. 20. design the life you wantdefine what you stand for
  21. 21. design the life you wantdefine what you stand forexplore & validate business ideas
  22. 22. design the life you wantdefine what you stand forexplore & validate business ideasdesign a great product/service
  23. 23. design the life you wantdefine what you stand forexplore & validate business ideasdesign a great product/servicebuild an inspiring culture
  24. 24. design the life you wantdefine what you stand forexplore & validate business ideasdesign a great product/servicebuild an inspiring culture= a happy you, team & customers!
  25. 25. timeline of an entrepreneur
  26. 26. timeline of an entrepreneur
  27. 27. happiness should be your starting point for success, not $$$
  28. 28. thankfully it alsomakes business sense
  29. 29. “HAPPINESS ISA BUSINESS MODEL”TONY TSIEH, ZAPPOS (a $1bn company)
  30. 30. introducingthe happy startup school
  31. 31. • regular meet-ups, drop-ins• bite-sized workshops• structured learning programme•  nline platform & community o& IF ALL GOES WELL A 3-DAY BOOTCAMP!
  32. 32. what’s in it for me?
  33. 33. • learn how to build a happy startup• embrace failure & reduce risk• learn by doing & from your peers• access to inspiring mentors• exclusive deals for alumni
  34. 34. & ultimately..
  35. 35. • live the life you always wanted• turn your passion into profits• make connections for life• feel inspired & supported• & have fun along the way!
  36. 36. when?
  37. 37. From today!•  e’re looking for 10 startups to wtake part in our initial workshops• talk to us afterwards or apply athappystartups.com/apply
  38. 38. thanks! any questions? @happystartupswww.thehappystartupschool.com

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