Startup Executive Academy
28. June – 3. July 2020
The Startup Executive Academy (SEA) is an international and exclusive five-day Go-to-Market program for early stage (seed, A or B phase) startup founders and executives to accelerate their business and inspire growth.
The SEA takes place every summer at the historic Castle of Urstein in Salzburg, Austria and aims to equip the participants with the neccessary skill set to overcome startup-specific challenges.
The highly practical, hands-on Go-to-Market sessions cover topics such as pricing, sales, venture capital, leadership, investment proposal, business model, negotiation and legal matters.See our schedule
The program is led by Prof. Baba Shiv from the Stanford Graduate Schol of Business. The faculty body includes executives and former leaders of global technology companies like Porsche, Dolby, Huawei, and Sony.See our faculty body
The participants leave the SEA with new ideas, knowledge and feedback that they gathered during the sessions and the one-on-ones with facukty members and peers. They can immediately use this input to accelerate their business and take their company to the next level.
The SEA Circle is the Alumni network of former SEA participants and enables continous learning. SEA Circle members can share their experiences on success and failure and receive advice from peers. Members meet annually at the SEA for a one-day training.
Get trained by top professors and experienced executives.
Meet passionate founders, global industry experts and top investors.
Become a member of the SEA Circle – a world class startup network.
Here’s what our former SEA participants have to say:
„I’ve never participated in a program where top executives of corporations, Silicon Valley VCs and Stanford professors get together to share not only their knowledge and expertise with us but also insights that are hard to access from the outside. I hold an MBA in Strategic Management but the SEA provides a totally different, tailor-made experience. The fantastic international peers turn into your friends, mentors, advisors, and supporters. I recommend the SEA to startup leaders who seek to move to another level, gain practical knowledge and build a powerful network.“
„I was blown away by Prof. Baba Shiv and the intensity of the Startup Executive Academy program. I have received so much new input that changed my mind and helped me to gain a different view on many aspects of my company. Our group of participants was really international and this gave me very interesting insights on how to grow globally. After the Academy, I was invited to give a lecture for a Stanford executive program which was the first step to expand my business in the US. I can highly recommend the Startup Executive Academy.“
„The Startup Executive Academy was very good, both the lectures as well as the curriculum. I already attended at similar programs of top US business schools and would like to congratulate for this great curriculum and very competent faculty. I was able to learn again and can recommend this Startup Executive Academy in Europe!“
London, UNited Kingdom
Application & Terms
The fee includes the full participation according to the curriculum, course material, accommodation at the campus of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (single occupancy only) and all meals.
We understand that Startup Executives occasionally have changes in plans or schedules that will result in their inability to attend the program as planned. If you wish to cancel and receive a full refund, you must submit your request in writing no later than March 31, 2020. Cancellation requests are valid only upon receipt of an acknowledgement email from Silicon Castles confirming the receipt of your request. Afterwards no canellcation is accepted.
Please use the application form to apply. Most applications take about 15 minutes to complete. You will need to provide personal information, details about your startup, as well as a personal statement why you would like to participate. Please complete all sections, otherwise your application cannot be properly reviewed.
CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT
You will receive a confirmation of receipt by email within 48 hours of submitting your application. If you have questions about the status of your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. You will hear back no later than two weeks after submitting your application. We understand your need to know your admission status and try our best to balance that with our admission process. With the final acceptance you will receive further instructions and details. Important: No full payment necessary before you have been accepted.