Before founding the Happy Startup School my friend Laurence and I ran a successful digital agency in Brighton. We worked with many first time entrepreneurs and found we enjoyed helping them build the business as well as the product. We also discovered that the ones who were clear about why they were doing it (other than to make lots of money) were easier to work with and led to more successful projects.
We saw that there was a need to educate first time founders not only on how to build a startup (ie. taking a Lean and agile approach) but to also help them explore their own motivations. We wanted to help them create a definition of success that wasn’t just based on how much money they had in the bank. That’s how the Happy Startup School was born. We wanted to see more startups built on the four Ps: passion, purpose, people and profits.