Change Your Life. Get a Job in the Hottest Startups.
Our Immersive program created by Stanford, Brown and Cambridge grads helps you learn new skills and get internships / jobs in startups.
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How It Works
Disruption is everywhere and accelerating.
Why should you care? Because this 4th Industrial Revolution is making what you learnt in a traditional educational institution OBSOLETE.
Jobs are disappearing from traditional companies while disurptive startups create jobs
Disruption is Here to Stay
"Old models are not working, new models are coming thick and fast, and we're having to adjust and to keep up, because of technology and globalisation. And the disruption will happen over and over again, relentlessly…...when you disrupt, you also create new jobs."
-Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore Prime Minister
Growing Opportunities In Startups
"A modest degree of slack has emerged in the labour market......growing mismatches [of skills] among the resident workforce. Start-ups now contribute close to 10% of jobs in Singapore, up from less than 8% in the mid-2000. Start-up employment growth is faster in high-tech services than anywhere else." - Monetary Authority of Singapore
What IS the Immersive Program?
A program created by our co-founders - startup practitioners who are Stanford, Brown and Cambridge graduates and received the top scholarships in Singapore.
This program takes our founders' personal experiences and combines these with lessons taught by a community of the best startup professionals in the region.
We teach you skills like agility, growth hacking, data analytics, disruption sales, design thinking, lean business models etc and find you internships and jobs at startups. Also, we match you with mentors to guide you along.
Together, we build the best "you" which allows you stand out from your peers.
Our 16-week full-time course is split into 2 weeks of on-premise instruction followed by 2 weeks of "Live Agile Projects". We then place students on 12 weeks of guided, agile internships at the top startups in the region.
Our Internships are unique. We embed structured learning goals and mentoring into internships, unlike internships elsewhere where you are left to learn on your own.
GUARANTEED internships with the hottest startups
of world-class training, continuous mentorship and internships
Average number of students per cohort. Deliberately kept low to ensure high quality learning.
Positive feedback from hiring managers about our interns.
Reinvent yourself in 16 weeks. See you on the other side.
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What Our Students Say
"Grdient gave me a bird's eye view of the startup ecosystem in South East Asia. The opportunity to interact with and learn from experienced startup professionals through intimate fireside chats was invaluable.
Getting connected to my awesome mentor through the program was the icing on the cake!"
Growth at Carousell, ex-Mckinsey, INSEAD MBA
"As a University undergraduate, we rarely get exposed to how growth-stage startups plan and execute their customer acquisition strategies.
Grdient provided me with great insights into the Startup scene and familiarised me with how startups think about marketing-qualified leads vs sales-qualified leads.
The Mentors and Instructors helped me get up to speed on knowledge that would have been difficult to acquire otherwise!"
Business Development at SmartBuildAsia, SMU Undergrad
"The skills and tools that I learnt from classes enabled me to be more effective at a startup than I thought possible. Working in a dynamic and fast-changing startup environment is vastly different from working in a multinational company. We have to make things happen in a big way with few to no resources.
Without the headstart from the classes it would have been much difficult to perform in my internship."
Operations at Ninjavan, ex-PwC and Strategy Consultant
"Grdient opened up my eyes to the world of tech startups. There was a variety of modules aimed at giving us a wide spectrum of skills - from fireside chats with startup practitioners at Alibaba, Uber, Google, Grab and PropertyGuru to technical workshops on Digital Marketing and Analytics.
The access to an awesome mentor during my internship was extremely valuable to my development as well."
Strategy at BankBazaar, ex-Accenture
"I worked in a large corporate before attending Grdient's classes. During the Bootcamp, I quickly gained insights into how tech startups operate. The Bootcamp was a crash course in the skills required for success at a startup - I think the most valuable takeaway was the peer network that I gained. This is a network I can tap on in times of need.
The hands-on program of the Bootcamp compliments the classroom and strategy-focused education during my MBA at INSEAD - solidifying my foundation for success in the startup world."
Marketing at Zilingo, ex-Ericsson, INSEAD MBA
What You'll Learn
Understand what makes a startup different from a small-medium business. Develop an understanding of the startup ecosystem in Asia, how startup fundraising works, and all the nitty gritty details of being a startup employee.
Understand the different business models using the Business Model Canvas while appreciating the competitive advantages that a startup needs to have in order to disrupt the incumbents. Also understand some of the important business financial metrics.
Finally understand what it means by Full Stack. Gain an awareness of the various technologies powering startups. We'll go through a essential toolkit of a modern startup and give you an overview of what it takes to build a startup, from the technological perspective. HTML, CSS, JS, API, AWS, JSON will no longer be foreign to you.
No startup can hope to survive without an awesome product. Learn the basics of UI/UX design, user research, prototyping and customer development.
Cash is King. Somebody's gonna bring in the dough. Learn persuasion and influencing skills, sales pipeline management, CRM, and the art of selling.
Marketing and Growth
Your product won't get known by itself. People need to know about it for them to become your customers. Understand customer acquisition, A/B testing, digital marketing, and how to growth-hack a startup.
Get mentored by an unparalleled group of top-notch industry heavyweights from Uber, Grab, Zalora, Lazada, Airbnb, Skyscanner, Carousell, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Spotify, Twitter . Learn from their experience and establish lifelong relationships.
Real Relevant Skills
Work in teams on live projects and solve problems currently faced by startups. Gain invaluable insights into an actual startup's work and life, and understand the ins and outs of living the startup life.
Download the Detailed Syllabus of Our Program
Apr 2017 (exact date to be confirmed)
Weeks 1 and 2
Intensive lessons on Sales, Digital Marketing, Strategy, Operations, together with Mini-Projects
Weeks 3 and 4
Live Projects with Partner Startups. Previous projects include Market Expansion Strategies, Customer Acquisition Roadmaps etc.
Weeks 5 - 16
Internship with a startup Continuous mentoring with one of our mentors
You'll Be Working With..
......and many more startups in singapore and the region.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
All our faculty are leaders in their fields with real-world experience from top startups
Sales Instructor: Director of Sales at TradeGecko, Top Salesperson at Google