The place to start your startup. 🌮

What you need to go from idea to startup, all in one place.

  • Access on-demand or join our 5-week course to progress with others.
  • Join thousands of others on a mission to launch their startup.

Learn, Build and Collaborate with the Antler Launch Academy

Our open-access education platform combines actionable content, world-class speakers and personalised feedback to ensure you progress.

Brought to the world with energy by global early-stage VC, Antler⚡. Powering people to start projects. Build companies. Meet co-founders. Define the future.

Startup Course Masterclass

🤓 Learn startup fundamentals

Learn Antler's perspectives and lessons across the 5 key stages of early-stage startups.

  • Learn with our on-demand masterclass.
  • Access our extensive resource library.
  • Choose to credential your course.
Build Startup Course

🚀 Build your startup or project

Follow Antler's proven step-by-step guide to bring your idea to life.

  • Access on-demand our editable playbook.
  • Build out a showcase page to get early feedback & users.
  • Find the best tools to build your startup.
Find a co-founder Startup Course

💬 Collaborate with a dedicated community

Join one of our monthly 5-week live cohorts to make career-changing connections.

  • Filter for co-founders in the cohort.
  • Attend Antler led workshops and seek feedback.
  • Collaboration through community breakouts.

Making the difference.

The Launch Academy accelerated my startup journey, providing a manual to turn an idea into reality. I grew my network, met a co-founder in the Academy and we built an MVP to test our idea.

Raj

Technology Leader, previously Quantium

I joined the Launch Academy to get to know Antler. Accessing their core content and views on what makes a VC backable business gave me a head start before applying to join. Since, I was accepted to join full time, found my co-founders and received a $100K investment within 10 weeks. Game-changing!

Shori

Co-Founder & CEO, Feather (Antler portfolio company) 

I had been looking to make a transition to startups and through the Launch Academy, I landed a marketing role with an Antler portfolio company. This experience has provided a great learning ground as I explore my own startup.

Eugenie

Marketing Director, previously L’OCCITANE

Everything you need, in one place!

Startup masterclass

Online Masterclasses

Hear perspectives and theories from Antler investors, builders and guests.

Live Founder lessons

Live Antler-led Workshops

Attend weekly workshops to gain feedback and progress what you're building.

Digital startup meetup

Huddles

Join small group discussions with other early-stage founders on common topics of passion.

Startup Slack Community

Slack Community

Meet others in your cohort to gain support and meet potential co-founders.

Startup resource library

Founder's Toolbox

Save time by accessing our curated list of the top startup tools used by our portfolio.

Startup Academy Credential

Digital Credentials

Earn an Antler digital credential to demonstrate your course completion.

Masterclasses to help you go from idea to early-stage startup.

  • Startup Ideas
  • Design Thinking for Startups
  • Startup Strategic Fundamentals
  • Startup teams
  • Customer Validation
  • Building MVPs & Products
  • Getting Early Customers
  • The Importance of Sales
  • Early Startup Marketing
  • Communicating your Startup Pitch
  • Startup Fundraising

Meet your instructors.

Learn from Antler's experienced team of investors and builders across the world.

Our investors share frameworks used to make our investment decisions. Our builders provide tactical advice on how they gained traction in the early stages.

Bede Moore

Building and investing in startups is what we do.

At Antler, we have coached 2000+ of the world's top entrepreneurs and invested in 250+ of their companies.

  • 14 locations across six continents.
  • 50,000+ Antler program applications per year.
  • 2,000 selected founders.
  • 250+ startups founded.

Why we built this

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many hours do I have to dedicate if I choose to do the cohort-based course?

    We recommend allocating 1-3 hours per week. And you are welcome to be as active or as passive in our community as you wish.

  • Do I need to complete the Launch Academy to be accepted into Antler full-time?

    Participating in the Launch Academy is not a pre-requisite, however, we believe joining before applying to Antler full-time can be helpful for you! The Launch Academy lets you get up to speed on some of our core content, provides insight into what building with us full-time will be like and we also provide tips on applying.

  • How long do I have access to the platform?

    Once you are an active participant of the course, that's it - you are in! You can stay on our platform and have first access to new content and features we build.

  • Do I need to have an idea or startup to participate?

    During this course, we will provide a framework for generating startup ideas and encourage you to take on this challenge. If you do have an idea or startup, our investors will help you validate, grow and prepare for fundraising.

  • Any other questions or want to say hello?

    I promise we are friendly! Shoot an email to the creators of the Antler Launch Academy - rebecca@antler.co & heath@antler.co

Ready to join?

Sign up to go from idea to startup - on-demand or through our 5-week cohort-based course.

Join thousands already building boldly together.

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