Startup generation mastery, digitally delivered for free

Antler Launch Academy provides access to Antler's worldclass startup generation and company building playbook through our 5 week online course. Sign up below to begin building the future with us.

  • Learn from our worldclass playbook

    Listen to our online masterclasses, the same lessons we use to help launch hundreds of companies around the globe.

  • Put theory into action

    Take on our weekly challenges, browse our best in class pitch library and hear practical tips from our current portfolio founders.

  • Receive support on your entrepreneurship journey

    Join Antler’s network to receive the latest news, exclusive invitations to events, and potential opportunities for VC investment.

Startups fail for the wrong reason and we’re here to change that



    Week 1: Ideas

    Masterclass 1: Conceiving & evaluating startup ideas

    Masterclass 2: Ways to innovate & business model archetypes


    Week 2: Strategy & design

    Masterclass 1: Strategic fundamentals of market size, demand & competition

    Masterclass 2: Design thinking & demand testing


    Week 3: Team & build

    Masterclass 1: What makes a great startup team & evaluating co-founders

    Masterclass 2: Working with technology founders & building rapid MVPs


    Week 4: Go to market

    Masterclass 1: Launch & go to market strategy

    Masterclass 2: How to sell


    Week 5: Growth

    Masterclass 1: Startup fundraising & pitching to investors

    Masterclass 2: Startup growth & hiring

    Masterclass Bonus: How to set up your company and things founders forget about


    Post program opportunities

    Opportunity to apply to the Antler generator program

    Opportunity to apply to pitch to Antler for funding

    All participants join Antler's global network for ongoing updates & invitations


  • Online masterclasses

    Listen to 2 masterclasses per week sharing practical lessons from Antler investors, venture builders, founders & guests. Classes and Q&As are live, but recordings are available.

  • Pair-ups

    Opt in to be paired with another participant with a complementary skill set to converse, consult & co-create throughout the course.

  • Antler office hours

    Connect with the Antler team directly via our course office hours & receive personalised advice.

The 'Antler Hub' is the home for participants throughout the course


We are all curious, ambitious and want to make an impact

There are no prerequisites for this course, below are some of the key reasons people join our course:

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1000+ joined and counting... Sign up now to our 2nd Aus/NZ beta cohort taking off mid-late August. Coming to the rest of the world very soon, join our waitlist here!
  • Process

    Applicants from all countries will fill in their name, email and location.

    Aus/NZ: Will be directed to complete a 5 min form for the beta 2 course (in mid-late August).

    Outside Aus/NZ: We will email you when we go live, in the meantime we will send over some useful content.

At Antler, we know a thing or two about building companies ....

‘Antler Launch Academy’ is brought to you by Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people building the defining companies of tomorrow.

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Before you ask...yes it's really free!

  • How many hours per week do I need to dedicate to the course?

    We suggest allocating a minimum of 2 hours per week to listen to the masterclasses. It is optional to dedicate more time including opting in for a 'pair-up' to work with other participants in the course, connecting with Antler during office hours and taking on our weekly challenges to progress an idea.

  • Are the hours of the course flexible?

    This course is designed to be flexible around those with jobs or other commitments.

    Masterclasses and Q&As are live, however, recordings are also available. Participant 'pair-ups' are flexible to a time that suits both participants and we offer scheduled time slots for Antler office hours each week. Taking on weekly challenges are to be done in your own time.

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

    No! There are no prerequisites to join this course. 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 you are actively working on we will help you validate and prepare for fundraising as we also provide advice from an investor perspective.

  • What does ‘joining the Antler network’ post course mean?

    As part of our global community of ambitious entrepreneurs you will receive a regular newsletter with exclusive invites to Antler events, updates on the latest in tech and startup news and further opportunities in our network (job openings at portfolio companies, application dates for our generator program and opportunities to pitch for funding)