When does the seminar start?

We haven’t released the dates for the next session. If you're interested in joining, be sure to sign up for the Tell Me More list. We’ll send you an email to let you know when the next interactive session is about to begin.

How much content is there?

There are two kinds of content: The videos that are presented throughout the Bootstrapper's Workshop featuring Seth Godin and the work done by people like you.

We release a new lesson with video every other day for the first three weeks (or 21 days) of the workshop. The videos are between 5-10 minutes.

Every video lesson comes with a set of questions that challenge you to explore how the lesson applies to your own work, and a call-to-action: to share your answers and insights on the discussion board.

The work you do is sharing your posts and commenting on other students' responses and asking each other questions in the 24/7 discussion board. It's called a workshop because this is where the real work happens. You'll soon discover just how much you have in common with others on this journey, even if they live in a different country, serve a difference audience and have access to different resources. This diversity is hard to find anywhere else.

How often is the content updated?

We release a new lesson with video every other day for the first three weeks (or 21 days) of the workshop.

What is the video content like?

Here's an example.

In the videos, Seth will share frameworks for approaching the work of a bootstrapper, example stories to help you understand and see how it applies in the market and a prompt for you to consider and respond to on the discussion boards.

How does the discussion board work?

We're using Discourse, a platform that supports group discussions and one-on-one conversation.

The workshop team set up categories, which will be labeled according to the lesson topic to be discussed.

In each category, everyone will be able to create more specific topics of discussion, and to respond to the posts of others. These boards are open 24/7, providing a secure place to have conversations within the workshop community with peers from all over the world, from different industries and with different backgrounds.

The workshop has a dedicated team of coaches who help focus discussions and address concerns (or inappropriate behavior). But there is no moderator or grading rubric—you'll be in charge of when and how generously you interact with others.

Once the workshop ends, the work you’ve done and the connections you’ve made with others are likely to have enough momentum to keep moving. Many students form mastermind groups or have other ways of continuing to support each other.

We've seen groups like these last for years, with people getting on airplanes to meet in person. We'll provide guidance on maintaining these connections when the workshop ends.

What if I don't have a business to discuss yet (or am bound by an NDA)?

It's ok if you're in between jobs or still sketching out business plans. And we certainly don't want anyone to break any Non-Disclosure Agreements.

The discussions are a mix of what you’re noticing in the world and how you can apply the lessons to your immediate work. We’ve found these kinds of discussion help to solidify the concepts and make them more memorable.

If you're unable to discuss specifics of your current project, you can mentally outline an imaginary one that is a reasonably possible option in your future (if you're in between jobs), or one that has parallels to your current organization (if you're under an NDA). This still enables you to takeaway the core concepts and ideas in the workshop.

It might feel uncomfortable at first, but definitely engage with others in the discussion boards. In other seminars we’ve hosted, we’ve noticed something extraordinary: The people who got the most out of it spent the majority of their time helping others with their work. It turns out that teaching others is even more productive than learning.

The important thing isn't merely to watch the videos. It's to discover insights about how to apply the concepts of bootstrapping to real-world scenarios. And you can do this whether or not you're able to talk about your own actual, current business.

How is the workshop different from other Akimbo workshops?

You can find all the details on our active workshops by clicking here.

The altMBA, our flagship workshop, is built on small groups, active live coaching, video conferences and work done in sync. Click to find out about our application schedule.

The rest of our workshops run on a platform similar to this one, but each focuses on a different change, a different sort of cohort, a different way to make a change in the world.

What they all have in common is that they work. We will help you level up, find the others and find new and better ways to make an impact with your work.

Should I consider Seth's Udemy courses?

Seth has six top-rated courses on Udemy, each of which has been taken by thousands of people. There are reasonably priced courses on Leadership, Freelancing, Bootstrapping, Modern Marketing, Presentations and Value Creation. We know that the peer to peer engagement and day by day approach we take in our Akimbo workshops is the most effective way to learn, but you might find that the low cost of entry to the video only courses makes them worth an hour or two of your time.

The key difference is the Udemy workshops don't offer the peer to peer discussion boards. And, that's the magic of what Akimbo workshops offer.

Is the seminar accredited?

Proudly, no.

Accreditation makes sense for a certain kind of institution delivering a certain kind of education. But we're not willing to build a test-and-measure culture, not willing to embrace an ancient-yet-standard curriculum, and mostly, we're not willing to distrust our students.

We'll be delighted to offer you a certificate of completion when the workshop is successfully completed, and even better, we encourage you to find a cohort in the workshop who will personally vouch for your contributions.

Why does the course cost as much as it does?

The workshop costs $445.

We're charging more than other online courses for a simple reason: We want committed students. No one in the workshop is browsing around or hoping for a quick hit. You'll be surrounded by other people willing to do the work and contribute along the way.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Show Your Work Money Back Guarantee: Our workshops are incredibly effective. Check out what our alumni have to say. Still, just in case you’re hesitating, consider our 100% guarantee for this workshop: If you find that it hasn't met your expectations, simply drop us a note after you've participated through all the lessons in the workshop and we’ll refund your entire tuition. We've found that when our students contribute to the workshop, they get back far more than they put into it. Sometimes life gets in the way. If you need to withdraw from the workshop before you complete it, we're happy to defer you to a future session at no cost. Just ask. To be fair to all, we don't offer refunds for non-participation.

Reach us at hello@thebootstrappersworkshop.com

Is there a special rate for groups?

Yes. We love to see groups enroll! Our standard price is $445, but if you enroll a group of three or more we offer a significant discount. Drop us a note at hello@thebootstrappersworkshop.com and we'll get you sorted out.

Are there exams?

We're delighted to say no. And no grades, either. We feel really strongly that a test-and-measure culture is ruining education. More on this here.

Can I get a certificate at the end?

Every attendee receives a certificate as a PDF, suitable for printing and framing. And if you send us a self-addressed stamped envelope, we'll send you a physical certificate, signed and with a shiny seal.

How long does the discussion board stay active?

We haven’t released the dates for the next session. If you're interested in joining, be sure to sign up for the Tell Me More list. We’ll send you an email to let you know when the next interactive session is about to begin.

Can I post confidential materials on the discussion board?

The rules of our discussion board are:

  • Contribute more than you ask for.
  • Be kind.
  • What is said here, stays here.

With that said, please use your best judgment. If it's not something you can happily post online, best to disguise the details before you post it here.

Will Seth answer all of my questions?

Definitely not. And the good news is that you don't need him to. The workshop is designed to give you a compass and a template, not a map. The map, the details of your particular situation… that's all up to you. We hope the workshop will help empower your decisions along the way.

Is there an affiliate program?

There isn't. We're hoping that if you find it useful, you'll happily spread the word to your friends and colleagues.

How much experience do I need to take the workshop?

None. This workshop doesn’t require prerequisites or prior knowledge. Bring your curiosity and generosity and that’s more than enough.

How do I contact you to ask a question about the program?

hello@thebootstrappersworkshop.com

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