2015 is open
Applications for March, May & July 2015 courses are here
What’s it all about?
21 students, mentors & teachers with 3 weeks to launch real world projects & transform careers.
University can’t keep up with new tech + business
Real working life happens on social terms
Learning shouldn’t stop when education does.
love for ’14
“The project I pitched at GSD is now the business I run every day.” - Trang Du, GSD student, @twosquarepegs.com
“I hired three students from the 2014 course. They’re killing it!” - Ant Gaddy, GSD teacher, Green Ant Marketing
“GSD set off a chain of events that is continually improving my life.” - Aimee, GSD student.
March, May & July, 2015 Applications close end of January.
3 weeks of transformation
Workshopping & project building
Personal mentoring & support
Support for good health & well-being
Pitch & launch real-world projects
The experts we bring are direct, no-bullshit & do real big things.
Here’s just some of the people we’ve had as amazing mentors and teachers in our last course.
Think you've got what it takes to mentor our students?
Apply to mentor over here.
If you're a corporate escapee (or want to be), a young professional with no clear career path or you have a big idea and no idea how to execute, this course is for you.
Intense learning, supportive mentoring & lots of coffee
Every week starts with structured workshops
Eat food together
Decompress and catch up over communal food
Most days are spent building real businesses
Go as hard as you want, you insomniac you
Surprises and fun
Special guests, parties and surprises. No telling.
Real world learning, real-world opportunity
Our students have gone on to incubators and pitch for ongoing funding.
Our mentors keep you going in the long term. Relationships that last.
We’re launching a South East Asian social enterprise extension in 2015!
We help. Think General Assembly & The Unreasonable Institute.
GSD students have gone on to both paid and internships positions.
Q: How much?
A: Around $2.5K per successful applicant (this price may change a little course-by-course).
Q: How do students apply?
A: We’ll ask you a bunch of difficult questions via email after you sign up below.
Q: The cost covers everything?
A: Everything but food, which is often managed collaboratively.
Q: Where is the course?
A: Inner Melbourne.
Q: Are there age restrictions?
A: No. We quite deliberately want as much diversity in age, gender, background and character we can get. Just like real life.
If you're at a crossroads in life and aren’t sure what's next, join us.
Q: Can i do the course part-time?
A: Nope, it's a full-time intensive course - see the schedule above! If you're selected, you'll have to block out the entire 3 weeks (including the weekends leading in / out).
Q: Will we be writing code?
A: No. This isn’t a tech course. That said, a lot of our mentors work at startups and we will apply a lean approach to a lot of the content
A core chunk of the course is about technology, as the knowledge economy requires it.
Q: Is it just the 3 weeks?
A: Not quite. There’s stuff in the lead up and wind down, plus ongoing support from students and mentors after you leave the course proper.
Q: I have more questions!
A: Ping firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
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Currently taking applications for March, May and July 2015