ARE YOU CONSTANTLY QUESTIONING YOURSELF ON YOUR STARTUP JOURNEY?

Let's be frank.

Getting a startup off the ground is a tough gig.

Surpassed only by the difficulty of then scaling it.

You start out with a bright idea. A vision.

Inspiration to disrupt a market, or even change the world.

The initial round of prospective customers you talk to seem super keen on the idea.

“We’d buy it!” they say.

Even more encouraging, potential investors’ ears prick up when they hear you talk about it.

The beginning feels hopeful, exciting even.

Then - reality hits. And the questions come flooding in.

How can I get access to my first customers?

How do I build a product? (When do I build a product?)

How do I build a team?

Raising capital seems to be easier said than done. How should I go about it?

How do I decide what to focus on when?

Why won’t anyone work for me?

Why can’t I get access to the people I want access to?

Why do people keep promising things and not coming through?

Why do customers seem interested in my product then don’t want to buy it?

How do I hire people overseas?

How do I manage a remote team?

How do I break into an international market?

How do I clone myself?

Jokes aside, running a startup is hell.

Sometimes it can feel like you’re making an endless series of rookie errors – one after the next.

For example, you might have engaged a software developer, a marketing agency, or a lawyer too early and they’ve given you something you’ve realised you don’t need.

(That’s called “agency buyer’s remorse.”)

You might be sick of having discussions with investors about sales and revenue targets when you haven’t nailed your business model and signature solution yet.

You might be running around to customer meetings with a cookie-cutter approach when your customer avatars are totally different.

You may have even spent hundreds of hours applying for a grant or responding to a government tender, which turned out to be a total waste of time (because you didn’t get it).

You find yourself looking for creative ways to avoid doing the things you know you should be doing (hello procrastination).

You’re being your own worst enemy because you don’t have time to fix the things you know are going to make a real difference.

All the while you’re wondering, how am I going to make payroll AND pay myself?

Let us reassure you that you're not alone.

Nor do you have to bear the brunt of this journey alone.

If you’re ready for the one system and set of diagnostics that will show you exactly what path you need to pursue to achieve scale-up success, we’re ready to guide you.

THREE WAYS YOU CAN BOOST YOUR STARTUP PROGRESS NOW

STEP 1
CLARIFY YOUR PURPOSE & VISION
STEP 2
REQUEST A
STARTUP BUILDERTM SESSION
STEP 3
PUT YOUR STARTUP BUILDERTM PLAN INTO ACTION

HOW WOULD IT FEEL TO HAVE:

A personalised startup-building pathway based on your specific situation and goals
Trained, qualified mentors that use our proprietary Startup Builder™ platform to provide ongoing course correction based on your real-world experience
On-demand implementation coaching supported by guidance, templates, and self-assessments to help you make progress in the areas you need, when you need
Specialist diagnostic tools to help uncover the key obstacles in your way and prescribe the right actions for you to take at the right time
Clear milestones to keep you on track and help you visualise the progress you’re making
Support to find your first customers, recruit and grow your team, and raise capital
Access to Startup Builder™ body of knowledge with proven startup building approaches (no cowboys and no BS)

TESTIMONIALS

BUT DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

HEAR SOME OF OUR STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES FIRST HAND

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Jed Durdin

Co-Founder and Director

"We think we have a 95% chance of being successful at realising our vision. We couldn't have done that without LeapSheep."

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Richard Kwan

Founder and CEO

"We have developed a profitable service delivery business and made enough profit to fund developing a product-based business in parallel."

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Anirudh Sharma

Founder and CEO

"As engineers, we were confident in our technical ability to develop our product. However, creating a scalable business model and securing funding were beyond our reach. LeapSheep helped us bridge that gap."

About us

Our team have years of lived experience building startups. We have deep experience across many countries, industries, functional roles, leading technologies and stages of a business lifecycle.

Kirk Drage - Co-Founder & CEO

Kirk Drage

Co-Founder & CEO

Kathryn Heaton - Co-Founder & COO

Kathryn Heaton

Co-Founder & COO

Terri Soar - Head of Product

Terri Soar

Co-Founder & Head of Product

Sarah Bell

Co-Founder & Head of Startup Success

(Haydn) Yunqing Qi - Chief Technical Officer

(Haydn) Yunqing Qi

Chief Technical Officer

Celia Polkinghorne

Celia Polkinghorne

Chief Marketing Officer

Monica Drage - Customer Success

Monica Drage

Customer Success

Ice Hatairat - Service Delivery Support Associate

Ice Hatairat

Service Delivery Support Associate

Kirk Drage - Co-Founder & CEO

Kirk Drage

Co-Founder & CEO

Kathryn Heaton - Co-Founder & COO

Kathryn Heaton

Co-Founder & COO

Terri Soar - Head of Product

Terri Soar

Co-Founder & Head of Product

Sarah Bell

Co-Founder & Head of Startup Success

(Haydn) Yunqing Qi - Chief Technical Officer

(Haydn) Yunqing Qi

Chief Technical Officer

Celia Polkinghorne

Celia Polkinghorne

Chief Marketing Officer

Monica Drage - Customer Success

Monica Drage

Customer Success

Ice Hatairat - Service Delivery Support Associate

Ice Hatairat

Service Delivery Support Associate

Kirk Drage - Co-Founder & CEO

Kirk Drage

Co-Founder & CEO

Kathryn Heaton - Co-Founder & COO

Kathryn Heaton

Co-Founder & COO

Terri Soar - Head of Product

Terri Soar

Co-Founder & Head of Product

Sarah Bell

Co-Founder & Head of Startup Success

(Haydn) Yunqing Qi - Chief Technical Officer

(Haydn) Yunqing Qi

Chief Technical Officer

Celia Polkinghorne

Celia Polkinghorne

Chief Marketing Officer

Monica Drage - Customer Success

Monica Drage

Customer Success

Ice Hatairat - Service Delivery Support Associate

Ice Hatairat

Service Delivery Support Associate

We're all passionate about turning that lived experience, which doesn't scale, into systems and support that does scale. This is already allowing us to guide teams from idea to scale-up success more reliably and more affordably than has ever been possible before.

Our vision

To radically transform startup & innovation success rates globally.

Our missions

Professionalised Innovation Advisers

We’re professionalising the role of Innovation Advisors with training and certification to improve the quality and supply of reliable high quality innovation advice.

Innovation Body of Knowledge

We’re developing an evidenced-based innovation industry Body of Knowledge that forms the foundation for proven innovation best practice.

Self-service Support

We’re automating self service support to help innovators set and track goals, find support and achieve success.

Our social impact

By improving innovation support

We’ll reduce the emotional anguish of startup setback and failure. Instead, we’ll create more confidence and resilience in individuals and the ecosystem. These are key enablers for participation and success.

We’ll reduce the billions of dollars of capital that’s wasted every year – by well intentioned individuals, companies and governments – repeating the same innovation mistakes. Instead, this capital will build productive, capitally efficient businesses.