MASTER OF STARTUP ADMINISTRATION
Get the tools and hands-on knowledge from the NY-based fund Starta VC to launch a startup or join one as an executive
6-month program
your pass to the global startup community
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Applications UNtil: April 12th
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE MASTER OF STARTUP ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM?
Aspiring founders looking for expert support and a like-minded community as they take their first steps in building a global startup
Entrepreneurs who want to launch a scalable startup, avoid common founder pitfalls and supercharge their fundraising skills
Seasoned professionals ready to embark on an entrepreneurial journey or take on leadership roles within fast-growing startups
Pre-idea and
idea-stage founders
Entrepreneurs with
a non-scalable business
Experienced professionals and executives
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE MASTER OF STARTUP ADMINISTRATION?
Low-risk environment
You can learn what it takes to build a successful startup without risking thousands of dollars or your entire career. You'll also avoid common pitfalls that can derail new founders.
Practical learning
80% of the program is hands-on. You will gather a team, get traction, validate hypotheses, and pitch your startup to real investors. Besides that, you will have the opportunity to solve real-world challenges of the US startups.
Global market entrance
You will learn how to launch scalable products, validate your ideas, and test hypotheses in the global market with the help of our mentors.
Access to a network of successful founders and investors
You'll have access to a network of 300+ founders, venture capitalists, and a motivated community of students. Build ties that will come in handy in the future.
PROGRAM TIMELINE
1. Investors’ mindset
Learn how investors think and evaluate startups
2. Customer research
Craft your first pitch and validate your idea
3. Product testing
Launch market tests through pretotyping
4. GTM strategy
Create a go-to-market plan and pitch it in front of investors
5. Networking in NY
Meet angel investors, VCs, potential clients and partners to develop your startup
Showcase of the program
Two-week program in New York
Five months online
1. Investors’ mindset
Learn how investors think and evaluate startups
2. Customer research
Craft your first pitch and validate your idea
3. Product testing
Launch market tests through pretotyping
4. GTM strategy
Create a go-to-market plan and pitch it in front of investors
5. Networking in NY
Meet angel investors, VCs, potential clients and partners to develop your startup
Showcase of the program
Two-week program in New York
Five months online
Apply
PROGRAM
1. Investors’ mindset
Learn how investors evaluate startups and get under the skin of a CEO creating an investment proposal for a real startup. Decide on your startup idea and get feedback from experts.
2. Customer research
Conduct market research and customer interviews in the US and craft your first pitch deck.
3. Product testing
Use Pretotyping to test your product value hypothesis with no budget. Learn to tell a story about your product and pitch it.
4. GTM strategy
Try on the role of a founder and create a go-to-market strategy for a Starta Accelerator startup. Plan marketing tests for you startup and get feedback from investors on your investment pitch.
5. Networking in NY
Network with successful startup founders, and Starta Accelerator alumni, angels and VC funds representatives, and showcase your startup to investors.
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Unique program built by NY-based Starta VC
Starta VC is an early stage venture capital fund that invests in startups from pre-seed to Round A, benefiting from the ecosystem approach
average check
$500k
portfolio companies
218
investors in Starta community
300+
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MEET OUR EXPERTS
Ex-partner at 500 Startups, ex-commercial director at Yahoo!, Partner at Diaspora VC European Fund and Partner at GameGroove Capital.
Marvin Liao
Investor and entrepreneur with three exits. Managing Partner TPH Family Office.
Ricardo Taveras
General partner of Starta VC and CEO of Starta University. 14 years of experience in venture investments and startup acceleration.
Alex Girin
General partner of the $300M Union Grove Ventures, number one fund of funds ranking globally by the Wall Street Journal. First investor in Beyond Meat and portfolio holder of 80 companies.
Greg Bohlen
Angel and serial entrepreneur with 4 exits. Founder of such projects as Unisender, Snovio and Sendpulse.
Eugene Medvednikov
Entrepreneur and start-up adviser to 100s of early-stage companies that raised over $200 million in venture funding.
Tim Cooley
Expert in Product, Brand, and Sales who helped 1000s of companies and founders in 27+ countries. Author of a book ranked in Amazon Best Sellers.
Rob Napoli
CMO for such innovative Web3 projects, as Polymarket, Iotex, and Zilliqa, who added billions of dollars in growth to their market caps.
Art Malkov
CASES YOU WILL LEARN FROM
You will have the opportunity to tackle real-life challenges faced by startups in the Starta VC’s portfolio
Clientify
SaaS tools for marketing and sales
Clientify provides Software SaaS tools for marketing and sales, such as Social CRM, Social Media, email marketing, and landing pages. Currently, Clientify is generating more than 150K in monthly recurring revenue, and the revenue from the last year was 1.4 million...
Brave Up!
Software to detect, prevent,
and predict bullying
Brave Up! is a software that detects and prevents bullying and cyberbullying. The startup is a part of Starta VC, where we were able to grow by 3x in users and sales. In 2022 Brave Up! has raised $600k and is valued at $12mln...
CodeLn
End-to-end technical recruitment platform for software engineers
The startup develops a recruitment platform for skilled African programmers. Currently operating across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Ivory Coast, Codeln runs a database consisting of thousands of software engineers...
FULFLLD
Tech-enabled B2B last-mile delivery service for brands
Founded and bootstrapped in 2019 as a means to provide higher quality customer service for catering and grocery brands, FULFLLD now operates in over 15 major markets and to date has completed more than 1mln orders and generated over 1.5mln in net revenue...
Weje
Interactive whiteboard for remote teamwork to organize information from different sources
Weje is an online board that allows for searching, structuring, and presenting information. Weje’s advantage is a multifunctional approach, which combines productivity tools and unlimited possibilities for working with content...
Signum AI
Single platform integration with 1000+ external data vendors and workflow automation
The startup mastered tracking prospects’ behavior, becoming a leader in the field. The startup raised a $530k round of investment in 2020. Signum AI helps increase ROI by focusing on the prospects...
Siren Aerospace
Single platform integration with 1000+ external data vendors and workflow automation
The startup is building an innovative hydrogen-powered modular aircraft. Siren Aerospace has many unique points differentiating it from competitors: the aircraft is quiet and suitable for large cities...
Student cases
Anton Lobinstev
Founder of Bebop Brands US, a restaurant franchise, and tech advisor at startups
At the MSA program, I launched a web3 startup. It bridges real-world and web3 by offering fully automated copyright protection for digital assets. We have already tested the product for 78,000 avatars for a gaming metaverse.

Master of Startup Administration changed the way I looked at pitching and fundraising. I used to consider myself inferior to people who had financial resources. I thought that those with money decide for those who have ideas and energy. Now I have realized that this is far from being the case....
Oleg Maliy
Founder of GARD, a next-gen bank for gamers, CBDO at Cryptoprocessing.io
After joining the MSA program, I founded GARD, a next-gen bank for gamers. I applied to the program with two goals in mind: get more expertise for my projects by solving real-life startup cases learn the ins and out of entering the US market: how to interview customers, how to assess and grind different channels, and how to raise funds.

The program paid off, and I saw firsthand that guidance and consistent review from US-based venture capitalists and mentors skyrocketed my learning and progress...
Konstantin Gamarnik
Founder of Aquajoy, serial entrepreneur with 15 years of experience
I have extensive entrepreneurial experience, but before the program, I was totally unfamiliar with the world of venture capital. I thought that money loves silence and that any investors would be intruding into my business. The program allowed me to look at VC financing differently: as a resource that helps me expand the business. Now I have the tools and the right frame of mind to grow a venture scalable startup.

At the MSA program, I launched Aquajoy, a floating suit, that helps learn to swim easily by increasing...
Ivan Lunegov
Operations Director at OLIMP Invest, startup mentor, 10 years in business consulting
Before the program, I used to be pretty disconnected from people building startups. So I enrolled in the MSA program to gain a competitive edge in venture capital and join a community of like-minded people.

The program was of high value in terms of practice. Three case studies helped me to make a deep dive into tech and startups: I learned where to look and what questions to ask to notice problems in startups straight away. I have already put my knowledge into practice...
Vladimir Esaulov
СTO at Katalyst, a restaurant management software company
As a tech guy, I joined the MSA program to supercharge my entrepreneurship skills and network. In the span of the program, I have already sorted out my existing knowledge and experience. I was able to broaden my non-technical perspective while my technical background was valued by my fellow students.

I liked working on a deep tech startup case, as it was so distant from my activities that I came up with out-of-the-box solutions helpful for my projects. This program encouraged me...
Peter Dyakov
Founder at Pompel.io, 20+ years in sales at IT vendor companies
While at the MSA program, I founded Pompel.io, a universal text analytics platform without the use of a traditional AI/ML-based approach.

I had a startup idea I was keen on and I joined the program to level myself up as a founder and to figure out how to take my idea from zero to one: how to prioritize the problems and industries that my startup’s technology can solve.

After 5 months of the program, I have a plan in mind...
Dario Diaz
Founder of Forte, software developer with 15 years of exp.
The program is a good fit for people with big ambitions as it combines a community of like-minded people, expert-led workshops, practical case studies, and unparalleled support to make your first steps in entrepreneurship.

I joined the third batch of the program with a startup idea. The program helped me realize that my idea was a far cry from what people wanted to buy. I learned how to conduct customer research and reshape my idea so that it was deeply rooted in the customer's needs...
Juan Camilo Echeverri
Co-founder and CIO at Biomma, responsible for the strategy, BM, and product management
For our startup, Biomma, the program was the entrance door to the entire entrepreneurship environment in the US. We understood how to network our way in this market, and what first steps to take with lots of ideas on what we need to improve to scale our product. We have already had meetings with investors and potential partners on the program’s offline bootcamp in New York.

Before the program, we were focused only on our customers and learned how to create and deliver value but...
Student cases
Anton Lobinstev
Founder of Bebop Brands US, a restaurant franchise, and tech advisor at startups
At the MSA program, I launched a web3 startup. It bridges real-world and web3 by offering fully automated copyright protection for digital assets. We have already tested the product for 78,000 avatars for a gaming metaverse....
Oleg Maliy
Founder of GARD, a next-gen bank for gamers, CBDO at Cryptoprocessing.io
After joining the MSA program, I founded GARD, a next-gen bank for gamers. I applied to the program with two goals in mind: get more expertise for my projects by solving real-life startup cases learn the ins and out of entering the US market...
Konstantin Gamarnik
Founder of Aquajoy, serial entrepreneur with 15 years of experience
I have extensive entrepreneurial experience, but before the program, I was totally unfamiliar with the world of venture capital. I thought that money loves silence and that any investors would be intruding into my business...
Ivan Lunegov
Operations Director at OLIMP Invest, startup mentor, 10 years in business consulting
Before the program, I used to be pretty disconnected from people building startups. So I enrolled in the program to gain a competitive edge in venture capital and join a community of like-minded people...
Vladimir Esaulov
СTO at Katalyst, a restaurant management software company
As a tech guy, I joined the program to supercharge my entrepreneurship skills and network. In the span of the program, I have already sorted out my existing knowledge and experience...
Peter Dyakov
Founder at Pompel.io, 20+ years in sales at IT vendor companies
While at the program, I founded Pompel.io, a universal text analytics platform without the use of a traditional AI/ML-based approach. I had a startup idea I was keen on and I joined the program to level myself up as a founder and to figure out how to...
Dario Diaz
Founder of Forte, software developer with 15 years of exp.
The program is a good fit for people with big ambitions as it combines a community of like-minded people, expert-led workshops, practical case studies, and unparalleled support to make your first steps in entrepreneurship...
Juan Camilo Echeverri
Co-founder and CIO at Biomma, responsible for the strategy, BM, and product management
For our startup, Biomma, the program was the entrance door to the entire entrepreneurship environment in the US. We understood how to network our way in this market, and what first steps to take...
One of our student success stories
Anton Lobintsev
Anton's story through his progress and achievements:
After 2 months of MSA training:
  • Learned to pitch and felt more confident

  • Got a network of founders and executives

  • Learned to validate ideas and test hypotheses on the global market
At the end of MSA training: