A Guide to On Deck Programs for Leaders and Professionals

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June 12, 2022
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Note: If you’re an early-stage founder anywhere from pre-idea through pre-seed, consider applying to On Deck Founders

Note: This article is adapted from a live discussion for the On Deck community featuring On Deck alums Ming Lu and Vik Duggal. If you’re an early-stage founder, angel investor, or exec interested in joining our community, consider applying to one of our programs - you’ll be in great company.

Note: If you’re an early-stage founder anywhere from pre-idea through pre-seed, consider applying to On Deck Founders.

Note: This article is adapted from a live discussion for the On Deck community featuring Josefin Graebe. If you’re an early-stage founder, scaling founder, or senior exec interested in joining our community, consider applying to one of our programs.

This article is the first in our annual series Year in Preview.  In the 4 years since we launched the On Deck Founders program, we’ve seen +1000 companies get started and raise over $2B in funding.

On Deck programs help ambitious professionals get their “seat at the table” and do the best work of their lives. Joining our curated communities increases your surface area of opportunity by connecting you with peers and mentors at the frontiers of your industry.

This post is an overview of our programs for leaders and professionals who want to accelerate their careers.

For revenue professionals

On Deck Sales

For sales leaders and senior individual contributors who want to accelerate their careers and level up alongside trusted peers.

Level up alongside ambitious Heads of Sales, Directors and Managers at world-class organizations who can support you throughout your career. Become a more confident sales leader via sessions with incredible guests.

Apply here →

On Deck Marketing

Marketing leaders who want to be part of a brain trust of other high-caliber marketing leaders and executives.

Work through your challenges in a supportive environment and get practical tips and advice from leaders who’ve been there, done that.

Apply here →

On Deck Customer Success

For Customer Success executives: typically Heads of CS, Director, VP, CCO.

A place for confidential, meaningful conversations. You'll get support from a network of capable CS leaders who understand the challenges you face and want to see you succeed in navigating your career.

Apply here →

On Deck Business Development

For VPs, Directors and Managers of Business Development and Partnerships with 5+ years of relevant experience

Level up alongside a handpicked network of ambitious Business Development leaders. Meet the mentor you’ve been looking for, established BD leaders to brainstorm with, or even your next star hire through 1:1 connections tailored to your goals.

Apply here →

For professionals who work with technical teams

On Deck Engineering

For aspiring engineering leaders and technical managers looking to build managerial confidence, learn from industry leaders and cultivate a personal advisory board.

Level up your knowledge, skills, and confidence as an engineering leader. Join specialized tracks led by the best in the industry.

Apply here →

On Deck Data Science

For experienced Data Science leaders and builders looking to lead world-class teams and improve their ability to deliver value to their organizations.

Get ongoing access to data science leaders to answer your most important questions and brainstorm solutions to everyday challenges, together. 

Apply here →

On Deck Product Management

For Senior Product Managers who have shipped multiple products, open to supporting other PMs to grow their careers, and have a deep desire to explore more and leverage their PM experience into more optionality.

Acquire specialized frameworks, knowledge and skills to become a more confident product manager, via live sessions with incredible guests alongside a community of ambitious product leaders.

Apply here →

On Deck Design

For Senior ICs, managers, and design leads working at high-impact companies.

Accelerate your career and become a more confident design leader through professional development, specialized tracks and a curated community of design professionals

Apply here →

On Deck No Code

For ambitious builders who want a community to help them rapidly test ideas, launch products, and scale businesses with No-Code.

Whether you’re looking to iterate on ideas, launch a business, get hired at world-class startups, or increase your impact, ODNC is for you.

Apply here →

For professionals leading company operations

On Deck Chief of Staff

For accomplished Chiefs of Staff who want to empower their principals and teams through professional development and access to a trusted peer network.

Join a community of world-class Chiefs of Staff that will help you brainstorm solutions to the unique everyday challenges you face as a CoS.

Apply here →

On Deck Corporate Innovation

For Corporate Innovation and Strategy leaders with a mandate to build and scale transformation, innovation & intrapreneurship projects at large companies. 

Exchange ideas on future-proofing and growing your businesses, work with startups, and level up you careers alongside a highly-curated network of peers.

Join waitlist →

On Deck Recruiting

For ambitious talent leaders looking to deepen their industry expertise, accelerate their careers, and build a career toolkit to strive for recruiting excellence at their organizations.

10x your network with timely connections with like-minded peers who want to achieve recruiting excellence.

Join waitlist →

On Deck Strategy & Operations

For driven and experienced operators eager to become the COO’s of tomorrow.

Uplevel alongside a handpicked network of fellow leaders. Get direct access to early-stage startup founders to explore the opportunity to become their trusted advisors or board members.

Join waitlist →

For professionals looking for roles at startups

On Deck First 50

For talented individuals who want to explore what’s next with intentionality or pivot into the tech industry.

OD50 combines a world-class community, expert-led workshops and personalized support to help you find your next role at a high-growth startup and accelerate your career.

Apply here →

Find Your People

On Deck is the network for ambitious people in tech who want to accelerate their next step. Explore our programs above, or if you’ve got questions – speak to a program advisor.

Note: If you’re an experienced professional looking to gain clarity on your next move, check out Execs On Deck

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