On Deck Scale (ODS)

Scale your company and grow as a leader, surrounded by top founders.

On Deck Scale is a six-month program for talented founders who want to scale their company and grow as leaders. We combine an incredible community and intimate mastermind groups with executive coaching, tactical sessions, and exclusive access to the On Deck network to help you and your company thrive.

Everything you need to scale as a leader

Navigate the complexity of startup scaling with executive coaching, mentorship, peer accountability, tactical sessions, and exclusive access to executive talent and investors.

Solve every challenge with your Mastermind Group

Engage with a mastermind group of 8 exceptional founders in similar stages to help you work through your biggest challenges and achieve your goals.

Accelerate personal growth with deep-dives by Executive Coaches

Executive coaches will host deep dives on fundamental topics and be available to support founders throughout the fellowship

Get an unfair advantage and avoid costly mistakes

Get access to curated resources and scaling playbooks and participate in tactical deep-dive sessions focused on fundraising, hiring, growth, and more.

Join a community of world-class founders

Community is the core of On Deck Scale. Find a group of top leaders at your stage, solve problems collaboratively and grow together.

Seed Founders

Establish early relationships that will grow with you. Get coaching, mentorship, and pragmatic feedback to help you recruit your early team and shape a conscious culture while building revenues.

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Meredith Perry

Co-Founder & CEO, Elemind Technologies

Brandon Hill

CEO, Vori

Dom Wong

Founder and CEO, Pogo

Jesse Genet

Co-Founder and CEO, Lumi

Justin Mares

Founder, Kettle & Fire

Ruben Harris

CEO, Career Karma

Jonathan Swanson

Founder and CEO, Athena

Series A Founders

Scale your product and team while adding talented leadership and driving exponential growth. Get the support you need in confidential forums from founders who have faced similar challenges and opportunities.

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Series B Founders

Level up personal and company leadership, establish executive coaching structures suited to your organizational needs, and get strategic and tactical advice from world class operators.

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Misha Esipov

Co-Founder and CEO, Nova Credit

Deon Nicholas

Co-Founder and CEO, Forethought

Vivek Sodera

Co-Founder, Superhuman

Jack Altman

Co-Founder and CEO, Lattice

Qasar Younis

Applied Intuition

Aicha Evans

CEO, Zoox

Sander Daniels

Co-Founder, Thumbtack

Sebastian Mejía

Co-Founder, Rappi

Unicorn Founders

Build and connect with a community of global leaders and influencers, connect with executive talent at the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies, and leverage our network to source key executive hires.

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Apply for On Deck Scale

The program kicks off in April. Access to the program costs $12,000 (or six installments of $2,450).

Testimonials

Our Fellows are the heartbeat of our community. Here's what they have to say.

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Lyle McKeany

It's not an overstatement to say that @beondeck has changed the trajectory of my writing life. I know that sounds hyperbolic, but it's not.

If you want to start writing, hold yourself accountable to a regular writing practice, or level up your writing, don't hesitate.

Van Nguyen

Life after @beondeck is crazy good! The network is so powerful. @Auroreserete’s ODF cohort hasn’t even started yet and despite that she has helped me connect with 4 potential customers in completely new/different markets in record time. Thank you!

Sneh Ganjoo

Midway through ODF & every time I attend a session or interact with the community I have the same excitement as Day 0. I wish all founder communities were like this.

I have never seen a community that translates the true essence of business & ideas beyond borders before @beondeck

Cameron Prouse

Only 1 week into's First 50 Fellowship program and I am soooo totally blown away.

Can't wait to get at it tomorrow for week 2!

Vartika Manasvi

Join @beondeck for its 3Cs formula —> Community + Character + Culture

All of that is very practical, generosity of its members is real, serendipity is digital, connections are meaningful and all friendships are very humane!

This is best ‘Give First’ culture on the internet.

Wallace Torres

My On Deck journey:

- A community of incredible entrepreneurs all who can switch between emotional support and strategic guidance depending on what you need that moment

- What LinkedIn is supposed to be

- Exposure to lots of company building perspectives

Can’t recommend enough.

Carri Craver

The ODNC Slack is true mind boggling goodness. My expectations were sky high and it is better than I imagined.

The last time I felt this in awe I was standing on a mountaintop after a 2 day climb.

David Hoang

I’m so glad I decided to do @beondeck’s writing fellowship. The weekly writing workshops are so helpful. In addition to the writing, it’s great connecting with other writers and brainstorming.

One idea is called “Design Management: Year One.”

#ODW1

Derek Osgood

Ok so I promised I’d talk about On Deck (ODF6) changed my life. That’s it, that’s the tweet.

Actually, no it’s not. I’m a tweetstorm guy now (new year new me). So let’s talk ODF👇

Matt Restivo

I thought I knew talented people. Then I joined @beondeck.

Sunil Rajaraman

I'm decently networked in tech. But I joined @beondeck on the advice of @hnshah and @tylerwillis. I learned that networks need refreshing.

On Deck opened me up to a new set of amazing people I will invest in, be friends with, and follow for life.

Alexander Hugh Sam

Just finished the @beondeck kick-off session for ODW1 and 🤯.

It's the most fun I've ever had for any onboarding whatsoever. The team and fellows are amazing and can't wait to get started.

Even did some (very bad) freestyle rapping and met cool people like @AnthonyMcG2!

Sam Wong

Imagine having a 4-hour Zoom call... and being engaged, inspired, and ACTIVATED every single second 🤯

Only @beondeck things

Rak Garg

You either die an On Deck fellow, or you live long enough to see yourself become an On Deck employee.

Charlie O'Donnell

Why Colleges and Universities Should be Scared of the @beondeck Fellowship → https://bit.ly/3oLWyIC

The On Deck Method

We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.

Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:

Deep Friendships

Our virtual fellowship programs provide members with community, education, and support. This is a place for cohort-style learning, but also deep personal connections.

Unparalleled Knowledge

There are limitless opportunities for learning and sharing here. You’ll get access to expert speakers, office hours, build weekends, and our session library full of curated content. Dig in!

Community Diversity

We’re proud to have a community diverse in culture, thought, and life experiences. This enables revolutionary ideas, inclusive solutions, and boundless growth opportunities.

Scaled With Software

We’re building in-house tools to improve how we share community knowledge, aligned opportunities, and helpful connections.

Engineered Serendipity

When everyone is going through a shared experience and seeking similar goals, incredible things happen.

Spirit of Service

One of the things we love most about our community is how willing and excited members are to support one another. This spirit is the strong heartbeat of the On Deck community.

Apply for On Deck Scale

The program kicks off in April. Access to the program costs $12,000 (or six installments of $2,450).

FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for On Deck Scale, you are probably

* A highly motivated founder of a venture-scale company who would benefit from the authentic relationships forged with other growth-oriented founders.
* Open to seeking the support, coaching, and mentorship required to scale yourself and your company.
* Willing to share your experiences, challenge assumptions, expand your perspectives, and raise the bar for yourself and others .
* Committed to lifelong learning and a spirit of service to others.

What does it cost?

The cost of On Deck Scale  is $12,000 or 6 installments of $2,450.

What is the time commitment? Will this be a distraction?

You should plan to invest 2-3 hours per week in On Deck Scale. The curriculum is designed to help you leverage time, networks, and resources to your exponential advantage. It’s our intention that one unit invested will yield many in return.

What if I'm too early? What if I'm too late?

We are committed to identifying and supporting the very best founders at every stage of company growth from Seed to IPO. We’ll group founders appropriately based on company stage and other relevant factors. Founders who have not raised capital should consider applying to the On Deck Fellowship.

Are there minimum capital or revenue requirements to apply?

We’re accepting applications from founders of seed stage companies to IPO. Seed stage founders must have raised at least $1.5M in the last six months or achieved $100k MRR run rate.

If I’m already well-connected in the startup ecosystem, do I need this?

We certainly believe so. ODS will benefit any founder committed to significant learning and personal growth, expanding their network and personal influence, and becoming a better leader. While the On Deck network is large and continually expanding, On Deck Scale is designed to help you scale yourself as fast as you’re scaling your company.

What if I'm based outside the US?

We are accepting Fellows from around the world.  

For this first cohort, the majority of sessions will be in North American time zones, but recordings will available to Fellows at any time.  There will be additional content specifically designed for Fellows based in Europe.

Fellows from Asia are welcome to join, but we expect to have fewer sessions in local time zones for the first cohort of ODS.

Can non-founding CEOs apply?

Not yet – At this time we’re keeping focused on company founders.

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes: ODS will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent the past few ODF cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

Can founders who are not CEOs apply?

Yes – As long as you are the founder of a venture-scale company.

How long will I have access to the community?

After the fellowship, you’ll retain access to your cohort and be able to subscribe to membership for continued access to the On Deck ecosystem.

What are the Guiding Values of On Deck?

You can view our values here, but to summarize: Service, Sacredness, Respect, and Gratitude.

Did we miss your question? Drop us a line and we will get back to you asap.
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