The Happy Startup School is the brainchild of Spook Studio, a product innovation studio by the sea. We help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into viable digital products that people love.
This isn’t a ‘CSR thing’ or a bid to squeeze money out of poor entrepreneurs. This is what we believe in, passionately.
We believe happiness makes business sense . Happier teams are more successful, productive, creative, loyal and nicer to customers. Think Southwest Airlines above Ryanair.
A happier economy
We’re at the start of our journey to build a community of people that believe there’s a better way to do business – better from the human side, better from the customer side, and believe it or not, better from the profit side too.
Think sustainability above short-termism.
We want to help passionate people build the best companies of the future that have a clear purpose, a strong brand & culture, and loyal customers.
So why are we doing this?
Life is short.
We’re only here for a short while so we want to make our time here a happy one. Unfortunately there’s a shit load of unhappy people out there. Here’s what we’d like to change:
We believe all these issues can be radically improved by encouraging more people to tap into their passion, and find meaning in their lives through entrepreneurship. This could be different for different people – maybe you want to set up a social entreprise, be the next Mark Zuckerburg (god Forbid) or start your own coffee shop with a creche – it’s up to you. Just as long as it’s not one of those dreaded institutions – the cup cake shop (we jest, no offence cup cake fans!)
Our hope is that we can encourage people to leave jobs they’re unhappy in and take control of their lives.
To stop dreaming and start doing.