JUMPSTART™ is the industry’s only accelerator for growing studios, agencies and production companies.
Designed for small but ambitious creative entrepreneurs, JUMPSTART is a 10-week intensive led by RevThink mentor Joel Pilger teaching you next-level concepts while applying them to your specific business challenges.
To date, JUMPSTART™ has helped transform 70+ creative firms from 18 countries around the world. For a list of current and former members, visit the RevThink portfolio.
1. MENTORING MODULES
10 Modules to shift your mindset with proven, next-level concepts focused specifically on studios, agencies, and production companies.
2. LIVE WEEKLY Q&A
Engage 1-on-1 with Joel and his guest experts in a Live Weekly question and answer session.
3. PRIVATE GROUP
Debate and dialogue with your incredibly supportive peers in the JUMPSTART private Facebook group.
WEEK 1 on Entrepreneurship: Foundations & Shifting Your Mindset
WEEK 2 on Entrepreneurship: Identify Your Genius
WEEK 3 on Marketing: Master the Creative Firm Sales Cycle™
WEEK 4 on Marketing: Carve Out Your Positioning: The Three P’s™
WEEK 5 on Marketing: Define Your Best Opportunities: The Three R’s™
WEEK 6 on Marketing: Meetings, Sales Trips, And Running A Screening
BONUS MODULE on Sales: Setting Up Your Sales Pipeline
WEEK 7 on Sales: Fewer Proposals, More Projects: The Three D’s™
WEEK 8 on Sales: Anchoring & Upselling for High-Ticket Sales
WEEK 9 on Sales: Commanding Premium Pricing & Negotiating
WEEK 10 on Operations: Doubling Your Revenue & Building Your Team
To qualify, you must be running an established firm capable of producing great creative with a permanent team size ≥ 5 or annual revenue ≥ US$500K, and have resources to invest in growing / improving your business.
"To me, Jumpstart not only helped with things I knew I didn’t know, but it also helped with a lot of things I didn’t even know I didn’t know."
"With our largest prior project being $25K, we were thrilled when a $60K budget knocked on our door... but using the skills you taught us, we convinced the client to expand that budget to $90K."
"I'm glad I did the accelerator! There's a ton of great info. And it helps to have peers alongside for the journey as well, you definitely feel part of a community."
“Thank you for this fantastic education and help that we have gotten from you. We have received tons of tools and ideas to get our firm to the next level.”
“We just won our first $100K project last week! We wouldn't have a clue how to pitch the right way (or have the balls) to send a 6-figure proposal without your help."
"Jump into Jumpstart! [Now] you have a roadmap to grow your business. And most importantly, you have experts in our specific industry... not as teachers, but as advisors."
“Thanks to you and all of your peeps at RevThink, I feel like you guys are giving me a masters in running a creative studio.”
“Thanks for everything you do for the Jumpstart young entrepreneurs. Being part of this group is one of the best thing I’ve ever done for growing my business.”
“Look out world! I've officially shifted from 'waitress' to 'expert' thanks to your accelerator. Why did I wait so long to do Jumpstart?!”
"I went to school for 'digital arts and crafts,' not business. Jumpstart gets you educated and focused on the latter."
“Adopting your One Sheet Proposal has been really beneficial…. we are no longer selling a commodity! That totally changes how we do business."
"I highly recommend the program! The guidance you get isn't just philosophical... Jumpstart provided specific guidance in terms of the nitty gritty business aspects."
"Creating a differentiated positioning using the sum total of all Three P’s was a real lightbulb moment for me.”
“Thanks for being awesome and taking the selfless opportunity to help other creatives in our world.”
"In terms of ROI, we joined less than a year ago and our revenue is up from US$1.2MM heading towards $2MM."
“I was very surprised you were addressing the exact issues we are going through. But you explained it in 20 minutes, while we have been struggling with it half a year.”
“You definitely helped change our mindset to take bigger risks and to look at the business differently, shifting to an entrepreneurial mindset.”
"I wanted to share our gratitude. Over the last weeks, we've transformed how we deal with clients, how we view our roles in our business, and how we approach getting future clients."
Read more feedback on our blog in the in-depth article, “JUMPSTARTING CREATIVE MAMMALS & MASS FX”