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About Product Accelerator

Who is this Accelerator For?

  • Aspiring Product Managers - Do you want to work as a Product Manager even before landing your first role as one & build a portfolio?

  • New Product Managers - Starting your first role as a Product Manager? Jumpstart your first 60 days and accelerate your growth trajectory

  • Hiring Managers - Do you find onboarding your new Product Manager's a challenging task? Talk to us on how we can simplify this and take the headache away from you


Our Product Accelerator is a 10-week virtual program with hands-on experiential learning to build your Minimum Viable Prototype (MVP). You will be paired with a Product Mentor from the industry to guide you. In addition, you and your team will work in a simulation of how Product Managers need to work in the real-world. We have also added a bonus track for mental health for Product Managers in the accelerator and looking to help product managers to have a sustainable career from the get go !

Get warm referrals and intros! Think Dragon's Den meet Product Management in our accelerator program! Present with your "Asks" on Your Final Pitch. 

Scholarships available for successful applications
Limited to 40 participants Only

Applications Open Until November 1 , 2020

What Will You Get From Product Accelerator

REAL WORLD SIMULATED EXPERIENCES

93% of hiring managers in our research indicated that new PMs struggle to put theories into practice. We will guide you to learn, think and work like a Product Manager). Experience most of the real world people dynamics and constraints that PMs need to work in real life. Apply what you learn each week both hard and soft skills to step up your game as a Product Manager

ACCESS INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS & MENTORSHIP

You will be assigned a mentor, a team of 3-4 members and an industry panel to collaborate and work together. Attend regular skill building workshops to learn hands on from experts in this field. Celebrate your smallest wins and access our Founder for 1:1 coaching to work through challenges

JUMPSTART YOUR LEARNING

Learning about product management can be overwhelming. Learn how a Product Manager would go about solving hard problems and building a product in the real world. You remain our valued alumni even after graduating from our program and have access to the content for life

GRADUATE WITH PORTFOLIO & CERTIFICATE

Complete the accelerator with a portfolio that demonstrates your skills as a Product Manager. Stand out by sharing your certificate on LinkedIn. Outstanding participants receive a personal recommendation from our Founder highlighting your work as a Product Manager solving a real problem

Scholarships available for successful applications
Limited to 40 participants Only. Have questions? Refer to FAQ

Applications Open Until November 1 , 2020

Accelerator Curriculum & Structure

  • Attend live skill Building + Resume & Mock Interview Workshops

  • Weekly Mentor Office Hour

  • Participate in mental health workshops to learn tools to sustain your overall health

  • The program starts Jan 11, 2021

WEEK 1: ORIENTATION WEEK (Jan 11, 2021)

  • Introduction to our Product Accelerator

  • Meet your cohort and mentors

  • Meet Your Team & Pitch Your Idea

  • Q&A

WEEK 3: UNDERSTAND YOUR TARGET USER (Jan 25, 2021)

  • Define Your User Archetype & Customer Journey

  • Problem Discovery

  • Weekly Team Presentations

WEEK 5: EARLY SOLUTION IDEATION (Feb 08, 2021)

  • Develop Your Value Proposition

  • Sketch Your Concepts/Solution Ideas

  • Validate Concepts

  • Weekly Team Presentations

WEEK 7: BUILDING IT RIGHT (Feb 22, 2021)

  • Define Your MVP

  • Define User Stories with Acceptance Criterion

  • Define your backlog

  • Weekly Team Presentations

WEEK 2: DEFINING PROBLEM SPACE (Jan 18, 2021)

  • Define the problem your idea is going to solve

  • Test Market Demand

  • Weekly Team Presentations

WEEK 4: DEFINE PRODUCT STRATEGY (Feb 01, 2021)

  • Understand industry landscape

  • Define Product Strategy

  • Weekly Team Presentations

WEEK 6: RAPID PROTOTYPING (Feb 15, 2021)

  • Develop prototypes for testing

  • User Testing

  • Iterate on your prototype

  • Weekly Team Presentations

WEEK 8: PLAN YOUR RELEASE (Mar 01, 2021)

  • Define Your Release Roadmap

  • Define Metrics & KPIs

  • Weekly Team Presentations

WEEK 9: PITCH DECK & PORTFOLIO (Mar 08, 2021)

  • Complete Your Pitch Deck & Video

  • Complete Your Final Report

  • Publish Your Portfolio

WEEK 10: PITCH WEEK (Mar 15, 2021)

  • Pitch your MVP

  • Peer & Expert Panel Awards

  • Certificate of Completion of Product Accelerator 2020

Applications Open Until November 1 , 2020

Still have questions? Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at teampmdojo@gmail.com

What Our Accelerator Participants Say

I have taken several online courses to boost my PM skills as well as just working on my own side projects by myself. The Product Accelerator course is very different though. I have learned practical and soft skills at an incredibly fast rate because the program is built to mimic a high pace product development cycle. We receive active feedback from industry experts which provides amazing growth and networking opportunities.I would recommend the Product Accelerator program to anyone who is looking to upskill themselves into product management.

James Manganiello, Sr Business Solutions Consultant, LinkedIn

Product Accelerator Mentors

We have an amazing line up of mentors, speakers and experts from the industry to support our Product Accelerator who are being extremely generous with their time and wealth of knowledge to share with the cohort:

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Product Partnerships Associate
LinkedIn

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Sr. Product Manager
Adobe

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Director of Customer Success
Infobip

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Sr, Product Manager, Telus

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Product Manager
Hopper

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Director of Marketing
Sajari (Ex Atlassian)

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Marketing Leader, Investor, Advisor
Ex-Atlassian

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Product Manager
NEC Display Solutions

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Head of Technical Account Management, Atlassian

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Senior Program Manager
Google

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Product Manager
Case Status

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Senior Product Manager
metadata.io

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Product Owner
Buyatab Online

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Sr. Tech Lead
Edmodo

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Product Leader

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Product Marketing Manager
LinkedIn

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Senior Product Manager
Rally Health

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Product Manager
Mailchimp

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Director of Product
Narvar

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Sr. Product Manager
Facebook

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Product Manager
Sidebuy, Author (The Making of Product Managers)

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