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Transition from Military Service into Tech.
No Coding Required.

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Sean's Successful Track Record Helping Vets Transition Into Tech

RaeAnne Pae

Facebook, US Army

Ray Gobberg

WalkMe, Google, US Air Force

Jeff Gilmore

Facebook, US Air Force

"The Marines taught me to never give up. I know that sometimes making the transition from service can seem like a thousand mile slog. I've been there. That's why I co-founded GrowthX Academy.

We want to make a clear path that vets can follow to transition from protecting their country to growing their country."

Will Bunker, US Marines, Co-Founder GrowthX Academy and

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Ian Faison – Victory Media, U.S. Army

“GrowthX Academy is the perfect training ground for transitioning veterans getting into tech. You’ll learn cutting edge sales/marketing tactics and implement with real companies.  You don’t need to be a computer whiz to be in tech, but you do need a rock-solid understanding of the ecosystem.  Ideal for veterans who seek a fast-paced environment where the training wheels come off quickly.”

You Will Work with Real Companies on Live Projects.

Want to transition from military service into a non-tech role at a tech company and begin making a meaningful difference from day one? GrowthX Academy helps smart, driven, creative thinkers gain real experience and transition into new careers. Be among the next wave of innovators in this exciting industry. Break into Tech. #NoCodingRequired
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David Stewart – GrowthX Academy Student, US Air Force

“In an effort to direct my own life, I decided that the best way to extend and expand my abilities was to attend GrowthX Academy because it appealed to my desire for a high tempo, real-world deep dive into tech business development.”

Meet Your New Network

GrowthX Academy can help you harness your elite military training and experience, and focus it on breaking into the tech sector, while also tapping into our extensive network, which already includes veterans. You’ll work closely with innovators, while developing your own areas of expertise. And with each new GrowthX Academy cohort, your network of like-minded peers will grow while your professional network continues to expand.

Meet your incredible community of professional mentors who have built and sold tech companies, helped shaped the future of tech, and are now lending their advice, experience and expertise to you. You’ll be gaining insights and knowledge from the brightest minds in the industry, and making lifelong connections.

Will Bunker

Founding Partner GrowthX, Co-Founder GrowthX Academy,

Ian Faison

Victory Media

RaeAnne Pae


Ray Gobberg

WalkMe, Google

Jared Nielsen

RedOwl, Apple

Colin Supko

Patriot List

Travis Wright

Huawei, Symantec

Dr. John McQuaid

San Francisco VA, Veterans Health Administration

Akili King


David Lim

Media Mobilize

Sean Sheppard

Founding Partner, GrowthX and Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Hitesh Parashar

Chief Marketing Officer, GrowthX Academy

Dr. Wayne Neale

Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Julia DeBari

Lead UX Instructor GrowthX Academy, Design Educator, UX Mentor

Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner, GrowthX and Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Max Altschuler

SalesHacker, Udemy

Sean Ellis

Josh Fechter

GrowthX Academy

Nir Eyal

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,

Catherine Cooper

Founder of EmpathyWise

Jamal Nichols

Human Centered Design Expert and Design Educator

Whitney Bouck

Box, HelloSign

Carlos Ramon

Compass, Akamai, PeopleSoft

Lydia Laurenson

News Deeply, Journalism for Brands

Mark Breier

In-Q-Tel, Amazon

Lauren Feldman

Girls in Tech

Bob Lehto


Troy Effner

eBay, CGI, GoToResearch

Camille Rickets

First Round Capital

Michael Mitchell

Simplicity, Fjord

David Dulany

Act-On Software, Inc.

Dr. Rebecca Homkes

21st Century Strategy

Josephine Foucher

Hotwire, AgilOne

Jessica Stanell

UX Instructor SF State University, Academy of Art

Samir Patel

SearchForce, 500S

Mary Anderson

Dolby Labs

Ryan Kulp


Max Shevyakov


Phyllis Davidson

Oracle, SiriusDecisions

Vasil Azarov

Startup Socials, Growth Marketing Conference

Paul Donovan

SAP, Ariba

Kevin Wheeler

Future of Talent Institute

Jared Brick

Founding Director at Brick House Media Co

Eric Bouck


Zack Onisko

Autodesk, Hired

Ralph Barsi

Achievers, Service Now

Brian Burnett

SAP, Cloudera, IBM

Scott Caito


Mara Lewis

GrowthX Corporate

Jeremy Glassenberg

Product Strategy Consultant

Jorge Soto

Twitter, MoPub

Eli Schwartz

Survey Monkey

Mauria Finley

Citrus Lane

Tim Yandel


John Suh

Hyundai Ventures

Craig Wortmann

Professor of Entrepreneurial Selling, University of Chicago

Jonathan Chizick

Drippler, Samsung, Dell

Mick McGee

EchoUser, SAP

Amy Huang

Disney and Apollo

Laura Klein

Author, UX for Lean Startups

David Krevitt

Coach, IDEO, BlackRock

Steli Efti

Adam Wald

Lyft, BlueCrew

Lloyed Lobo, Cofounder, & Boast Capital

Dionne Mischler

Inside Sales by Design

Sam Parr

The Hustle, The Anti-MBA

Chris Ortolano

DiscoverOrg, Sales Hacker, Inc., AA-ISP

Vincent Dignan

Magnific, Planet Ivy

Matt Earnest

General Motors

Dan Murphy

Elay Cohen


Sujan Patel

Web Profits

Rally Pagulayan

EchoUser, Oracle

Shawnda Williams

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Lael Sturm

LPS Solutions, LAVAN, Choice Maternity

James Scott


Kumar Thangudu

Launch Puppies

Annie Chiou

The Creative Group

Michael Lubin

Hint Health

Josh Fraser

Torbit (Acquired by Walmart)

Misbah Ashraf

Partner, India Goes Global

Bob More


Mario Martinez Jr.

M3Jr Growth Strategies, LLC

Joshua Jansen

ApplePie Capital

Yuriy Timen


Conor Lee


Zach Lukasiewicz

Double or Trouble

Kenneth To

Solve Growth

Sharon Neo

Digital Influence Lab

Theo Mandel

Paypal and Pearson

Lindsey Phillips

Bluewolf, an IBM company

Julia McKellar

Bluewolf, an IBM company

Dan Olsen

Olsen Solutions, The Lean Product Playbook

Cynthia Johnson

Ipseity Media

Shona Reed


Amy Malinowski


Arjun Arora

500 Startups

Mark Donohue

Catalyst Insight Partners

Lincoln Murphy

Storm Ventures

Lisa Ratner

Ford, Code for America

E.L. (Liz) Fox

Mule Design Studio

Dan Cohen


Alan Van Pelt


Dan McGaw

Effin Amazing

Shilpi Agarwal

Social Strategi

Scott King


Steve Crepeau

True Sales Results LLC

Amy Slater

Amy Slater Consulting

Dulma Altan

Bill Marcus

MobileForce Software

Sameer Bhasin

Marketing and Brand Strategist

Honey Patel


Gilad Shamri

Growth Marketing Consultant

Nicolette Mullenix

Dynamic Signal

Dave Hawley

Dynamic Signal

Tami McQueen


Jesus Ramirez

Stanford dSchool

Ashley Welch

Somersault Innovation

Aashay Tutika

Biovirtua (Holographic Virtual Care)

Pushpa Ithal


Victoria Waksman

Business Development, Partnerships and Program Management

Aurelia Setton

B2B Sales, Customer Experience, Angel Investor

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