Learn how to build your Happy Startup


Wednesday, 29 May 2019


18:00 - 21:00


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Make money. Do good. Be happy.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to build a business that aligns with who they really are. They’re not in business just for the money, but to create a positive impact in the world without sacrificing their wellbeing in the process.

We see the world changing, and people looking for more meaning and purpose in their work—so we need a new model for business with new definitions of success. This is where the magnificent Happy Startup canvas comes in.

By learning how to use this simple tool you'll be more confident in what you’re doing (and why), clearer on what to focus on right now and avoid being just another statistic. Ultimately it will help you bake happiness into the DNA of your business.

The Happy Startup Canvas helps you combine the how and the what with your why in 8 simple steps. Having completed the canvas you'll find the clarity and motivation to build a business that balances money and meaning.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is valuable whether you have a new business or small project, or even if you’re looking to re-ignite the flame in your existing venture. It will be highly interactive and you’ll be working in groups to help each other develop and refine your ideas. It will also be quick fire and playful so you don’t get too bogged down in detail and begin to lose energy.

In total you will go through 8 exercises to complete your canvas – from getting clear on your why, to developing a killer value proposition. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a clearer picture of the business you want to create and what you should be focussing on next. You’ll also make some new friends and maybe even find fellow collaborators and supporters.


Join this live workshop facilitated by Carlos Saba, co-founder of The Happy Startup School, for €89,- pp excluding VAT (the online canvas course goes for €40,-). Members of the Treehouse Tribe coworking community get a 50% ticket discount.

Get your tickets right here: via Eventbrite

Also, as a special offer you get a month discounted membership to the Happy Startup learning community ($9 for first month rather than $35) and a follow up virtual group coaching call with Carlos Saba, co-founder of The Happy Startup School.

The Program

Join us Wednesday 29th of May and learn how to build your own Happy Startup.

18:00Doors open & a bite to eat
18:30Word of welcome from Kai Brouwer (founder Treehouse Tribe)
18:45Intro talk by Carlos Saba (co-founder Happy Startup School)
19:15Purpose & Vision (activity)
19:30Values & Story (activity)
19:45Problems & Solutions (activity)
20:00Early Adopters & Value Proposition (activity)
20:15Q&A and drinks


  • Adriana
  • Ankie Seiger
  • Annemarie
  • Janina Münker

About Carlos Saba

I started my first business with a School friend nearly 13 years ago. According to accepted business thinking at the time our priorities were all wrong. We started our digital agency because we wanted to learn everyday, have a workplace where we talked like friends and felt like we were making an impact. We were optimising our business for happiness, not just profits.

After 10 years of running the agency we launched the The Happy Startup School. It was born from humble beginnings running a Meetup above a pub in Farringdon. We now manage an online training program and thriving global community, we take people across the world on transformational retreats and we host one of the 10 best events for small businesses in the UK (just ask the Guardian). We also offer leadership coaching for business owners and startup founders.

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We are excited to welcome Carlos Saba to Amsterdam for this very special live workshop at the Treehouse.

About the venue

The Treehouse Tribe is a coworking space where kindness meets business. Located just a hop and a skip (and a 2 minute ferry ride) away from Central Station, in the buzzing North district of Amsterdam.

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