On Deck Scale (ODS)
Scale your company and grow as a leader, surrounded by top founders.
On Deck Scale is a close-knit, trusted community of talented founders of some of the fastest-growing companies in the world. Everything we do at ODS is in service to helping our founders scale their companies and grow as leaders while building lifelong friendships with high-integrity peers. We created ODS because we wish we had this community as founders.
"The On Deck Scale Fellowship provided me with a trusted, close-knit community of like-minded scaling founders. The access to the broader On Deck ecosystem is also incredible. I highly recommend founders of scaling companies to participate!"
"On Deck Scale has been an amazing way for a European founder like myself to create close-knit relationships with awesome founders from across the world on the same stage. With a community that’s second-to-none, great advisors and super actionable workshops, it has without a doubt helped me scale myself as a CEO and take Butter to new heights!"
"I had the opportunity to connect with some truly remarkable founders of high-growth startups and got tactical advice on how to improve as a leader and build-out our GTM. It’s been an invaluable experience and I recommend ODS to any post-seed stage founder looking to level up as a CEO/Founder."
"As an early stage founder, I'm always looking for ways to strengthen my own leadership skills while supporting my team's professional development. I'm grateful for the relationships I've built and advice I've received from other founders as part of ODS, and I'm equally thrilled that every one of my team members who joins an On Deck fellowship comes away with an impressive network of peers and mentors to help them level up well beyond the program."
Cultivate the trusted community you need to scale as a leader
Meet other world-class founders of scaling companies
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A close-knit, trusted community of world-class founders.
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The On Deck Method
We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.
Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:
Scaled With Software
Spirit of Service
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To be a good fit for On Deck Scale, you are probably
* A highly motivated founder of a venture-scale company who would benefit from the authentic relationships forged with other growth-oriented founders.
* Open to seeking the support, coaching, and mentorship required to scale yourself and your company.
* Willing to share your experiences, challenge assumptions, expand your perspectives, and raise the bar for yourself and others .
* Committed to lifelong learning and a spirit of service to others.
The cost of On Deck Scale is $8,450 or 4 installments of $2,450.
You should plan to invest 2-3 hours per week in On Deck Scale. The curriculum is designed to help you leverage time, networks, and resources to your exponential advantage. It’s our intention that one unit invested will yield many in return.
We are committed to identifying and supporting the very best founders at every stage of company growth from Seed to IPO. We’ll group founders appropriately based on company stage and other relevant factors. Founders who have not raised capital should consider applying to the On Deck Fellowship.
We’re accepting applications from founders of seed stage companies to IPO. Seed stage founders must have raised at least $1.5M in the last six months or achieved $100k MRR run rate.
We certainly believe so. ODS will benefit any founder committed to significant learning and personal growth, expanding their network and personal influence, and becoming a better leader. While the On Deck network is large and continually expanding, On Deck Scale is designed to help you scale yourself as fast as you’re scaling your company.
We are accepting Fellows from around the world.
For this first cohort, the majority of sessions will be in North American time zones, but recordings will available to Fellows at any time. There will be additional content specifically designed for Fellows based in Europe.
Fellows from Asia are welcome to join, but we expect to have fewer sessions in local time zones for the first cohort of ODS.
Not yet – At this time we’re keeping focused on company founders.
Yes: ODS will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent the past few ODF cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.
Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.
Yes – As long as you are the founder of a venture-scale company.
After the fellowship ends, you’ll maintain access to your cohort and community.