Startup WeekendStartup Weekend in Dallas

This Startup Weekend in Dallas will give you a Quantum Leap as a business owner and entrepreneur.

Are you struggling to get your new business off the ground? Are you wondering how you can get your first customers and cash flow? What’s the secret to getting your new business to really take off? And how can you ensure that your new startup in Dallas will be a success?

A high percentage of new businesses don’t make it in their first year. The MAJORITY of new businesses fail within 5 years. Even fewer are still around in 10 years. Even brilliant people like Disney, Ford, Coppola, and others went broke launching a new business.

How can you beat the odds?  Failing in your new business can cost you time, money, your credit, dignity, relationships, health, and more.

Most new business owners fail because they are missing some of the important business knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

If you’re looking for the specialized knowledge, information, resources, skills, and mindset you need to increase the likelihood of your success, this Startup Weekend in Dallas is for you.


Skills You’ll Learn at This Startup Weekend in Dallas 

Take a look at the list of skills listed below. All of these things will be covered in detail at the Startup Weekend in Dallas Texas.

If you could do these things, do you feel your chances of success would improve?

Do a feasibility study and create a strategic marketing plan
Know the biggest pitfalls of starting a small business and how to avoid them
Calculate your startup costs and break-even
Use a complete and proven process for raising the money you need
Use bootstrapping methods and bartering to lower your risk
Negotiate leases, get terms and credit from vendors
Manage all 10 systems of your business so 1 weak link can’t bring it all down
Hire the best employees, train them, and manage them well
Know the 10 most effective ways to grow any company
Set up your entire sales funnel and your value proposition
Generate a stream of customers using LOW cost and NO cost marketing
Choose the right location, manage inventory, control cash flow

In addition to TWO action-packed training days in Dallas, you will receive

  Over 450 pages of written material in two separate binders
 Lots of fill-in sections, charts, website links, and templates
  A complete set of online audios with additional insights


Why Attend This Startup Weekend 

Startup Weekend DallasGet the knowledge, skills, and mindset you need to make your business idea a success.

This 2-day Startup Weekend in Dallas will completely change how you look at starting up a business.

You will learn the VITAL set of skills that are necessary to make any startup thrive and prosper. What skills are we talking about?

Take a look at the complete 2-day curriculum below in the ‘What You Will Learn’ section of this page. What would be like if you had all those skills? What a difference it will make.

Your chances of succeeding in your new business will go up exponentially once you have this unique set of skills, understandings and a particular mindset based on solid principles of entrepreneurship.



First, Imagine Your Success As a Startup

Startup Weekend Dallas“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”    Albert Einstein

For just a minute, imagine your new business has become a tremendous success, far beyond anything you expected. Now ask yourself, what caused you to become so successful?  There may be several key things you attribute your success to.

When you look back, you may realize that one of the major causes of your success is that you took the time to get some special business knowledge, along with a set of business skills and know-how.  You invested in yourself and in becoming a more skilled business owner and entrepreneur.


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Seating is Limited at This Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend DallasOnly 40 seats are available at this Startup Weekend Dallas.

Our meeting room is already booked, So we have just 40 seats available for this Startup Weekend in Dallas. We expect all seats to be filled.

We recommend that you make your plans now to attend this event if you feel it’s right for you, so it is not sold by the time you’re ready. Once all seats are filled, no shopping cart will appear on this web page and it will show a date for our next event scheduled for January of 2021.

In addition to TWO action-packed training days in Dallas, you will receive

  Over 450 pages of written material in two separate binders
 Lots of fill-in sections, charts, website links, and templates
  A complete set of online audios with additional insights

The Startup Weekend in Dallas Texas
* Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2020.
* Regular tuition is $997 per person.
* Early bird registration is now just $597.

$1497 for 1 Person
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Bring a friend, colleague, or spouse for just $200 more.
$1597 for 2 People.
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What You Will Learn 

Here is an overview of our 2-day agenda.


how to become a life coach in DallasDay 1: How To Jump Start Your New Business 

This day is focused on getting your new business up and running. It concentrates on raising the money you need to get started, marketing, testing your business idea and managing your cash flow. It also includes a complete set of project management tools for organizing the entire project so you can stay in action and complete all the important tasks in a timely manner and not leave anything out.

Module 1:  Feasibility Study
  Learn how to validate your business model
 Is it scalable, profitable and will it work
  How to do a break-even analysis
  How to know if it is worth it to you personally

Module 2: Marketing
  Identify and reach your precise target market
  Learn how to use Psychographics and Demographics
  Learn 45 LOW cost and NO cost marketing techniques
  Design your value proposition
  Forge your competitive advantage
  Create your Strategic Marketing Plan
  Clarify your Unique Selling Proposition

Module 3: Team, Logistics and Misc. Production 
  How to find the best employees
  A complete 3-part hiring system
  Manage inventory
  Price your products and services
  Choose the right location

Module 4: Raising Money and Controlling Cash Flow
  The best sources and methods for raising money
  How to do a Cash Stance for controlling your cash flow
  The mindset for managing business cash flow
  Projecting cash flow and budgeting for a surplus

Module 5: The Owner, Coaching 
  Modeled business strategies
  Get breakthroughs from individual coaching with your instructor
  Eliminate beliefs that are holding you back
  Specific solutions to your biggest challenges
  Time management techniques for business owners

Module 6: Action Plan
  How to use a Work Breakdown Structure to start and manage your business
  How to use a GANTT chart and Schedule
  Create your step by step action plan


 how to become a life coach in DallasDay 2:  Take Your Existing Business To The MAX! 

This day is focused on how to run a small business profitably and how to grow and scale a business. It concentrates on business systems, sales, growth strategies, key factors for success, strategic advantage, innovation, and how to make rapid progress.

Module 7: Business Checkup and Systems
  How to assess every system of your business
  What to do when you find a constraint
  Getting all your systems up and running
  How to keep all your systems healthy and well

Module 8: Strategy, Sales, and KFS’s
  How to think more strategically
  A mini-course on selling
  Design your entire sales funnel
  Learn how and when to offer your back end
  Sales scripting and why it is so important
  How to manage salespeople

Module 9: Innovation Brainstorming Session 
  Create multiple front end value items
  Build up lots of back end products and services
  Discover multiple ways to increase the value you give to customers

Module 10: The Owner, Advanced Coaching
  Get specific solutions to your challenges
   Entrepreneurial skills and how to cultivate them
  Advanced personal development for business owners
  Discover subconscious patterns blocking you

Module 11: Growth, Scaling, and Leverage
  Identify the best growth strategies for you
  5 ways to scale your business
  How to create the infrastructure you’ll need for growth
  How to increase your leverage on multiple levels

Module 12: Your Quantum Leap
  Learn the steps to engineering your own quantum leap
  Create the mindset for rapid gains
  How to work less hards and get better results
  Design your breakthroughs


What You Will Receive At The Startup Weekend

In addition to TWO action-packed training days in Dallas, you will receive:

  Over 450 pages of written material in two separate binders
 Lots of fill in sections, charts, website links, and templates
  A complete set of online audios with additional insights

The Startup Weekend in Dallas Texas
* Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2020.
* Regular tuition is $997 per person.
* Early bird registration is now just $597.

$1497 for 1 Person
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Bring a friend, colleague, or spouse for just $200 more.
$1597 for 2 People.
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Receive Two Special Bonuses 

Startup Weekend DallasEnroll right now and you will receive TWO special bonuses.

The Marketing Mindset
The top 25 beliefs of world-class marketers. Each belief is overviewed and tips are given for implementing them and making each one part of your thinking.

The Personal Life Plan Template 
A 12-page template for setting up your all-important personal life plan.. Your business should be designed to give you your ideal lifestyle. So it is critical to put it down on paper. This template will help you do it with ease.


Plus Our 100% Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with this startup weekend Dallas,  just let us know before the end of the first day, return all training materials to the instructor, and we will refund your entire tuition.


When, Where & How Much is The Weekend?

Dates TBD
10 AM to 6 PM each day

Please provide your name and email address to receive an email when we schedule our next Startup Weekend in Dallas.




Courtyard  Dallas Central Expressway
10325 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX
Just 15 minutes from the Dallas International Airport
Hotel Reservations: (214) 739 – 2500

How Much – Enroll Early and Save
$1297 per person
$1497 for 2 people

Lunch is not provided but restaurants are located nearby.


What Participants Say 

“When I first met you I was $17,000 in the red. Within a few years of working with you and your strategies, I am having my first 7-figure year. Your coaching has been incredibly valuable.”

Dan J.


“I made $40,000 in the first month from one of the up-sell techniques you taught me. And I’ve added a quarter of a million dollars to my yearly income. And I took my wife to France and we hung out with the Tour-De-France cyclists, so I guess that qualifies as the lifestyle piece. That’s why I’ve come back for more coaching with you!”

Dr. Chris Pellow, Pellow Family Chiropractic


“Not only did Alexander do a phenomenal job in teaching me many concepts that will greatly improve my business, but he went beyond helping me with my business into teaching me how to thrive in my life balance as well. He made sure I understood to balance everything important to me, such as making time for my health, family, and leisure time, so that I could be more balanced in my life and not stressed out with overworking myself with my business. He inspired me to take many actions to improve both my business and the quality of my life that I would have been ignorant or hesitant to take otherwise. His program was a real life changer for me. I wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Sue Paananen, New Business Owner


“Alexander has been a huge help in getting me started the right way. His techniques have already got me significant bookings that have far exceeded my goals. I purchased his coaching package three times in a row because it paid for itself every time I did it. His attention to detail in all aspects: from intricate speech writing to advanced marketing, these are exactly the insights for which I was looking. With so much more to learn, I know I’m in the right place.”

Steve Sax, World Champion Baseball Player & Motivational Speaker


“Toshiba is the world’s 17th largest corporation…thank you for helping to ensure a highly successful national sales meeting. The combination of unique intrigue, pure entertainment, and meaningful insights into one another, helped us achieve a level of professional bonding like never before.”

David Ujita, Director of Marketing Communications, Toshiba America


I have been working with him for a year now, and I have been able to change completely. Today, I am much more who I want to be, and can do more than I have ever been able to achieve before.

Susan Brown, Day Trader & Futures Trader


“This was one of the best pieces of training we’ve ever had on time management. They were blown away.”

Safelite Auto Glass



“The participants were really impressed.”

Sharon F. Reiser, The Stanford Executive Program Graduate School of Business



About Your Instructor

Alexander Van Buren is a business coach in Dallas, TXAlexander Van Buren is a business owner, entrepreneur and business coach based in Dallas, Texas. He has been a business owner and entrepreneur for more than 30 years.

Alexander’s unique combination of business savvy and NLP behavioral modeling make him a veritable goldmine of resources and techniques for business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs.

After spending 2 years learning how to ‘model something’ with NLP, Alexander conducted his first behavioral modeling project in 1997.

Determined to elicit the structure of creativity in detail, he read Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks every single day for two years while eliciting Walt Disney’s actual creative process and studying Peter Drucker’s concepts on innovation. The project loosed a flood of creative ideas. He has conducted formal ongoing behavioral modeling projects ever since. Over the next several years he elicited and created over 200 original patterns of excellence and models.

Applying what he’d learned from his modeling projects, he decided to grow one of his companies in April of 2008, right at the start of the economic recession. The business grew from a dining room table to five employees in less than 2 years. He then leveraged out of the company by automating all its processes.

The passive income from his business-turned-asset made him financially free.

Alexander has been a featured presenter at the Stanford Executive Program Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

In 2002 he was hired by the Bluegreen Land & Golf Corporation to behaviorally model their top salespeople and referral getters. Some of their salespeople went on to earn over a million dollars a year in take-home commission for the first time in the company’s history.

In 2014 he was retained to model senior investment bankers for George K. Baum & Company and teach the model to a group of hand-picked, up-and-coming investment bankers.

His clients include numerous small business owners and entrepreneurs and larger companies including Toshiba, Humana, Polte/Del Web, Bluegreen Land & Golf Corporation, The Army Corps of Engineers, The Nevada Regional Transportation Commission, Paramount Home Entertainment, Sinclaire Broadcasting – CWTV, Arrow Electronics, The Iowa National Guard, Safelite Auto Glass and hundreds more.


How To Enroll

Your Startup Weekend in Dallas Texas Includes

  • Two 8-hour days of training on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2020
    • 10am to 6pm each day
    • Lots of interactive exercises
    • Individual coaching for every attendee
  • Two separate training manuals each containing over 200 pages of content
    • Graphs, website links, checklists, templates and fill in sections
  • Online audios that supplement the live training and printed manuals
    • Over 40 audios covering every module of the training
  • Two Special Bonuses
    • The Marketing Mindset
    • The Personal Life Plan Template

Lunch is not provided but restaurants are nearby,

To enroll by phone or ask questions
Please call 682-263-4515.

To enroll online
Please use the shopping cart below. PayPal is a payment option via our shopping cart.

Regular tuition is $1297 per person.

$1497 For 1 Person
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Bring a friend, colleague, or spouse for just $200 more.
$1697 for 2 People
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The Startup Weekend Dallas will be held at:

The Courtyard Dallas Central Expressway by Marriott
10325 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas, 75231