13 Startup Instructing Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Startup Instructing Business

Startup instructors are professionals who teach entrepreneurs the skills they need to thrive in competitive and challenging industries.

To become a startup instructor, you must be innovative and focus on becoming an expert in your market and function. Then, you should immerse yourself in startups and have strong communication skills.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a startup instructing business:

1. Let's Reach Success ($60K/year)

Lidiya Kesarovska (from The Netherlands) started Let's Reach Success over 10 years ago.

$5K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

I’m Lidiya, a full-time blogger, course creator, and the founder of Let’s Reach Success. With the content I publish on the blog and the courses I create, I help people start a side hustle and earn passive income so they can pay off debt, quit their job and live their best life.

My signature program - Financial Freedom Through Blogging - is the formula for starting a blog, growing it to 100K page views and $5,000/month, and living life on your terms. Inside it, you’ll find answers to all your questions about becoming a full-time blogger, behind-the-scenes content, real ways to make money and build blog traffic, a ton of video tutorials, how-to guides, and bonuses.


2. Bcombinator ($1.2M/year)

Erik Brieva (from Barcelona) started Bcombinator almost 6 years ago.

$100K / month
5 founders / 10 employees

Case Study

I co-founded Bcombinator to help entrepreneurs to be even more successful than I have been. In my 20+ years as an entrepreneur, I have created 6 startups, scaled up 3 internationally, and successfully sold 4 (iSOCO to B2BFactory in 2001, Enzyme to Nexe Group in 2011, Polymita to Red Hat in 2012, and Strands to CRIF in 2020).

Bcombinator was launched in 2017. Since then, we have launched around 25 startups and have worked with more than 100 entrepreneurs, helping them with our different programs for incubation, acceleration, mentoring, training, networking, international expansion, technology, legal and financial advisory, co-working space, marketing, and sales.


Learn more about starting a startup instructing business:

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-> How much does it cost to start a startup instructing business?
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4. Startups of London ($72K/year)

Ozan Dagdeviren (from London) started Startups of London about 4 years ago.

$6K / month
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

I launched Startups of London in the September of 2019 because as a migrant entrepreneur who had moved to London in early 2018, I was surprised by the total lack of rich media content about the startup scene here. Yes, there were the occasional blogs and funding news in social media, but there wasn’t a media company profiling these startups with video and rich content.

Over the last 2 years, the content we created reached more than 100,000 people in the UK. We are the number one organic result for a lot of key search terms used by our audience and have sizeable traffic that is on steady growth. We also grew the team to 5 people in total including me. Over the last 6 months, growth was our primary focus rather than profitability, but we still did well with B2B deals and B2C products.


5. Argona Partners ($120K/year)

Jeremy Imlach (from Indianapolis) started Argona Partners ago.

$10K / month
3 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

My name is Jeremy Imlach, I am a CoFounder and the CEO of Argona Partners. Argona is a strategic consulting and startup development firm. We focus on three areas of success; Financial Health, Growth Strategy, and Fundraising Readiness.


7. GrowthMentor ($120K/year)

Foti Panagiotakopoulos (from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) started GrowthMentor almost 5 years ago.

$10K / month
2 founders / 1 employees
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Case Study

Hi everyone! My name’s Fotis Panagiotakopoulos and I’m the founder of GrowthMentor, a platform where you can connect with vetted growth mentors for one-on-one calls.

The mentors are primarily made up of growth marketers, product managers, founders, and startup veterans with years of experience. Over 2,500 mentorship calls have been booked on the platform to date.


8. Zovo Team Ltd. ($240K/year)

Mahamud Hasan (from Dhaka) started Zovo Team Ltd. about 4 years ago.

$20K / month
3 founders / 40 employees

Case Study

Hello! My Name is Mahamud Hasan. I am a graphic designer, entrepreneur, startup business consultant, and one of the founders and CEO of Zovo Team Ltd. In My career, I have worked as a freelance graphic designer at Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer and our Bangladeshi based Kajkey platform since 2016. We (Zovo Team Ltd.) provide full-stack digital marketing solutions, web development, search engine optimization, graphic contents (image+ video), app development, content writing, copywriting, and full brand identity solutions. We have six subsidiary brands to provide A to Z solutions for entrepreneurs. The estimated revenue is 12.5k$/month and yearly 150k$+. The sub-brands of Zovo team Ltd. are;

So, you can say that our teams are focused only on the development of new entrepreneurs by our effective solutions.


9. No BS Startup Guide ($27K/year)

Farzad Khosravi (from Denver) started No BS Startup Guide 8 months ago.

$2.25K / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

I’m a 3x founder, CEO and Founder of Cicero.ly, 5/5 Rated GrowthMentor with over 90 reviews, and Creator of the No BS Startup Guide who has worked with over 200 founders and executives on growth strategy, idea validation, leadership, and product development.

We launched in February of 2023 and averaged $2k/month in revenue since.


10. CrowdTamers ($540K/year)

Trevor Longino (from Canal Point, FL, USA) started CrowdTamers over 2 years ago.

$45K / month
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

I’m Trevor Longino, the founder & CEO of CrowdTamers. I launch startups to market and have taken 15 different companies from $0 to $2M+ in annual revenue.


11. Entrepreneur Power Hour ($12K/year)

Bobby Housel (from Ann Arbor, MI, USA) started Entrepreneur Power Hour about 2 years ago.

$1K / month
2 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

My name is Bobby Housel and I’m the founder of Entrepreneur Power Hour. I love to bring people together and unlock the potential of the universe by introducing the right people to one another. I love to build things and tell stories.

We are dead set on reinventing how the best college founders meet and grow together, and if you’re building the future at a college (or dropped out) in a big way, we would love to talk to you.


12. Napkin LLC ($96K/year)

Maura Rapkin (from ) started Napkin LLC about 4 years ago.

$8K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Maura helped manage this farm-to-table dinner by Farmer x Baker, in Deep Creek MD - in collaboration with Hideaway Co in 2021


13. TinySeed ($1M/year)

The startup podcast with more than 500 episodes to help you launch and grow. 10 million+ downloads. 500+ five-star reviews.

Rob Walling (from Minneapolis, MN, USA) started TinySeed over 5 years ago.

$83.3K / month
2 founders / 11 employees

Case Study
  • In 2018, Rob Walling and Einar Vollset established TinySeed.
  • At the 2018 MicroConf, Walling first presented his concept for TinySeed.
  • The company provides funding and mentoring in exchange for a small portion of the equity in a company. Depending on the size of their team, the participating companies receive between $120,000 and $160,000.
  • Recently, this prestigious company closed on funding for about $4M dollars.


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