Moonlighter Lab
For those ready to Venture Out

Engage with experts in building and scaling startups, fundraising, team building, and more. The lab will increase your chances of success by helping you validate your idea faster and connecting you to a like-minded community, and a variety of resources to support your growth.
  • Applications due July 22nd
  • Lab starts August 2nd

Have an Idea?

If you’re building something and want to expedite your time to market - you’re in the right place.
  • Receive support to develop good ideas faster
  • Gain actionable insights
  • Surround yourself with people who have been there
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Moonlighter Lab Alumni

Emily Cheng
Co-Founder & CEO at MedVenture
Venture Out was a great next step for our company, MedVenture App! Learned about a lot of great fundamentals about business and entrepreneurship as first time founders. The structure and curriculum were exactly what we needed. Would recommend this program to any other founders!
Raja Mawad
Founder & CEO at Thrive
Not going to lie, this is not what I thought it was going to be but you have done something amazing. I have quite a few other entrepreneurs in startups that could greatly benefit from this. I attended “industry known” experts startup bootcamp for 20 hours. Not only was it not on the same level as you...it’s a different game. It didn’t even hold a flame to VO and was 3x the price.
Seattle, WA, USA
Joseph Gradante
Co-Founder & CEO at Allio
We went from idea to 1.1 million dollar SAFE pre-seed funded company because Venture Out both incentivized and coached us into an early stage fintech corporation.
Seattle, WA, USA

The Moonlighter’s Playbook

Learn what it takes to go from an idea to the next big thing. You will be alongside some of the smartest and brightest individuals of all backgrounds. Participate in 8 weekly sessions where the cohort will have expert mentors lead a discussion and it will be paired with content that you can consume at any time. You will walk away gaining a tight-knit community to support you in your startup.

1. Idea Validation
  • - Validate if Your Idea is Worth Pursuing
  • - Focus on Your Customer Personas
2. Market Sizing
  • - Discuss your Top-Down and Bottoms-Up Analysis
  • - Build a Competitor Analysis
3. Go To Market
  • - Acquire your First Customers
  • - Convert Users to Pilots
4. Fundraising
  • - Discuss Fundraising Strategy
  • - How to Raise Capital
5. Venture Out
  • - Build your Team
  • - Acquire Customers
  • - Fundraise or Join the Venture Lab

Support from industry experts

Build a deep network within the startup ecosystem and join a tight-knit community of dedicated mentors, entrepreneurs, and investors who will provide actionable insights on building and scaling startups, fundraising team building, and your most pressing startup questions.
Prem Kumar
Co-Founder & CEO at Humanly, YC W20, 2X founder, Ex-Microsoft
Kirby Winfield
Founding General Partner at Ascend VC, 2X venture-backed CEO, 2X exits as a founding team member
Timothy Chen
General Partner at Essence VC, 1X founder to exit, advisor to pre-seed - seed stage companies, Ex-Microsoft
Sarah Boden
Chief Growth Office at Beeline Mobility, former CEO at Earth Class Mail, 3X operator
Aaron Bird
Founding partner at Pienza, 2X founder, B2B SaaS expert, Ex-Microsoft
Court Lorenzi
Founder of Docusign & Metrabrite, serial tech entrepreneur, investor & advisor
Yoko Okano
Co-Founder at First Row Partners, product leader, Ex-Google
Susan Preston
Managing Member at SeaChange Fund, Seattle Angel Fund & E8
Micah Baldwin
GM at Popdog, 6X founder and early team member, active startup mentor, investor & advisor, Ex-Amazon

Get hands-on support from industry experts

World class mentors, entrepreneurs, and investors helping you reach your company goals
Tailored Startup Support
Get access to self-paced startup curriculum and deliverables and dive deep into your company with supportive industry experts, cohort peers, and VO's Managing Director.
Weekly Mentorship
Learn from experts from top-tier venture funds, CEO's of venture-backed startups, domain experts in a variety of technology areas, and executives from big tech companies.
Group Accountability
Attend weekly cohort sessions facilitated by experts, group mentor sessions, and work alongside like-minded entrepreneurs across different backgrounds.

Participants in the Moonlighter Lab are

  • Interested in exploring new opportunities or are building a startup
  • Seeking connection and support to reach the next stage
  • Validating an idea or considering raising capital
  • Seeking actionable insights and access to successful operators

Lean on a like-minded community to accomplish your goals

Validate your startup for less than $200 a week. Our facilitated weekly sessions create a tight-knit network to receive and offer the guidance that founders need to succeed.
Skin in the game aligns our interests
8 week program
  • Application due July 22nd
  • Lab starts August 2nd