Startup Coach

“Good founders learn from their mistakes; great founders learn from other people’s mistakes!”

What is a Startup Coach?

A startup coach is someone that helps startup founders keep a strategic perspective on their business. Startup coaching helps founders see the forest for the trees. I have learned that asking great questions is far more helpful to founders than giving them answers. I help founders by sharing experiences and asking thoughtful questions.

Who is Ian Graham?

I launched my own Startup TheCodeFactory a coworking and event space in 2008. The business was essentially a startup of startups. In building TheCodeFactory, I had the opportunity to learn directly from my own experience and by osmosis from being around other startup founders. The greatest lesson learned from this experience was to focus on customers. I now use that experience to help clients find product-market fit or grow early revenue. For more details on my experience, you can check here.

Startup Coaching Service

My coaching services include:

  • 1 :1 founder to the founder coaching session
  • 10+ years of startup experience to save you time and money
  • Monthly meetings for up to two hours
  • An impartial, objective perspective
  • Thoughtful questions to consider

Contact me for a complimentary 30-minute introduction consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I KNOW IF THE STARTUP COACH IS A GOOD FIT?

Do you want help to find a product-market fit?

Do you need help to see the forest for the trees?

Do you value critical thinking and thoughtful questions?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a startup coach could be a good fit.

HOW DOES STARTUP COACHING WORK?

you I offer 1-on-1 coaching with an experienced startup founder. I act as an outside, unbiased advisor to your company. Being an early-stage startup founder can be lonely, so it is reassuring to have a trusted advisor. One reason to have a startup coach is to provide you with perspective and help see the forest for the trees. A wise person once said, “Perspective is everything!” 

We meet once or twice a month for an hour(ish) to discuss your business. You bring the agenda and issues; I bring a decade of experience, critical thinking, and thoughtful questions.

HOW MUCH DOES STARTUP COACHING COST?

3-month introduction offer for $275 (plus HST)

HOW DO WE GET STARTED?

Please click the “get in touch” button on this page and fill out the form. I will reply to your inquiry within one business day (usually the same day).

You can also send an email to hello@ianpaulgraham.com

Ian Paul Graham

Startup Founder, Small Business Owner, and Advocate.