We started this school with the idea to promote impact-first culture. We expect everyone from participants to founders to have similar goals: strive to solve an important problem in the world. For participants, it can be starting a mission-driven company or getting a leadership role, but if the goals are exclusively money-driven, this school won’t fit.
Respect and cooperate
Treating everyone equally and working as a team. On a conceptual level we don’t see “teachers” but “mentors”; not “students” but “participants”. No one has a right to act in an “I know better” way. We develop a culture of co-creation and co-elevation.
We recognize that real impact comes from responsibility and competence. They are not low hanging fruits. We commit putting all our energy into the school and expect everyone to do the same.
Building a community
We have both our mentors and participants share their experiences and personal insights with each other. We help everyone get inspired, obtain necessary soft and hard skills, and confidence to take the next step in life. We facilitate forming partnerships and, honestly, friendships. We expect everyone to bring value to the community.
We build this community with the idea to last. We help you build a company that lasts.
Sharing A-Players School for Engineers Values
Min 4 years of engineering experience
Career dynamics (promotions) + achievements
Pet projects or development as a hobby
Goals for applying to school:
Launch own startup
Improve leadership and management skills (If you aspire to an executive role, for instance)
Join a product company
Value for Participants
An environment that inspires, supports, and helps you grow
You’ll gain confidence to create your own company or become a leader by meeting with other great individuals, obtaining necessary soft and hard skills.
Become a part of the A-Players Community
You’ll meet with other great individuals who want to improve things in the world, exchange ideas, and maybe even start projects together.
Found an impact-first startup
You’ll connect with people who already founded such companies, learn their stories, and become a leader of your ideas.
Progress your career and grow professionally
You will get a solid pack of essential hard and soft skills that will open more doors to you.
Empower your strengths in Product and Leadership
Focus on one track, but boost your skills in both
It's aimed to give you a broad vision and skills for launching your own product. It will empower you with confidence in your ideas and explain every launch detail that matters.
During the school, you will learn how to turn source code into value for people and actually do it. At the end of the school, you will give a 10 minutes pitch of your product to the School Mentors. Successful completion of the Product Track is when potential angel/pre-seed investors want to put money into the product, but more importantly when your belief in yourself skyrocketed and you’re eager to start shipping right away.
It's aimed to give you a broad vision and skills for leading engineering teams of 1-200 engineers. It will strengthen your confidence in management and will help you to become a master of development processes.
You will learn how to lead engineers and deal with engineering processes transformation.
You will choose a company and create an engineering transformation plan that aims to cover potential growth in people, features, workload, and responsibility. Successful completion of the Leadership Track is when your CEO/CTO wants to execute your plan, but more importantly when your belief in yourself skyrocketed and you’re eager to bring more value being a better leader.
Top talents from the best product companies in Ukraine | Founders and CEOs of startups | VC Leads
Co-Founder & CTO @ Hired,
Founder & Executive Chairman at Talkable
People Partner @ Grammarly
Speaker on Business and mission/vision/values lesson
Business and mission/vision/values
User research and idea validation
Marketing and growth
Engineering and project management
Communication and negotiation
Leadership and self-development
Building a team
A-Players approach and culture
How to get in?
Agreed to the terms
You'll be expected to attend all the on-line lessons (with potential exceptions in reasonable cases)
You'll be asked to pass the final exam with a possibility of being excluded from the course in case you don't pass it
Fill in the application form
These few in-depth and comprehensive questions help us to understand your current position, your goals and your professional passions
Pass the interview
Pay entrance fee
The School has entrance fee - $400