Happy Startup Summercamp
A weekend of possibility. A lifetime of impact.
This September, 150 purpose-driven people will gather in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Summercamp is the annual gathering of the thriving global community we're building at The Happy Startup School. Now in its 7th year, you’ll find inspiration all around, learn things you didn’t know about business (and life) and make incredible bonds with new friends. Those that come know that they've been part of something truly special – many tell us it's the best event they've ever been to. And it’s not just for startups!
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and 150 changemakers, creatives, dreamers & rebels!
Despite our name, you don’t need to be a startup to come – or even have a world-changing idea!
Each year we welcome a diverse group of people to Summercamp – budding entrepreneurs, career changers, small business owners, freelancers, creatives, technologists, coaches, consultants, teachers, practitioners and the curious – all driven by a need to make a positive dent in the world, and a belief that there’s more to life and work than money.
What to expect
Summercamp is where you'll feel the support of the Happy Startup community for yourself. Yes there'll be inspirational speakers, woodland workshops, idea pitches, wild wellbeing, fun activities, delicious food and live music. But more importantly you'll find a unique group of friendly people that get you and, crucially, want you to succeed. Likeminded folk that want to make a positive dent in the world and don't want to do it alone. You won’t find any egos or judgement. Just kindred spirits ready to lend a supportive ear. This is a place to have the conversations that matter. This is the weekend that will light your fire. This is your tribe.
And lots more…
Friends & partners
The Happy Startup School was borne from friendship, and this is the heartbeat of our community. Over the weekend you’ll see this in action – from the solar-powered shuttle bus driven by our friend Tom, to the locally brewed, sustainable craft beer made by Chris (one of the first Summercamp success stories). Here are just some of our partners and collaborators you’ll meet as part of the Summercamp experience.
School of the Wild
Meaningful experiences in nature
Old Tree Botanicals
Closed-loop botanical brewery
Big Lemon Bus Co
Zero emissions bus transport
Delicious home cooked food
Good Things Brewing
Great beer brewed for a better planet
Stick It On DJs
Adventures inspired by childhood
Sauna Box Sauna & Spa
Unique outdoor sauna experience