Meet the Team
Cofounder & CEO
Craig Zingerline is a 6 time founder who has helped dozens of companies scale their growth. Prior to Growth University, Craig was the Chief Product Officer @ Sandboxx, Head of Growth at Upside Travel, CEO of Votion, Head of Growth at Red Tricycle, and VP at New Signature. In addition to in-house roles, Craig has advised and consulted with dozens of high growth startups (4 exits). He’s an award winning product strategist who has mentored hundreds of founders on growth, marketing, and product management.
Cofounder & CMO
Jen Bryan is an award winning paid acquisition specialist with an honours masters degree in Digital Marketing Strategies. Jen is the Chief Marketing Officer here at Growth University as well as being a course creator and host. Jen has extensive experience working with start-ups and founders and their paid acquisition both in an agency and in-house capacity. Jen has helped companies across Ireland, UK and USA leverage phenomenal growth both nationally and internationally through paid acquisition channels.
Head of Growth -Activation
Head of Operations & Community
Aoife Murphy is the Head of Operations and Community at Growth University. Aoife has extensive experience working as an Educator and an Educational Administrator, having managed Childcare Centers in Europe prior to moving to tech. She loves supporting startup Founders so that they can grow & scale their companies faster. When not organizing meetups with entrepreneurs, she can be found on her podcast for Educators and Parents – Little Steps, Big Futures.
Head of Training & Development
Lead Investor & Early Cofounder
Jason Calacanis is an investor & serial entrepreneur who runs the LAUNCH Accelerator and TheSyndicate.com, the largest and most successful angel syndicate in the world, is host of the This Week in Startups podcast, and is the best selling author of Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups–Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000. Jason’s 200+ investments and thousands of conversations with startup founders make him one of the most sought after investors in the world.Jason was instrumental in helping Growth University launch. In the summer of 2020 founder Craig Zingerline ran a private beta of his original “Mastering Growth” program for Jason’s LAUNCH Accelerator companies. The feedback was incredibly strong, leading to the formation of the company.
What we are all about
At Growth University, our mission is to help startups succeed. Over 90% of startups fail in the first 5 years. We want to change that by developing tools, programs and resources designed to help at different stages of startup growth.
- 11+ on-demand programs
- 1:1 mentorship
- free live programs and events
- limited agency hours