We Transform Careers

Our Digital Marketing Bootcamp Turns Motivated Individuals into
Better Entrepreneurs, CMOs & VPs of Marketing

Our Vision

Growth Velocity’s vision is to have a positive impact on the lives of 1 million people by 2030

Our Mission

Growth Velocity’s mission is to bring the most accomplished tech instructors from London to developing entrepreneurial hubs around the world, providing cutting-edge practical skills & a growth mindset to all our students.

Who We Are

Growth Velocity Academy was established in December 2017 in London with a view to bring the best tech instructors from London to developing entrepreneurship hubs around the world at a fraction of the cost of the courses in London.

What makes us different than other tech schools you might ask? We have a burning desire to provide genuine practical skills for our students whilst simultaneously bolstering self-confidence.

We do this by making sure all students are equipped with a real-world project to work on prior to taking our bootcamps. Students in career transition who may not have a project to work on are paired up with start-ups looking for technical help.

Once the bootcamp kicks off, the students are taken through an intensive 5-day course that pushes them to roll up their sleeves and apply all the tools on their businesses. After over 40 hours of course work and 10 hours of home-work, the students are then invited to present on Day Six how they went about trying to achieve their objectives. The presentations last approximately 5 minutes and helps the students crystalize their learnings throughout the week whilst showcasing their new portfolio of tech skills - which will help them secure a new role or upgrade their career.

This is what makes Growth Velocity Academy different.

Meet The Team

Omar Lababedi

Co-founder - Operations & Partnerships

A serial entrepreneur that has launched start-ups in food-tech, ag-tech as well as e-commerce, Omar has over 12 years of experience building businesses in the UK and the Middle East. He helped grow one of London’s food app businesses which went on to win JLAB accelerator in 2017 (the UK’s largest retail tech accelerator backed by John Lewis & Waitrose). Omar was also responsible for launching Zip World London the world’s biggest, fastest city zip wire’, opposite Big Ben on London’s South Bank. It attracted over 30,000 riders in 10 weeks, getting acquired shortly after take-off. At GVA, Omar’s key roles include establishing the business in various markets, building partnerships as well as running operations for the academy.

Howard Kingston

Co-founder - Lead Instructor & Content

From gaming to mobile ads to adventure sports, there’s a reason why world changing entrepreneurs turn to Howard to help launch and grow their businesses. He’s been there and done it, as a founder, as a VP Marketing, as a coach. He’s one of the few ‘Growth Hackers’ that has actually done it. Launching & growing gaming start-up I Am Playr from zero to 15 million users. Two of the last three businesses he’s helped launch have been acquired. The third has offices worldwide, raised millions in VC investment & are well on their way. He co-founded Adludio, who Nike, Unilever, Sony & 100+ more Fortune 500 brands turn to for their mobile advertising. Adludio were named ’Best Marketing / Advertising business in Europe’ by TechCrunch in 2016 and are a global partner for SnapChat. He helped launch Zip World London, ’the world’s biggest, fastest city zip wire’, opposite Big Ben on London’s South Bank. It attracted over 30,000 riders in 10 weeks, getting acquired shortly after take-off.

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