12 weeks of
learning and
collaboration

12 weeks of
learning and
collaboration

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You're ready for the next level.

You're ready for the next level.

Congratulations on getting this far. You’ve put everything you can into your business and you realize that there is a lot you don’t know. Every day you’re facing new challenges.

Not only that, but building a business, which is already difficult, can be an isolating experience. Your friends or family don’t quite understand what you do or how to talk about it. You can’t talk to your employees about everything you’re going through either. If you’re lucky, you have a leadership team to confide in.

The Unreal Collective accelerator is built to create a safe place for founders and freelancers to confide in and help one another. The accelerator is intentionally light on "programming" and heavy on structure.

Our goal is not to give you more to do, our goal is to help you identify the things that are truly important, but not urgent. The things that will truly move the needle in your project or business.

We provide the structure to identify those activities and the support to get them done.

Congratulations on getting this far. You’ve put everything you can into your business and you realize that there is a lot you don’t know. Every day you’re facing new challenges.

Not only that, but building a business, which is already difficult, can be an isolating experience. Your friends or family don’t quite understand what you do or how to talk about it. You can’t talk to your employees about everything you’re going through either. If you’re lucky, you have a leadership team to confide in.

The Unreal Collective accelerator is built to create a safe place for founders and freelance to confide in and help one another. The accelerator is intentionally light on "programming" and heavy on structure. 

Our goal is not to give you more to do, our goal is to help you identify the things that are truly important, but not urgent. The things that will truly move the needle in your project or business. 

We provide the structure to identify those activities and the support to get them done.

Founders

Whether you’re doing this for the first time, second time, or even third — you know there is a lot you don’t know.

How do I hire properly? How can I build a good pitch deck? Who should I talk to about raising money?

Starting a business is one of the hardest things that you can ever do — not to mention the emotional toll.

You have limited resources and need to stretch them as far as possible. But there is so much you want to get done!

Together, we learn much faster, avoid expensive mistakes, and make your vision a reality.

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Freelancers

You’ve spent years honing your craft. You’ve proven that people, both individuals and companies, are willing to pay you for your skills.

But creating good work and running a business are two different things.

If you spend too much time doing client work, you’re probably not spending enough time finding new customers.

And if you spend too much time selling, when do you actually get the client work done?

Together, we help you find the balance to grow your business, create good work, and get paid what you deserve.

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...not sure you're a founder or a freelancer? No problem. If you have a project you're excited about digging into, we'd love for you to apply.

...not sure you're a founder or a freelancer? No problem. If you have a project you're excited about digging into, we'd love for you to apply.

Congratulations on getting this far. You’ve put everything you can into your business and you realize that there is a lot you don’t know. Every day you’re facing new challenges.

Not only that, but building a business, which is already difficult, can be an isolating experience. Your friends or family don’t quite understand what you do or how to talk about it. You can’t talk to your employees about everything you’re going through either. If you’re lucky, you have a leadership team to confide in.

The Unreal Collective accelerator is built to create a safe place for founders and freelance to confide in and help one another. The accelerator is intentionally light on "programming" and heavy on structure. 

Our goal is not to give you more to do, our goal is to help you identify the things that are truly important, but not urgent. The things that will truly move the needle in your project or business. 

We provide the structure to identify those activities and the support to get them done.

Hey, I'm Jay Clouse -- founder of Unreal Collective and co-host of the upside podcast.

I've started several companies and creative projects, with varying degrees of success.  Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. After spending some time in product at a venture-backed startup, I started Unreal Collective to help people like you elevate your project or business.

Through Unreal, I've worked with 35 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, served as a lead engineer of SpaceX, left their jobs to go full-time freelance, and bootstrapped technology companies.

I'm here to help you identify the important work and get it done.

You can learn more about me here. I'm excited to work with you.

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Hey, I'm Jay Clouse -- founder of Unreal Collective and co-host of the upside podcast.

I've started several companies and creative projects, with varying degrees of success.  Previously, I was the Chief Operating Officer of Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. After spending some time in product at a venture-backed startup, I started Unreal Collective to help people like you elevate your project or business.

Through Unreal, I've worked with 35 incredible individuals who have had multi-million dollar exits, six-figure crowdfunding campaigns, served as a lead engineer of SpaceX, left their jobs to go full-time freelance, and bootstrapped technology companies.

I'm here to help you identify the important work and get it done.

You can learn more about me here. I'm excited to work with you.

Hear what members have to say

Hear what members have to say

 
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“At the beginning of Unreal Collective, Exploring With Words had 8 listings on Etsy … now we have almost 200. I went from making about $200 per month in revenue to $1,100.”
Clayton Fuller, founder of Exploring With Words
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“Jay created a diverse group of individuals in age, thinking styles, and career paths, who bring different skills and experiences. That is difficult to do on your own.”

Helayne Angelus, Principle at Kalypso
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"12 weeks after starting Unreal Collective, we have an amazing team...a really solid foundation...and we have prospective clients."
Andy Curran, founder and CEO of WeVote
 

How it works

How it works


 

You are carefully matched with four other individuals based on your goals and background.

You will meet on a video call every week for 12 weeks with your group and facilitator. We share perspective, feedback, ideas, and advice to help you break through roadblocks.

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Outside of the calls, we leverage Slack for communication.

Your group has its own private channel, and public channels connect the whole Collective. We've been a part of over-grown Slack communities that become too crowded to be effective or helpful. We keep our group small and focused, staying under 100 members at a time.

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Outside of the calls, we leverage Slack for communication. Your group has its own private channel, and public channels connect the whole Collective.

At the end of each call, members self-declare action items.

At the beginning of the next call, we check against them and share progress. Together, we work towards your 12-week goals.

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  • Monthly community video calls
  • Access to our members-only resource center
  • Access to our product library (coming soon)

Pricing

Accelerator Base

$699

  • Group matching
  • 12-week goal setting exercise
  • 12 weeks of facilitated calls
  • One year of community membership
  • Members-only resource center
  • Product Library (coming soon)
  • Monthly community video hangout
  • Dedicated 1-on-1 coaching
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Accelerator Premium

$1499

  • Group matching
  • 12-week goal setting exercise
  • 12 weeks of facilitated calls
  • One year of community membership
  • Members-only resource center
  • Product Library (coming soon)
  • Monthly community video hangout
  • Weekly 1-on-1 coaching
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We love our members just as much as they love Unreal Collective. Learn more about our alumni here.

Meet Alumni
 

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