Business Intensive

The most effective way to accelerate your business skills, build
your business acumen and expand your network.

Designed for high-performers who want to learn by doing.

2-month intensive online business class.
Next cohorts start on November 7 and January 23.

Business Intensive

The most effective way to accelerate your business skills, build your business acumen and expand your network.

Designed for high-performers who want to learn by doing.

2-month intensive online business class.
Next cohorts start on November 7 and January 23.


You will learn a proven approach for generating, validating, prototyping, marketing and presenting business ideas.

By the time you finish the class, you will have:

  • Refined and tested a new business idea
  • Built a professional no-code website
  • Conducted customer interviews
  • Developed and executed a marketing plan
  • Presented and pitched your business idea

Your capstone presentation will serve as a demonstration of your skills to leverage when you’re up for a promotion, interviewing for a job, or starting your own company. 

By the end of this program, you will transform from a passive consumer of business knowledge to an active business leader with real-world experience.


Engaging and interactive. No lectures.

Expert knowledge from top business leaders.

Designed for busy professionals.

Is this online business class for you?

Have you noticed that MBA programs lost their luster and cost an incredible amount of time and money? Do you still want to accelerate your business career and build your network? This class is designed for you.

Our business class is designed for a range of professionals: engineers, financial analysts, data scientists, marketers, new product managers, early stage entrepreneurs, professionals with a passion project on the side. This class is for you if you want to:

  • Gain experience building a business
  • Boost your business confidence and credibility
  • Adapt a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial mindset
  • Transition to a business function or get promoted in your current business role
  • Short circuit years of learning
  • Engineer serendipity

Our alumni represent innovative start-ups and the world’s top companies, including: 


what’s included?

You will develop and refine 8 critical business skills through live discussions, hands-on projects and rigorous feedback.

These are NOT pre-recorded, lecture-based webinars. Instead, you will experience active learning:

12+ interactive, live video sessions led by expert instructors

8-part syllabus with curated study material

8 hands-on projects that reinforce key concepts

6 professional models and presentation templates

Office Hours for individual attention

Weekly guest lectures with the world’s top business leaders



At the live workshops, you will tease out the weekly reading via group discussions, present your projects for feedback, and get your questions answered. Depending on your schedule, you can choose to come to 1 or both live workshops each weekend.

Core Skills

You will develop a strong foundation in 8 core business skills:

  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Communication/Presentation

  • Web development
  • Customer research
  • Market positioning
  • Pricing


We are the leading business education program, with the highest reviews and engagement in the industry. Here’s a recent review:

“I’ve joined a lot of learning sessions over the shutdown and nothing has even come close to the brunchwork experience. Paulina and her team does an incredible job of giving great content, creating a truly interactive experience, and creating useful and valuable resources. I highly highly highly recommend… I love it!”
– Product marketer Cat Bradley

“I love brunchwork for the following reasons:

  1. The content is A+
  2. I get to network with smart people
  3. I get to learn about topics which otherwise would not be possible
  4. I get accelerated connections to the brightest individuals across the country”

– Entrepreneur Serge Amouzou

In the national press, we are celebrated as the pioneers of co-learning and “flipped classrooms.”


Early Bird Pricing: Apply by October to avail 20% off each plan.
November discount: The accelerated November cohort comes with an additional 20% discount because it is two weeks shorter: 6-weeks vs. 8-weeks.



  • 8-part syllabus
  • 16 live video sessions
  • 8 hands-on projects
  • 1 capstone portfolio
  • Expert guest workshops via 6-mo brunchwork membership ($450 value)
  • Member-only online group
  • Private office hours



  • 8-part syllabus
  • 16 live video sessions
  • 8 hands-on projects
  • 1 capstone portfolio
  • Expert guest workshops via 12-mo brunchwork membership ($720 value)
  • Member-only online group
  • 2 Private office hours

Your 6 or 12 month membership includes unlimited ‘brunchwork at home’ workshops, warm speaker intros, guest passes, a Member Directory and more.

Unlimited access to brunchwork at home

Personalized intros to industry leaders

Video content library of past events

Media spotlights of members

Unlimited guest passes

Member directory

Online group


Most companies will reimburse you for brunchwork and cover 100% of the cost. Your benefits package likely includes an annual learning stipend. Ask HR or coordinate with your boss. We drafted the email — grab our outreach template here.


In the first half of our careers, we’re promoted for listening well and hyper-specializing. For being the best person on the team at a specific task.

And 5-15 years in, the expectations change. We’re expected to foresee macro/industry trends and capitalize on them. To know enough about different business functions to cross-collaborate and make big decisions. To source deals and close new clients.

The MBA was the traditional, albeit flawed, path for building a well-rounded business skill set. After Covid, the MBA is an expensive risk.

At the same time, managerial skills have never been more important. If you’re not driving strategy or closing deals, your job is in danger of being automated or outsourced away.

At brunchwork, our founders have been obsessively studying and teaching business, with a focus on influence and networking, for the last 15 years collectively.

And, we’re equally obsessed with the applications of behavior science – specifically what causes people to engage and connect. Our business class is a transformative experience, designed to meaningfully connect you with the material and the broader business/tech ecosystem.

Meet your curators for the November 7 and January 23 cohort: our co-founders.

Jon Levy

Behaviorist & author

Jon is a behavioral scientist, superconnector, and author, best known for his work in the fields of influence and community/customer engagement. Jon is affiliated with C-Lab and specializes in applying research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and product development. Jon founded The Influencers and brunchwork. Watch his TED Talk.

Paulina Karpis

Creator of co-learning

Paulina is the cofounder of brunchwork and creator of the co-learning model of education. Read her popular Forbes piece on the future of business education.


We interviewed thousands of top business leaders, over several years, to build this curriculum. You will engage with industry experts via your brunchwork membership and additional, exclusive programming.

You can explore our upcoming speakers here. Past speakers include:

Andrew Yang

2020 Presidential Candidate

Alana Mayo

Outliers Society Head of Production

Howard Morgan

First Round Capital cofounder

Sallie Krawchek

Ellevest cofounder

Trevor Blackwell

Y Combinator cofounder

Mike Maples Jr

Floodgate Partner

Aaron Bay Schuck

Warner Bros Records CEO

Arlan Hamilton

Backstage Capital founder

Lo Bosworth

Love Wellness founder

Graham Stanton

Peloton cofounder

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