What is the Creative Start-Up Academy?

The Creative Start-Up Academy is offering online courses for start-ups and small businesses. It was founded by us (Christine and Gavin) because that way we can help more people to turn their dreams into reality by starting a business they love all over the world. I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany but came over to the UK in 2010. I have worked in marketing and advertising before I decided to start my own business. Now I am the Marketing and Creative Start-Up Coach, helping people to start their own business and market it successfully – in person or with the online courses. I work with individuals, universities and small businesses across Europe. Gavin, the unicorn is the co-founder of the Creative Start-Up Academy. He is assisting me with explaining exercises and keeping you entertained during the course.

How does it work?

Once you have bought the online course, you will have immediate access to it – 24/7 (unless there is maintenance going on). Each online course consists of pre-recorded videos , a workbook that you can download and live webinars. Each course is easily structured so that you can follow and work through in your own time. The videos are done in a way, so that you watch a video and then work through what you have just learned using the workbook.


In addition to the pre-recorded videos and workbook, each paid course comes with regular live webinars for further personal support, in which you can ask me questions about the course or specific ones that have to do with your business. You will have access to those live webinars for as long as you are a registered user of the course – even after you have finished your course.

How long does it take to get through each course?

That really depends on the course and how much time you spend on it. Some of the courses can take weeks if you go through every step properly and work your way through. But if you are just doing a course and nothing else, it might take you less. Again, it also depends on the course itself. On the sales pages of each course, you can see the curriculum of each course.

How much is an online course?

The price of each course also depends on the course. There will be a free course, there is ‘The Branding Formula – 8 easy steps to get started on your branding’ which is £50; or ‘The Marketing Formula – 6 steps that will make marketing easy’ for £250. Have a look at the courses and their content to see more details.

What if I need help after I have finished the course?

Each online course comes with regular live webinars that you can participate in. If you need further 1:1 support, you can have a look here or contact me anytime to discuss the best solution.

How do the live webinars work?

In each course, there is a section called ‘Further support’ in which you will find the links for registering for the live webinars. I will be live online to answer any of your questions that you can type into a comment box.

What if I don’t like the online course?

If you really don’t like the course that you have purchased, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I always want to improve the online courses and make sure you are getting the best value out of it. If you contact me within 14 days after purchasing the course, I will refund your money.

Who are the online courses for?

The online courses are aimed as start-ups and small businesses.

What’s with the unicorn?

Well, I am obsessed with unicorns. I also wanted to make the online courses a bit more entertaining. This is when Gavin, the unicorn, got involved. He is helping me to explain exercises and is also providing interesting and inspiring quotes.

Do you have free startup resources?

Yes, there are lots of free resources that you can take advantage of. Just click here to get them. Also check out the free webinars that I run regularly talking about starting up a business and marketing for startups and small businesses.

Any other questions?

If you can’t find the answer to your question on this page, don’t hesitate to contact me.

What is the Creative Start-Up Community

The Creative Start-Up Community is an online community that connects entrepreneurs around the world. You can become a member (just go to courses and enroll) post questions in there that I and other members will help you with, get inspriation, book recommendations, live webinars, FAQ videos and much more! Get connected and join the Creative Start-Up Community today.