Find the right business idea.
Pick your niche.
Package your skills.
Know your idea will make it.
Get your first customers
What steps to take to make it happen.
Check out the video below to see where we'll be living for the week:
Optimize For Happiness’ Start Your Business Retreat is about more than business alone. It’s about creating the right conditions, offering the right content, providing the right tools and bringing the right people together to get your creative juices flowing and your productivity thriving. We do not only offer 3 hours of business classes per day, but we pay extraordinary attention to healthy nutrition, yoga and surf activities, workshops and inspiring entrepreneurial speakers.
We aim to bring 12 to 15 great minds together because we believe in the value of shared goals, getting outside perspective and accountability. We know that co-work and co-creation will not only help you focus on realising your dream, but it will allow you to achieve more than alone as well. We chose the beautiful Ericeira as it's the mekka of surf, yoga, mindful living and in close vicinity of the upcoming entrepreneurial ecosystem of Lisbon.
STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE: will open your eyes for what you really want in life and business.
OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE: you will learn and move forward so much more from being in the mere presence of like-minded people.
EDUCATIONAL: six different business classes that will help you develop, test and bring your business to life.
BALANCE: recharge your batteries daily thanks to attention for body and mind in the program as well as the beautiful setting.
INSPIRATIONAL: meet other entrepreneurs, dreamers, artists and soul searchers that are passionate about their work.
A PRICELESS NETWORK: meet and share experiences with entrepreneurs just like yourself and learn from a group of divers, driven people.
PRODUCTIVITY: templates and accessible tools to help you implement your learnings and manage your business.
SUPPORT: stay in touch after the retreat and keep reaching out to me for support via email or turn to the Facebook-group for community feedback.
Early Bird (March 30th - June 30th)
Regular (July 1st - Sept 30th)
Secure your spot now to get selected.
Marielien Titeux - Optimize For Happiness - Belgium
I’m a former corporate marketer with a background in automotive. Working in a highly competitive environment with little room for individual qualities inspired me to go on a quest for more alignement of our work and our lives.
With Optimize For Happiness I help professional rebels build, test and launch a business that's designed around their personality, passion and lifestyle.
Stephanie Waasdorp - Home in Lisbon - The Netherlands
Stephanie, single mother, living in Portugal and founder of Home in Lisbon. Her mission is to show her customers the authentic city of Lisbon and help the town's homeless to live a more dignified existence.
Adel Khaled - director Iraqi Souls - Iraq
Survivor of Iraq's civil war and the horror of IS afterwards Adel is a documentary makers who through making this films, attempts to share a different perspective on migration and come to terms with his past.
Charlène Dief - Harmonize.You - France
Accompanies women who wish to change their way of life towards more well-being and a mental and physical balance.
Anne Staab - massage therapist - Germany
Anne has been introduced to the practice of massage in 2009 and working at variety of events throughout Europe, giving massage and massage workshops. Her wish is to share her knowledge and experience during interactive workshops and allow people to relax, increase well-being, motivation, and productivity through the medium of massage.
Lisa Andersson Rhodiner - Yoga - Sweden
Lisa (SWE) is an international yoga teacher and the co-founder of Inspiro Yoga. You’ll find her teaching playful and strong vinyasa flow classes weaving in inspiration from Anusara, Iyengar and Ashtanga, accompanied by inspiring and uplifting music. Lisa also teaches Yin, Restorative, Partner and Hatha Yoga.
ERICEIRA BEACH & FISHERMANS TOWN
LISBON ALTERNATIVE CITY TOUR
EMILIE MIMI - house caterer - Belgium
Emilie Mimi's cuisine is a mix of honest, authentic homemade food. She will serve us the best of organic and healthy meals inspired by her own grandmother's signature dishes.
The Pizza Mobile is phenomenon in town and you must have had the chance to meet the crazy, though lovely local place and crew, and obviously taste THE best pizza you'll ever have. There's one with banana, only for the freaks among us...
Dinner at the most amazing place in the area, with a stunning, stunning, did I say stunning? View over the ocean.
A meal that takes your breath away...