Grow Be Amplified Flourish with the Top 10% of Mentors in Growth Clubs

That help you build the skills, traits and mindset to fast-forward venture growth. With the tailored advice, a collaborative community, and the growth content you need to level up and thrive in business.


Tailored Advice


Growth Content 


Lifelong Connections


Real Community

Startup Growth is hard And that sucks!

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Navigating any business can be challenging at times. We know there are all kinds of challenges for emerging or first-time founders and creators to build a business, a side hustle or a startup that aligned with their purpose. 

As a migrant/refugee, these factors are amplified by cultural challenges like language, visa constraints, lack of local experience or business experience, and unemployment/underemployment making it even harder. Diving deeper, we find its:

  • Uncommon to find quality affordable  business advice for first-time founders or creatives
  • An overwhelming amount of info and miss-info out there
  • Uncommon to build momentum alone 
  • Difficult to find ongoing culturally accessible advice
  • Hard to find a community that deeply understand People of Colour 
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Most fail

9 in 10 startups fail in the first 10 years. While 20% of businesses fail in their 1st year, 30% of business fail in their 2nd year, and 50% of businesses fail after five years in business. 

42% No market need
29% Ran out of cash
23% Not the right team
19% Get out competed
18% Price/Costing issues
17% Poor offers & business model

*Based on an anlysis of 101 startups post mortems, source CB Insights

Don't Fake it Till You Make It

There Is A Better Way

You Don't Have to Go it Alone

Grow With 

Uncommon Fellowship

Be Equipped Empowered Challenged to Grow Personally and Professionally with the Top 10% of Mentors

A startup growth club-based fellowship where you can grow with those that enable you to succeed. Through tailored startup growth advice, peer accountability, the tools, and the network you need to become who you need to be so your business can flourish.

Be part of a group of driven people with a shared milestone. While being surrounded by a driven community of business leaders, changemakers who deeply understand you and want you to succeed. We dont just care about how well your business does but also cares about how you grow, and the person you become. So you can fast-forward your startup journey or scale your business to the next level.

Apply while places are still open. We only have 2 intakes a year.


What You Get


Tailored Advise
Not all mentoring is equal, don't risk your time or money.​

Tailored Advise​

Ongoing tailored mentorship from experienced owners & operators, that's culturally accessible. They want you & not just your business to succeed. So we understand the migrant and business context well.


Connect & Grow
Build momentum with support and peer accountability ​

Connect & Grow

Having a support system is essential. Do you need a new perspective? Have you missed self-imposed deadlines? Discover new connections, even someone to keep you accountable using our app.


Drop in Labs
Build momentum with support and peer accountability ​

Drop in Labs​

Our (labs) clinic from our subject-matter experts will address all key focus areas of starting a business:
Startup legal
growth marketing
community growth
and more once a month


Navigate with Confidence​
Level up as a founder and move your business forward with what you need when you need it​.

Navigate With Confidence

A knowledge base to help you level up, navigate venture building and the ecosystem.


Grow Faster with our Way Finding Startup Community App​
Fast-forward venture growth with driven founders in our Growth Clubs

Grow with our Way Finding Startup App

The first app for emerging founders and early stage startups to grow, navigate and connect with:
- Growth clubs for tailored advice
- Concierge tool to navigate venture building
- Community & networking tool to discover

* In development and should be ready in March/April


Real Community​
Build momentum & your network with a like-minded driven community

Real Community

Build lifelong connections in a real and collaborative community
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Who is this for

Whether you have dabbled with a side hustle, worked in a large corporate firm, worked at a startup or don’t have a technical background. We are industry agnostic, but if you are building a social enterprise or innovation driven business we encourage you to apply.

💡​Small Businesses
🚀 Early Stage Startups or Creators (Freelancers)
🤵🏾 👨🏾‍🎓🕵🏾‍♀️​ Solo Founders or Teams

This program is open to all founders and geared to help emerge migrant/refugee founders and creators (freelancers) who want to build a business that solves real-world problems. So we do prioritise the following groups.

💁🏽‍♂️ Refugees & Asylum Seekers
💁🏽 First Peoples
🌏 International Students​



Whether you have dabbled with a side hustle, worked in a large corporate firm, worked at a startup or don’t have a technical background. 


1. Complete Onboarding

Join a club to connect with your mentor, peer buddy and cohort in the community on a regular basis.  


1. Select A Club

Engage with the highly experienced mentors, optional masterclasses, and community in our Facebook group.  


3. Grow with Your Growth Club​

Show up and make the most of your call, club and tools to level up 




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How we compare

Accelerators (Startup Programs) Courses Articles
Equity or $$$
⌚ Time
Strategic Advice 1:1
Diverse Team of 30+ Advisors Across Sectors
Hands on Execution
Ongoing Support with Chosen Advisor
Real Community (Online & In person events) with Accountability
Peer Based Learning & Networking
Contextualised Advice and Experience in AU



Get 50% Off for Life as the First

100 Founding Members ​

Apply Before 21 June 2023

Choose your plan

We are now accepting applications until the 21 June 2023 11:59pm. Apply to join our Fellowship if you meet the criteria. 



Per month

UC Basic


on a 3-month plan or 120/m on a month-month plan


UC Basic


on a 6 months Plan


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Founding Teams


Most frequent questions and answers

No you don’t. This is technically not a requirement. 

Absolutely not! We encourage international students to apply. 

It is entirely up to you. We suggest spending 2 hours every week minimum to learn, network and build momentum.

Of course, you can spend more time building your business or side hustle.

  • At least 5 years of demonstrable experience working in growth.
  • Ability to listen actively, empathize, and put themselves in their mentees shoes.
  • An attitude that says I really love what I do and I’m here to help you with your problems.
  • Ability to carry a conversation effectively over a digital audio or video conferencing tool.
  • Working experience in the categories of mentorship that you wish to provide on the platform.
  • One of our core values is intellectual humility and this is a characteristic that all of our mentors should embody.
  • GrowthMentor is a give first platform. You should be cool with mentoring for free until you have three reviews.

North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia.

We’re glad to be an international community.

Yes you get 10% off if someone you referred joins our program. 

You can claim if the person you referred  indicates it on our application form. Or mentions it to us by emailing contact@uncommon

Yes you can. We build bridges not walls. 

Although, we prioritise 1st generation migrants and refugees. We support everyone if we have capacity. 

Reading blogs and watching courses fall into the passive learning category. You are consuming the knowledge, but most of the time that new info just sits in your brain and is then forgotten.

By speaking things through with someone else, it reinforces the topic and you are way more likely to follow through and actually implement it after a conversation.

Problem solving out-loud FTW!

PLUS!  Every case is individual and deserves personalized advice.

Yes. If it’s not for you, simply cancel your membership within 21 days and contact support for a full refund. Note that refunds are not possible if you have already attended more than 1 call or have breached our terms of service.


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