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Average Rating4.91
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Tradecraft in San Francisco offers full time, 12-week immersive bootcamp programs for smart, motivated people who want to get into tech. Tradecraft offers courses in Sales & Business Development, Growth Marketing, Product Design and Engineering.

The program has been designed by industry-leading experts to ensure that students graduate with the depth and breadth of knowledge to make meaningful contributions from day one at a high-growth startup. Tradec...

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  • Mia
    Marketing • Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
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    May 22, 2018
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    Totally recommended. 

    It's a program that depends 100% on how much you want to learn where they give you all the tools to succeed! Great city, program, instructors, and most important PEOPLE.

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  • Lisa
    Product Manager • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    May 17, 2018
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    Why TC?

    I was in your shoes once. Fueled by an unsatisfying job, I researched and agonized over the "right" program to shell out a small fortune and risk a career and industry change into design and tech. I get it.

    I chose TC because it was in SF (go where the opportunity is), small class size (my cohort was 7), precieved selectiveness (filter out non-motivated folks), comprehensive curriculum and real client work. But I graduated with a different understanding of why TC was the best choic...

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  • Tiffany
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Mar 14, 2018
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    I’ve made many bad decisions but...

    Joining Tradecraft was the best decision I ever made for myself. I graduated TC in September 2017 and landed a job as a product designer a couple months later. I am 100% sure I could not have done it without the help and support of TC. What sets Tradecraft apart from other programs is the real world experience gained from working with startups in the Bay Area and the amazing community which includes staff, students and mentors. Even after graduation, the staff is still available to h...

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  • Thomas
    Growth Marketing Lead • Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
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    Mar 02, 2018
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    The most important investment you can make is in yourself.

    As I write this review, I am more than 6,000 miles away from home. In July 2017 I moved to San Francisco to go through Tradecraft and get a job in a Silicon Valley startup. I had the chance to chat with two people who people made the same move I was making and had achieved the goal I was after. All I knew, was that I was going to have to work harder than ever to make it a reality. Nothing more.

    At Tradecraft, nothing is handed to you, it is a...

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  • Kevin
    Design Technologist • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Mar 01, 2018
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    Finally found my place

    I went to two onsite bootcamps and one online bootcamp until I ended up at Tradecraft.

    After attending all of them, I was still wandering around lost and unsure of my future. Although my time at these other camps were valuable and contributed to where I'm at today, it was Tradecraft that truly sealed the deal. 

    Tradecraft provided me the tools, the knowledge, the people, and opportunities that I couldn't have got anywhere else. I think ...

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  • Aashay
    Growth Manager • Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
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    Jan 08, 2018
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    One of the best decisions I've made!

    I moved to the Bay Area in mid-2016 to work on a startup idea but about 6 months in, I decided not to pursue it. This experience taught me a couple of key things: 1) Coming from a non-tech background, I needed to build some hard skills which I lacked and 2) I needed to build a better network and support system being new to San Francisco.

    Around the same time, I heard about Tradecraft through a friend who had just graduated from the program. With his recommendation, I decided to t...

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  • Chris Conrad
    Growth Marketer • Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
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    Jul 18, 2017
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    The perfect blueprint for success in start-ups

    I am soooo beyond thrilled that I decided to enroll in the Tradecraft program!

    I graduated from the TC growth track a few months back after starting my career in sales. I knew I wanted to shift from being on the phone all day to the more analytical strategy side of business and TC was the conduit I chose to help me with the transition.

    Investing in my future with Tradecraft was not a decision I made lightly, but it ende...

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  • Marjan Soleimanieh
    Director of Product Marketing • Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
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    Jun 20, 2017
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    Put yourself in the driver seat and change your life

    As cheesy as my headline is, that is how I feel about Tradecraft. I came into the program already having startup experience but I wanted to get to the next level fast. I had been working in operations/logistics and "sexy" SV companies but I wanted to ideally start my own company. I signed up for the growth track and on day one told Misha I had an idea for a company I had been playing with. He pushed me to pursue it immediately and the rest became history. 

    My entire TC cohort and...

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  • Casper
    Head of Product & Growth • Graduate • San Francisco
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    Jun 13, 2017
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    It teaches you to think like a startup

    I finished the program about two months ago now. I enrolled in the growth marketing program and took some product design classes. Here is my background:

    After I left my job as a product marketing manager at a game company, I had to leave the country because of my visa situation. I was debating whether to leave right away or spent all my savings on enrolling in a bootcamp program. I was looking at Tradecraft versus Hack Reactor. I know everyone wants to be a coder now, I was no d...

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  • Keenan
    Graduate • Growth • San Francisco
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    May 06, 2017
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    Don't call it a bootcamp

    I finished the Tradecraft growth track about 6 weeks ago. I'm in my mid-twenties and have had a few jobs that I fell into mostly by chance through social connections. They weren't bad jobs or companies, and had I been more proactive and intentional about pursuing career goals, I probably could have found great success at those companies.

    But I wasn't, and I didn't -- I was frustrated with my work and didn't really understand why. All I knew was I needed a change.

    After ...

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  • Jon
    Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
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    May 03, 2017
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    Moving from Sales into Design

    I had been researching programs to help me get into design as a full-time career. Previously, I was working in sales at tech startup in SF but I couldn’t see myself doing it long term. I heard about Tradecraft at a Design Details Meetup. It winded up being the best professional decision I’ve made since moving to the bar area. Here’s why I had a great experience: 

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  • Rhea
    Product Designer • Student • Product Design • San Francisco
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    Apr 23, 2017
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    New grad trying to break into tech

    By the end of my senior year of college I knew that I wanted to be designing experiences for users. I was intrigued by the tech scene in the Bay Area and wanted to be part of the innovation that was happening there daily. While graduating with a liberal arts degree gave me all the desirable “soft skills”, what I lacked was the marketable “hard skills” that would land me a junior level design role. I signed up for Tradecraft after doing a bit of research but still not really kno...

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Imogen Crispe
Published August 11, 2016
Adam attended Tradecraft’s 12-week growth marketing bootcamp in San Francisco, with a mission to shake up his skills in tech. Although he had a ton of tech experience with A/B testing and experimentation, he realized he couldn’t land the marketing career that he wanted. Read more about his thoughts on learning in a bootcamp classroom, why he used Tradecraft to take hold of his own destiny, ...

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tradecraft costs around $14,000.

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tradecraft offers courses like Business Development & Sales, Growth, Product Design.

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tradecraft has an in-person campus in San Francisco.

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