Victory Lap is a 4-week, immersive, virtual tech sales bootcamp. The tech sales curriculum is delivered through a combination of self-paced lessons, weekly live classroom discussions led by industry experts, peer to peer discussions, and small group learning opportunities.
Victory Lap bootcamp students will learn how to build a systematic sales pipeline process, optimize the sales funnel, and run effective sales meetings. Victory Lap students will also learn techniques of presenting, negotiating, and closing. Bootcamp students will participate in live tech sales role-playing scenarios and complete a final capstone project.
Applicants do not need experience to apply, but prospective Victory Lap bootcamp students should expect to complete a short writing assignment about their goals and what they hope to accomplish.
Victory Lap bootcamp students will receive one-on-one career coaching, including call coaching, continuous training, and feedback from industry mentors. Commission and hourly opportunities will also be presented. Career support is also provided during interviews and through the first six months on the job for new graduates.
Victory Lap students may choose to pay tuition upfront with a discounted price or participate in an Income Share Agreement. Those who choose the ISA will pay only after securing a marketing job earning at least $30,000 annually. Monthly ISA payments are 8% of a graduates’ salary for 24 months or until reaching the $15,000 cap. The ISA expires after four years.
Recent Victory Lap Reviews: Rating 4.9
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OnlineFull Time8 Weeks
Start Date None scheduled Cost $8,900 Class size N/A Location Online
Deposit N/A Tuition Plans Income Share Agreement is available; graduates pay monthly payments back of 8% of your salary for 24 months ($15,000 payment cap).
Minimum Skill Level N/A Placement Test No Interview No
Victory Lap Reviews
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- It's the real deal- 1/13/2022Stephen Wicks • Sales Fellow • Graduate • Course: Tech Sales Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInI am so thoroughly impressed and pleased with the curriculum, instructor, and staff of Victory Lap. Their program will prepare you for a successful career in technology sales without question.
The in-depth topics they teach, paired with their sincere desire to have you ready on day one, are just the elements I needed to get my career started right.
I recommend this boot camp to anyone looking to break into the tech sales industry.
- Sale Fellow At Victory Lap- 11/20/2021Ernest Bolden III • SDR • Student • Course: Tech Sales Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInHaving "Steve Gowan", as my instructor was definitely a rewarding experience. I truly gained great value in the learning alone. Steve identified my strengths and showed great intent in strengthening my weaknesses, in a way that felt more tailored than generalized.
- Great opportunity- 9/18/2021James Cathlina • Graduate • Course: Tech Sales Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
- Victory Lap is more than just the material- 9/3/2021Markus McNally • Verified via LinkedInThe content for Inside Sales is always changing and there is no perfect solution to being the best SDR. Steve does a great job teaching you to think critically while also teaching the fundamentals of being a successful SDR. The main reason I would recommend Victory Lap is due to the instructor and how much he wants everyone to have a successful career. Steve is always willing to help outside of the course and even when the course is over. While you can never structure a course to meet everyone's needs, Victory Lap does a great job trying to tailor your experience to what benefits you the most.
- This course changed my Sales Career's trajectory- 7/29/2021Nick • SDR • Graduate • Course: Tech Sales Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInVictory Lap had a very positive impact on my new SDR role and how to best attack it. Steve was my instructor and he did a fantastic job at tailoring the course to each students learning style and specific needs. Some course work was a little tedious at the time but in reflection, all of the lessons and homework helped a ton and brought a unique approach to how to best engage prospects and set meetings in your SDR role. Highly recommend this course for anyone in a tech sales role or looking for one.
- Victory Lap for the win!- 7/27/2021Matt • SDR • Verified via LinkedInThis Bootcamp is great for any level salesperson (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). You cover all the basic terminology of sales and the in-class work was extremely helpful. I've put many of the subject matter into use at my current role. Our instructor, Steve, was very knowledgable and an all around great guy. I loved how each warm-up lesson incorporated useful videos that weren't just about sales. It really spiced up the learning process! I'd recommend this SDR Bootcamp to anybody looking for a career in sales.
- Great program for entry level sales positions- 7/13/2021Ben • Graduate • Course: Tech Sales Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
Because I'm a career changer in his early 40's with a family to support I think this program was not as ideal for me as for someone early in their career (early to mid-20s) who can take on more risk with the career switch. There's no question that the curriculum will prepare anyone to do very well in an entry-level Business Development Rep or Sales Development Rep role at any company. How to effectively cold email, how to set a manageable yet successful outreach cadence, what it means to listen and respond to prospects' pain points. It's all there. It's just unfortunate that BDR/SDR roles (the only roles I was set up to interview for through their partner network) only pay $45-$55k as a base salary (with commission compensation on top of that, of course, anywhere between $12.5k to $25k). I just would not be able to make ends meet on that salary as the head of a household while pushing for the additional commissions. This is partly on me for not thinking more carefully through what would be possible after the program but I think Victory Lap also needs to carefully consider the types of people they accept into their cohorts. If you're ready to make the leap and have just yourself to support then you should totally do this and you'll definitely get a job at a $45-55k base and potential for $12-25k on top of that for uncapped commissions. You'll also be prepared to excel in that role and probably get a promotion to Account Executive within 6-18 months and then be making a base salary of more like $80k. If that sounds enticing, then do this program. But just be prepared to dig in on all of the content, don't miss a single live class, ask a bunch of questions, and then be ready to block out the next 6-18 months to crush it in the BDR/SDR role by putting the job first for at least 6 days a week. Lastly, be aware that Victory Lap is based out of Chicago, and I'm in the Hartford, CT area. This limited the companies that I was able to interview with as many don't want remote staff. This may be why I was only offered interviews for entry-level business development roles rather than getting a shot at an Account Executive role.
- Victory Lap Put Me On The Map- 6/16/2021Adrian • Sales Development Representative • Graduate • Course: Tech Sales Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInThis is kind of a late night, in my feelings, on the fly review, so if I miss anything, oh well.
TLDR: I got a very well paying job due to Victory Lap's training. With a company culture I love. The ability to work remotely and therefore travel while I work. Just, nirvana.
Victory Lap completely changed the course of my life. I simply applied to their job listing on indeed right before I relocated to my dream city. I briefly spoke to Blake, who upon hearing my reasoning for trying to pursue sales as a career choice, waived a requirement which was really cool of him. Importantly though, Blake made me a promise that sounded like an off hand remark you would say to someone you're just trying to hook. He said, "We'll get you that 50k sales job man". I said, "Alright I'm in".
So fast forward a month and a half. I'm now in the city I want to be, eagerly awaiting the program start. VL had a very fleshed out curriculum. We learned how to prospect, time management, how to write good sales copy, how to advance as quickly as possible from an SDR to an AE etc.
They brought on hiring managers and past VL graduates to tell us more about the industry and their and how they got started. They brought in people from Groupon who put Groupon on the map when it was no-name. Keegan, who sources these companies for VL graduates is also one of these people. She put Groupon on the map when she was coming up.
We role played. Very hard. Kind of tough to sit their and shoot your shot in-front of your cohort. We did it, we came out better. Tom did it. It was all very intense, but rewarding.
We had advanced sessions twice a week in the morning and a big group session every Wednesday night.
I'll be honest, it was starting to be a pain in the ***. But I didn't quit, just kept plodding along. It's hard to put effort into something when you don't get an immediate return. I myself dropped out of school. I hated working for nothing... And here I was doing it again. I'm glad I didn't let my own negativity kill this opportunity.
About 75% through the course, I was offered a spot in their program to do cold calling with a company I believe was selling the crappiest product. It was hard. Our CRM was a long list scraped from yelp and our own phone numbers to call. THIS WAS EXTREMELY VALUABLE. Selling garbage (imo) to people who didn't want it was hard, and once again I was working for nothing, again...
I had to drop out that little project, it was too much to cold call for nothing (Although if I made a sale I would have gotten a dollar amount im not gonna specify here). Now I was like, "man, oh man, *sigh* ".
Finally we had our final presentation. We had to present infront of these companies they pulled to be an audience while we did a sales pitch to them. My presentation was quite average, I would even call it bad. But I did it and we all congratulated eachother and said goodbye. Strangely enough, the role playing was harder than the presentation, I had a company whose product could not be farther from what I ever wanted to spend my day to day thinking about and selling.
Finally we got let lose in the wild. I made it to two 3rd interviews and didn't get those jobs and the two interviews VL set me up with also didn't select me (the first one was my fault, I flubbed it). At one point I gave up, I said no harm no foul the only thing I lost was time. I went on with my life for a few months, slowly moving forward on other plans.
Than one day I got two more emails. Victory Lap matched me with two more companies. I figured I would do the interviews just to say I did, I didn't think anything of it. One company basically trashed my resume, GREAT! But then I REALLY clicked with the sales manager. Bam! Second interview was with the CEO and the CFO. There was no third interview for once. I got the job. With a base+ote a good amount past 50k. Insane. I loved the culture there. Crazy. Victory Lap teaches culture a a crucial determinant. Here I was basically done with the whole thing. Out the blue Blake's promise came true with icing on top.
Victory Lap definitely was a worthwhile investment, the only downside is the payments I have to make now because I'm way above the minimum for the ISA repayment hahahah :)
I would like to thank the whole Victory Lap cast and crew for getting me here. I would name everyone but its late at night and i'll feel bad if I forget anyone.
(Ps. I remembered at the end, Brittney Scott helped to prep me for interviews and I think that was instrumental in helping me get over some bad interview habits).
(PPs. I really want to edit and format this nicely, butttt.... im too tired X_X . However, I do owe this to Tom and the program)
- Client Engagement- 4/29/2021Olivia • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn
- Awesome Experience- 4/24/2021Benjamin Rivera • BDR • Graduate • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInVictory Lap changed my life super cheesy line I know but I'm just being honest. To be honest, I thought there was a catch before joining. Like they state that they will help you break into the tech industry if you join their Bootcamp, but when I first spoke to Blake I could really hear the passion he had for Victory Lap and told me about their success, so I figured what did I have to lose.
The program itself was actually fun it's better if you engage yourself, but my instructor Steve Gowa was AWESOME! His passion and excitement whilst teaching were really enjoyable for me and made it easy for me to stay engaged. He had a lot of patience and really cared about the class. My only problem with class was I wish it was longer but I managed.
Everyone at Victory Lap has my biggest support and I recommend it to anyone looking to break into tech.
- Victory Lap fellow- 4/22/2021Jas Chhibber • Physician • Course: Tech Sales Bootcamp • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInI was introduced to Victory Lap Bootcamp by my son. He attended cohort 2 of Victory Lap Bootcamp. Victory Lap taught him sales fresh out of college and helped him land his first job in tech sales within a couple of weeks of graduating at Active campaign. Four years later, he is a happy veteran at the Active campaign. I attended cohort 56 in March-April 2021.
Steve, from you, I learned to be "pleasantly persistent" and to "have strong opinions loosely held," among many other things. The Bootcamp is 8 weeks. We had weekly 90 minutes very involved and interactive classes. Plus, we had two optional 45 minute weekly classes, which I will highly recommend attending.
The classes are well-paced, organized, and planned. There is weekly homework that matches the work done in classes. Steve was always enthusiastic about nudging and challenging us to do better. He gave us many tricks of the trade from his vast experience. He made himself available 1:1 24/7 via slack. He appeared genuinely invested in our success.
The feedback from homework and classes was clear, timely, and informative. Tom did a magical job for my resume, Linkedin, and Victory Lap profile. Jon, Blake, and Keegan prepared me to ace any interview down to a science.
It was definitely a worthwhile Bootcamp. I will highly recommend this to anyone considering a career in sales.
- Awesome Sales Training Experience so far- 4/21/2021Patrick Andaya • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedIn