Kickstart your tech career with Lean Sales


20 weeks


Fall 2024

Sales in tech is different. You need to make sure you’re being lean, while also using your sales skills to build relationships. Operating in a lean way means you’ll constantly test new approaches with a laser-sharp focus on results. At OnRamp, we’ve been working with tech companies for almost a decade to optimize their sales process and drive results. OnRamp is built to give you the practical skills, and connections, to land an amazing sales career in tech. We’re offering the Lean Sales Bootcamp as part of InceptionU’s Tech Adjacent program.

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Projects you’ll work on

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What you’ll graduate with
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How you’ll get hired

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How to apply

"I was on the job hunt for what felt like forever when I came across OnRamp. Not only did OnRamp help me land an awesome role in tech, but I now apply what I learned in the course to my work literally every single day!"

Paven Bal

“Coming from a manufacturing background, I had never even thought about a career in marketing. I had the experience to understand how to analyze process and project metrics, but I needed to learn how to look at them with a marketing lens. OnRamp taught me how to do that (and so much more) — and now I'm confident that I was meant for a career in tech marketing.”

Chris Arsenault
Growth Marketing Bootcamp Alumni

"After I finished a university marketing course, I quickly realized that my theoretical knowledge wasn't enough. The OnRamp Bootcamp gave me real-world experience through the project work, and helped me to build connections with companies in tech – all while working a fulltime job."

Nkechi Seale
Growth Marketing Bootcamp Alumni

What to expect in the 20-week bootcamp


InceptionU Tech Adjacent Program

You’ll spend the first 8 weeks doing strategic career exploration and essential skills development to ensure the right career fit for you.


Kickoff weekend

Join us virtually to review the course outline, meet your classmates and kick things off with some tech 101.


Weekly bootcamp coursework

Participate in interactive, fun & feisty virtual classes with your teammates and our sales experts.


Project work

Meet our tech company partners, get briefed on your assignment and start building your portfolio.


Get career support

Get way more than just resume feedback. Learn how your unique skills, personality and passions can help you land your ideal tech job.

Graduate with the skills that great tech jobs demand

Sales is all about building relationships with people, so if you are curious and love helping others by following a well-defined process, this pathway could be for you. The sales team plays an integral role in the company’s growth and success. A great salesperson can be the most important part of the sales funnel, converting prospects into customers.

Lean sales fundamentals

  • Define markets and segments 
  • Get clarity on customer problems
  • Define value props and product messages
  • Craft and refine key messaging and sales copy
  • And more

Deep dive on skills and tools 

  • Learn proven prospecting tactics
  • Craft and deliver effective sales calls, emails and demos
  • Learn how to deal with objections in stride
  • Identify what stage your prospect is in
  • Best practices for qualifying leads and managing deals
  • And more

Secret sauce – how to do all this in tech

  • Understand what it’s like working in tech
  • Learn how lean sales enables tech company growth
  • Learn to handle tech’s pace and demands
  • Learn how to grow your career

Industry-leading scores

Both our alumni, and the companies in our network give us industry-leading NPS (net promoter scores). We make sure you're ready to be hired upon graduation.

NPS from our alumni

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Graduation rate


Graduate employment rate

So, what will you be working on?

Here are the kinds of projects you’ll work on. Again, this isn’t theoretical material. Your work will be used to drive real business results.
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Prospect lists

Research & build prospect lists to make sure you’re tackling the most important deals.

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Sales messaging

Develop sales messaging for sales calls, emails,  and demos – all to close those deals.

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Call script

Develop a call script and email cadence to optimize your sales funnel.

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Evaluate or build a test plan for a sales cadence – keep everything lean! 

Get started on your
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We’re here to help you land that first tech job

Throughout the bootcamp you’ll be building your skills and confidence. But we don’t stop there. We want you to get hired! We’ll help you understand the best sales roles for you, get you prepped for your interviews, give you tips for networking, and more. 

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Resume writing tips

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Interview coaching

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Portfolio development

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Skill assessment to match you with suited roles

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Networking tips and introductions to industry events

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Learn tech culture

Participating tech companies

Meet your instructors

Our instructors are battle-tested entrepreneurs and marketers directly responsible for growth inside Alberta tech startups and scale-ups. No academics here – we’ve been in the trenches.
Chantel Houston

Chantel Elliott


Chantel has 25+ years of marketing leadership experience in tech startups, large organizations, and marketing agencies. Chantel is both a certified leadership coach and a marketing instructor with 321 Growth Academy. She’s passionate about helping early-career marketers and tech business leaders imagine (and reimagine) their careers and make powerful professional impacts.

Sarah Morrill


Sarah has 15+ years of marketing and customer engagement experience with startups, agencies and big brands. Sarah brings her passion and experience to directing 321 Growth Academy‘s customer success and sales efforts, as well as to her role as course facilitator for 321’s Growth Marketing courses. Sarah is also passionate about company culture and volunteering in the tech community.

How our application process works


You apply for the bootcamp

Ready to apply? It only takes 15 minutes. Just fill out the application. Or, if you have questions, book a 15-minute consultation with one of our tech marketing experts. We’d love to hear from you!


We hold a group interview

Once we’ve got your application, we’ll review it to determine whether you’re a good fit for OnRamp. And nobody gets ghosted. We’ll be in touch with you whether you qualify or not.


We make our final selections

Once we’ve reviewed your application, we’ll contact you with your acceptance status, as well as next steps for those that are going to be joining the bootcamp at no cost.

Qualifications & Prerequisites

If you’re a marketing, business, entrepreneurship or communications student who’s close to graduating, or if you’re an early career marketer or a career pivoter looking to join the tech industry, then OnRamp is for you. But we’re open to anyone with a degree/diploma who thinks they can add value in tech marketing. Even if they come from a non-traditional background or industry.

We are looking for applicants who are:

  • Interested in a career in tech marketing
  • Wanting to work in an exciting and fulfilling industry
  • Motivated, creative and goal-oriented
  • Unemployed or under-employed (less than 20 hrs/wk) Albertans