Orbital
 

Year 1 Product Management Studio

A 5-week community of practice for people in their first year as a full-time product manager.

COST
$1,250
Limit
8 max 1 per company
Apply by October 11

Schedule

Online via Zoom
  • Oct 20

    Thursday

    8:00pm - 9:30pm UTC
  • Oct 27

    Thursday

    8:00pm - 9:30pm UTC
  • Nov 3

    Thursday

    8:00pm - 9:30pm UTC
  • Nov 10

    Thursday

    9:00pm - 10:30pm UTC
  • Nov 17

    Thursday

    9:00pm - 10:30pm UTC

Requirements

  • Currently employed at a product company (not an agency)
  • 0-1 years of experience as a full-time PM
  • Program cost paid for by company

Application Timeline

  • Oct 12
    Application Deadline
  • Oct 15
    Confirmation Deadline
  • Oct 21
    Program Begins

Studio Lead

The Goal

Develop a Community of Practice

Orbital Studios helps you find and develop a community of practice—a group of peers you can both learn from and turn to for challenges (and opportunities) down the road.

First, we screen applicants to ensure they meet the specific requirements for experience level, role and responsibility.

Then, we convene a series of live virtual gatherings—usually over 4-5 weeks—facilitated by an experienced Studio Lead.

What you can expect:

  • Stories, best practices and perspectives that will aid you in your career.
  • Thoughtful dialogue amongst a cohort of relevant peers.
  • Access to an ongoing, growing alumni network after the program concludes.

About the Studio Lead

Orbital founder Gary Chou sitting at a table
Photograph by Kai Sotto

Each Studio is led by Orbital founder Gary Chou, who has been building networks in the tech industry for over a decade.

Since 2016, Orbital has hosted Studios for 350+ product managers, designers and engineering leaders from over 100 companies to learn from and with their peers across the industry.

From 2010 to 2013, Gary served as Union Square Ventures' first portfolio General Manager, where he designed, launched and led various peer-learning opportunities for the portfolio company CEOs, executives and subject matter experts.

These programs are always exceptional, Gary does amazing work and I highly encourage you to apply if interested
The most common piece of advice I give to leaders during coaching is to build a peer group. Gary can help you bootstrap it. (also I try to drop in randomly on some of these when I can, because the work of learning is never done)
Highly recommend attending this if you are able to! It was one of the best peer-to-peer feedback and learning group I've attended. This one targets Eng. Directors+.

Participating Companies

Adobe
Artsy
Axios
Automattic
Betterment
Blink Health
Blue Apron
Bonobos
Buzzfeed
Casper
Cedar
Chartbeat
Classpass
Code Climate
Codecademy
Conde Nast
Crisis Text Line
Digital Ocean
DoSomething
DuckDuckGo
Enigma
Etsy
Facebook
Flatiron Health
Foursquare
Fundera
Ghostery
Github
Glossier
Greenhouse
Harrys
Harvest
HyperScience
Justworks
Kickstarter
Major League Hacking
Medium
Meetup
MongoDB
Mozilla Foundation
Namely
Newsela
Peloton
The New York Times
Shutterstock
Simulmedia
Skillshare
SoundCloud
Spotify
Spring
Spruce
SquareFoot
Squarespace
Stash
StreetEasy
Teachers Pay Teachers
The Farmer's Dog
Trello
Tumblr
Twitter
Two Sigma
Venmo
Vox Media
VTS
Warby Parker
WeWork
Yieldmo
Zocdoc
Interested?
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