Jumpstart | RevThink

The next Jumpstart accelerator begins May 2020. Interviews for enrollment are available now.

Accelerate your progress


Reach the next level in just 9-weeks.

What You Will Learn

Jumpstart is the accelerator where owners learn next-level concepts which empower their up-and-coming creative firms to stand out, meet better clients, win bigger budgets, and produce their greatest creative work.

Personal instruction and unparalleled perspective is provided by Joel Pilger who for 20 years helmed Impossible Pictures. To date, nearly 150 studios from 23 countries around the world have been through the program.

What You Will Not Learn

Unlike the many programs focused on teaching creative skills, Jumpstart focuses on next-level business concepts. Therefore, Jumpstart does not instruct topics such as design, animation, directing, etc.

A strong portfolio is a prerequisite for any creative firm seeking enrollment.


The effectiveness of Jumpstart is exceptional. Many graduates have applied the concepts to win enviable projects from top clients, often resulting in a doubling or tripling of annual revenue along with corresponding growth of their firm.

Who This Accelerator Is For

The accelerator content is ideally suited to motion, design, production, animation, experience, music, and sound design companies with annual revenue less than USD $1 million.

Jumpstart is intense. Therefore, we screen candidates carefully. Only ambitious owners – committed to investing time and resources into growing their business – are admitted.

“It took us 6 years to reach a certain level. After Jumpstart, it only took us 6 months to quadruple that revenue.” – João at Mezzolab


8 Modules

Critical next-level concepts

Live Weekly Q&A

Live Zoom calls led by Joel Pilger

Slack Channel

24/7 access to your peers and RevThink

The Modules

Week 1

Identify Your Genius

What is the source of your firm’s greatness? Identify it. Now focus on it.

Week 2

Carve Out Your Positioning

Do you stand out as an expert firm? Craft the message that expresses your uniqueness.

Week 3

The Website “Roasts”

Can you take the heat? Get ready for a big dose of tough love as you see your website from the clients’ perspective.

Week 4

Marketing the Modern Creative Firm

Aren’t marketing and sales basically the same? No. Find out why that difference makes all the difference.

Week 5

Powerful Outreach

Time to get the word out. Be the expert who connects, travels, and demonstrates expertise.

Week 6

Your Best Opportunities – The Three R’s™

Why do you accept projects? Learn the three parameters that really drive your business.

Week 7

Fewer Proposals, More Projects – The Three D’s™

Why does closing new projects waste so much time? Simplify how you qualify… and close.

Week 8

High-Ticket Sales

What if you could always extract the maximum budget from your client… while strengthening the relationship?

Week 9

Commanding Premium Pricing

Are you losing out to lower-priced competitors? The counterintuitive solution: charge more.

“It was a fantastic accelerator. We appreciated the laser-like focus on each subject to give us a clear path forward.” – Dave at Hank Mango

Beyond Jumpstart: Exclusively for alumni, Confab is the live weekly forum where Jumpstarters continue their journey.

About Joel

Joel Pilger brings revolutionary advice to owners of leading studios, agencies, and production companies as a RevThinker / Partner at RevThink.

Although focused on advising the RevThink portfolio, Joel developed Jumpstart specifically for the next generation of up-and-coming studios. To date, well over a hundred firms have benefited from the program.

In his 20 years prior to consulting, Joel helmed the Denver-based studio Impossible Pictures with a team size of 25 employees and $5 MM in annual revenue.

“The return on investment is a no-brainer.” – Dallas at Defacto Sound

Make the leap

The next Jumpstart begins May 2020.

Due to the intensive curriculum and personalized coaching, space is limited.

Please contact us to schedule an interview and see if your creative firm is ready.