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CPO Launchpad: The Executive Journey for Product Leaders

10 Days


Cohort-based Course

Embark on the path to executive leadership in product. We will focus on product strategy, vision, team and pitch (hands-on use cases)

Previously at Google/Meta/Microsoft/eBay


Course overview

Demystify what it takes to excel as a Product Executive

As an experienced Product Manager (or current/aspiring founder), you feel the need to have more impact and empowerment. To truly drive product strategy and solutions without guardrails. This course is about ensuring you are as prepared as possible for such a high-stakes role. Imagine transitioning from playing a monopoly game to making significant investments in real estate—this is the level of depth and complexity we will explore.

In this highly practical cohort, we will delve into real-life use cases and strategies from my experiences at Google, Facebook (Meta), and my journey transitioning to Chief Product Officer at Indigo and Wish. Additionally, we will work through case studies provided by course participants, offering a hands-on approach to solving real-world challenges.

Here’s What You Can Expect:

- Selecting the Right Opportunity: Identify and seize the best opportunities and get yourself ramped up effectively.

- Driving Impact Early: Learn how to make a significant impact within the first 90 days while balancing short and long term bets.

- Understanding Company Dynamics: Gain insights into company dynamics, troubleshooting, and maintaining focus.

- Transitioning from Vision to Strategy: Master the process of moving from vision creation to strategic implementation and driving focus.

- Presenting to estaff/board: Develop skills to confidently sell your plans to executive staff and the board.

Special Features:

- Strategy Use Cases: In-depth analysis of strategies from top tech companies like Google and Facebook.

- Transition Challenges: Detailed exploration of the challenges faced when moving into a CPO role at Indigo and Wish.

- Interactive Case Studies: Work through real-life case studies provided by fellow participants.

Transformative Impact in Tech Leadership

Throughout my career, I’ve not only participated in the tech industry but actively shaped its future through strategic pivots and innovative leadership. At Indigo, I spearheaded the transition from a traditional first-party grain buyer to a dynamic marketplace, revolutionizing the agricultural sector. By rapidly testing and validating our MVP within two months, we laid the groundwork for a scalable and sustainable business model that continues to thrive.

My tenure at Wish was marked by a dramatic turnaround in customer satisfaction. We moved NPS from negative territory to an impressive +40, a testament to our relentless focus on user experience and operational excellence. This surge in customer advocacy was pivotal in positioning Wish for a successful sale, demonstrating the power of customer-centric strategies in the e-commerce landscape.

At Google, I was at the forefront of launching Google Shopping Express, a venture that was key to reestablishing commercial queries growth. Similarly, at Google and Meta, I established a team focused on international growth, navigating the complexities of diverse markets to build a robust global presence. This strategic initiatives has consistently resulted in increased market share and revenue.

Guest Speaker:

- Gabriella Monico - Investor at Primary Venture Partners, who will share insights on venture capital and product leadership.

Be ready to actively participate and elevate your career to the next level.

PMs in hightech thinking about a move to startup leadership


For Senior Product Managers looking to start their own startup or transition into CPO


For Founders aiming to bridge the gap between passion/idea and world class product thinking.


For technical leaders taking over product leadership responsibilities

What you’ll get out of this course

Get ready to move

Learn how to prepare and assess opportunities with minimum information. Understand techniques for rapid opportunity assessment and risk analysis

The first 90 days

Learn how to craft your onboarding plan. How to set goals for the first 30, 60, and 90 days while balancing between quick credibility wins and long term strategies.

You are the reinforcements. Things are likely not going well.

Learn how to troubleshoot and focus. Identify and address the real challenges (product/business/team). Work through real use cases and methodology to get out of crisis mode.

 Strategy and Vision in Practice

Learn what product strategy and vision means in practice (we will go through some personal failures and how I overcame it). Also, we will focus on how to inspire the team and break the barriers to allow everyone to focus on what truly matters.

Selling your plans

Learn how to properly communicate with the executive staff, board members, and investors.

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

29 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

3 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jun 18—Jun 23

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jun


      Session 1

      Tue, Jun 18, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM UTC

    • Jun


      Session 2

      Thu, Jun 20, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM UTC


    • Introduction to the Startup World

    • Decision-Making with Limited Information

    • Crafting Your Onboarding Plan

    • Navigating as the New CPO

  • Week 2

    Jun 24—Jun 27

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jun


      Session 3

      Tue, Jun 25, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM UTC

    • Jun


      Session 4

      Thu, Jun 27, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM UTC


    • Identifying and Addressing Challenges

    • Leading Through Adversity

    • Defining Product Strategy

    • Visionary Leadership

    • Communicating with Stakeholders

    • Engaging Investors and Executives

Meet your instructor

Mauricio Monico

Mauricio Monico

With over 20 years of experience in the tech industry, Mauricio is a seasoned product leader and entrepreneur who has built and led successful products at some of the world's most influential companies. He is currently the Chief Product Officer at Wish, where he is building a world-class experience to inspire people into purchasing the amazing and fun products they love at a great value from around the world.

Mauricio has a diverse range of expertise in various areas of product development, ranging from enterprise product management at Microsoft to consumer growth at Meta. He has also contributed to significant projects such as the launch of SQL Azure, the creation of Facebook's first product team focused on international growth, the pivot of Google Shopping Express, and spearheading the growth team at Google Search. Mauricio is committed to helping businesses achieve their goals and drive meaningful results through effective product strategy and execution. He is also an active advisor, mentor, and angel investor in the tech community.

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Course schedule

2-4 hours per week
  • ✏️  Work on projects throughout the week

    This program is designed to be hands-on so you'll be working through use cases during the week

  • 👀 Show your work for Feedback Fridays

    At the end of each week you'll share your progress to hold yourself accountable and get feedback on your work.

  • ▶️ Interactive classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays

    You'll have access to the full curriculum and can track your progress throughout the week but we will hold workshops 2 times a week in person.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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