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A review of Uvaro as a sales bootcamp

Hi, I’m Alex! I’ve been working in sales for innovative startups like SoftBank Robotics as well as large corporations like NBC Universal for years. Now, I work as an industry mentor at Pathrise to help people land great sales jobs through workshops and 1-on-1 mentorship. Check out my review of Uvaro.

What does Uvaro do?

Uvaro is an online bootcamp that teaches students the skills necessary to help them land a job in tech sales. They offer a paid, part-time course in tech sales as well as student internship opportunities.

The 12-week part-time bootcamp meets two hours every day, five days a week. Students participate in live lectures, workshops, speaker events, mock interviews, group assignments,  sales challenges, and other hands-on projects. In addition to classwork, 5-10 hours of self-directed study is expected every week.

Starting in week 4 of the bootcamp, select students are given the opportunity to join the paid internship program. Interns practice the tech sales they learn from the course, with pay based on job performance. The internship typically requires 10-20 hours a week, with flexible scheduling that runs concurrently with the sales bootcamp.

Uvaro also includes career coaching. The bootcamp career curriculum teaches students networking skills, resume optimization, best practices for the job hunt, and interview techniques. Students are also paired with a professional career coach to guide them through the course and their job search. 

Who is Uvaro for?

Uvaro can help if you have no experience in sales, but you are looking to transition into the field. The program is especially helpful for people who want an online program. In addition, their internship is a good source of experience for people with no background in the subject.

What does Uvaro cost? How much work is involved?

Tuition for the tech sales bootcamp is $5,000, paid in four payments throughout the 12-week course. The paid internship is also available to help offset the cost.

Uvaro also offers an income share agreement (ISA) of 10% for 24 months, up to a maximum of $15,000. If students don’t find a job in tech, they don’t pay anything.

Unlike many other tech bootcamps, Uvaro has no formal interview process. Applicants don’t need to have any previous sales experience. But, they must be a citizen or permanent resident of either the U.S. or Canada.

Ratings and reviews

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While Uvaro is a relatively new bootcamp and does not have many reviews, so far the comments are mostly positive. The tech sales course holds a 5/5 star rating on CourseReport, where graduates praise the program’s engaging and practical curriculum. One student enjoyed the “top-notch guest speakers” and an “environment that was conducive to learning”. Another student valued the practical curriculum. They raved, “It pushes us beyond our comfort zone and makes us interact with real sales professionals”. One of the top reviews says the tech sales course is a “great program” with “amazing teachers”, but only rates the job assistance as 3/5 stars.

Uvaro is rated as one of Built In’s top 20 sales training programs. Prospective students can also review graduate testimonials on Youtube. These explain that the bootcamp helped students break into the sales industry while providing an engaging, friendly learning environment. The general consensus seems to be that the program offers valuable, hands-on tech training with lots of opportunities for students to practice what they learn. 

Alternatives to Uvaro 

If you choose not to enroll in Uvaro, there are still a number of alternative bootcamps and resources that can help you start a career in tech sales.

  • The online bootcamp GrowthX Academy has courses for people who are interested in sales, business development, product management, UX design, and growth marketing. Likewise, School16 and GreenFig teach marketing, sales, and product management.
  • Tradecraft is a tech bootcamp and immersion program that offers courses in sales, product design, growth marketing, and more. Their 12-week program is designed for people looking to land a job at a high-growth startup. 
  • Another sales bootcamp Prehired offers courses to help students launch a career in software sales. Like Uvaro, they offer an ISA to help students finance their sales education.
  • Alternatively, check out Victory Lap, which is a live sales bootcamp.
  • The free sales bootcamp Aspireship offers courses for people interested in becoming an account executive at a SaaS company. Like Uvaro, the program is remote.
  • Similarly, Always Hired and SV Academy are free sales bootcamps that pair students with partner companies, similar to Uvaro’s internship program.
  • In the same vein, students at Fuel Sales Academy work while learning and actually get paid during the program.
  • In addition, Re:work and Merit America are nonprofit sales training program that helps people launch careers in SaaS sales and other tech sales roles.
  • Another sales course offering job placement assistance, Vendition teaches sales skills to those looking to find an entry-level account executive position at an SaaS company.
  • You can also consider TechPoint Sales Bootcamp, which has short internship opportunities throughout the course.
  • edX is one of the largest online learning platforms. They have courses from top universities like Harvard and MIT as well as big tech companies like Microsoft. Learn more about edX in our review.
More alternatives
  • Another sales bootcamp option is Headstart Academy, which is online and self-paced. They also give a job guarantee to students.
  • Flockjay is an online sales bootcamp for those looking to launch a career in B2B software sales. Learn more about Flockjay in our review.
  • Similarly, Austin Sales Academy has a 5-week online course in sales. Or, consider CourseCareers, which has a self-paced course.
  • A tech bootcamp with full-time, part-time, and 1-day courses in a variety of topics, General Assembly is a good option for people looking to learn the basics and get a great job. Learn more about General Assembly
  • Those interested in remote learning can look into Udacity, an online educational platform that offers courses on a variety of topics, including business analytics, data science, software engineering, and more. Read more about Udacity in our review.
  • Students can also check out Udemy, an online learning platform with over 100,000 video courses in tech sales, digital marketing, software engineering, and much more. Students can pick & choose classes, often paying around $10 per class.
  • With free and paid options, Coursera is an online learning platform with courses that cover inbound sales techniques, including researching prospective clients.
  • You can also check out The Brooks Group, Software Sales Gurus, or JBarrows Sales, which have online and self-paced courses.
  • Women who want to learn sales skills quickly can check out TalentMinded Women in Tech Sales Bootcamp, which lasts 5 days.
  • Likewise, SalesWise Academy is an online sales resource that offers sales training via podcasts, coaching, and live events to help people launch their sales careers.
  • Current and aspiring sales professionals can check out Winning by Design or Richardson Sales Performance, which teach courses for beginners and managers.

How does Uvaro compare to Pathrise?

Uvaro is a bootcamp that offers training for those looking to start a career in tech sales. While a passion for tech and sales is suggested, most students have no prior experience. Fellows in the Pathrise program should already have a background in their field of interest so that they can get the most out of our technical interview training.

Pathrise helps people land their dream job in tech through 1-on-1 mentoring. Our curriculum includes technical and behavioral interviewing training, as well as resume and LinkedIn optimization, portfolio building, reverse recruiting lessons, and negotiation guidance. The program only requires 2-4 hours of sessions per week and 1-on-1 sessions with flexible scheduling.

Our curriculum is tailored to the specific needs of our program fellows. The Pathrise income share agreement (ISA) means that our fellows never pay until they land a job they love and start working. Plus, we never require upfront payments or deposits.

Pathrise is a career accelerator that works with students and professionals at each phase in the job search to help them land their dream job. If you are interested in working with any of our mentors to ace interviews and optimize your job search, join Pathrise. 

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Alex Immel

Alex Immel is one of Pathrise's leading negotiation consultants.

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