Launchpad Academy™ is a comprehensive 7-week training program for veterans interested in account executive roles in the high tech industry. Every cohort of 15+ candidates participate in 5 weeks of virtual Product and Industry training and a 1-week Job Search Master Class for Veterans focused on establishing employment goals, resume build, and industry networking. Upon completion of the first 6 weeks of training, candidates will attend a 5-day virtual sales "boot camp" led by Fortune 100 executives.

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Step 1: Selection Process

All candidates are required to go through a thorough vetting process that includes a series of interviews and tests. Tech Qualled works closely with its partners and graduates to identify veterans with the right attributes and soft skills for a career in tech sales. Our acceptance rate is less than 10%.

Step 2: Launchpad Academy

Launchpad Academy™ offers veteran candidates a comprehensive 7-week training program for those interested in outside account executive roles. Every cohort of +15 candidates participates in 5 weeks of Product and Industry training which is conducted virtually as well as a 1-week virtual sales boot camp. Upon completion of the first 6 weeks of virtual training, candidates will attend a 3-day face-to-face sales "boot camp" held at our training facility and led by Fortune 100 executives. The following is a brief overview of skills candidates can expect to learn:

Learning Objectives


  • Basic Networking including Routing and Switching
  • Collaboration Solutions including VOIP, Web Collaboration and Video Conferencing
  • Data Center Solutions including servers, storage and data center specific networking and security hardware and software
  • Network Security including firewalls, intrusion detection and remediation solutions
  • Internet of Things including the solutions required to connect tens of billions of new devices to the internet
  • Cloud Computing including private, public and hybrid solutions
  • Sales practicum exercises



  • Sales Process
  • Running successful customer meetings
  • Listening skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Developing sales plans
  • Needs discovery
  • Objection handling
  • Instructor led training
  • Extensive complex role plays
  • Individual and team-based research projects and presentations
  • CXO role playing with extensive debriefing

Course Details

7 Weeks


Income Share Agreement*

Tuition Cost


Virtual/Fort Worth, TX




Account Executive


Career Outcomes


Cohort start dates for 2021!

C24 1.4.2021

C25 3.15.2021

Step 3: Placement Process

Tech Qualled boasts +150 leading technology partners that are committed to our mission of helping veterans break into high tech sales. Typically, our graduates start to land job offers approximately 4-6 weeks after graduation.

*Tech Qualled operates via an Income Share Agreement. We would be glad to discuss this further with any interested candidates.