The Startup Unicorn Trainer™


Scaling Up The Strategic IQ of

Entrepreneurs and Their Ventures







Greetings, I’m Dr. Steven "S.J." Maranville - The Startup Unicorn Trainer.

For 30 years, I have been Principal of Maranville Enterprises — The Venture Creation Corporation — headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. along the way, I earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration with specializations in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and Organizational Transformation.

Today, while totally blind, I teach business leaders how to Venture with Vision!

How's your vision acuity? Are you ready to Venture with Vision?

As a Keynote Speaker, I inspire entrepreneurs to Venture With Vision by way of dynamic and epic stories from the histories of iconic startups. From the classroom to the boardroom to the main stage of the big room, I speak to novice and experienced entrepreneurs who are adrift in the fog (VUCA) of venturing and need clearer strategic vision to gain and sustain competitive advantage.



Maranville's Maxims

“Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.”
– Travis Kalanick

Thought-provoking statements updated regularly.
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