About The Startup Station

The Startup Station’s mission is to educate and empower the founders of early-stage startups. We accomplish this through our rigorous MBA-level courses that focus on financial modeling, financial statements & analysis, valuation, and financing vehicles as well as customized consulting services.

Founded in 2013, The Startup Station provides finance strategy consulting for early-stage startups. We evaluate the financial feasibility of business models and specialize in financial modeling and valuation of pre-revenue companies. The Startup Station has advised companies across more than ten industries, ranging from technology, manufacturing, and consumer products, to media, entertainment, and fashion.

The Startup Station launched its educational program in 2015. Since then, more than 1,000 founders have attended online and in-person finance classes to learn the basics of financial modeling, valuation, and startup financing.

Three Options to Model and Value Your Startup by Working with The Startup Station

Do-it-yourself: The Startup Station’s curriculum

Of course, you can obtain consulting advice as needed. Contact Victoria Yampolsky for time and cost estimate.

Limited help: The Startup Station’s curriculum and consulting

Based on your readiness and knowledge of finance, you can choose which classes and services are right for you.

The cost and time estimate for consulting services varies based on the financial model’s complexity. Contact Victoria Yampolsky for more details.

Custom: The Startup Station’s consulting

The cost and time estimate for consulting services varies based on the financial model’s complexity. Contact Victoria Yampolsky for more details.

Who We Are

Victoria Yampolsky

Victoria Yampolsky, CFA, is President and Founder of The Startup Station, a comprehensive resource for modeling and valuing early-stage startups. Victoria helps early-stage founders master the necessary finance skills to evaluate the financial feasibility of their business models, translate them into comprehensive and actionable financial plans, and use those plans to gauge the effectiveness of their strategy. Since the launch of The Startup Station's educational program, more than 1,000 founders have completed the curriculum and learned the basics of financial modeling, valuation, and startup financing.

Victoria is an advisor to DreaMe, Opkix, and Stringflix, as well as a founder of several ventures in media and entertainment. Previously, Victoria worked for Deutsche Bank and was a technology consultant with CapGemini's Financial Services Division. Victoria holds a Bachelor's Degree, Cum Laude, in Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics from Cornell University, and an MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School. Victoria is also on the Advisory Board of the Computing and Information Science (CIS) Department of Cornell University.

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Kyle McCulloch

Kyle McCulloch is the Head of Business Development for The Startup Station. Kyle is an entrepreneur with extensive expertise in building and scaling companies. He currently provides clients with a variety of services including market research and competitive analysis, business development, and risk modeling.

Previously, Kyle worked as a senior analyst for Epinesis Group, a boutique cybersecurity risk consultancy. He also co-founded a successful global cybersecurity data organization, where he drove strategic partnerships, fundraising, and laid the foundation for the business operations. Kyle began his career working as a Research Analyst for Riskowitz Capital Management, an equity hedge fund. Kyle holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of South Africa.

Alex Mezouari

Alexandra Mezouari is the Digital Marketing Associate for The Startup Station. Alex is a digital marketing professional who works in the healthcare space. She is also an aspiring entrepreneur passionate about helping startups succeed. In the past, she has done UX research, sales, and account management work driving product direction and growth for eight startups in various industries. Alex holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.