• Get to $100MM in Revenue

    Growth Coaching, Advising, Investing

  • You Have Big Ideas - But Execution is Hard

    The founder dilemma means you have a mind for ideas - but sometimes too many.

    That's when you need a trusted partner to help you evaluate, prioritize and execute efficiently.

  • Our Core Services: Startup Growth

    Get the experienced help you need to drive growth and hit your milestones.

    Our Growth Engine Method (GEM) isn't just a strategy; it's your startup's growth blueprint. GEM is designed to identify and amplify your unique advantages, turning potential into performance.

    Growth Engine Labs - Growth Coaching

    Founder Coaching

    Get an experienced coach to help refine your vision, product, go-to-market, pricing, packaging and fundraising strategies.

    Growth Engine Labs Marketing Team Coaching

    Marketing Team Coaching

    We'll help your team harness the latest strategies and tools to refine your tactics and accelerate growth.

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    Our expert guidance demystifies the fundraising process, helping you secure the capital you need to fuel your growth and realize your vision.

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    Fractional CMOs

    From market entry strategies to scaling operations, our Fractional CMOs are here to help you through every growth stage.

  • A Few of Our Happy Clients

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  • The Genesis of Growth Engine Labs

    Founder Story

    Chris Bechtel, Managing Partner, Growth Engine Labs

    From Vision to Impact


    Growth Engine Labs is deeply rooted in a journey marked by entrepreneurship, strategic innovation, and a relentless drive to empower other founders. My story begins with an early exit from my own startup (after 6 years of grinding), followed by the successful sale of a thriving marketing agency. These milestones were not just career highlights; they were profound learning experiences that shaped my understanding of the challenges and triumphs faced by startups.


    After stepping away from my startup and agency, I recognized a compelling opportunity to leverage my accumulated knowledge and experiences to make a tangible impact on the startup ecosystem. I had seen firsthand the hurdles that founders encounter—from securing funding and achieving market fit to scaling their operations and exiting successfully. I knew I could help bridge these gaps. Since then, for more than ten years, I have coached, mentored and advised more than 500 founders and their teams.

    Why Growth Engine Labs?

    I launched Growth Engine Labs to provide clear, strategic direction to startups struggling to gain traction. As a Fractional CMO, Interim Growth Executive and frequent Interim VP of Marketing, I've worked closely with founders, coached their teams, and led transformative projects that drastically increased growth and revenue for companies like AnyMeeting, BoostAI, Comm100 and Phunware, culminating in successful exits and funding rounds.


    Our Mission

    People come to me when they need traction for their startup, clarity on which idea to pursue, guidance on prioritizing effectively, expertise in achieving product/market fit, and strategies to demonstrate traction to investors.


    Fractional CMO

    When you need a growth executive, but fulltime isn't in the budget, I help startups and growth-stage companies drive growth with my proprietary Growth Engine Method (GEM). 🌟

  • The Blog

    Insights from 20 Years in Startups

    May 6, 2024
    In a world filled with constant change and uncertainty, navigating through life can often feel...
    April 26, 2024 · Growth,Markets,Founders
    In the constantly shifting terrain of 2024, startups are finding it increasingly difficult to...
    In every organization, driving, maintaining and sustaining growth is a continuous challenge. With...
  • Stats & Figures

    More than a decade of experience driving growth


    Client Revenue Growth


    Growth Initiatives Delivered


    Business Models Evaluated


    Levers Identified

  • Imagine Where You Can Go

    We'll help you build the team to get you there

  • What Our Clients Say

    A perfect balance of strategic, innovative thinking combined with no-nonsense insight and results.


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    "We are now miles ahead of where we were before we started working with Chris."

    Jonny McCoy, Founder and CEO, WhiteFlag App

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    "Growth Engine Labs is an incredible partner. They have a remarkable ability to co-create business development strategies that deliver real business value."

    Chris Coulter | President, GlobeScan

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    "We brought Growth Engine Labs in to help us build a network of distribution and strategic partners for our software company. They are great to work with, and dedicated to clients' success."

    Mark Evans, Technology-Focused GM and Marketer; Angel Investor

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    Chris from Growth Engine Labs brings a comprehensive view of growth levers and strategies and practical experience developing and executing creative marketing programs. He also brings a lean startup mentality and understands how to make the most of limited resources.

    David Gerken | COO, AnyMeeting

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