In New York, our program brought together 32 advisors and 6 facilitators for an action packed day of climate impact for 14 entrepreneurs.
Now we're back.
So, what is a Braintrust?
A Braintrust is a one and a half hour session with a facilitator, entrepreneur and 4-5 selected advisors seated around a table. Good advice is formed through strong relationships and trust among participants, so we designed a full day program to generate these.
How does the Braintrust work?
At the beginning of the day, we create a safe space to facilitate collaborative idea-building among participants.
Entrepreneurs present on their startup to the group, including challenges and opportunities.
One startup, a facilitator and 4-5 advisors gather around a table. We curate each advisor to the startup and brief them with a two page summary sheet ahead of the event. A facilitated discussion ensues, with the following steps:
In parallel to the Braintrust, we run specific workshops on common issues faced by the startups. For advisors we provide a workshop for how to become better supporters for young entrepreneurs.
We conclude with a “Daring Greatly” session, encouraging vulnerability and commitment, building on the relationships formed during the day and cementing actionable steps to move forward.