The Cooperative Venturing Network is aimed at identifying high potential companies and introducing them to venture capitalists, angel investors and independent investors who are interested in investing in high quality deals while coaching the companies along the way.
Each company goes through a selection process in order to identify teams with high potential. Once these companies have been identified, the investors participate on an advisory board. The board is tasked with systematically evaluating and mentoring the company based on a method established by the Wayne Brown Institute.Company Selection Process:
Wayne Brown Institute is a non-profit organization. Because of this, their selection process is not biased by membership organizations, government organizations, or academic institutions. This ensures the selection process chooses the best possible companies based solely on the merit of their business model and not external pressures.
Each company will submit an expanded executive summary, which must meet the following criteria:
As a member of the network, you will be part of an advisory board. This board uses a unique and effective method for evaluating and coaching emerging companies. Once the companies are selected, they get critiqued by their advisory board. This will create the foundation for beginning the mentoring process.
Once the advisory board has given their critique of the company, the mentoring process begins. The goal of this process is to challenge the company to discover vulnerabilities in the framework of their business model. After the weaknesses are identified they can begin to address the issues and ultimately make their value proposition more interesting to investors. The mentoring process will generate:
CVN members work within their own client base or personal network to identify companies that could raise capital through the Cooperative Venturing process. Information about high potential companies is provided to WBI to be used in the solicitation process