Advisers

We bring in seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and proven practitioners as mentors, who advise and consult with intensive sessions to guide our entrepreneurs.

We are also connected to national and international thought leaders, such as Wendell Berry, and work with local, regional, and federal agencies, as well as a variety of nonprofits, to provide expertise and resources to our entrepreneurs, and introduce them to potential supporters and key contacts.

Advisers and mentors work with entrepreneurs to build companies that effectively address social and/or environmental needs, while being profitable, scalable, and considerate of the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.

These experts represent a number of fields, such as Finance, Social Enterprise, Impact investing, and key sectors (see “What Are Nature-Based Businesses?” for more info about our target sectors.)