When you join the Venture Village™ Community, you join an international network of resources, collaboration, and support made up of socially conscious entrepreneurs and business leaders from all over the globe. V² is ripe with proven, world-class resources to help you maximize your business success and your social impact.
Joining this global community gives you access to the things you need to learn, train, collaborate, grow, and scale your business to success. As our client, you can uniquely tailor your path to meet your specific needs, whether you are a new entrepreneur looking for comprehensive training or an existing business leader looking for support and advanced training.
What is Venture Village™?
Venture Village™ is a global community of socially conscious entrepreneurs working together to catalyze sustainable social and economic transformation in developing communities around the world. This global network utilizes modern technology and regional hubs of entrepreneurial activity to bring world-class resources and support to entrepreneurs all over the globe, no matter where they live.
What are the components of Venture Village™?
Strengths assessments—interpretation, counseling, and application of assessment results for the founder, his team and business plan
Mentoring—with seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully launched multiple SMEs
Training—focused on lean strategies, offered as a training bootcamp or modular course-by-course basis
Resources—extensive resource portal, expert advisory boards, and peer-to-peer mentoring
Global Collaboration—through the Venture Village network of entrepreneurs and their teams
Funding—crowdfunding, donated funds, impact investing, and legacy investing all in one power-packed online platform
Additional Business Services—cross-cultural support, business coaching, and support services
Who can participate?
Anyone with a burning passion to create lasting social, economic, and spiritual transformation through business is welcome in our community. You don’t need a million bucks. Or a wildly successful business launch under your belt, although that helps. What you do need is a business idea that is sustainable and scalable and directed towards a developing or underprivileged community.
Our Venture Village community is made up of new entrepreneurs who don’t have a clue how to read a balance sheet, seasoned entrepreneurs who have launched multiple successful businesses, Western entrepreneurs starting cross-cultural endeavors, indigenous entrepreneurs sparking entrepreneurial movements in their countries, and everyone in between.
If you think you have what it takes to change the world through business, please fill out the application here.
Where are the regional hubs?
Our home-base regional hub is in Kansas City, USA. Our first full-blown international hub is set to launch in Nairobi, Kenya in 2016. Regional hubs are popping up everywhere. We can even put a regional hub where you live.
Regional hubs don’t have to be full-blown permanent locations either. They can be 3-day training seminars, 6-week bootcamps, startup grind weekends, 48-hour hackathons, or fellowship and networking meetups anywhere.
If you honestly believe you are Superman, and desire to launch a regional Venture Village hub in your community, then fill out this application faster than a speeding bullet and shoot it back to us.
Ok, this all sounds well and good, but how much does it cost?
Well, we said you don’t need a million bucks. 900k will do. Just kidding.
We do not take a percentage of equity in your business as other launch accelerators do. We believe that your business should stay your business. Instead we make our money by taking monthly association fees, offering customized individually priced services, and receiving a small percentage of your gross revenue. This keeps your costs down, allows you to retain 100% ownership and control, and guarantees you only pay for what you need.
We’re happy to talk with you and give you an estimate. Please fill out the Venture Village™ application to get the process started.
You will also have opportunities to participate in Demo Days and Shark Tank Days to receive funding and feedback from international investors.