A bootcamp for social entrepreneurs and multi-stakeholder-focused
business leaders ready to utilize the power of business as a force for good in the world.
Applications for our Spring 2021 Bootcamp are now closed. Please subscribe to our email list to get updated on the cohort.
Spring Bootcamps 2021
March 29 - April 23, 2021
We have our first online educational program of 2021 starting Monday March 29th.
Our online program is geared towards first time entrepreneurs and is dedicated to founders who are willing to consider embracing stakeholder capitalism and who are sincerely interested in using their new business as a force for good in the world.
This online format for the bootcamp will begin Monday March 29th and will continue for 4 weeks, ending Friday April 23rd.
As our bootcamp’s purpose is to serve others, the curriculum and calendar will be finalized based on applications received. This means we’ll focus on topics each cohort needs or wants to discuss. Each topic will always have a multi-stakeholder approach since we focus on training the next generation of entrepreneurs who seek to run conscious, world-changing businesses. We always welcome feedback as we continue to adapt our programs to serve underserved entrepreneurs.
All online through Zoom, plus Slack & Google Drive for communication
2 x 2-hour live sessions in the evenings, 6-8pm PT / 9-11pm ET
1 x 2-hour Office Hours Fridays 12-2pm PT / 3-5pm ET
3 x 2-hour “Torrey Tank” sessions (pitching & feedback related)
5 companies per Torrey Tank - 20-25 minutes per company, includes pitch and feedback/discussion
Participants will be required to read / watch content in preparation for each live session. Live sessions will then be focused on active discussion and workshops to work on applying concepts to the participant companies.
2 Cohorts will be run simultaneously in Spring 2021 (Cohorts 6 & 7)
Each cohort is estimated to have up to 10 participants, for a total of 20 participants
There will be a Core Curriculum - topics that are essential for all entrepreneurs, regardless of their company stage or experience as an entrepreneur, as well as an Elective Curriculum - topics that may be of interest to specific participants, but not all.
We are implementing a new Tuition structure which is Pay-What-You-Value. This means after completing the bootcamp, we ask that you make a donation contribution to Torrey Project that is the value which you felt the bootcamp provided.
How much should I expect to donate?
On average, our participants perceive the fair market value (FMV) of our bootcamp to be $6,120. The perceived FMV of our online bootcamp is $1,020 (based on feedback from our last cohort). We will never turn anyone away because they cannot pay. Our mission is to support entrepreneurs that come from backgrounds where money may be difficult and to make sure that we provide equitable opportunities for all, especially with education in entrepreneurship, which is a powerful tool for wealth generation.
We believe that setting a fixed number may not be an appropriate approach. Each participant will take away their own individual experience and may value it differently. We’re also confident that participants will find value in the program, as we make sure to support each individual.
Why the new Tuition? Torrey Project’s bootcamps have always been tuition-free.
We have been philanthropically funded to date, but the pandemic catalyzed our shift towards more financially sustainable models - we need this to keep Torrey Project alive.
Suggested Donation - $1,000
We will never turn anyone away because they cannot pay.
If you can afford to donate more and you felt the value was higher, then great! That will help provide our programs to those who cannot afford it.
Let us know how you would like to donate if you would like to but are unable to donate upfront. For example, $1,000 per person donated over 6 months or on a revenue basis. There are no formal contracts - this is based on trust.
See what our Alumni have to say
We welcome entrepreneurs who are committed to doing businesses in a way that creates value not only for investors, but also for other stakeholders like employees, local communities, the environment and more. You don't need to be an expert in multi-stakeholder operating systems to be accepted into the bootcamp, but you do need to have a viable business idea and be strongly committed to using business as a tool to make the world a better place.
Due to the generous sponsorship of donors who also see business as a tool for good,
our bootcamp is provided free of cost for all accepted entrepreneurs.
Sponsor a Bootcamp- And Put Your Name on It
The Torrey Project Startup Bootcamp consists of 4 intense weeks of night followed by a 12-month mentorship program, all designed to help entrepreneurs create strong, sustainable, multi-stakeholder focused businesses.
We are currently seeking corporate sponsors who can help us cover the cost of delivering our next cohorts of the startup bootcamp. Corporate sponsors will get to put their name on the Bootcamp and, if they wish, can help us deliver sessions of the bootcamp using trusted subject matter experts.
The Qualcomm Startup Bootcamp
by Torrey Project
If you're a company interested in sponsoring a Startup Bootcamp cohort, please reach out to us via email at or click the "Sponsor a Startup Bootcamp" link below.
From past graduates
I was looking to start my own business but didn’t know I could make money doing good for the world. Torrey Project changed my mind and gave me the courage and resources to do it.
The stakeholder approach is a very important part of the Torrey message. This refocused perspective on business works to create organizations that respect all stakeholders including people, the environment, and more
We wanted to learn more about conscious capitalism and how to effectively create and maintain a startup. My expectations as a entrepreneur and leader were exceeded throughout my experience within the Torrey Project.