Spring 2022 Bootcamp – Cohort 8
For our spring 2022 cohort we will be accepting applications from businesses and organizations past ideation stage (including established businesses and nonprofits). Entrepreneurs who apply to this program are willing to embrace stakeholder capitalism and use their business as a force for good.
We are passionate about our mission of transforming capitalism and harnessing the power of business as a force for good in the world. We teach “Stakeholder Theory” which calls on business leaders to take all stakeholders into consideration when making strategic decisions. This means creating value for employees, customers, suppliers and business partners. This challenges business leaders to consider their impact on the environment and society at large.
Since our launch in 2019, we have conducted 7 Bootcamps with 57 graduates. Our program is designed to emphasize the pursuit of purpose as well as profits. We especially encourage applications from women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) and those from underserved communities to apply for the program. We truly believe that these entrepreneurs who have been left behind can unlock tremendous opportunities that entrepreneurship can create.
Our program is designed to...
Focus on participant’s personal & professional growth
Form an interactive learning community
Develop participants’ knowledge and skills that will fast-track their business
Focus on accountability – shared frame of reference to strengthen business culture
Build relationships that transcend the business network
Engage in self-reflection, connection, and mindfulness.
Cultivate a safe, supportive environment to grow and flourish
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours should I expect to commit each week?
You can expect to spend anywhere between 5-7 hours per week. This would include mandatory 2 sessions of 2 hours per week. In addition you are expected to spend time on pre homework and participate in Pitch sessions and office hours (if needed).
What is the format of the Bootcamp ?
What do you teach?
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 under-resourced entrepreneurs.
Will there be homework?
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. These may include 15 minute TED Talks, other videos, and/or articles.
How much should I expect to pay?
What will I gain from attending the bootcamp?
What if I cannot afford to pay?
Can I participate if I'm not in the US?
I have an idea and plan to start a business soon. Am I eligible to apply?
Past Bootcamp Speakers
Some of our Alumni owned Businesses
From our 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.
– Laurel Lees
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
– Charles Bullard
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.
– Matteo Tousignant-Hernandez
Listen to 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.